Visit any smoothie bar and you’ll find a delicious Berry Smoothie waiting for you. That’s not surprising as Berry Smoothies are always among the favourite smoothies people tend to choose. Check out this Berry Smoothie recipe…with a twist: by adding deep tomato flavours, you don’t only get an extra delicious smoothie, but it is super nutritious too!
The bright red colour of tomatoes do not only look incredibly appealing but also ads amazing bursts of flavour to so many recipes. The red colour you find in tomatoes, is thanks to their high level of Lycopene (similar to beta-carotene that gives a carrot its orange colour).
Tomatoes are packed with Lycopene and a diet rich in these shiny red bursts of flavour holds many health benefits. Click here to read more about a few healing and symptom reducing properties of tomatoes.
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that fights the free radicals in our bodies. That’s great as it’s these free radicals that cause cell damage. This links the free radicals to non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardio vascular (heart) diseases and cancer. So, adding lycopene to your diet is a really good idea to give your body the nutrition it needs! The good news is that even higher levels of Lycopene is obtained through the Rugani Root extraction process which makes it even easier for you to reap the benefits.
The 100% ZZ2 Romanita Tomato Juice is only made from fresh Romanita Tomatoes, with no added preservatives, water or sugar. Not only is this juice super convenient to use in your smoothies or to cook with but it is also one of the only CANSA approved juices.
#SmoothieTip: Drinking 100% ZZ2 Romanita Tomato Juice with some form of fat like olive oil or yoghurt helps your body to absorb the lycopene more easily.
Add all ingredients to your OmniBlend jug, and blend until smooth.
For this recipe the OmniBlend V – 2lt narrow base was used, which easily crushes ice and frozen fruit.
You can buy 100% ZZ2 Romanita Tomato Juice online, which is super convenient and easy. It is also available at Food Lover’s Market & Dischem stores nationwide including other Independent stores.