This Shake features some of my favourite nutrient-packed fruit: Peruvian Golden Berries and Blueberries.
Golden Berries are regarded by some as one of the Superfoods, being nutritionally dense, and with their sweetly tart flavour they are delicious on their own as a snack, in your breakfast bowl or smoothie. (There is also a recipe for GoGo Berry Fudge on my Raw Treats Recipes page using both Golden and Goji Berries).
Also known as Physalis peruviana, Inca Berry and Cape Gooseberry, Golden Berries are comparatively high in antioxidants, fibre and iron – reportedly, they contain more iron than spinach – as well as protein and Vitamin A, whilst being lower in sugar than other berries.
They contain essential fatty acids that aid in insulin sensitivity and Dr Oz believes Golden Berries also aid in burning fat.*
So here is a recipe for a delicious and nutritious protein-rich thick shake using The Raw Chocolate Company* raw, organic Golden Berries (as I write they are still in the sale). A spoon will be required!
Golden Cacao Shake
(All ingredients are organic where possible, measurements as always approximate).
1 Small Ripe Banana
2 Tbsps Raw Organic Golden Berries*
1 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds
2 Tbsps Gluten-Free Oats
Juice of 2 Apples
2 Tbsps Yogurt of your choice
2 Tbsps Raw Hemp Seeds*
1/2 Tbsp Raw Organic Cacao Powder*
Blend, Sip from a spoon, and be like the funky Jill Scott: Live Your Life Like It’s ‘Golden!’
Copyright: Chris McGowan