Inspired a while back as I was baking cupcakes (yes, cupcakes) and aiming for something unique, I blended blueberries andbasilinto my icing to create the ultimate topper for chocolate cake. It wasmagnifique!
Ive since turned my creative kitchen endeavors toward something a little healthier etvoila! basil became my new way to give a boring berry smoothie a littleje ne sais quoi.
We all know by now that berries harbour some of the highest antioxidant levels of any foods out there. The rich dark blues and purples are special as theyve been associated with a lower risk of some cancers, urinary tract health, memory function and aging.
Packing far more than an aromatic punch, basil boasts anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties in part to the essential oils inside likeeugenol.
Red reishi mushroom powder aka the mushroom of immortality – is our under-cover immune booster. Relatively tasteless, is goes unnoticed to the palette in a smoothie but is off the charts with immune stimulating, inflammation reducing and cancer fighting ju-ju.
Organic all the way
Blend until smooth, let rest for a minute to allow oils to mingle, then serve.Bon appetit!