Hydrating Strawberry Basil Smoothie

By Emma Andrews, RHN

 

Hydrate, protect your skin, and take a proactive approach to wellness this summer with this glow-inducing antioxidant rich smoothie, featuring many fresh seasonal summer ingredients. But don’t fret – you can still find everything in the off season too!

This smoothie also makes a great base for any of your favorite Pranin PureFood products, it goes well with them all (we’ve taste tested!).

Basil – Incorporated for it’s phytochemical and anti-microbial properties1, basil (both ‘regular’ culinary basil, and holy basil – aka Tulsi) – offers a pleasant taste addition as well as health benefits.

Strawberries – Amongst the highest in antioxidants compared to all other berries2, it’s also one of the lowest in sugar content.

Hemp Seeds – Hemp seeds are a great source of arginine and gamma-linolenic acid, which have been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease3.

Coconut Water – An excellent source of potassium, a key electrolyte which helps regulate fluid balance4 (for hot sweaty, summer days and year-round workouts).

Lime – a source of vitamin C, a necessary component in collagen production which keeps your skin, hair, nails, tendons, ligaments, and joints strong and supple – quite the power nutrient!

Protecting your skin, and boosting your antioxidant intake is a year round habit.

 

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Hydrating Strawberry Basil Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup Coconut Water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice approx 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 tablespoon Hemp Seeds
  • 5-10 medium sized basil leaves
  • 1 cup Frozen strawberries
  • 1 serving of your favorite Pranin Purefood product/s: A-Z, B, C, Iron
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup Coconut Water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice approx 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 tablespoon Hemp Seeds
  • 5-10 medium sized basil leaves
  • 1 cup Frozen strawberries
  • 1 serving of your favorite Pranin Purefood product/s: A-Z, B, C, Iron
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  1. Add all liquid ingredients first to the blender
  2. Next, add in greens, seeds, berries and powders
  3. Blend on high power for 1 minute, or until well combined
  4. Pour into a tall glass, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

 Emma Andrews Pranin Organic Ambassador ExpertEmma Andrews is a Vancouver based Holistic Sports Nutritionist (RHN), longevity educator, culinary explorer, and endurance athlete. Emma educates and empowers athletes – and life enthusiasts – to take a proactive approach towards their wellness and longevity. She believes the kitchen is your playground, and her goal is to inspire others towards a lifetime of health and physical activity.

 

 

 

References:  

1. “Healthy Basil”. By Spezzatino Magazine of Precision Nutrition, accessed July 2017: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/healthy-basil

2. “Antioxidant Activity in Fruits and Leaves of Blackberry, Raspberry, and Strawberry Varies with Cultivar and Developmental Stage” Shiow Y. Wangand Hsin-Shan Lin. Accessed July 2017: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf9908345.

3.“6 Evidence Based Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds”, Adda Bjarnadottir, MD. Acessed online, July 2017: https://authoritynutrition.com/6-health-benefits-of-hemp-seeds/

Nutrition Information, Coconut Water. Accessed July 2017: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3115/2

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