Uploaded on Feb 29, 2012
This video is part of a series by Navitas Naturals called 60-Second Smoothies, with Chef Julie Morris. The recipe ingredients and info about the superfoods are posted below.
Join the Smoothment!
Smoothies made with organic superfoods are an ideal tool to reach a higher level of nutrition and diversity in your diet, whether they are enjoyed in place of a breakfast, lunch or snack. That's why Navitas Naturals has created the Smoothment - an interactive, multimedia program that features easy and delicious organic smoothie recipes and advice from superfood gurus. The Smoothment aims to inspire people to upgrade the nutrition of one meal or snack per day by adding an organic superfood smoothie into their daily routine.
Berry Antioxidant Smoothie
2 cups frozen mixed berries
1 tablespoon Navitas Naturlas Maqui Powder
1 tablespoon Navitas Naturals Goji Powder
1 cup cranberry juice (fruit-juice sweetened variety)
1 cup vanilla hemp milk
As one of the most sought-after benefits in food, antioxidants are considered nutritional treasures. Luckily, many of the most popular superfoods also happen to be antioxidant goldmines. An "antioxidant" is a nutrient that displays anti--oxidizing activity, or in other words, helps to combat disease and premature aging caused by damaging free radical activity. Antioxidants can help fight everything from wrinkles to high cholesterol to cancer, and are composed of a wide spectrum of nutrients, ranging from the common Vitamin C to unique phytochemicals like Resveratrol. It's easy to amplify the antioxidant content of your smoothie -- simply pack the blender with the most deeply colored natural ingredients you can find, as vibrant colors are a flag of potent antioxidants.
Antioxidant Superfoods Include:
Maqui Berry Powder: Scientific findings have crowned maqui berries the highest antioxidant fruit in the world! These antioxidants, known as polyphenols, are responsible for maqui's deep purple hue.
Goji Berries (or Goji Berry Powder): Goji berries come equipped with their own type of antioxidants known as carotenoids -- a magnified version of some of the benefits of carrots.
Camu Berry: A striking concentration of camu berry is comprised of the antioxidant vitamin C, known for its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Health claims herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.