Longevity Smoothie

Most people know that blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are naturally abundant in antioxidants, nutrients that can neutralize excess free radicals in the body, thereby offering protection against premature disease. But few seem to realize that blackberries trump all other common berries in antioxidant content. Per 100 gram serving, blueberries contain 2.68 mmoles of antioxidants. Strawberries come in at 3.58 mmoles. And raspberries provide 2.86 mmoles of antioxidants per 100 gram serving. Blackberries come in at an average of 5.75 mmoles per 100 gram serving. That's more than double the antioxidant content of blueberries and raspberries.

Photo by Henya B.
Adapted from drbenkim.com

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Adapted from drbenkim.com

Ingredients

  • Large handful of ripe blackberries

  • 1

    cup of pomegranate arils

  • 2

    bananas, room temperature or frozen, in chunks

  • 1

    cup of almond or any other unsweetened, non-dairy milk

  • 1/2

    cup of apple juice

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a strong blender and blend until smooth. Add a few ripe blackberries on top as a garnish. This smoothie is best enjoyed without a straw, as pomegranate arils tend to get caught up in average size straws. Adding a few blackberries as a garnish only improves the experience of gobbling this up straight from your cup.

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