I have a theory that eating blackberries makes a person more beautiful.
I cannot back this theory up with research or evidence, much less proof; it’s a feeling, a strong suspicion. During a time when I was drinking lots of blackberry smoothies, craving them in fact, my skin improved noticeably. Every single little bump on my skin… flattened out. I have no before-and-after photos to offer; but even my husband noticed my smoothed-out complexion. (After I pointed it out to him. But still!)
Anyway, here is my favorite blackberry smoothie recipe:
1 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
2 tbsp. raw walnuts
1 cup cashew milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 banana (frozen makes a frostier blend)
pinch of cayenne (optional)
1/4 cup ice (adjust depending on whether you used frozen ingredients above)
Place all ingredients in blender and blend from low to high.
Sweet and a little spicy, rich but not heavy, this smoothie will power you through any sort of a morning — beautifully!
PS. Smoothie-style is pretty much the only way I consume blackberries; they can be so tart! Blending them up with creamy cashew milk, antioxidant-rich walnuts, sweet banana, and a kick of cayenne means I’m finally able to enjoy the health benefits of these black beauties.