We know St. Patrick's Day is usually all about green but did you know? Purple is the new green!
This St. Paddy's, more than ever, it's important we're staying healthy, eating well, and boosting our immune system. We want to help!
Check out KABAKI's "Purple Is The New Green" Smoothie Bowl Recipe. It's packed full of antioxidant rich ingredients, anti-inflammatory foods, vitamins, and minerals. To learn more about our recipe's health benefits, scroll down.
"Purple Is The New Green" Smoothie Bowl:
- 1 - 2 frozen bananas
- 1/2 frozen avocado
- 1/2 cup diced mango
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened KABAKI Kenyan Purple Tea
- handful fresh spinach
- coconut flakes
- fresh blueberries
- fresh mango
- hemp seeds, we really like Hemp Hearts
- Add frozen banana, frozen avocado, mango, purple tea and spinach to your blender. Blend until combined well.
- Pour into your favorite bowl and top with fresh blueberries, fresh mango, coconut flakes, and hemp seeds.
- Eat and enjoy!
Banana - high in fiber to help maintain your blood pressure and cholesterol as well as helping ease inflammation. Banana's are also rich in potassium which may help lower blood pressure, keeps your bones healthy, and help your muscles work their best. And did you know that yellow fruit, like bananas, are a good source of prebiotics, vitamin B6, and vitamin C too?!
Blueberries - like purple tea, blueberries are rich in anthocyanin, a flavonoid with antioxidant effects that give blueberries their deep hue and a myriad of health benefits. Blueberries can help heart health, bone strength, lowering blood pressure, and even mental health. Blueberries are packed with 24% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. Blueberries are also high in fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin B6, and phytonutrients.
Purple Tea - has more antioxidants and polyphenols than any other tea and even more anthocyanins than even blueberries! Anthocyanins help with inflammation, they're anti-viral, and are thought to have cancer-fighting benefits. Research also suggests that purple tea can help fight free radicals, boost the immune system, help with brain function, support cardiovascular health, is detoxifying, and can help with weight control. Did you know it has more antioxidants than any other tea including green and black teas!
Spinach - is one of the best known of all the anti-inflammatory superfoods. It contains lutein, a relative of vitamin A and beta-carotene. Spinach is known for being highly nutritious and an ability to restore energy, increase vitality, promote healthy eyesight, and improve blood quality. It's also an excellent source of iron, vitamin K, vitamin A, folate, chlorophyll, magnesium, and vitamin B2.
Mango - is great for digestion. It contains enzymes that help breakdown and digest protein and fiber to help keep your digestive tract working efficiently. Mango contains prebiotic dietary fiber to help produce good bacteria in the gut. It's also known to boost immunity with up to 2/3 of the daily recommended allowance of vitamin C and high level of antioxidants. Mango can also promote eye health, lower cholesterol, promote healthy skin, and is lower on the glycemic index ranging between 41 and 60. Foods less than 55 are considered low. They're also packed with vitamin A, high in fiber, copper, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin E, niacin, potassium, and so much more!
Avocado - is very nutrient-dense and diets that include avocado can help decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, promote a healthy complexion and hair, increase energy, and may lower overall weight. Avocado is the only fruit that provides a good amount of monounsaturated fatty acids. They're also a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6. Avocado's contain riboflavin, niacin, folate, magnesium, potassium, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Coconut - is highly nutritious and filled with healthy antioxidants and polyphenols. They contain protein, high levels of manganese, are rich in copper and iron, and even some vitamin B. Coconuts are thought to help with cardiovascular health, maintain cholesterol levels, and decrease belly fat.
Hemp Seeds - are highly nutritious seeds that come from the Cannabis sativa plant but are non-psychoactive, meaning they don't produce mind altering effects. Hemp seeds are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fatty acids like omega-3s and omega-6s. They're also a great, complete source of protein, which means they provide all 9 essential amino acids which help support heart health. Hemp seeds also contain a myriad of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, and vitamin B just to name a few. Hemp seed's powerhouse of health benefits are thought to help reduce inflammation, boost immunity, help with heart health, improve skin conditions, and relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
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