Blueberries are powerful antioxidants and are sometimes called super berries. They are good for the skin and night vision, and for those with cataracts. Blueberries are also said to be good for the circulation in the legs and to protect against varicose veins, inflammations, blood clots, high blood pressure and bad LDL cholesterol. The berries are considered good for diabetics since are thought to help to regulate the blood sugar. Blueberries are also good for urinary infections and diarrhea.
Wild blueberries are extra nutritious and contain plenty of flavonoids, carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and magnesium.
- 2 tbsp chia seed
- 3 tbsp gojii berries, dried
- 5-6 dates, pits removed
- Generous ¾ cup (200 ml) green tea, cooled
- 1 ½ cups (150 g) blueberries, frozen
- 1 ½ cups (150 g) raspberries, frozen
Soak the goji berries, chia seeds, and dates in green tea for 5-10 minutes. Blend to a smooth puree. Add the berries and blend to make a chilled smoothie.
(from “Vegan Smoothies” by Eliq Maranik)