Super antioxidant berry smoothie!

This delicious berry smoothie boasts a high antioxidant content from dark berries, cinnamon and cayenne.

Cayenne is a super-star in the realm of natural health.  It boasts anti-inflammatory powers, promotes circulation, aids in digestion and breaks down mucous, making it a fantastic choice for detoxification and healing.  It’s anti-inflammatory and circulatory effects make cayenne a great help to migraine and allergy sufferers.

Cinnamon has similar properties as cayenne and also aids in the regulation of blood sugar. Both cayenne and cinnamon have been shown to combat yeast overgrowth in the body, known as candidiasis.

Colorful and delicious, berries are a noted source of antioxidants and vital nutrients.  Getting enough antioxidants can help boost your immune system, so don’t skimp on them during these challenging winter months!  You can read more about antioxidants and your health here.

1 cup frozen whole berry mix (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries & blackberries are my pick)

1 cup cherry juice (my favorite is Cheribundi – made with pie cherries!)

1 banana

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cayenne powder (1/2 tsp if you want to boost your benefits and can handle the sassy hot/cold action!)

3/4 tsp cinnamon

blend until smooth – and enjoy!

optional add-ins: 1/4 tsp cardamom (delicious, especially in the morning and in combination with bananas!) 1 tbl spirulina powder (get in some greens and boost energy and anti-oxidant potential!) 1 tbl protein powder (for a more balanced ‘meal’ type experience and sustained energy)

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