BANANA & GOJI BERRY DETOX SMOOTHIE
LET’S KEEP IT HEALTHY!
Do you feel tired in the morning? Do you struggle waking up, especially now that it’s winter? You are not alone! I feel the same, in fact many people have episodes of laziness during winter mornings. Imagine it’s six o’clock but it still looks dark, and your blankets feel warm, but you need to go to work: in that cold piercing air.
Start off your day with a delicious breakfast such as this Banana & Goji berry smoothie. It will keep you awake for the rest of the day and you will be surprised at how much energy you will have in carrying out your daily tasks and how much concentration you will have during meetings or school.
Bananas are packed with carbohydrates that your body can use for instant energy; this explains the high energy levels you will experience. They are also full of potassium which acts as an electrolyte and promotes circulatory health, helps with blood flow, prevents high blood pressure and helps reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by regulating circulation. Bananas contain amino acids that prevent mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression but rather aids in releasing the ‘happy hormone’. So, regularly consuming bananas can increase your energy, prevent fatigue and enhance your mood in the morning.
Who doesn’t want to look young and radiant?
No one wants wrinkles or fine lines. If you are one of those people who are looking to prevent premature aging, boost your immune system (if you easily catch a cold) or want to prevent cancer; then the goji berry must be on your superfoods list!
Goji berries are an excellent source of antioxidants that protect you against free radicals (harmful molecules that can damage your cells). The antioxidants in goji berries help fight aging by preventing free radicals from damaging collagen in the skin. Moreover, studies show that goji berry extract helps in delaying the aging process in cells. They also contain anti-cancer properties, aid in improved energy and feelings of overall well-being.
- 1 Banana
- 300 grams vanilla yoghurt
- 10 grams goji berries
- 10 grams chia seeds
- 3 ice blocks
- 200 ml water
- Mint leaves
- Put the banana, vanilla yoghurt, goji berries, chia seeds, mint leaves, ice and water into a high-speed blender.
- Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy: if you want more thickness just add more yoghurt.
- Pour the smoothie in a bowl, jar or cup.
- Sprinkle some mint leaves and goji berries for decoration purposes. You can even add some raspberries for colour and more flavour.
- Add a slice of brown bread topped with banana and raspberries.
All thanks to The Refillery SA for the ingredients https://therefillery.co.za/