Choosing fruits and veggies that are high in antioxidants is as easy as A, B, C: Antioxidants = Bright Colours. Think sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and beetroot, cooked for the best blending, as well as berries: cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. Bright green spinach, yellow mangoes, red peppers, purple grapes – let your eyes be your guide as you shop the produce aisle.

Nuts, flaxseed, and chia seeds are high in antioxidants, but also in fats; so add them in smaller amounts: a handful of nuts, a Tablespoon of seeds. They should be added to the Vitamix container on top of all your other ingredients for optimal blending.

Try these smoothie recipes, packed with antioxidants:

  1. Triple Berry Smoothie - Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries blend with low-fat vanilla yoghurt to create this sweet smoothie with a beautiful lavender hue.
  2. All Green Smoothie - It’s so easy going green with this sweet and delicious combination of fruits, veggies, and leafy greens.
  3. Glowing Green Smoothie - Kim Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie filled with healthy greens like lettuce and spinach, and sweetened with apples and pears, is a great way to start your day.
  4. Beet, Strawberry, Cranberry Smoothie- With its bright red colour and sweet cranberry/strawberry flavour, this smoothie makes it easy to fit the long-neglected beetroot into your menu.
  5. Dance to the Beet Smoothie- Pomegranate and beetroot are showcased in this smoothie, which also includes nutritious spinach and parsley.

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