There’s no other fruit family with such diva status. Berries of all sorts and bright colors are touted for being an antioxidant powerhouse. Their health benefits are plenty, better skin, increased vitality, protect your from oxidative stress.
For us ladies, the benefits are with no end in sight, radiant skin and hair, postponing aging and improving your heart-related disease risk. Did we mentioned that they reduce inflammation, boost memory agility and prevent diabetes and arthritis.
So essentially there’s no reason why you shouldn’t eat berries daily. Here are a few recipes to integrate into your diet and reap the health benefits instantly.
Blueberries – Divine Purple Smoothie
Mix two handfuls of bluberries with ice and skimmed milk. Enjoy your wellness cocktail bomb!
Strawberries – Strawberry Fudge
This is a 3-ingredient, yes THREE-ingredient dessert you will want to have for breakfast for the rest of your life. Mix together strawberry frosting and white chocolate chips, add washed strawberries and put in the blender, whisk for 30 seconds and then put it in a pan and into the fridge it goes.
Raspberries – Raspberry Freeze
Mix together a cup of plain Greek yogurt, ice, stevia and a cup of raspberries. Blend until its consistency is smooth. Now that’s a 2-minute breakfast idea!
Cranberries – Toss in summer salads
Use frozen or dried cranberries into your summer salads to add texture and color. You can even toss them in your morning cereal bowl for a kick-start!
Blackberries and Strawberries Sandwich
Craving a grilled sandwich? Why not swap the strawberry jam with the real thing. Slice the strawberries in thin slices and add in the sandwich. Once it’s grilled with cream cheese, sprinkle on top of it some more strawberries and blackberries. Ta-da!
What’s your favorite berry-based recipe? Please share in the comments below.