Creating opportunities to access and learn more about healthy and nutritious food options is at the heart of Bria's mission as the owner and founder of Hella Ju'C. She finds herself passionately engaging in conversations with folks about how to make healthy eating more fun and colorful. And thus, we eagerly spoke with her to learn more about her beautifully-delicious, Hella Hyphy Smoothie!
Hibiscus Tea (brewed ahead of time and cooled)
The fruit can either be freshly sliced, or frozen.
For Bria, she likes using organic frozen fruit because it means using less ice and results in a more consistent texture for the smoothie. However, she says using fresh ingredients will result in deeper and more intense flavors from the fruit.
In your smoothie, add the chilled hibiscus tea and agave nectar, followed by any fresh ingredients, then frozen ingredients, and finally the ice. Add any additional agave nectar for sweetness.
Layering the ingredients in this way helps create a consistent texture, absent of lumps.
Bria is ever mindful of the ingredients she chooses in her dishes, and the Hella Hyphy Smoothie is no different. The exotic ingredients and unique fruit combinations are not what you typically see in drinks: the hibiscus tea helps with managing blood sugar levels and blood pressure, promotes healthy liver functions, and fights free radicals (full of antioxidants); while the passion fruit can help with managing anxiety, strengthening your immune system, and supporting heart health.
For Bria color represents the vibrancy of life.
Her ingredients are not only chosen for their medicinal qualities, but for their ability to visually demonstrate the beauty that is all around us.