A replacement for that morning coffee?

POZINOZ Berry SmoothieOk, so most of us need a coffee to get us going in the morning, but how about this healthy alternative?

1 cup of frozen mixed berries
1 cup of coconut water

Put them in the blender (on a smoothie cycle if you have one). 30 seconds – 1 minute
This will make the equivalent of a medium cup of coffee. You can even pour it into your travel mug and drink it on the way to work!

Mixed berries have high levels of antioxidants and are great for fighting free radicals, which cause oxidative stress. There is evidence that oxidative stress can contribute to several aspects of HIV disease, including viral replication, inflammatory response and decreased immune cell proliferation1. Coconut water is high in potassium which helps maintain fluid and electrolyte balance, reducing fatigue and hypertension (high blood pressure).

1Aquaro, S., Scopelliti, F., Pollicita, M. & Perno, C. F. Oxidative stress and HIV infection: target pathways for novel therapies? Future HIV Therapy, 2008; Vol. 2, No. 4, Pages 327-338