Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Health boosting berrylicious smoothie


I used to suffer from migraines. A lot. Once a month in fact. It was pretty awful, not least because it took the doctor months to realise I was suffering from migraines (hello mouth guard I spend lots of money on and didn't need). 

The severity and frequency of the migraines lessened over the years, but lately they have been making a very unwelcome comeback. This smoothie is by no means a migraine remedy* but it helps when you are recovering. Not sure if it is the goji berries or the coconut water but either way it makes me feel tons better. It also happens to be absolutely delicious. 

*not much is when you are in the throes of one.

Berrylicious smoothie
Serves 1
100g | 3.3oz frozen mixed berries
1 large slice fresh mango (65g | 2.2oz)
80ml | 1/3 cup | 2.7 fl oz pure coconut water
1 tbsp goji berries
1 tbsp agave syrup (or honey)
4-5 fresh basil leaves
Squeeze lemon juice

 Method
  1. Soak the goji berries in a tablespoon hot water until plump.
  2. Blitz all the ingredients in a mini food chopper (or food processor) until smooth. Thin with extra coconut water if the smoothie is too thick.
  3. Sieve if you want to remove the berry pips and serve immediately.




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17 comments:

  1. We love smoothies around our house! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow that smoothie looks great! What a gorgeous color it has. :-) I love making smoothies after my workout sessions or as an afternoon snack. But they are also great for breakfast to boost your energy.
    The pictures are so beautiful!

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  3. Oh yummy this is great. I'm healthy eating at the moment so am getting really into my smoothies and this just looks yummy :) Thanks for sharing. Pebbles from EDF x

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  4. I love smoothies and this one sounds excellent.

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  5. I love smoothies and I love berries - this seems like the perfect combination.

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  6. looks amazing. i can't wait to try this.

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  7. This looks great. I can't seem to find coconut water anywhere though!

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  8. I love love smoothies and this is great

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  9. This looks lovely & refreshing for the Summer.

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  10. Living on smoothies at the moment, this looks lighter for the summer so will definitely try.

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  11. WOW thank you for this I sooooooooooo need to try it as I suffer with migranes :)

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  12. Thanks for this recipe, my health has worsened lately with fibro and part of this is severe migraines and nothing has helpedI

    I will gve this a go, sounds delicious in any case! ;0)

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  13. This looks delicious. Cant' wait to try it

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  14. that looks delicious,me and the wife are going to get some frozen berries tommorow so we might try this 1 xxx

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  15. Looks tasty. Will have to try this.. Perhaps it will help my migraines.

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  16. we love berries :) drinking this kind of smoothies in the morning works better than a cup of coffee or an energy drink. delicious :)

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  17. Oh my! This looks unbelievable :) Wish you could come and cook for me hehe x

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