As we are heading towards warmer weather in Melbourne you may feel like having smoothies for breakfast more often. In colder months we generally tent to eat warm foods for breakfast and we naturally navigate towards fruity and raw food choices in the warmer months of the year.
Today, I share with you a beautiful breakfast recipe that is gut health friendly and immune system function supportive due to the abundance of pro-biotics and pre-biotics as well as antioxidant rich ingredients.
It not only promotes healthy digestion but also supports your adrenals in healthy stress response thanks to vitamin C.
This smoothie high antioxidant value has anti-ageing and brain health supportive properties.
Try it for yourself and share with your friends.
1 banana, frozen
1 handful of raspberries
1/2 to 1 cup of coconut kefir or dairy kefir
1tsp of Açai powder
*Before making your smoothie, peel your bananas, chop in half and freeze.
1. To prepare your smoothie, add 1 frozen banana and the rest of the fruit to the blender.
2. Add Acai Powderto the blender.
3. Add ½ cup to 1 cup of dairy kefir, or coconut kefir.
4. Blend on high until mixture is smooth and consistent.
5. Serve immediately. You can also garnish with some of the ingredients you used like fruit, or shredded coconut, nuts, or mint.
Some interesting nutritional facts about Açai
The açai berry is an inch-long, reddish-purple fruit. It comes from the acai palm tree, which is native to Central and South America.
Some studies show that acai fruit pulp is even richer in antioxidants than cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries. It is available in Australia in powdered form in health food stores. It is a wonderful food that adds great nutrition to your family diet.
Looking at the specifics, it’s important to point out the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is abundant in açai berries, this antioxidant has been demonstrated to lower oxidative stress and inflammation and promoting brain health.
Anthocyanins abundant in açai berries also have been shown to enhance and improve memory. They are thought to work by inhibiting neuroinflammation, activating synaptic signaling, and improving blood flow to the brain.
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Have a wonderful long weekend! 🙂