The amount of nutritional benefits in blackberries will blow you away! Blackberries are filled with fiber, and very low in saturated fat and calories! This delicious fruit can be enjoyed as breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner! Blackberries are a soft, juicy fruit that adds tremendous flavor, variety and color.
Did you know blackberries have been used to treat eye, and mouth infections? Blackberries are an outstanding fruit that contains many vitamins, and minerals. This tasty fruit can help fight off free radicals, protect against chronic disease, can help lower the risk of heart disease, can help maintain a healthy digestive track, and help promote healthy vision. This list is just naming a few of the healthy reasons you should add blackberries to your list of power foods.
Most grocery stores carry fresh blackberries year round. You can also purchase blackberries frozen, and canned. If you are buying your blackberries fresh, be sure to pick those that are plump and juicy, but not leaking. You can keep them in your refrigerator for about 6 days. Wash them off before using or eating.
If your mouth isn’t watering for some beautiful blackberries by now…they will be when you read about all of the wonderful ways you can enjoy eating them!
For breakfast, have some blackberries on the side with an egg omelet. Mix a handful in with some low fat yogurt for added nutrition and flavor. Try adding blackberries in with buckwheat flour and make some healthy low calorie pancakes. For a burst of energy, have some oatmeal with blackberries on top!
A nice idea for lunch is to toss some blackberries in a salad, or make a fruit salad with all of your favorite fruits. A fruit smoothie is fun and refreshing!
Blackberries on the side of lean meat, or seafood, adds nice decoration and extra flavor. Try a blackberry dip! Just add some mashed blackberries in with low fat yogurt! Simple, fast, and terrific!
For a special treat, make a low calorie, low fat blackberry pie! Just mash low fat graham crackers with a small amount of light butter for your crust. Mix chopped blackberries with low fat yogurt, and fill in your crust. For a tasty top crust, add some crushed walnuts or almonds in with a small amount of almond flour. Bake until lightly brown. Be ready for everyone to dig in! Your home will smell terrific!
Have fun and enjoy your nutritious blackberries!
The Power Blast!
Calories: one cup raw, 62 calories
Protein: 2 g
Fiber: 8 g
Sugars: 7 g
Vitamin C: 30.2 mg
Calcium: 41.8 mg
Potassium: 233 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Saturated Fat: 0
Have fun losing weight while you are eating your new power food!