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What’s better than an antioxidant smoothie during the summer? It’s refreshing and it’s good for your hair and skin. This recipe antioxidant smoothie is stacked with vitamins and minerals. Most of which are micronutrients that are quintessential antioxidants, that’s most important function is to delay the aging of our cells.
When we speak about cellular aging, we are not only referring to the external appearance (skin and hair), but to the cells that make up our body, from those that make up the liver to those that form our brain. Cells are living things and their deterioration depends on various factors like age and lifestyle. Cellular aging affects the normal functioning of the organs and tissues that they form.
Papaya & Figs Antioxidant Smoothie
- 2 frozen Bananas
- 50 gr diced Papaya
- 4 Figs
- 7 Macadamia Nuts
- 100 ml water
- 2 tbsp Vanilla-flavored Protein Powder
Take the frozen bananas, cut them into smaller pieces, and place them in the mixer. If your blender is not powerful enough to crush ice, choose to do everything at refrigerator temperature and add ice at the end.
Make sure to wash the figs, then add the cleaned figs and chopped papaya (remember to remove all the seeds and the skin), the macadamia nuts, the vegan vanilla protein powder, and the water to the mixer glass.
Blend everything together for a couple of minutes, until everything is crushed and you get a light but creamy texture.
Don’t forget that it’s important to use some kind of frozen fruit when making a smoothie. Bananas are a good option as they are a great addition to almost any smoothie recipe that calls for something sweet. Plus it gives your drink a wonderful texture.
Chef’s trick: Serve the smoothie in a glass using a cut fig and a tablespoon of natural nut cream to top it all off, and make it look extra stunning. Almond, hazelnut, cashew, or peanut would go great in this particular smoothie. The texture and flavor will make it stand out and you won’t have any trouble enjoying this antioxidant smoothie to the end.
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