I’ll be honest: I’m not a huge smoothie person.
I don’t prefer to drink my meals and I don’t consider a smoothie a great meal replacement. Meals are meals, smoothies are smoothies. I actually consider them dessert. They are sweet, fruity and delicious, like dessert. Last night Scott and I had dinner and we were still a little hungry and both wanted something sweet so I decided to make a superfood smoothie. What’s makes it a superfood? It ain’t the blackberries, and I didn’t use some obscure nut or seed.
What ups the nutrient density in this smoothie is two things: egg yolks and gelatin!
Egg yolks contain omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, E, D, B, K and E, choline, B12 and all nine essential amino acids. Gelatin improves hair, skin, and nails. It reduces wrinkles and cellulite and improves joints and bone density.
Superfood Blackberry Smoothie
- 1 can coconut milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 tbsp gelatin found here
- 1 cup ice
- 1.5 cups blackberries
- 2 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a Vitamix and blend until smooth. The great thing about Vitamixes is that they are powerful enough to even blend the tiny blackberry seeds. No seed teeth for this girl.