Hitting 30 is quite the milestone. And it brings the realization that now is the time to be beautiful and get in line with preventive maintenance. The past year, I’ve been trying to focus on superfoods that will provide my body with the nutrients necessary to repair itself and stay youthful. Berries are rich in antioxidants which do all sorts of wonderful things for our bodies. Such as promote collagen stimulation. Will it make me look like Cindy Crawford at age 40? No, no dice there. But perhaps it will help. Cherries are out of season right now, as are strawberries but you can find organic frozen versions at Whole Foods. Make this your go to breakfast smoothie. Or for a sweet snack when craving something not so good for you.
Berry-Rich Skin Saver Smoothie
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup pitted cherries
3-5 strawberries, depending on size and freshness
1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
1 scoop chocolate protein powder of your choice
2 tsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp chia seeds
water or ice to thin, as needed (if using frozen fruit, ice may be unnecessary)
Place in your blender and whizz until the desired consistency.
*Photo & Recipe Credit: The Chalkboard