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Authentic Food of the Day: Blackberries!

I am a berry-addict! I snack on fresh organic berries all of the time and I always add multiple handfuls to my morning smoothies. When they are in season, I love to pick fresh berries or purchase them at my local farmers market. Blackberries are one of my favorite berries because I love their juicy flavor in addition to their amazing health benefits. Blackberries are full of fiber, which helps keep us regular and our digestive system healthy. They are also a good source of magnesium, zinc, iron, and calcium. The deep purple color of these berries is an indicator of compounds (anthocyanins and ellagic acid) that help prevent heart disease, cancers, and signs of aging. These berries have a high content of vitamin E which helps protect our heart and keeps our skin looking and feeling healthy.

DID YOU KNOW: 

– Blackberries contain folate which helps promote healthy blood.

– Looking for a boost of vitamin C? Blackberries fit the bill while keeping our immune system strong.

Smoothie of the Day: Probiotic Immunity-Boosting Berry Blast

Did you pick up a bunch of berries at the store? Looking for ways to use them? This delicious and nutritious smoothie will not only boost your energy levels naturally but will keep your immune system strong. It’s also a fantastic smoothie for promoting healthy and clear skin. The blueberries are a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin E. Blackberries are full of fiber, which helps keep us regular and our digestive system healthy. Strawberries contain a concentrated source of nutrients that make them a good for promoting good heart health. They also have anti-inflammatory properties. By using some plain kefir, you are incorporating “friendly-bacteria” into your body, promoting good digestive help and strong immunity.  Give this smoothie a try today!

Probiotic Immunity-Boosting Berry Blast

  • 1 handful fresh organic raspberries
  • 1 handful fresh organic strawberries
  • 1 handful fresh organic blueberries
  • 1 handful fresh organic blackberries
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 C of your favorite plain unsweetened kefir
  • 2 tsp honey

Add all ingredients to your blender and process until thoroughly mixed. Pour into a tall glass and serve.