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Orange antioxidant smoothie bowl

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Smoothie up your day! This energising sunset orange smoothie bowl is crammed with antioxidants, protein, omega-3s, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It is perfect as a healthy breakfast, to recharge after exercise or simply to reenergise when you are flagging.

 

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It is a zingy combination of sweet fragrant orange blended with juicy tropical pineapple, nutty carrot, earthy goji berries and zingy baobab superfruit powder.

 

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Why is baobab a superfruit? Baobab is rich in vitamin C, fibre & antioxidants, minerals and the B vitamins; nutrients that boost your energy levels, support the immune system and reduce tiredness. It may also help in blood sugar regulation and so a good choice for to protect against insulin insensitivity.

 

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To bump up the nutritional profile, I have included hemp seeds or chia seeds in the recipe. Both are rich sources of plant-based protein, fibre and healthy heart polyunsaturated fats (omega -3 and 6), which support healthy immune, brain function and are anti-inflammatory, help balance hormone levels and decrease cholesterol levels.

 

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Why goji berries? Goji berries are also super-rich in antioxidants, (especially carotenoids and vitamin C) and in special sugars that protect the body against disease including cancer. They are believed to help balance blood sugar, help in liver detoxification, and improve digestion and mood.

As with many of my recipes, I also love to add protein powder. I use pea or soy varieties.

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Makes: 500ml bowl

Ingredients:

  • Half a large orange (approx. 75g)
  • 3 large chunks of pineapple (approx. 75g)
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into rough chunks
  • 50g pepper (yellow or orange)
  • Thumb size piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp. hemp seeds or chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. protein powder (pea, or soy bean)
  • 1 tbsp. baobab superfruit powder
  • 1 tbsp. goji berries
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 70ml coconut water
  • 70ml plant milk (almond, oat, hemp or coconut)

 

Toppings:

Cacao –coated golgenberries, granola, pistachios, pomegranate seeds, almonds, blueberries, cacao nibs.

 

Method:

Simply place all smoothie ingredients into a blender and mix to combine. Pour into a bowl and decorate as desired. Enjoy!

 

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