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Our ultimate guide to Berry smoothies

Everything you need to know about berry smoothies!

Here at SmoothieBox, we love the great taste and health benefits of berry smoothies and we want to share it with you! 

Berry smoothies are rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and soluble fiber. And when it comes to the possibilities of creating an incredibly delicious berry smoothie, there is simply no limit to your creativity.

A good healthy berry smoothie is among the healthiest ways to kickstart your day. Berries are not only delicious and nutritious but also come with several impressive health benefits.

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Health Benefits of Berry Smoothies

A smoothie is a versatile beverage that is family-friendly, and you can practically add any nutritious fruits, seeds, and leafy greens into it.

Healthy berry smoothies are becoming increasingly popular as a wellness trend, thanks to their numerous health benefits.

Making healthy berry smoothies is fun, as you can try out different herbs and sweeteners, different garnishing, or even choose to have your smoothie thin or extra thick. There are three classes of berry smoothies.

These are:
• Fruit berry smoothies: these contain one or more types of fruits and berries, blended with fruit juice, milk, or ice cream.
• Green berry smoothies: a green smoothie has leafy greens such as spinach or kales blended with milk, fruit juice, or yogurt together with fruits and berries. It’s usually green in color.
 Protein berry smoothies: high protein sources like Greek yogurt, cheese, or protein powder are blended with mixed berries to make a protein berry smoothie. They are great for supplementing proteins in your diet.

With this in mind, lets discuss some of the benefits of healthy berry smoothies

1. Berry smoothies reduce skin wrinkling

Free radicals in the blood are one of the leading causes of skin damage. A berry smoothie diet of at least one smoothie per day can actively limit these harmful free radicals, thanks to ellagic acid present in berries. Antioxidants such as anthocyanins present in berries also help to nourish your skin.

2. Berry smoothies are rich in fiber

Fiber is necessary for food digestion. A berry smoothie helps you to remain full for longer by helping to slow down food movement through the digestive system.

3. Berry smoothies are great for hydration

Most of your berry smoothie is water in the milk, ice cubes, fruits, and berries. If you are not good at taking the recommended eight glasses of water in a day, a smoothie can supplement your water intake to keep you hydrated all day.

Water plays an active role in digestion, regulating your blood pressure, increasing your blood volume, and controlling your blood sugar, among other health benefits.

4. Berry Smoothies Increase your appetite

Thanks to the enticing flavors and colors of berry smoothies, you will always have an appetite for food. And what’s more, you can accompany your smoothie with a healthy snack such as a fruit cake or a slice of meatloaf.

Patients who suffer from ulcers or have just undergone surgery should take a smoothie as it’s gentle on the stomach. The nutrients are readily absorbed into the bloodstream, promoting faster healing.

5. You Can Increase Your Protein Intake in Your Berry Smoothie

If you’re just about to start your workout routine, consider a berry smoothie that is rich in proteins and essential oils to help build muscle and promote healing after an intense workout session.

Some of the protein-rich ingredients you can add to your smoothie include peanut butter, vanilla protein powder, almond milk, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and butter.

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Ingredients in SmoothieBox's Berry Smoothie

The SmoothieBox berry smoothie mix packs healthy ingredients rich in Omega-3s, antioxidants, and nutrients that promote a good heart, taut and bright skin, and good overall health. Using SmoothieBox recipes and ingredients, you can make your healthy berry smoothie hassle-free.

These are the ingredients you can use from SmoothieBox to craft your perfect berry smoothie.

• Organic Strawberries

Strawberries are a rich source of manganese, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Folate (Vitamin B9). Antioxidants in organic strawberries significantly reduce the harmful free radicals in the blood reducing the risks of heart complications and cancer. Other plant compounds and natural sugars in strawberries are very healthy too and beneficial in controlling blood sugar.

• Organic Wild Blueberries

Blueberries contain plenty of antioxidants that promote a healthy heart. They also contain Vitamin C, potassium, phytonutrients, and organic plant compounds that are anti-inflammatory. All these contribute to good health by boosting your immunity.

Organic wild blueberries also have a deep fruity flavor while adding rich color to your berry smoothie.

• Organic Cauliflower

Organic cauliflower supports liver health, reduces the risk of cancer and diabetes, and prevents heart and brain disorders.

It is a superfood that helps you maintain hormonal balance, boost your eye health, improve iron absorption, enhance digestion, and improve learning and memory. Cauliflower is high in B-vitamins, choline, fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that help to prevent cancer.

• Organic Sweet Potato Puree

It is rich in Glutamic acid, an amino acid essential in forming proteins in the body. It turns into glutamate in the body, a compound that improves your memory and learning.

