I was inspired to make today’s blueberry maqui madness smoothie after a recent trip to Portland’s Kiva Tea Bar and Spa. We were delighted to receive a sample smoothie using Navita Naturals freeze-dried maqui berry powder. What is a maqui berry? Maqui berries are native to Chile and offer innumerable antioxidants.
“The berries are particularly potent in anti-aging flavonoids like anthocyanins and polyphenols. Additionally, the fruit offers a premium source of vitamin C, iron, potassium, and natural anti-inflammatory compounds.” – Navitas Naturals
There is a very special dessert that I’ve envisioned for the maqui berry powder, but for today I’m very excited to share this smoothie creation.
It felt extra satisfying drinking a powerful vitamin and antioxidant rich smoothie in the midst of a country seemingly overtaken by various colds. Jeremy and I have sustained our health thus far and I can only surmise it’s due to our a.m. green smoothies and anticipation for the return of The Walking Dead on February 10th. 😉
This smoothie is incredibly refreshing and a vibrant gorgeous shade of violet. Enjoy!
Blueberry Maqui Madness Smoothie
- 3 medium, ripe bananas
- 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 heaping tablespoon Navitas Naturals, maqui powder
- 1 heaping tablespoon Navitas Naturals, lucuma powder (optional)
- 1 heaping tablespoon hemp hearts (optional)
- 2-3 cups almond milk
- Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Have you been able to sustain your health this season? What are your go-to immune boosters?