Blueberry, Pomegranate and Rooibos Antioxidant Smoothie

Blueberry, Pomegranate and Rooibos Antioxidant Smoothie

Not only healthy, but yummy, too!

Ingredients for 2 medium servings

1 banana
1 cup fresh pomegranate arils
1/2 cup frozen blueberries and/or strawberries
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 Tbsp whey or hemp protein
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp flaxseed or hemp oil
10 – 15 ml lemon juice
2 – 3 bags of rooibos tea
1,5 cups boiling water plus 1 cup ice


1.     Put the rooibos bags in a teapot or heatproof jug and pour over the water. Steep for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove the bag. Leave to cool.
2.     Put the remainder of the ingredients and the tea into a blender and process until smooth. Sweeten (if necessary) to taste with honey and pour into glasses. Serve immediately.



While consuming small amounts of caffeine daily is not harmful, drinking too much could prove dangerous and lead to a physical dependence since it is highly addictive. The temporary boost of energy it gives you, may also keep you awake for longer than is needed, which could lead to unwanted fatigue on exam day. Rooibos tea has no side-effects and contains some of the strongest and most unique antioxidants in the plant kingdom, including aspalathin and nothofagin – it’s a natural energy drink, which is tasty, affordable and can be enjoyed hot or cold.


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