Sweet Kiss, Berry Bliss

💋🍓💋 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!

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