Forest Berries and Brazil Nut Smoothie Recipe

Forest Berries and Brazil Nut Smoothie Recipe
Staff Writer
Andrea-Parrish---Geyer

Brazil nuts are actually the large seeds of the Brazil nut fruit. They are a good source of complex carbohydrates, protein, and omega-6 fatty acids. Guarana powder comes from the seeds of the plant and the average seed contains twice as much caffeine as a coffee bean, and also contains cardiac stimulants such as theobromine and polyphenols. Apples are a significant source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and complex carbohydrates. A smoothie packed with these ingredients can give you energy that can last all day long.

2
Servings
543
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries (I like strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ¼ cup Brazil nuts
  • 1 teaspoon guarana powder
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • Raw honey to taste (optional)

Directions

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. This smoothie is sweet, mellow, and creamy, and all the antioxidants from the dark berries will give you a real boost (not to mention the guarana).

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
32g
36%
Carbohydrate, by difference
122g
94%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
44µg
6%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
81mg
100%
Calcium, Ca
30mg
3%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
78µg
3%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
67mg
21%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
159mg
23%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
329mg
22%
Water
364g
13%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Nut Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Nut Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.