Lemon Blackberry Smoothie Recipe
Plump blackberries in peak season are my absolute favorite! I could eat them by the bucketful! But the combo of lemon, blackberries and yogurt wonderfully round out this tasty and healthy smoothie.
Blackberries are filled with antioxidants and fiber; the lemon zest and juice gives an extra boost of vitamin C and limonene; yogurt adds probiotics for good gut health and healthy fats to keep you full; and broccoli sprouts pack an incredible punch from a compound called sulforaphane, which is know to support detoxification, and has anti-inflammatory benefits that can strengthen brain health, the heart, and digestion.
I always recommend adding protein and extra fiber to round out the Simple Superfood Smoothie formula, to make sure your smoothie is supporting your hormones to keep you full, focused and energized!
LEMON BLACKBERRY SMOOTHIE
3/4 cup blackberries (fresh in season, frozen when not)
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup broccoli sprouts
8 oz plain, full fat yogurt (cow, sheep or diary free will work)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 serving vanilla protein powder
1 - 2 cups almond milk (or other nut milk)
1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
2. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately
This piece was written and contributed by:
Alanna DeSalvo is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, NC & RWP, living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She fell in love with food and cooking at an early age, but working in the industry inspired her to learn more about the functional role food plays in the body and how it affects your health and wellbeing.
As a Functional Nutritionist, Alanna helps do-ers ditch food rules and optimize their personal nutrition so they can reclaim their energy, motivation and be more present for their lives. By using food as medicine, along with functional tools and testing, she is able to develop a personalized protocol to help you get to the root cause of your symptoms that are holding you back.. Her delicious recipes and helpful resources make it easy to build healthy habits that fit your lifestyle.
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