Day One: Purple Power Smoothie


The colour purple. It has inspired movies, songs and even obsessions…I have a friend who literally has EVERYTHING purple. We even call her Purple Sue. I am a purple fan too, especially when it comes in the form of food! I feel like the natural world creates a purple carrot, purple kale, purple cabbage, blueberries and even purple cauliflower to keep us in awe. Yes, nature is incredible.

The purple/blue pigment in fruit and vegetables has health-giving benefits thanks to phytonutrients (plant nutrients) like anthocyanins, resveratrol and hydroxicinnamic acid. They reduce inflammation, boost cognitive function, keep the heart healthy and have anti-cancer properties. Not a shabby resume!

Try this Purple Power Smoothie Recipe;

Serves 2

Ingredients

4 purple carrots
2 medium beetroot
2 purple cabbage leaves
1 cup black grapes
1 lime/lemon
2 apples
A thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger
A handful of sunflower sprouts
2 tablespoons activated buckwheat
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
Ice as desired

Method

Using a juicer, juice fruit, vegetables and ginger. To a blender, add sprouts, buckwheat, flaxseed oil and the freshly pressed juice. Blend until smooth and add ice. Enjoy immediately to benefit for all the nutritious ingredients.

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