The best recipes I create are the ones when I come back from a trip full of inspiration or when I have some random products in my fridge that I try to combine. It shows that food shouldn’t be taken too seriously. It’s fun and meant to be played around with.
This awesome smoothie in a bowl in such an example. I eat black currants way too little and when I ”found” them in my fridge a spark of inspiration hit me. I can be a bit sentimental when it comes to my recipes, I know. These berries are so healthy and sweet at the same time. I knew that this smoothie bowl would be a success before these berries even hit my blender. Are you ready for a delicious smoothie bowl?
How healthy are blackcurrants?
Let me tell you this. They are extremely healthy. You think blue berries are full of antioxidants? Meet blackcurrants. They contain the highest levels of health boosting antioxidants. This will make you beautiful, but moreover will protect you from serious diseases. They’re incredibly rich in several valuable health benefiting phyto-nutrients as well.
Black currants carry significantly high amounts of anthocyanins. Antho…what? In a nutshell, this means that blackcurrants can have potential health effects against diseases, inflammation and neurological diseases.
Black currants contain a lot of antioxidants. Actually, they contain one of the highest levels of antioxidants for fruits after chokeberries, elderberry, and cranberries.
They are an excellent source of vitamin C. The consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps to develop immunity against infectious agents and will also help scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals from the body.
Black currants carry small but significant amounts of vitamin A and flavonoid antioxidants such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin levels. Vitamin A is required for maintaining a healthy skin and is essential for a healthy vision.
Fresh blackcurrants are also rich in many essential vitamins such as vitamin B5, vitamin B6 and vitamin B1.
They also have a good amount of iron. You can read more about iron here.
Additionally, blackcurrants are also a very good source of other important minerals such as copper, calcium, manganese, magnesium and potassium.
This smoothie is really delicious! If you’re going to try this smoothie bowl, I would love to know! Just leave me a comment below, rate the recipe or tag your picture #thegreencreator on Instagram. I’d love to see your pictures.
- 2 frozen bananas
- a good handful of fresh blackcurrants
- a spoon of almonds (if possible soaked)
- a little bit of unsweetened almond milk just to get the blender going
- two dates (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Finish off with some blackcurrants and almonds.
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