Berries are in season during the summer months so take advantage while you can! Blueberries contain the blue-purple pigment known as anthocyanins which is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants help to scavenge harmful free radicals and prevent cell damage. Berries are also lower in sugar than most fruits and are less likely to cause high blood sugar spikes. Pair blueberries with this perfect green smoothie for a delicious start to the day! TIP: If it's not the summer months, use frozen berries - they have just as much nutrients as fresh! Frozen berries will give a cold smooth finish too!
***This is a great option for diabetics or those looking for a low-sugar option to prevent spikes in blood glucose. Consuming juices, smoothies and foods lower in sugar will also help with weight loss goals and decrease inflammation in the body.
Handful of spinach
Handful of kale
1 medium cucumber
3 ribs of celery
Juice of 1 lemon
Handful of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup coconut water (unsweetened)
Ice as desired
Wash all ingredients well. Add ingredients to your blender and blend on high for 60-90 seconds or until smooth. Add more coconut water as needed. Serve over ice with a few berries sprinkled on top! Enjoy!!