Blueberries are often labeled a super food because they are low in calories and incredibly good for you, and they fit perfectly into an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. They are sweet, colorful and can be enjoyed either fresh or frozen. Because eating blueberries can help lower blood pressure, promote digestive health, reduce the risk of heart disease and fight cancer they are a perfect addition to your anti-inflammatory lifestyle. The blueberry is celebrated throughout July, at the peak of it’s harvest, during National Blueberry Month.
We can’t leave you without a blueberry recipe so let’s finish with this healthy, delicious, simple blueberry recipe for your anti-inflammatory lifestyle as well! Try it for breakfast, a snack or a tasty beverage.
- 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 2 Tbsp walnuts
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 6 ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Enjoy immediately.
- Never forget how versatile smoothies are. Try adding a banana or other berry varieties to the smoothie. Add some spinach to get in your greens or add some carrot for a sweet taste. Replace the maple syrup with honey if that's what you have on hand. Trade in the walnuts for almonds if that's what's in your pantry. Go for something different every time you make a smoothie.
- If using frozen fruit, there is no need to defrost. Simply add the frozen fruit to the blender in place of a couple of ice cubes.
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