The end is near for the Eat (and Drink) the Rainbow Smoothies Recipe series. I must say, this was the HARDEST smoothie recipe to come up with. Why? Because I couldn't think of any readily available vibrant blue fruit or vegetables.
After racking my brain, I settled on blueberries though they have always appeared purple to me... much like this smoothie. Blue, purple, or blurple, it's delicious and good for you. Isn't that all that really matters?
This yummy drink is the total package; she's got brains and beauty. The blueberries are full of polyphenols, most notably anthocyanins, known to protect brain cells, which could potentially improve and protect our memory. Polyphenols might also improve the appearance of our skin through their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The chia seeds lend quite the potent combination of unsaturated fatty acids and proteins to the mix.
Brilliantly Beautiful is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, and B6, potassium, and manganese. It also boasts a good amount of thiamin, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, and copper. Being made solely of fruit, vegetables, and seeds it is also an amazing source of fiber.
Read on and drink up if you want a drink that can help you become even more beautiful, brilliant, and healthy.
Brilliantly Beautiful Smoothie Recipe
Makes 1 serving
- 1 cup of chopped red cabbage
- 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 cup of water
- Add all ingredients into a blender
- Blend until smooth