In this video, I’ll take you through my recipe for a super anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammation, cancer-fighting, and healthy aging blueberry smoothie – that tastes good! All the ingredients go into a Vitamix blender, which I use instead of a juicer to get the health-promoting benefits of the fiber in the ingredients. The Vitamix is the best I’ve come across.
This recipe is for 2 smoothies, and the first thing that goes in is 2 cups of blueberries, which we use because they taste good, and they bring health benefits including that blueberries are a good source of anti-inflammatory anthocyanins, they’re full of antioxidants that help anti-aging. Studies show that blueberries also boost memory, support heart health, and protect against cancer.
Next, add turmeric, which contains a compound called curcumin, which has strong anti-aging & antioxidant properties that inhibit free radical production, which controls aging by protecting cells from damage. Research reveals that turmeric is a natural wonder, and beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. Turmeric also helps stimulate new cell growth and may directly reduce skin aging – including preventing moisture loss and protecting against wrinkles. Curcumin in Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory properties, and inflammation is associated with age-related diseases. Put in 2 tablespoons for 600 milligrams per smoothie.
Since turmeric isn’t very bio-available, (it doesn’t absorb well), add a little black pepper, which increases the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%. You only need a dash.
Avocado also aids the absorption of curcumin, and is high in healthy omega 3 fatty acids, which are inflammation-fighting, and promote smooth, supple skin. Avocados improve cognitive function and also contain a variety of essential nutrients that may prevent the negative effects of aging, including vitamins K, C, E, and A.
Next add ¼ cup fresh chopped Ginger, which has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. Ginger’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties also improve skin tone, and its antioxidant properties help prevent free radical damage and also helps protect against aging. It also evens skin tone and improves elasticity. Ginger adds a zing to the smoothie.
Next is cinnamon, an amazing spice that has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardiovascular-disease-lowering compounds. Cinnamon protects against dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and also supports digestive health and prevents insulin spikes, which can lead to the formation of wrinkles and blemishes. Maintaining a stable blood sugar level is an essential component of an anti-aging strategy. Cinnamon has also been shown to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
After that, we add matcha green tea, which has 10 times more nutrients than ordinary green tea and 137 times more antioxidants, and is another anti-aging ingredient that nourishes your brain, increases concentration, boosts energy, balance your mood, and supports healthy weight loss and detoxification. Green tea also inhibits cancer stem cells and has proven beneficial effects on skin health, including that it improves skin elasticity and density and increases blood flow to the skin.
Next, we add Dr. Gundry Vital Reds to promote the berry flavor we’re looking for, and add health benefits for improved digestion, weight loss and management, diabetes treatment, protection against cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, and other chronic conditions. And it tastes good!
Hydrolyzed collagen goes in next, which reduces visible signs of aging, reduces wrinkles, keeps joints strong and flexible, support strong bones, and increase skin hydration.
Then add 2 cups of Organic Power Greens, a mixture of baby kale, chard & spinach, which are low calorie, loaded with antioxidants and cancer-fighting compounds, reduce blood pressure, and contain compounds that may help prevent heart disease and lung cancer.
Finally add the juice of one lemon, which adds brightness to the flavor of the smoothie and enhances berry flavors. Lemon juice also has anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer therapeutic properties, due to the phytovitamins and nutrients it contains.
After you’ve blended, add protein powder, which increases longevity. It tends to keep you full for longer, and increases concentrations of an antioxidant called glutathione, it’s another anti-oxidant, and like the cinnamon, it improves insulin resistance. The protein powder is added last because it makes the smoothie frothy if you add it at first.
Just blend to incorporate the protein powder and serve. Enjoy your super anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammation, cancer-fighting, and healthy aging blueberry smoothie – that tastes good!