If there is one food group with incredible health benefits from preventing heart attack, cancer, dementia to protecting you from the flu. Berries. Rich in phytochemicals, the naturally occurring nutrients that protect cells from damage. They boost immunity and calm inflammation. Berries are big on antioxidants, including anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C. Anthocyanins and Quercetin help reduce inflammation and may help manage arthritis help slow age-related memory loss. Vitamin C which maintains the health of collagen contributes to radiant skin, healthy hair, and may reduce the risk of arthritis, cataracts and macular degeneration. Berries also help manage diabetes and boost heart health. The fiber in berries fills you up quickly and aids in weight loss and helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Folate contributes to production of serotonin which helps ward off depression and improve your mood.
Very Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipe:
Frozen Banana (Cut the ripe banana the before night and place it in ziplock in freezer)
Coconut-Hemp Milk (Any non-dairy milk)
Soaked Chia seeds (Soak the chia seeds overnight for easier digestion)
Vanilla Almond Granola
Soaked Cashews, Almonds and Walnuts
Raw Organic Honey Drizzle to taste
Blend the puree ingredients until the required consistency with the help of the hemp milk.
Add toppings and serve. Other topping options include superfoods like goji berries, mulberries, chopped dried fruit, hulled hemp seeds, sprouted nut butter, organic vanilla.
This also serves as one healthy ice-cream alternative for kids.
Adding Acai in the puree makes it an acai bowl.
Adding Overnight Soaked Oats makes it an even more filling Oats bowl.
Try various combinations to add a healthy kick to your breakfast. The secret ingredient is the frozen banana for the sweetness and the texture.
Happy Breakfasting with Berries!