• Berry Chips

SmoothieBox mixes several nutritious ingredients and freezes them into a smoothie chip. This way, they incorporate fun and beneficial ingredients like beet juice and banana puree.

• Organic Beet Juice

Beets contain several nutrients like manganese, folate, iron, potassium, Vitamin C, and fiber. Thanks to these nutrients, organic beet juice help to lower blood pressure, improve your blood flow, and boost your immune system.

• Organic Banana Puree

Bananas are high in potassium and aspartic acid that improve cell functions in the body, help in hormone production and promote the normal functioning of the nervous system.

• Organic Raw Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are a great source of omega-6 (linoleic acid) and omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid). These essential fatty acids promote good brain function and metabolism. Raw hemp seeds are also a great protein source.

• Organic Lemon Juice

Vitamin C in lemon juice helps lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications and stroke.

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Why Make a Smoothie with Frozen Berries

You can make a smoothie with either fresh or frozen berries. But frozen berries have one main advantage over fresh ones—you can store them for months and still retain all the fruity flavors and taste.

However, you can still use fresh berries when garnishing your frozen berry smoothie.

That said, here are the top seven reasons why you should make your smoothies from frozen berries.

1. You can use frozen berries out of season

Unlike fresh berries that are only available when the fruit is in season, you can store and enjoy your favorite berries all year long. Making a smoothie with frozen berries gives you more options to mix as many different frozen berries in your smoothie as you like.

2. Frozen berries produce a thick, velvety smoothie

Frozen berries are denser than fresh berries. A frozen berry smoothie will have a thick consistency, almost like a fruity milkshake. If you want your smoothie thick, add a few more frozen berries to your smoothie. Velvety, cold smoothies are perfect for a hot afternoon.

3. You can serve it ice-cold straight away

Unlike a fresh berry smoothie that you might need to chill for a while in the freezer, you can serve a smoothie with frozen berries right away. Naturally, you will blend other cold ingredients with your frozen berries, so your frozen berry smoothie will be cold and ready to drink.

4. You can freeze excess fresh berries for later use

When it comes to making a smoothie with frozen berries, there’s no wastage. If you buy fresh berries for garnishing, you can always freeze any excess mixed berries that you can use to make a frozen berry smoothie in the future.

5. Frozen berries have a high nutritional value

Frozen berries are picked, cleaned, packed, and stored in coolers at their peak of freshness. This process preserves all the nutrients, colors, and flavors. In contrast, fresh fruits slowly lose their nutritional value the more they stay on the grocery store shelves.

6. Frozen berries are less expensive

Fresh berries are often more expensive than frozen berries. So if you love having a smoothie with frozen berries, it’s a good idea to buy frozen berries in bulk to preserve in your freezer. Ensure you purchase frozen berries without added sugars.

7. You save time

Frozen berries are already clean and ready for use at your convenience. You will not need to rush to the grocery store to buy some more mixed berries. Having some frozen berries in the freezer saves you time, as you can conveniently make your smoothie in under five minutes.

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Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipes

Berry smoothies are full of healthy nutrients and antioxidants. And you can take them on the go, in the morning as breakfast, or in the evening as dessert. Here are some popular berry smoothie recipes you should try out at home. You can sub these ingredients in or out with our Berry smoothie mix.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Try this light, nutritious, and vegan-friendly dairy-free berry smoothie bowl for a refreshing morning. A blueberry banana smoothie is packed with antioxidants and fiber and is easy to prepare. You can garnish your berry smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 bowls
Calories: 276 kcal per serving

Ingredients:

1 cup of frozen blueberries
 Three frozen bananas
• ½ tsp vanilla extract
 2 tbsp chia seeds
 2/3 cup of plant-based milk

Preparation:

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender until smooth and consistent and pour it into a bowl. Garnish with fresh blueberries, coconut flakes, or sesame seeds.

Super Berry Smoothie Bowl

When you want a quick dessert or a low-carb lunch option without the extra calories, try making a super berry smoothie bowl. It’s full of nutrients that will nourish your body and leave you full all day. It’s also vegan-friendly.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 bowls
Calories: 317 kcal per serving

Ingredients:

 1 cup of almond milk
 One ripe banana
 2 cups of frozen mixed berries
 A handful of fresh spinach
2 tbsp of flax seeds or chia seeds

Preparation:

Blend all the ingredients until smooth, then serve. You can top this smoothie with toasted pumpkin seeds, sliced banana, fresh strawberries, granola, shredded coconut, or nuts.

