FullSizeRender(14)It’s important to include plenty of antioxidants into your diet so you can protect yourself from diseases such as Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease, etc.

According to Dr. Ben Kim, “Antioxidants protect your health by preventing and repairing damage caused to your cells by excessive free radicals.”(1)

“The level of antioxidant capacity in a food is measured as Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC). ORAC values are measured per 100 grams of weight, or 3.5 ounces.”(2)

Blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, raspberries, pomegranates, and strawberries have high ORAC ratings.”(2)  And “Cacao, the basis of chocolate, has an ORAC rating over 50,000 per 100 grams.”(2)

Below is a delicious recipe that includes both of these powerhouse ingredients.

I adapted this recipe from drhyman.com as I added and subtracted a few ingredients.

Not only did this recipe taste great but as I stated above it’s loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats from the coconut butter.

Depending on what you add to it you can make it more like a yogurt or smoothie.

I added some water to it so it turned out more like a smoothie.

Prep Time: 5 min.                                         Total Time : 5 min.                                         Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • pinch himalayan salt
  • approx. 1 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  • Pour all ingredients into a blender
  • Pour into a cup and add cacao nibs

Blueberry_Pudding_TonedSources:

  1. “Which Foods Contain the Most Antioxidants?” Which Foods Contain the Most Antioxidants? N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.
  2. “Antioxidants from Food – The Five Best Sources.” NaturalNews. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2016.

 

 

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