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:
- They are low in calories, but high in nutrients. They are among the most nutrient dense berries.
- 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.
- Thy are believed to have the highest antioxidant capacity of ALL commonly consumed fruits and vegetables.
- 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.
Have a lovely Wednesday ♥