Cuisine

What I had for breakfast: Blueberry Smoothie

Good morning and happy Wednesday 🙂

Gosh, am I glad we have finally made it till the halfway mark. Also, it’s one day closer to Christmas (16 days and counting… LOL!)

For breakfast this morning, I just wanted something easy to whip up, yet healthy and delicious at the same time, so I opted for a frozen blueberry and apple smoothie. Simple, yet effective.

Frozen blueberry & apple smoothie:

1½ cup frozen blueberries

1 medium apple, peeled and chopped

1 cup of water

I just added the ingredients together and chucked it in my blender and blitzed it to the texture I wanted. You can add many other ingredients to it such as a mixture of different berries and even banana.

It’s a really simple smoothie, or juice if you will. Blueberries are highly nutritional and I feel should be classed as a “superfood”. Here’s why:

  1. They are low in calories, but high in nutrients. They are among the most nutrient dense berries.
  2. 1 Cup of blueberries (148g) contain: 4g  Fibre, 24% RDA Vitamin C, 34% RDA Vitamin K, 25% RDA Manganese. They are 85% water and contain only 84 calories per cup as well as small amounts of various other nutrients.
  3. Thy are believed to have the highest antioxidant capacity of ALL commonly consumed fruits and vegetables.
  4. They have been known to reduce DNA damage which may help protect against aging, cancer and various other heart diseases.

These powerhouses provide a tasty way of staying healthy.

frozen-blueberries

 

 

Have a lovely Wednesday ♥

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