Acai-Blueberry Anti-Aging Smoothie
Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Nicholas Perricone are two of the country's leading advisors in health and beauty. Both of them recommend high-antioxidant superfruits for their skin cell-protective properties. Antioxidants are the body's only way to combat the harmful oxidative effects of pollutants and sun damage at the cellular level. Their advice is to eat plenty of "superfruits" with rich, dark and bright colors. The superfruits are known to have a high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). Two of the highest ORAC superfruits are blueberries and acai berries. This smoothie combines them both into a single, nutrient-balanced and delicious drink that is a great breakfast or even a post-workout meal replacement. Blueberries are excellent for the skin and acai berries are known for their super-high antioxidant power. I've also included some monounsaturated fats (healthy fats) and great-tasting egg white protein to keep you full longer. Enjoy!Print Pin
- 1 cup organic blueberries, frozen
- 1 scoop protein powder, Jay Robb's egg white
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup acai berry juice
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 10 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in a electric blender and blend to desired smoothness.
Note: there are many extreme health claims being made by people promoting acai products yet very few published human studies to back those claims. Regardless, I recommend embracing acai berries for their unique flavor and antioxidant power.
Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g