Cherry, Wild Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Cherry Wild Blueberry Basil Smoothie
Cherry Wild Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Surprisingly, Basil adds an amazing flavor to this smoothie! Cherries are powerful anti-inflammatory fruits. Wild-blueberries have anti-oxidant properties that can keep you looking and feeling young. If you can get raw, unpasteurized coconut water (either in a coconut or from Exotic Superfoods or Harmless Harvest) it’s a great carrier liquid to use in smoothies.

Coconut water acts as a carrier by delivering nutrients straight into the blood stream. It was used in WW2 for blood transfusions on the battle field and is the most similar liquid to our blood plasma on the planet. This smoothie just so happens to be a natural anti-inflammatory, and a great choice for someone with arthritis or pain.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Basil Leaves
  • 1 cup Cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup ¬†Wild blueberries (frozen)
  • 1-2 cups of Water or Coconut Water

Instructions: Blend on high for 30 seconds or until smooth and enjoy.

3 Rawesome Facts about This Smoothie

1. You can eat cherries for a good source of Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamins A, C, E, Folate and Fiber.

2. Basil is another amazing anti-inflammatory herb as it helps to block the enzyme that creates swelling in the body.

3. Blueberries are a beauty enhancing food with Vitamin E and other anti-oxidants that help fight free radicals and keep you feeling and looking young.

Sheleana Aiyana

Sheleana is passionate about getting back to nature through real food and empowering women to walk the feminine path of self-care and deep self-awareness. She's a birth doula in Vancouver, BC She's an avid reader, intuitive culinary goddess and cat lady in the making.