Friday, October 16, 2015

Strawberry Camu Camu Smoothie With Activated Barley

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I have a smoothie recipe paired with the health benefits of 2 of the recipes ingredients!  Check out this Strawberry Camu Camu Smoothie with Activated Barley!

1 1/2 C Coconut Milk
1 Frozen Banana
10 Frozen Strawberries
1/2 t Camu Camu Powder
1 Heaping T of Sun Warrior's Activated Barley

I wanted to put greens in this but didn't have much left in the house this morning.  I will have to get more this weekend because I am going to seriously challenge myself to do a smoothie each morning - at least 5 times a week - Monday thru Friday - starting today!

I know pretty weird to start on a Friday!  And don't get me wrong!  I do my fair share of smoothies but the challenge to myself is to be more consistent with them.  I tend to go in spurts.  And I LOVE my greens but I need to up that amount and smoothies are an easy way to do that!

Why Activated Barley?

Barley has high concentrations of age fighting antioxidants and health boosting beta-glucans. Beta-glucans improve immune function, raise energy levels without sugar spikes, and reduce cholesterol. They use a Swedish method of low temperature steam, the barley is taken to the brink of germination before packaging. This suspends the barley at the highest point of bio-energy where it contains the best mix of protein, fiber, enzymes, and the ultimate slow burning carbohydrate. It ranks low on the glycemic index, has high tocotrienol and beta-glucan levels, thousands of active enzymes, is a slow burning carbohydrate chain, provides long-term energy for any workout, and it’s the ultimate slow burning carb.

Why Camu Camu?

Camu Camu is the highest known source of natural Vitamin C!  It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, PROMOTES EYE HEALTH, guards against brain diseases, improves mood and balances, improves muscle tone, boosts the immune system, helps prevent viral and bacterial infections, supports healthy collagen, tendons, and ligaments.  You can purchase Camu Camu HERE!

13 comments:

  1. That smoothie looks great! I will write down that recipe for smoothie weather! I have seen Camu Camu, but I never knew what it was. I once made barley water because I read about the anti-aging benefits of barley! Good luck on the smoothie challenge! I wimp out on smoothies when it's cool/cold!

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    1. I wimp out on MORNINGS! lol :)
      Thanks for the encouragement! I need it! I LOVED that you posted 2 blog entries today! I will have another one in a bit, too!

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  2. The smoothie looks wonderful! I have Sunwarrior Activated Barely too that I'm planning to try in a pre-run smoothie this weekend.

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    1. Can't wait to see what you do with it :)

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  3. I wonder whether we can get the camu camu here since it looks like it's a tropical fruit. So many plants and fruits with health benefits, people are beginning to realise this and switching to traditional natural alternatives to the "modern" medicine.

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    1. The one I used was in powder form. Let me know if you can find the actual fruit!!!

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  4. Ive seen camu camu but I never knew it was for eye health. I'll have to try it, my eyes are terrible lol. The smoothie looks taste!

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    1. I guess I wasn't sure about that either but glad I know now that is for sure! I hope to incorporate it more very soon!

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  5. Ive seen camu camu but I never knew it was for eye health. I'll have to try it, my eyes are terrible lol. The smoothie looks taste!

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  6. I haven't tried camu camu powder yet. I think it's ok to make smoothies without greens sometimes, they come out much prettier ;p
    Looks great!

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    1. This morning I didn't use greens either but I do need to do a HUGE salad and SOON. I'm craving it!

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    2. ps. btw - thanks for sharing this Healthy Vegan Fridays! I'm pinning this!

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  7. Hi Jennifer,
    I will have to explore these two products.I am delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious Strawberry Camu Camu Smoothie with Activated Barley! with us on the Plant-based Potluck Party. I appreciate it and I'm so glad you are partying with us. I'm pinning and sharing this!

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