Forest Berries and Brazil Nut Smoothie Recipe

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Forest Berries and Brazil Nut Smoothie Recipe
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.

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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).

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.

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