R&R: Raspberry and Rose Petal Smoothie

Photos and Food Styling by Rebecca Buenik

Raspberries are packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants, help boost mood and memory, have anti-inflammatory properties, and aid in weight loss. Adding collagen to your smoothie will help plump your skin, reduce joint pain, heal and repair your gut, and boost metabolism. Looks like everything’s coming up roses!

¼ cup frozen organic raspberries
1 cup light coconut milk
¼ avocado
4-6 ice cubes
1 tbsp golden milled flax meal
1 scoop collagen powder
½ cup dried edible rose petals

 Place raspberries, coconut milk, avocado, flax and collagen powder in blender and blend until smooth. Add ice and blend. Garnish with edible rose petals and other toppings,    such as unsweetened coconut flakes or goji berries. Serves one.