High in vitamin C and fiber, this immunity blend is an anti-cancer hero. The anthocyanin pigments in blackberries combine with the flavonoids in basil for an anti-inflammatory punch, protecting cells from oxidation and chromosomes from radiation. An antibacterial superstar, basil also eases cramps, bloating, and indigestion. Add the orange-blossom water for a “wow” moment!
1 cup coconut water or water, plus more
as needed 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 3 cups frozen blackberries ½ cup frozen mango ½ cup loosely packed, chopped basil,
plus more to taste
OPTIONAL ADDITIONS: 1 tablespoon maqui powder ¼ cup frozen raw broccoli florets 1/8 teaspoon pure orange-blossom water
Throw all ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. Add more coconut water as needed to blend. Tweak basil to taste. Reprinted with permission from The Blender Girl Smoothies, by Tess Masters. Copyright 2014 and 2015, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photographs copyright 2014 by Erin Kunkel