My lunch was a mouthwatering mixed berries smoothie with healthy superfood ingredients like NZ Manuka Honey.
Play around with quantities…. I never follow strict guidelines!
Ingredients for Mixed Berries Smoothie
- 1 pack of ‘Omaha’ organic mixed berries (frozen)
- 1 heaped dessert spoon of favourite yogurt (I used nice thick coconut yogourt)
- 1/4-1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice (I used unsweetened coconut milk instead – didn’t have oranges)
- 1 table spoon of Flaxseed oil
- 1 tablespoon of runny honey (used a teaspoon of NZ Manuka Honey which is very thick! )
Mixed Berries: Apart from the usual benefits (antioxidants, fiber, good for digestion etc.) two recent studies reveal they’re also good for the heart and bones.
Coconut yogurt: Is pro-biotic rich, high in protein, lactose free and absolutely delicious!:) The one I bought is made completely naturally without any added gums, thickeners or preservatives – simply coconut cream and probiotic cultures. Free from dairy, gluten, soy and additives.
Coconut milk is highly nutritious, lactose free and is rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
The coconut palm is known as kalpa vriksha – ‘tree which gives all that is necessary for living’ because nearly all parts can be used, the water, milk, flesh, sugar and oil.
NZ Manuka Honey: natural anti-bacterial
Manuka honey is a potent antiseptic with proven antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal actions in addition to its famed antibacterial action. Research shows manuka honey may be beneficial in treating gangrene, burn wounds, tropical ulcers, bed sores, diabetic ulcers, gastroenteritis and stomach ulcers. Read more healthpost.co.nz
Have a lovely Day!!!