Berries are one of the jewels of summer months. These colorful fruits tend to be lower in sugar and calories than other fruits and high in antioxidants, fiber and other key nutrients. More research is emerging about how berries can contribute to your health. Epidemiologic research from the Nurse’s Health Study has shown that women […]
This refreshing spring smoothie is light, tasty, and packed with nutrients. The base of fresh or frozen berries provides a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants, while the flax and hemp add healthy protein, healthy fat, and fiber. Antioxidant-rich goji berries are also a highlight of this smoothie and adds a nice crunch as the garnish. This smoothie makes for a great breakfast, or post-workout recovery drink as it provides extra protein and carbohydrates for muscle repair. For added flavor try garnishing with cinnamon!
Berries are ripe for the picking this time of year in the US. Not only are they absolutely delicious, they offer an amazing array of health promoting phytonutrients. The dark and vibrant colors signify the rich variety of nutrients – I always like to say, “if a fruit or veggie stains your shirt, it’s got to be good for you!”