Antioxident Berry Blast Smoothie - AIP


Prep Time

5 minutes

Prep Notes

You will need at least a half decent blender for this.


Yields

1 serving

Ingredients

1 cup frozen antioxidant berry mix (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, Saskatoon berries, cherries)
4 - 6 honey candied ginger pieces
1/4 cup coconut milk
3/4 cup filtered water
1 scoop protein powder of choice, or 1 tbsp Great Lakes collagen

Directions

Put the liquid ingredients in your blender first, this tends to help it blend better, then the protein powder, then the ginger and frozen ingredients.  Blend until smooth, pour into your favourite smoothie cup and enjoy!

 

Notes

I am really enjoying making recipes with this honey candied ginger from The Paleo Mom!  I just love ginger in pretty much anything, and it is going very well in these smoothie recipes!  

The antioxidant berry mix that I used in this is from a local farm, and is so very tasty!  I just may try an ice-cream recipe with it later.  I'm sure you can probably find a similar mix, or make up your own mix with local berries and freeze it.  Saskatoon berries may be difficult to find in areas where they are not local, but if you come visit me, I'll take you to the farm where I get them and you can try some.  :)

The protein powder that I used is a custom blend that I called "Cherry Milkshake" which I got from U-RAAW! Custom Health Foods.  It has only 2 ingredients, whey powder, and cherry powder.  The whey is sourced from New Zealand grass fed dairy cows, so they're happy cows!   I have recently re-introduced dairy, and I seem to be doing ok with it.  To make this AIP, you could easily use bovine or porcine collagen protein instead.  Great Lakes is a great brand for this.  In Canada you can purchase it from Back to the Land and in the US it is available on amazon, as well as Thrive Market and other Paleo type online food stores.  Great Lakes brand is also sourced from grass fed cows, so you know it's not GMO, and the cows were raised humanely.  This is important not only to the cows, but to the nutrient density of the end product.

Credit

my own cravings