Tangy Red Raspberry Smoothie

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Describe this smoothie in one word: supercalifragilisticepialidocious (preeeetty sure there’s at least one spelling mistake in that one word).

This smoothie will wow you with the ease of preparing it, its tanginess and its healthfulness.

Before commencing, did you know?

Raspberries can be either red, purple, gold or black in colour, the golden variety being sweeter than the others.

Raspberries do not ripen any further once they are picked from the bush.

Raspberries possess anti-inflammatory properties which may help reduce inflammation of the joints.

Raspberries contain antioxidants called anthocyanins, which help protect your brain, reduce inflammation and exhibit anti-carcinogenic properties. Actually, anthocyanins are the pigments that give raspberries (as well as other berries) their bright hues and are also responsible for giving flowers like pansies their vibrant colours.

In 45Β A.D. raspberries were called β€œida,” probably after the mountain they were found growing on.

Before you start playing Trivial Pursuit knowing these factoids, how about blending together 1 cup of soy beverage (unsweetened), 1 tbsp. chia seeds, 1/3 cup red raspberries, 1/2 tsp. turmeric and 1 tsp. of honey. Oi! I already feel my cheeks drawing inwards in anticipating this sweet but sour pink concoction.

Happy Wednesday! πŸ™‚

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