If you are after a filling smoothie for breakfast, or post-workout, blend with pineapple and berries then “aproveite, e delicioso”. One of our most adaptable mixes, it adds a Super touch to granola, and makes frankly to-die-for banana nicecream. Use anywhere you want a serious nutrition boost.
Brazil nuts, Chia seeds, Hemp seeds, Goji berries (14%), Acai berry powder (8%), Camu Camu berry powder (5%).
Acai (organic – powder)
The superfood which inspires even more whispered “but how do you pronounce it?” than quinoa (it’s ‘ah-sigh-EE’), the acai palm grows up to 40 metres in height along the Amazon river basin. Acai is even higher in antioxidants than other dark-skinned berries and also rich in omega fats. Its further nutritional secrets are only just being unlocked and may be unique on the planet – a University of Florida study showed that there are 50-75 active natural compounds in acai that have yet to be understood.
Camu Camu (powder – organic)
Camu camu berries are the fruit of an Amazonian shrub which grows alongside swamps and rivers. The name allegedly comes from the sound fish make sucking the fallen berries from the surface of the water. These berries boast the highest vitamin C content of any plant in the world, according to the Ministry Of Public Health of Peru, but have a sour taste. Better blend them into a sweet smoothie then!
Goji Berries (organic)
Gojis are one of the original ‘supers’, and just like Cindy, Christy, Linda and Naomi, have stood the test of time. They grow all over the world, but medicinal folklore records their use in ancient Tibet and China dating back almost 2,000 years. They contain vitamin C, vitamin B2, vitamin A, iron, selenium and other antioxidants, plus plenty of fibre.
Brazil Nuts (organic)
Brazils were the obvious choice when deciding what nuts to add to this smoothie blend, sharing a home country with our three super berries. Just a couple of brazils (what you’ll find in one Super Berry sachet) give you your daily intake of selenium, a mineral which is important for detoxification and protection of the body’s cells. It also plays a role in thyroid health, assisting with the production of critical thyroid hormones. Too much selenium can be a bad thing, so we prefer getting our brazils in Super Berry, rather than eating them out of the bag (when we find it impossible to stop at three!).
Chia Seeds (organic)
Calcium, manganese, phosphorus, omega-3 fats, fibre, and complete protein… We feel like we could live on the stuff; and indeed legend has it that Incan messenger runners used to carry it to sustain them on long journeys. The seeds come from a plant in the mint family that’s native to Mexico and Guatemala, whose leaves produce a natural insect repellent making it easier to grow organically.
Hemp seeds (organic)
Hemp seeds are almost a complete protein (being only a little low in lysine), super-valuable if you don’t eat animal products; and their balance of omega 3, 6 and 9 oils is regularly declared by nutritionists to be nigh-on perfect for the human body. You can buy ‘hemp hearts’ or ‘shelled hemp’ for sale, but we thought, when our high-powered blender allows us to consume the whole seed, cracking the nutrients fresh into your drink and getting the benefit of the fibre in the outer husk, why not use the whole thing? Don’t be put off if you’ve tried hemp protein powder and disliked the taste – the whole natural seed has a much milder slightly nutty flavour.
Per sachet: Energy 800kJ / 193kcal, Fat 13.8g (of which saturates 2.6g), Carbohydrates 9.7g (of which sugars 3.2g), Fibre 7.9g, Protein 6.2g, Salt 0.1g.
Per 100g:Energy 2090kJ / 503kcal, Fat 36.1g (of which saturates 6.7g), Carbohydrates 25.3g, (of which sugars 8.5g), A31Fibre 20.5g, Protein 16.2g, Salt 0.3g.
AVERAGE NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION WHEN MADE UP AS PER OUR ‘INTENSE’ SUGGESTION – 60g blueberries, 60g pineapple, 200ml cranberry juice drink (using sweetened cranberry juice drink – use unsweetened to cut the calories and sugars):
Energy 1564kJ / 374 kcal, Fat 13.8g (of which saturates 2.6g), Carbohydrates 54g (of which sugars 41g), Fibre 9.8g, Protein 7.2g, Salt trace.
Please note – precise nutritional quantities will depend partly on the size of fruit/veg you use and brand of milk.