Sweet Kiss, Berry Bliss Smoothie

💋🍓💋 It’ springtime! Aren’t you in a kissable mood? I am! I am also in the mood for a berry-based smoothie packed with plenty of the things my body needs.

The shape of strawberries is a sure sign that they are good for you. When you cut off the cap, this red super-fruit has a heart-shaped silhouette. It is reported that strawberries help increase HDL (good) cholesterol while fighting LDL (bad) cholesterol, and lowers high blood pressure. Packed with vitamins and high levels of antioxidants, strawberries promote eye health, help fight cancer, and slows collagen reduction due to aging. They are good sources of potassium and vitamin c, and with all its folate, they also help with fetal development during early stages of pregnancy. Strawberries are also a fat, cholesterol and sodium-free, low-calorie food. Can we have more of these, please?

Raspberries are delicious to me! Not only are they melt-in-your-mouth sweet, they have plenty of health benefits. They have a high concentration of vitamins B and C, iron, copper, and compounds that help prevent cancer. Raspberries also help with weight management and wrinkles. Yay!

Blackberries are nutrient dense and contain flavonoids, a compound that work against harmful oxygen free molecules. They also have vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K. Blackberries have abundant levels of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc, and serve as a good source of amino acids without harmful cholesterol.

If the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice is true, then I want the blackest berry! Needless to say, this combination is enticing and just enough for two.

Recipe:

6 strawberries

10 raspberries

10 blackberries

1 red baby beet

1/2 red apple

1 tsp. raw agave

1 c. almond milk

Add ice to the blend if your fruit isn’t frozen, and remember to keep all of your ingredients organic. By the way, this smoothie will have a lot of seeds. If you can handle that, then you can handle any berry!

 

Disclaimer: I am not, let me repeat, not a doctor, therapist, scientist, certified nutritionist or herbologist, holistic practitioner, or any other term used to describe a physician. I’m simply a health and wellness enthusiast who is sharing my journey and information I’ve learned. The information provided in this post is designed to provide helpful information on the subjects discussed. This post is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For diagnosis or treatment of any medical problem, consult your physician. The author and publisher (yours truly) of this post is not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and is not liable for any damages or negative consequences for any treatment, action, application, or preparation to any person reading or following the information on this blog. Any references provided are for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement of any websites or other sources. Reader should be aware that the websites listed in this post and on this site may change.

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