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Cold-Fighting Antioxidizing Smoothie (Vegan Mango Berry Smoothie)

Here’s to my first post of 2014!

If you are not into smoothies (yet!) then you have to try this one. It is creamy and satisfying with hints of vanilla and sweetness. This smoothie reminds me of drinking a fruity sorbet – without all the added sugar. It is the kind of smoothie that will get you hooked on smoothies in general without using any ‘funny’ ingredients. It will leave you feeling invigorated and energized  – the perfect way to start off 2014 don’t ya think?

 
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The past few weeks I have been home in Canada and it has been freezing here – even dropping below -30Β°C at some points! With this frigid weather, the holidays, and everything in between it is no surprise that tons of people around me are getting sick with winter colds. One of the biggest problems with winter and healthy eating is that – let’s get real – it is much harder to eat well during the wintertime.  It is difficult to find good quality, organic fresh produce (especially in the great white north). That is why I use 100% frozen fruit in this smoothie – it not only makes this smoothie very creamy but also the fruit is much fresher than those pinkish/green strawberries we see in the grocery store this time of year. There is a common misconception that frozen fruit is not as good for you – but in fact, because the fruit is flash frozen once it is ideal for consumption – it contains all the nutrients that are often lost in the fruit that is picked way before it’s ripe and transported over long distances. 
 
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Being home has been a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I have spent great quality time with family, friends and loved ones who I have so dearly missed. My other half was also able to come home with me and we spent our first Christmas together on the same continent (here’s to all the international couples out there!). We ate (lots), drank (lots), went tobogganing, enjoyed being in Toronto and even went to see my favourite musical of all time Les Miserables. We even flew in during the ice storm and safely landed with hardly any delays — how is that for lucky?!
 
 
This holiday season and this past year have been unforgettable – I have grown so much as a person, achieved so many of my health goals, became a runner, started this food blog, moved across the world to be with the one I love, and started my Master’s. Here’s to another great, successful year – I am already dreaming up of the many feats I want to enjoy and accomplish this year. Here is to another year filled with happinesshealth, and surrounded by the people we love. Let’s make this year our best!
 
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Cold-Fighting Antioxidizing Smoothie (Vegan Mango Berry Smoothie)


  • Author: Ceara
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/3 cup frozen mango (chopped up)
  • 1/3 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/3 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 scant cup water
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Toss the ingredients into the blender.
  2. Blend away until nice and creamy and smooth.
  3. Drink and enjoy πŸ™‚

Notes

  • High in calcium, Vitamin C, fiber, iron and contains no cholesterol or added sugar πŸ˜‰
  • Prep Time: 5

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

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