Blue and Blackberry Smoothie

SERVES: 1

Ingredients:

250ml of orange juice

125g (4.4oz) of yoghurt

1 tablespoons of flaxseed oil

230g (8oz) of frozen blue and black berries.

1 small banana

Recipe Summary

Whether it is too warm for toast or lack of time to prepare breakfast in the morning, we have got a smoothie recipe for you. A quick and easy idea if you have a blender/food processor.

The dark navy colour of blackberries indicated that they have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. Antioxidants play an important role in ameliorating oxidative stress in the inflammatory pathway. People with arthritis should ensure a good daily of dietary antioxidants, preferably from food.

This smoothie has an added twist – It has added flaxseed oil. This plant oil is a good source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA has been found to exert anti-inflammatory properties. However the actual therapeutic dose and the duration of treatment remain unclear.

Method:

Put the orange juice, yoghurt, berries, banana and flaxseed oil in the blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour in glass and add 2 or 3 berries to finish.

Nutrition Information
Nutritional values for 1 serving 
Energy200 kcal
Carbohydrate36g
Protein5g
Total fat12g
Saturated fat0g
Fibre1g

FFQ Information
Food GroupFood item
EGGS & DairyLow fat yoghurt
OIL & FATVegetable oil
DRINKSPure fruit juice
FRUITStrawberries, kiwi, blueberries, raspberries (2 portions)
FRUITBanana