Wednesday, 6 July 2011


the ultimate fruit loaded super smoothie.. lucky seven

small handful blueberries
small handful blackberries
small handful raspberries
small handful strawberries
1/2 banana
1 plum
slice fresh pineapple
1/2 avocado flesh
1tbsp natural yogurt (optional)

Blueberries contain significant amounts of antioxidants, anthocyanins, vitamin C, manganese and dietary fibre.

Blackberries are a good source of vitamin K, offering up 36% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin K. Vitamin K is used by the body for the normal clotting of blood and to aid the absorption of calcium

The anthocyanins present in raspberry have been found to reduce the risk of heart disease and also delay the effects of aging

Three or more servings of strawberries (and other fruits) per day can decrease the possibility of contracting age-related macular degeneration by over one-third.

One banana has an impressive 34% of the RDA of vitamin B6, which serves many important roles in the body's health. For example, the B6 in bananas acts as an anti-inflammatory agent that helps ward off cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, as well as obesity.

Consumption of plums helps in the production and absorption of iron in the body, thus leading to better blood circulation, which further leads to the growth of healthy tissues.

Avocados are a great antioxidant and can be used for skin disorders.

Recent studies have found that 200g of probiotic yogurt (containing Lactobacillus gasseri) each day, helped participants lose weight across the whole body, and particularly in the stomach area.

1 comment:

  1. Thought I better start commenting on this seeing as though I lifted your idea. Do you get your fruit from the same place you get your vegetables? Also, have you tried the Thai Avocado shake in Camden Market? Track it down if you ain't, better outta a bag for authenticity.