I am doing the free Juice Master 7 Day Guided Juice Challenge* this week, but here is a lovely tasty purple smoothie for the rest of you!
This is a refreshing, but quite tart, thin smoothie that is high in resveratrol, a substance present in purple fruits and veg which is believed to be anti-aging. The quinoa flakes provide protein and minerals as do the chia seeds.
Our plums weren’t ripe but I quite like tarty fruit, however if you prefer a sweeter flavour try adding a medjool date or a little dark maple syrup.
Açaí is a South American fruit that has recently joined the list of superfoods in Western diets. It has a mixed blackberry/cacao flavour. It is full of anti-oxidants.
If your grapes are not organic, be sure to give them a thorough rinse, they are one of the most chemical-sprayed fruits available.
It is best if you pre-soak the Chia Seeds, Quinoa Flakes and Açaí Powder in the Coconut Water in the blender for 15-20 minutes
2 Plums, chopped
Handful of seedless Purple Grapes
1 Rounded Tbsp Chia Seeds*
1 Small Glass unsweetened Coconut Water
1 Tbsp Quinoa Flakes
1 Rounded Tbsp Plain CoYo Coconut Yogurt
1 Tbsp Açaí Powder *
Blend and add ice for a refreshing summer energy boost.
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Copyright: Chris McGowan