Food & Recipe of the Month: Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Care of Andrea Howe of glowingongreens.com
Blueberries are nature’s candy! Their sweet and tart flavour satisfy all sugar cravings. This nutrient dense berry is considered a super food as it is abundant with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, and more!
Blueberries are known for their deep blue colour. This colour comes from the antioxidant anthocyanins which is part of the flavonoid family. Flavonoids fight harmful free radicals which prevent cell damage that can cause external problems like wrinkles, as well as internal concerns such as chronic disease and cancer.
Blueberries contain the highest total antioxidant capacity compared to its brothers and sisters like strawberries and blackberries. These little decadent treats are also full of fibre. One cup has 3.6 grams of fibre which will aid in keeping you full longer, and with weight loss and digestive health.
The antioxidant potency can have other benefits such as reducing inflammation, promoting heart health, boosting brain health, and slowing down aging.
The best way to eat blueberries are in their raw form or frozen, so try this amazing smoothie bowl recipe to get all of their benefits!
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
½ cup frozen raspberries
½ cup non-dairy milk
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into bowl and top with sliced fruit, granola, and seeds.