“Thank You Berry Much–the Many Ways These Tasty Gems Can Keep Us Going Strong”
“You want a smoothie?” I’ll ask my husband some mornings before work. The rotation is usually between that and a freshly made green juice.
“Sure,” he says. “That’ll work.” And his request is usually berry, meaning a combination of fresh organic raspberries and blueberries.
Fresh, as in we usually buy them from the local farmer’s market, rinse and then freeze them for the next day. One thing I’ve noticed…the smoothies come out waay better when freezing the berries…and I’m not the biggest fan of buying them already frozen. I’ll sometimes toss in a bit of banana and a splash of almond milk…and next thing you know, my husband is making the “mmmm” and “yummy” declarations, enjoying his tall frosty glass of luscious berry-power, smooth, creamy and naturally bursting with fruit flavors galore.
With not a bit of added sugar…AND, packed full of powerhouse nutrition to boot. Loaded with vitamin C & mega-antioxidants, they’re great for burning fat, fighting heart disease, allergies, diabetes, high blood pressure and yes (drumroll), cancer as well…
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Let me ask you…what kind of berries are your favorite? Raspberries, blueberries…or maybe one I didn’t yet mention? What are the health benefits you’re most grateful for? Are you working on lowering your blood pressure, cancer, heart disease?
And how are berries a part of your daily eating/drinking? Do you toss them in a smoothie? Sprinkle them over your morning breakfast of overnight oatmeal or chia pudding? Or do you just throw them in a bowl and snack on them–with nothing else? Please let me know…and leave your comments below!