Smooth Operator is brought to you this month by Vegan Proteins+ by Genuine Health
Mixing berries and basil is always a good idea. I learned this with salads and now apply it to smoothies.
Along with an exotic flavour (to a berry smoothie, at least), basil is known to be anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, in part due to the essential oils inside like eugenol.
The local berries in this blend harbour some of the highest antioxidant levels of any foods out there. The rich dark blues and vibrant reds are special as they’ve been associated with a lower risk of some cancers, urinary tract health, memory function and aging.
Hemp and cashews balance everything out nicely with a touch of protein and a helping of healthy fats.