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Superfood Berry Smoothie (6 Superfoods)

Superfood Berry Smoothie (6 Superfoods)

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Discover the health benefits of our Superfood Berry Smoothie, a delicious concoction packed with essential nutrients and vitamins to enhance your well-being. This recipe features the exotic camu camu fruit, a powerhouse ingredient from the Amazon rainforest, boasting up to 60 times more vitamin C per serving than oranges. Experience its unique sweet, tart, and sour flavor profile. Alongside camu camu, enjoy a blend of other nutritious superfruits and foods, including blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blue spirulina powder. All in all, this Superfood Berry Smoothie a must-try for health enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

Disclaimer: We are both medical professionals and have extensive educational training in analyzing and interpreting peer-reviewed medical journals and articles. However, the content vetted for this post is meant to be entirely informative and is not to be taken as personalized health advice– for this, please consult with your physician or health care provider.

What is Camu Camu?

Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a fruit native to the nutrient-rich flooded regions of the Amazon rainforest, found in countries like Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. Its growth in this fertile environment contributes to its remarkable nutritional profile, earning it the title of a superfruit.

Key Nutritional Highlights of Camu Camu

  • Vitamin C Content: Camu camu is renowned for its exceptionally high vitamin C levels, offering up to 60 times more of this vital nutrient per serving than oranges. Vitamin C is crucial for immune support, skin health, and numerous other bodily functions.
  • Antioxidants: This fruit is loaded with antioxidants, such as flavonoids, carotenoids, and polyphenols, which help neutralize harmful free radicals and promote overall wellness.
  • Minerals: It supplies essential minerals like potassium, which is important for maintaining healthy blood pressure and supporting cardiovascular health.

Supporting Information

CGIAR Research Program: Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry: Camu Camu

Taste: The Unique Flavor Profile of Camu Camu

The taste of camu camu is quite distinctive and memorable. Its intense tartness, which can be best described as a blend between cherry and lime, makes it a challenge to consume raw. Yet, when incorporated into smoothies, juices, or other recipes, camu camu’s flavor becomes much more palatable, offering a vibrant and refreshing zest to various culinary creations. By exploring, experimenting, and embracing its unique taste, individuals can (and will) enjoy the health benefits of camu camu in a wide range of foods and beverages.


Superfood Berry Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 4 cups almond milk, vanilla (with hint of honey)
  • 4 teaspoons camu camu powder
  • 1 teaspoon blue spirulina powder
  • 2.5 cups ice cubes
Strawberries, raspberries, and camu camu powder
Containing up to 60 times the amount of vitamin C per serving compared to oranges, camu camu is one of the most nutritionally dense fruits on the entire planet. If you’re interested in adding this to your diet, we highly recommend Microingredient’s Camu Camu Powder.
Blackberries, blueberries, and blue spirulina powder
Gram for gram, blue spirulina might just be the most nutrient dense food currently available. The near tasteless flavor profile makes it a perfect addition to various dishes and drinks looking to boost both the nutritional and visual aspect. R&R has used, tested, and recommends Microingredient’s Blue Spirulina Powder.

Superfood Berry Smoothie Directions

  1. In a blender, combine berries, almond milk, camu camu powder, blue spirulina powder, and ice
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy/frothy
  3. Taste; adjust level of sweetness and/or texture (more ice if too runny; more almond milk if too thick), if needed
  4. Serve immediately in a chilled glass; garnish with additional berries, optional

Enjoy your deliciously healthy superfood berry smoothie!

Superfood Berry Smoothie

Note: If you want a more visually stunning appearance, blend separately based on color of ingredient (blues: blueberries, blackberries, blue spirulina powder, 2 cups of almond milk, and 1 heaping cup of ice; reds: strawberries, raspberries, camu camu powder, 2 cups of almond milk, and 1 heaping cup of ice). Once blended separately, alternate adding blue mixture and red mixture to your drinking glass.

If you’re looking for more healthy smoothie recipes, be sure to check out our “Berry Good” Blue Spirulina Smoothie, which contains much more detailed content relating to this unique ingredient!


Superfood Berry Smoothie (6 Superfoods)

Recipe by Reviews and Recipes
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Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on

Ingredients

  • 1 c strawberries, hulled

  • 1 c blackberries

  • 1 c blueberries

  • 1 c raspberries

  • 4 c almond milk, vanilla with hint of honey

  • 4 tsp camu camu powder

  • 1 tsp blue spirulina powder

  • 2.5 c ice cubes

Directions

  • In a blender, combine berries, almond milk, camu camu powder, blue spirulina powder, and ice
    Strawberries, raspberries, and camu camu powderBlackberries, blueberries, and blue spirulina powder
  • Blend until smooth and creamy/frothy
  • Taste; adjust level of sweetness and/or texture (more ice if too runny; more almond milk if too thick), if needed
  • Serve immediately in a chilled glass; garnish with additional berries, optional – enjoy!Superfood Berry Smoothie

Equipment

Notes

  • If you want a more visually stunning appearance, blend separately based on color of ingredient (blues: blueberries, blackberries, blue spirulina powder, 2 cups of almond milk, and 1 heaping cup of ice; reds: strawberries, raspberries, camu camu powder, 2 cups of almond milk, and 1 heaping cup of ice). Once blended separately, alternate adding blue mixture and red mixture to your drinking glass.