This recipe for a smoothie is high in a natural antioxidant called kaempferol. If you’d like to read about the benefits of eating foods with this natural nutrient, CLICK HERE to read my article on the topic entitled, Stop Counting Carbs, Start Eating Kaempferol. Now, here’s how you make a Kaempferol Smoothie.
1 cup pomegranate juice (alternative is white grape)
1 small banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries (alternative is strawberries)
1/4 cup thick Greek yogurt or Skyr (plain or vanilla)
1/2 cup ice
Blend in a Nutri-bullet or Vitamix (or another strong blender) until smooth, usually 20 to 30 seconds. I used POM brand of pomegranate juice. You can alternatively use white grape or even apple juice. Kaempferol is found in many fruits and vegetables so experiment. Garnish your smoothie with blueberries.
Note: If you don’t have a strong blender, the raspberry seeds won’t disappear entirely and if that bothers you, you can replace them with strawberries.
Suzy Cohen, has been a licensed pharmacist for over 30 years and believes the best approach to chronic illness is a combination of natural medicine and conventional. She founded her own dietary supplement company specializing in custom-formulas, some of which have patents. With a special focus on functional medicine, thyroid health and drug nutrient depletion, Suzy is the author of several related books including Thyroid Healthy, Drug Muggers, Diabetes Without Drugs, and a nationally syndicated column.