Smoothies can serve as a bridge between juices in a fast ...
In the above video, I make a lovely Mango, Raspberry, Date Smoothie, in a base of brazil nut milk which I used as my post-workout drink today. It was so satisfying and delicious, I felt the need to blog about it.
Here's my recipe:
Mango, Raspberry, Date Smoothie
the flesh of 1 ripe mango
2 cups of frozen raspberries
10 to 12 small honey dates, pitted
brazil nut milk as needed (or any nut or seed milk)
*Blend the ingredients above in your high-powered blender, on high for a minute or two or until smooth and creamy. Enjoy immediately or keep refrigerated for a couple of hours before serving.
This drink is truly a meal replacement. I drank a tall cup of this smoothie following my morning workout and I was not hungry until late afternoon!
What makes this smoothie extra special is the brazil nut milk. We generally consume almond milk quite regularly in our home. But, today, I only had a few handfuls of brazil nuts as it was our grocery day. I used these brazil nuts to make a hearty and nutritious nut milk that was the base of my smoothie. In case you are not convinced, here's the down-low on the amazing BRAZIL NUT ...
High Selenium Content. The one thing one must toot about this miraculous nut is it's high selenium content! One nut provides 100% of the daily value for selenium! Wow! Now that's impressive! What is key is that the human body cannot make selenium on its own. It must obtain this vital mineral from food. Absent this mineral, the body really does suffer. Here are just some of the things selenium does for the body:
Selenium helps fight free radicals and boosts the immune system.
It encourages the production of glutathione, the most important antioxidant enzyme that defends our body against free radical damage.
Selenium is essential to thyroid gland function.
Selenium aids in protection against breast and prostate cancer as well as other forms of cancer.
Selenium prevents blood clotting and helps protect from heart diseases.
So, worried about your selenium levels, simply eat 1 or 2 brazil nuts a day and you're in the clear, or enjoy a brazil nut based smoothie today!