Sunday, November 30, 2014

Amazon Superfood Smoothie

Are those dark winter nights getting you down in? Are you in need of some tropical sunshine? Or or you just needing a huge boost of energy? Well, how does a nutrient dense, antioxidant rich, vitamin packed, super hydrating smoothie sound? 

Today we are going to meet two of the world's most nutrient dense superfoods. First, let us introduce camu camu. Camu camu is a fruit that comes from the dense jungles of Brazil. This food is absolutely packed full of goodness. Camu camu contains more vitamin C than any other food! (1/2 of a teaspoon provides you with more than 400% of your daily value!). That's about 30 - 50 times more vitamin C than oranges!. It is also a good quality source of antioxidants, minerals, phytochemicals and amino acids. On top of that camu camu also provides us with anti viral and anti inflammatory properties.

The second superfood we are going to use in this smoothie is acai berry. You have probably read acai berry before but never knew how to pronounce it. It is pronounced 'AH-SIGH-EEE'. Acai berries are also native to the rainforests of Brazil and they have been becoming more and more famous for their super high anti oxidant properties. Acai berries have a beautiful deep purple colour and have a very unique flavor. I love adding acai to my superfood smoothies for an added boost of anti oxidants, vitamins and phytonutrients.

Our world today is more contaminated than ever before and we are now exposed to unprecedented levels of toxins in our environment. It is vital that we make sure we are getting enough antioxidant rich foods in our diets to help our bodies combat free radical damage that are contributing to the aging and deteriorating of our cells. Fortunately, nowadays we have access to wonderful healing foods from all over the world that we can use to our advantage. By adding in to our juices and smoothies nutrient dense foods like acai berries and camu camu we are doing our bodies a huge favor. I can guarantee you will be buzzing after drinking this smoothie.

For this smoothie you will need.......


First begin by chopping the head and skin off the pineapple and cut the oranges in half.

Then chop up the pineapple into small chunks to go into the blender

After that use a citrus press to squeeze the juice out of the oranges. If you don't have a citrus press, no problem...squeeze the juice out of the oranges by hand, or if you want some extra fiber, just toss the whole orange into the blender. 

Pour in the orange juice with along with the pineapple
Then add in your superfood powders and coconut water. (You can use us much coconut water as you like. If you want the consistency to more liquidy then add more, if you want it to be thicker then add less. There are no rules.

Blend up and enjoy!!

YUMMIIIIIIIII!!! There you go. Amazon....or should I say AMAZING superfood smoothie! This drink is guaranteed to blow your socks off. The huge dose of vitamin C from the camu camu and oranges, the antioxidants from the acai berries, plus all the wonderful benefits benefits of the pineapple will leave your cells singing with joy! 

Peace, love and radiant health to YOU 


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