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Blackberry Smoothie

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    Have I mentioned how much I’m going to miss Summer produce? Don’t get me wrong, I am looking forward to Fall. Afterall, it is my favorite season. But I am definitely going to miss my frequent trips to the farmer’s market exploring ripe, juicy berries and all of colors. Right now, blackberries are in season and I am taking advantage of every last day before they go into hiding for the year. If you don’t frequently eat blackberries, I encourage you to add them to your family’s rotation. Here are a few health benefits of these sweet little gems:

    • Phytoestrogens: These naturally occuring plant estrogens may relieve symptoms of PMS including bloating and food cravings. They may even help with heart health, brain and immune functioning.
    • High in Fiber: Just one cup of blackberries provides 8 grams of fiber.
    • Good source of Manganese: A single cup of blackberries provides 47% of your daily requirement for magnanese, a mineral that aids in bone health, stabalizes blood sugar and prevents free radical cell damage.

    Oh, and they taste like candy.

    Your straw is waiting.

    blackberry smoothie

    Blackberry Smoothie

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    If you don’t frequently eat blackberries, I encourage you to add them to your family’s rotation.
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
    Servings: 1

    Ingredients
     

    Instructions
     

    • Puree all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and enjoy.

    Notes

    Excellent source of Vitamin C and Calcium, good source Iron

    Nutrition

    Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 32.5gProtein: 17.9gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 74mgFiber: 7.9g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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