Berry Almond Smoothie Bowl

This filling berry smoothie is thick and creamy; it’s the perfect breakfast or mid-morning meal.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 bowls
Calories: 360 kcal per serving

Ingredients:

 ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk
 1 cup frozen raspberries
 One sliced frozen banana
 5 tbsp sliced almonds
 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ cup of blueberries
 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
 1 tbsp coconut flakes

Preparation:

Blend all the ingredients until smooth and consistent, and pour into two bowls. Top the smoothie bowl with 2 tbsp of almonds and coconut flakes, and a few blueberries.

Oatmeal Berry Smoothie Bowl

A combination of cooked oatmeal and frozen mixed berries is the perfect smoothie mix. Its creamy consistency and extra fiber make a filling meal that you can have any time of the day. 
Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 bowls
Calories: 154kcal per serving

Ingredients:

 Two frozen banana, sliced
 1 cup frozen mixed berries
 1 1/2 cup cooked oats
 1/2 cup almond milk

Preparation:

Blend all smoothie ingredients until smooth and serve in two bowls. Garnish or top your berry smoothie bowl with shredded coconut, seeds (chia, flax, or hemp seeds), fresh fruit chunks, berries, or melted almond butter. Enjoy.

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Berry Smoothies for Weight Loss

Smoothies such as green protein berry fruit shakes are beneficial for weight loss. They provide a simple way of replacing a junk food diet or high-calorie snacks.

Here are some of the best berry smoothies that you could try to support weight loss.

1. Vanilla-berry Blast Smoothie

Vanilla-berry smoothies contain the phytochemical C3G that increases the production of leptin and adiponectin. Leptin suppresses appetite while adiponectin enhances the fat metabolism in your body.

The creamy consistency of this berry smoothie is healthy and low in calories. If you want to try out various smoothies for weight loss, you will love this nutritious and filling smoothie.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2-3 glasses
Calories: 250 kcal

Ingredients:

 One frozen banana
 2 cups of vanilla almond milk, unsweetened, 1 cup of low-fat Greek Yogurt
 1 tsp of cinnamon
 2 cups of frozen blueberries or strawberries

Preparation:

Add the ingredients- milk, cinnamon, berries, and frozen banana and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

2. Spirulina Smoothie

This low-calorie superfood is full of nutrients and is a healthy option to include in your smoothie bowl. The protein in your spirulina berry smoothie absorbs into your blood system, and it helps to build lean muscles while burning fats and calories in your body. 

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 glasses
Calories: 2 kcal for every 500mg

Ingredients:

 ½ cup of coconut water
One frozen banana
 ½ cup of almond milk
1 tsp spirulina
• One scoop of vanilla protein powder

Preparation:

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender to a smooth consistency and serve in 2 glasses while cold. Enjoy.

3. Super Berry Protein Smoothie

A combination of pea-proteins with antioxidant-rich berries packs a fiber punch while refreshing and nourishing your body at the same time. 

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 glasses
Calories: 256 kcal per serving

Ingredients:

• ½ of frozen blackberries
• ½ of frozen strawberries
• One frozen banana
• 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
• One scoop (about 27g of pea protein)

Preparation:

Blend all ingredients to a smooth consistency and serve immediately. Garnish with chia or sesame seeds or fresh berries.

4. Metabolism Boosting Blueberry Smoothie

This quick and easy berry smoothie recipe is full of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients. It helps to burn calories in your body, and it has a tasty flavor too.

Ingredients:

• 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
• A handful of baby spinach
• One frozen banana
• 2 tbsp of a protein powder scoop
• ½ cup of ice cubes
• ½ cup of frozen blueberries
• A tbsp of chia seeds

Preparation:

Blend all ingredients in a food processor to a smooth consistency and serve while cold. Garnish with fresh blueberries or sesame seeds. You can use different kinds of berries too in your smoothies for weight loss to achieve different flavors.

You can use our Berry smoothie mix as a delicious addition to these recipes or save time by using our mix with your favorite blending liquid. 

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Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

A strawberry-blueberry smoothie is not only delicious, but it’s also light and healthy. It takes just about 5 minutes to prepare. Try out these nutritious and refreshing strawberry-blueberry smoothie recipes.

Recipe 1: Strawberry-Blueberry Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is gluten-free, and it’s easy to make. Serve this superfood smoothie as a morning or evening snack. You can have it as dessert during dinner or as a post-workout snack.

You can prepare a strawberry blueberry smoothie recipe instead of your usual morning oats porridge. 

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 glasses
Calories: 291kcal

Ingredients:

½ cup almond milk

• ½ cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt. 

½ cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)

½ cup ice cubes

Preparation:

Blend the mixed berries with Greek yogurt, almond milk, and ice cubes to a smooth mix and serve while cold. Top off with your favorite vanilla protein powder and enjoy your smoothie.

Recipe 2: Vanilla Berry smoothie

Try out different ingredients like pineapple, cherry, banana, avocado, orange juice, and mangoes for a variation in your smoothie flavor. To make a vegan recipe, you can use any vegan milk or yogurt. And if you don’t eat honey, use agave nectar, stevia, or maple syrup as an alternative.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 glasses
Calories: 153 kcal

Ingredients:

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ cup frozen blueberries

1 tbsp honey

• ½ cup frozen blueberries

• ½ cup chilled Greek Yogurt

½ cup frozen strawberries 

½ cup almond milk

Preparation:

Blend all your smoothie ingredients to a smoothie consistency and serve. If you’re using fresh berries, blend your smoothie with ice cubes. Garnish your smoothie with fresh berries and mint sprigs.

Recipe 3: Frozen Mixed Berry Smoothie

If you like a thick fruity smoothie, try out this nutritious berry smoothie. Blend in as many mixed berries as you would like.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 glasses
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Ingredients:

 ½ cup frozen Greek yogurt
 One frozen banana
 ½ cup ice cubes
 1 cup frozen mixed berries

Preparation:

Blend the blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries with the yogurt, banana, and ice cubes until they mix into a smooth blend. Garnish with fresh berries and chia seeds and serve. For a thicker berry smoothie, add even more mixed berries to your smoothies.

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SmoothieBox Berry Smoothie Calories

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive and complicated. With a SmoothieBox mix, you won’t have to spend a lot of valuable time crafting your favorite smoothie.

A SmoothieBox pack contains 20 ready-to-blend frozen smoothie packs; all ingredients are gluten, soy, and dairy-free, with no added sugars or artificial ingredients. In one SmoothieBox, you will get plenty of organic fruits and vegetables, with the option to order additional grass-fed collagen.

Your body needs plenty of essential nutrients and calories to support normal cell functions. If you want to start your journey to healthy eating, here is a quick guide to the SmoothieBox Berry smoothie calories.

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It has about 180kcal, plenty of carbs, and a small percentage of proteins and healthy fat. Here is a breakdown of nutrients in this smoothie.

 Carbs-27g
 Dietary fiber-7g
 Sugar-19g
 Protein-5g
 Sodium-40mg
 Potassium-6mg

Activities that can help you burn 180 calories include 66 minutes of cleaning, 18 minutes of running, or 27 minutes of cycling.

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Berry Smoothie Delivery

When you have run out of time and ingredients to make your smoothie at home, berry smoothie delivery is convenient. Smoothies pack plenty of nutrients and rich flavors that you will love. They are a great way of supplementing your nutrition with healthy fats, carbs, vitamins, and essential minerals.

Plus, you can garnish your smoothie with sesame or chia seeds.

What look for in your Berry Smoothie Delivery

When ordering your smoothie delivery, look out for these pointers to get the most from your smoothie.

1. Allergen Ingredients

If you are allergic to certain foods, ensure they are not part of the ingredients that go into your smoothie. Gluten foods like oats and protein sources like peanuts and soybeans can spark off allergic reactions that can be fatal.

2. Added Sugars and Sweeteners

The best smoothies should be full of natural sugars; often, there’s no need to add extra sugar. However, you may order your smoothies delivery with sweeteners like coconut sugar, agave, honey, or maple syrup.

3. Milk-based Additives

You can have various types of milk and milk-based products in your smoothie. Some are animal-based kinds of milk, while others are plant-based. Vegan-friendly kinds of milk include almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, and rice milk. On the other hand, animal-based milk and milk products are whole milk, skim milk, low-fat milk, cheese, and butter.

4. Antioxidants in Your Smoothie

As you order your smoothie delivery, consider antioxidant-rich ingredients in your smoothie. While most berries are rich in antioxidants, some fruit berries like blueberries are richer in antioxidants than others. Other fruits like kiwi fruit and pomegranate are also good sources of antioxidants that are beneficial to your body.

5. Online Reviews

If you want to try out a new smoothie flavor, perhaps it’s a good idea to start with online reviews before you order your berry smoothie delivery. These reviews will give you a hint at which smoothies have plenty of natural sugar, which ones are the most popular, or which ones are the least preferred
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6. Promo Discounts

Here at SmoothieBox we offer great deals on our smoothie flavors on a month-by-month basis. 

