In September of last year, Vitasave.ca went offline to bring the same great products, service and smiles to the high street. The first Vitasave.ca brick and mortar store is nestled in the heart of North Vancouver, BC and in addition to top quality products, low prices and awesome health educators, there are eight, delicious and highly nutritious superfood smoothies to keep you nourished and glowing by the glassful.
What are superfoods?
Superfoods are nutrient-dense foods. This simply refers to the ratio of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals) per calorie.
Superfoods provide the body with endless benefits, so what's the quickest and easiest way to consume them? In one of our deliciously wholesome, 100% organic, plant-based superfood smoothies available from our rocking, in-store smoothie bar!
Beets 'n' Berries
This beet'utiful smoothie is bursting with berry goodness. An antioxidant powerhouse, the Beets 'n' Berries superfood smoothie is subtly sweet and earthy and it will help "beet" off free radical damage. The cancer-fighting properties in raspberries and blueberries come from two of their chemical compounds, ellagic acid and vitamin C.
These components, along with manganese (a trace mineral abundant in raspberries and blueberries) help to prevent free radicals that cause damage to cells. Because of the role of free radicals in the ageing process, these berries may also slow some signs of aging in the body. There is a berry growing wild in the Patagonian region of Chile.
A berry that grows so prolifically as a wild edible fruit there is little need for cultivation. A berry with highest antioxidant value of any known superfruit. Maqui berries are truly superior berries, packed with nutrients that help boost the immune system, strengthen the bones and joints, increase brain function, renew eyesight, improve digestion, reduce inflammation and promote clear healthy skin, naturally. Medical News Today reported that the *ORAC value of the maqui berry was four to 30 times higher than the better known acai berry. Staying on trend with these powerful, purple-hued antioxidants, beet crystals are naturally sweet-tasting and instantly soluble.
They are carefully obtained from the juice of freshly pressed, certified organic beets through a unique extraction process using no heat, solvents or additives. Red beet crystals are eight times as concentrated by weight as regular beet juice and every 200 grams contains the equivalent of 2.5 kg of fresh-pressed organic beets! Naturally high in disease-fighting phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and trace minerals, Beets are an excellent source of phytonutrients, which function as cancer-protective antioxidants and anti-inflammatory molecules.
- Serving Size: 1 20oz
- Smoothie Calories: 225
- Fat: 4.4g
- Carbs: 37g
- Protein: 13.5g
- Fibre: 13g
- Sugars: 17.8g