This delicious Berry Smoothie Bowl packed of vitamins and minerals is the perfect way to start your day.
Ingredients: Serves 2 people and it is 5½ of your 5 a day per person
80g fresh pineapple chunks
80g strawberries halved
1 x pear with the skin cut in chunks
2 x kiwi fruit cut in to chunks
250ml coconut water
2 inch of fresh organic ginger
1 tbsp organic milled flaxseed
160g red currents
1 tbsp organic mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, golden flax and brown flax)
1 Put the pineapple, kiwi fruit, pear, strawberries, raspberries, coconut water, ginger and milled flaxseed into a smoothie/blender jug and whiz for 15 seconds until it becomes smooth thick juice.
2 Then pour it into bowls.
3 Top with the blackberries, blueberries and red currents, then sprinkle the mixed seeds all over.
Blueberries are full of anti-oxidants and are rich in fibre, vitamin-C, vitamin-K, manganese which help against heart diseases and cancers, helps with anti-aging, brain function and is also anti-inflammatory and reduces muscle damage.
Raspberries are rich in fibre, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, vitamin-E, vitamin B-6 and copper which is required to produce red blood cells.
Blackberries contain folic acid, vitamin-A, vitamin-C, vitamin-E, vitamin-K and has anti-aging properties.
Strawberries are rich in health promoting vitamins and minerals that are essential for optimum health and a regular intake can protect against cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological diseases. They excellent source vitamin-A, vitamin-C, vitamin-E, B-complex vitamins, potassium, manganese, fluorine, copper and iron.
Red currents maybe small but are packed with potassium, fibre, vitamin-C, vitamin-B and magnesium which is good for your nerves, good for your skin and boosts your red blood cells.
Pears are very low in calories, boost energy, helps lower cholesterol and body weight. They are great for keeping away wrinkles, promotes clear smooth skin and keeps your hair shiny and healthy looking. It is rich in dietary fibre which can protect you against colon cancer, it also contains vitamin-C, vitamin-A, calcium, copper, iron, potassium, manganese and magnesium.
Pineapple is packed with vitamin-A vitamin-C, calcium, phosphorus, fibre and potassium. It prevents coughs and colds, strengthens bones, keeps gums healthy, helps with arthritis with its anti-inflammatory qualities and improves digestion.
Kiwi fruit decreases the risk of heart disease and cancers, reduces constipation and improves protein digestion. It contains fibre, vitamin-C vitamin K-1, vitamin-E, potassium, copper and vitamin-B9.
Mixed seeds contained pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, golden flax seed and brown flaxseeds.
- Pumpkin seeds can help ease menopausal symptoms, help you sleep better, reduce stress, help you beat the bloat, promote good prostate health, boost brain power and your immune system. It contains vitamin-B1, vitamin-B6, vitamin-E, iron, zinc and omega 6 & 9.
- Sunflower seeds improve digestion, brain power, the functioning of the cardiovascular system, increase energy levels, strengthen bones and muscles, and are a great skin moisture retainer. They are a rich source of vitamin-B6, vitamin-E, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and selenium.
- Golden and brown linseed also known as flaxseed are an excellent source of vitamin-E which is important for healthy skin. It also contains selenium, manganese, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium.