Try our new smoothie bowl recipe in honor of leap year!
February 29th, leap year, only comes around every 4 years. Adding an extra day onto our calendar, helps us stay aligned with the astronomical seasons. This extra day helps us avoid getting our calendar out of sync.
This leap year, we want to remind you that it's just as important for your health to stay in sync too! One way to do that? Healthy eating! A diet rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory foods, veggies, and essential vitamins and minerals all help keep you in sync.
We've created the perfect morning pick-me-up to start your day off right. Our purple tea raspberry smoothie bowl is rich in antioxidants, foods that help reduce inflammation, and rich in vitamins and minerals. To learn more about our recipe's health benefits, scroll down.
KABAKI Purple Tea Raspberry Smoothie Bowl:
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup frozen berry mix
- 1 bottle of KABAKI Kenyan Raspberry Purple Tea
- coconut flakes
- fresh cut strawberries
- hemp seeds, we really like Hemp Hearts
- Fill an ice cube tray with KABAKI Raspberry Purple Tea and freeze for at least 3 - 4 hours or until frozen, making sure to save 1/4 cup. You'll only need half the tray so you can save the other half for tomorrow!
- Once your tea is frozen, in a blender combine banana, frozen berry mix, 1/4 cup KABAKI Raspberry Purple Tea, and 1/2 tray Raspberry Purple Tea ice cubes. Blend until combined well.
- Pour into your favorite bowl and top with fresh cut strawberries, 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?!
Berries - are loaded with antioxidants to help fight free radicals, protect your cells, and may reduce oxidative stress. Berries are also high in fiber, including soluble fiber, which may help maintain your weight by making you feel fuller and reducing your appetite. Berries are also high in vitamin C, manganese, vitamin K1, copper, and folate.
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!
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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