Raw Vegan Brazil Nut Berry Blast Smoothie
Why I Love This Recipe
I make this Brazil nut mixed berry smoothie every week because it is loaded with anti-cancer goodies and tastes absolutely delicious.
I don’t know about you, but I welcome any opportunity to throw berries of all colours and shapes into my smoothies. Berries are small but mighty! They are also rich in antioxidants and taste divine! Berries are available all-year round fresh or frozen. I have chosen raspberries, blueberries and strawberries for this smoothie, as these berries are the most widely available in most countries. But feel free to use cranberries, blackberries, cherries or any other berries that take your fancy. Different blends will yield smoothies of slightly different personalities. But I haven’t tasted a blend I haven’t enjoyed yet! They are all berry good!
I absolutely love to use raw Brazil nuts to make delicious creamy vegan dairy free milk when blended with filtered water. This “milk” adds a delightful depth of flavour to this berry smoothie. I love the selenium boost that these Brazil nuts bring to this smoothie. But feel free to use raw cashews, raw almonds or raw macadamia nuts and this smoothie also tastes fabulous.
If you are allergic to nuts or just want to make this smoothie more affordable, use soy milk or rice milk. This also tastes delicious. The cinnamon is optional in this smoothie. This shake tastes great without it. But I think the cinnamon adds a little kick that elevates this smoothie from great to phenomenal! Either way, this nutty fruit smoothie is berry berry good!
Ingredients You'll Need
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup or fresh or frozen blueberries
2/3 cup raw Brazil nuts
3 cups filtered water
½ cup ice
2 large fresh or frozen bananas
1/8 cup chopped pitted prunes (about 3)
1 or 2 Tbsps ground raw flaxseeds
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of Celtic sea salt
Throw all the ingredients in your blender and puree until smooth and creamy.