7. Nutritional Facts

Are you targeting a specific daily calorie intake to supplement your diet? Well, pay attention to the nutritional information for each smoothie as they contain different amounts of carbs, proteins, vitamins, and essential minerals. This nutritional information will help you decide on how many smoothies to have in a day.

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Berry Pre-made Smoothies

Smoothies are not only highly nutritious, they are versatile- you can add as many healthy fruits and leafy greens that are beneficial to the body's metabolism. Smoothies make it convenient and easy to add vitamins, proteins, carbs, and essential minerals to your diet.

Pre-made smoothies require minimal effort to prepare, as you have all the ingredients ready for blending and in all the right quantities. You can order your favorite smoothie from the comfort of your home with all your favorite fruits and greens in it.

As you order a pre-made smoothie, consider the following notes.
 Ingredients-Your pre-made smoothie should be free of artificial flavors, additives, and preservatives.
 Nutrition-Track your calorie intake, and watch out for the protein, vitamin, and mineral content in your smoothie.
 Variety-Pre-made smoothie vendors should give you the luxury of choice to select from a range of smoothie types.
 Value-The berry smoothies you order should give you good value for the price you pay.

A smoothie a day is healthy

If you do not like eating your leafy greens straight, smoothies are the best way to intake healthy vitamins and minerals. And you can have more than one smoothie every day to nourish your body and keep the doctor away.

Berry pre-made smoothies are nutrient-dense foods with plenty of natural sugars. To get the most out of your berry smoothie, avoid added sugars and sweeteners as much as possible.

Garnish your pre-made smoothie for extra flavor and nutrients

You do not need to have a special occasion to enjoy a pre-made smoothie. A well-chosen garnish magically transforms your smoothie into a visually grand presentation. Garnish your smoothie with fresh berries, slices of pineapple, sesame seeds, grated cheese, chia seeds, or ice cream. A combination such as ice cream and fresh berries is much more delicious and presentable.

Take your berry smoothie on-the-go

If you have little time to prepare your favorite smoothie, consider a pre-made smoothie that you can take on the go. Whether you need a quick energy boost at the gym or office or a heavy breakfast alternative, a smoothie is the best way to nourish your body with all the essential nutrients while using
minimal effort.

You can accompany your berry smoothie with a snack

You can choose to take your smoothie straight and plain, or you can pair it up with granola, nuts or seeds for a more filling meal. You can also take your smoothie with fresh mixed berries for an even juicier meal.

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Fresh vs Frozen Fruit in Berry Smoothies

Having frozen mixed berries in your freezer makes it easy to whip up a mixed berry smoothie quickly. If you are unsure whether to use fresh or frozen fruit, use frozen fruits to achieve a nice icy thick texture.
Then garnish your smoothie with fresh mixed berries.

Fresh vs. Frozen Fruit Price

Frozen fruits are more accessible to more people as they are cheaper than fresh fruits. The price of six ounces of fresh organic raspberries, for example, can be equivalent in price to a 10-ounce bag of frozen fruits.

So if you’re making your berry smoothie on a budget, you can buy plenty of frozen fruit for your convenience.

Fresh vs. Frozen Fruit Storage

Frozen fruits are very durable as they are harvested, packed, and frozen while at their peak of freshness. As long as they remain frozen, you can conveniently blend them in your smoothie when you prefer. Fresh fruit, on the other hand, deteriorates fast. You will need to use your berries straight away to get the best flavor and nutrients. When you have excess fresh fruit, you can store them in your freezer to increase your supply of frozen berries for future use.

Fresh vs. Frozen Fruit Nutritional Value

Both fresh and frozen fruits have a high nutritional value. In comparison, however, frozen fruit often has a higher nutritional value than fresh fruit, as it is frozen while at the peak of freshness, and so it maintains all the rich nutrients. Fresh fruit remains nutritious only for a while. As it deteriorates due to heat and the humidity in the environment, it continually loses the most valuable nutrients.

Fresh vs. Frozen Fruit Availability

Fresh fruits are only available while in season; this means that you can only have your favorite berry smoothie at a specific season. Frozen fruits are preferable as they are always available for use at any time of the year. Using frozen fruit is convenient as you can buy as many frozen berries as you need and store them in your freezer for later use.

Fresh vs. Frozen Fruit Convenience

You can enjoy your frozen fruit smoothie on a hot afternoon right after blending it. And if you prefer cold snacks, a frozen berry smoothie is convenient and available on demand. If you use fresh fruits for your smoothie, however, you might need to refrigerate it for a while before it can get cold enough. If you’re after convenience while making your smoothie, always go for frozen fruits.

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