It might be a million degrees outside, but summer is a magical time. Sunshine, beaches and ice cream are the stars of the show now and our weekends couldn't be any more perfect! A leisurely stroll through the farmer's market can easily overwhelm you with colorful, seasonal options. We love incorporating fresh summer fruits into our meals like strawberries and peaches, but one of our favorites is the snackable blueberry!
Maybe you've heard these little blue guys referred to as a "super food," but what does that really mean? It means they are JAM PACKED with nutrients and vitamins!
Blueberries contain multiple nutrients such as calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, zinc and vitamin K, which are vital for strong bones. In addition to keeping your bones healthy, they help fight off harmful free radicals because they're filled with antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A and proanthocyanidin.
Blueberries are also little brain boosters! Studies have found that they help protect against degeneration in the brain and can help with overall memory and cognition.
Who knew that these little berries could be so helpful?! Try incorporating them into a few meals to give your mind and body a little boost.
One of our favorite ways to enjoy blueberries is in a morning smoothie. Try out this simple recipe and enjoy the bounty of benefits.
1 cup of blueberries
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of orange juice
Combine everything in a blender and you've got yourself a delicious healthy treat!