Aronia berry & raspberry smoothie

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It rarely goes a day without me making some kind of smoothie! I find that smoothies are such a good way to increase my vegetable and fruit intake.  My latest favorite smoothie ingredient is Aronia berry. Aronia berry is a bit bitter on it’s own, but it’s perfect to make smoothies with.  Aronia berry is considered the new superfood and with good reason. Aronia berry has been proven to be one of nature’s most powerful antioxidant. Due to the berry’s high nutritional value it is increasingly used in research. Research suggests that Aronia berry aid in digestion, help regulate blood pressure and fight bacteria and virus among other things. In this smoothie I combined Aronia berries with raspberry, banana and almond milk and it turned out to be so naturally sweet and delicious!

Ingredients: 

1 1/4 cup almond milk

1/2 cup aronia berries

1 cup raspberries

1 frozen banana

Method: 

  1. peel and chop the banana
  2. put all the ingredients in a blender and blend to desired consistency is achieved.
  3. Enjoy right away!

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9 thoughts on “Aronia berry & raspberry smoothie

    1. Availability is seasonal: harvest is in August/September. Berries are immediately turned into natural red color tannins, powder, dried berries, jams, syrups, juices. It is mostly popular in Germany, Poland, Russia, Sweden…
      In North America, aronia production and sales of packaged products are confidential. The juices are not that great and making jams and syrups kills all the benefits of aronia so the berry does not enjoy the word of mouth that pomegranate had.
      …until someone comes up with a delicious juice at last! 😉

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  1. I’ve never heard of aronia berries before! I love the color from the raspberries. I also drink smoothies for the sake of upping my fruit/veggie intake. It’s quite energizing too!

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