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PRETTY IN PINK SMOOTHIE

This is a wonderfully simple and nutritious raspberry smoothie that tastes as good as it looks!

Berries are some of the most nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich foods on the planet, and I make a point of eating them multiple times per week.

Raspberries are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fibre, and disease-fighting phytochemicals.  Specifically, these little red gems are rich in antioxidants such as ellagic acid and anthocyanins, which are believed to have benefits against heart disease, cancer, and cognitive decline.  A half cup contains only 3 grams of carbs, making raspberries a good choice for those on low-carb or keto diets.  

For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

  • 1 cup canned organic full-fat coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup or more unsweetened coconut water, adjusted to desired consistency

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, pure stevia, or raw honey (nonvegan), adjusted to taste

Note: If serving for breakfast or a more substantial snack, I boost this shake with protein.  Good options here include one or more of:

  • 2 Tbsp Nuzest Clean Lean vanilla or natural protein powder

  • 2 Tbsp Further Food collagen (nonvegan)

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (nonvegan)