Blackberry Mint Powerhouse Smoothies

I began this morning with a DELICIOUS blackberry mint smoothie chock-full of healthy goodness!

Blackberry Mint Powerhouse Smoothies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of organic blackberries
  • 1/2 cup of organic blueberries
  • 1/3 cup of mint leaves
  • 1 organic green apple
  • 1 stalk of organic celery
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tbsp of organic hemp hearts

Mix all ingredients together in a blender on high for 3-4 minutes. Add water as needed. In addition to being absolutely delicious this bad boy has a ton of benefits to kick-start your day.

Health Benefits of Blackberries:

  • Rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C
  • One of the highest antioxident levels of all fruit
  • Blackberries contain high concentration of phytoestrogens ( “plant estrogens”), a compound believed to play a vital roll in the prevention of both breast and cervical cancer
  • The high tannin content of blackberries helps to tighten tissue which can result in younger looking skin
  • The high tannin content can also help relieve intestinal inflammation, alleviate hemorrhoids and soothe the effects of diarrhea
  • Blackberries aid in the strengthening of blood vessels, fighting heart disease and protecting eyesight

Health Benefits of Mint:

  • Helps promote digestion
  • Effective in clearing up congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi and lungs, which gives relief for respiratory disorders that often result from asthma and the common cold
  • Mint is a natural stimulant and the smell alone can be enough to charge your batteries and get your brain functioning on a high level again
  • Stimulates the digestive enzymes that absorb nutrients from food and consume fat and turn it into usable energy

Enjoy!

Daily Affirmation: “I am feeding my body the nutrients it needs to thrive” 

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