Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Super Nutritious Berry Smoothie

Berries! Healthy, Delicious, and Low Carb


Know What you Eat : I love berry season! Besides being delicious, berries are one of the best nutritional bargains around. Low in fat, carbs, and calories, but high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, these yummy nuggets of flavor not only contribute to overall health, but may even help prevent cancer and heart disease, as well as slowing the aging process. And thanks to the freezer, we can have the advantages of berries year-round. Many of these phytonutrients (such as anthocyanins, quercetin, and ellagic acid) have an antioxidant effect: They counter the natural oxidation in the body that contributes to aging of the tissues and many degenerative illnesses such as cancer, dementia, and damage to the arteries.

Ginger is known to have more than twelve types of anti-oxidants, making it useful for treatment of many disorders, like Anticoagulant, Aphrodisiac effect, Cold,Cough,Digestive disorder,Fatigue,Flatulence/wind,Impotency,Inflammations,Menstruation disorders,Morning sickness, Pain killer.

Honey: When mixing honey in any of your juices, always usenatural raw honey. One way to test that your bottle of honey is raw ... put it into the refrigerator overnight.If it hardens the next day, it means that it has more sugarthan honey. If it remains liquid, you have got yournatural raw honey.
Preparation time: 10 mins
Serves 4


Ingredients:

1 C Washed, Chopped Strawberry
1/2 C Washed, Chopped Blueberry
1 C Orange Freshly Squeezed Juice
1/2 C Pineapple Juice
1/4 C Cranberry Juice
1/2 " Ginger Piece
Some Mint Leaves
1 tsp Honey ( only if the berries are sour )
2 pinches of Black Pepper Powder
Method:

1.. Blend in some crushed ice, along with these fruits,ginger, mint, pepper powder, honey & fruit juices.
2.. Serve in tall glass, be creative, select your garnishings, I did it with some blueberries on top of the glass.
3. Have this as a nutritious breakfast or as a guilt free snack anytime of the day.

Event Paritcipation:

Recipes for the rest of us - Fruits, event hosted by Kamalika.
Show me your breakfast event
My Kitchen Treasures for the Strawberry Event
Original Recipes - Monthly Round up hosted by Lorie.

EFM June Breakfast series hosted by Srish.



30 comments:

kittymatti said...

wow! what a lovely spash of colours! A feast for the eyes and taste buds! yumm!

Pooja said...

slurp slurp slurp ! hmmm tastes yummmy !

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Am I invited to the berries party ? Lovely presentation...

Kalai said...

The colors are amazing!! Plus, it contains so many delicious ingredients. :)

Pavithra said...

oh wow i too do this some time but diff combo with ginger , honey mint its so refreshing and healthy hah.. wish to have that glass.. but if someone makes for me i love to have happily.. so i will grab from there.. really feeling fresh seeing the colors

Mangala Bhat said...

OhhWowow! intresting stuff ,i liked honey and mint ..in it ..love this recipe ..want to try this soon :)

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow i love berry seasons too...wat a color...nice recipe.Addition of ginger must have been really good!

Prathibha said...

uuppppphhhhhhh...uuppphhhhhhhhhhhhhh....
I want that glass of smoothie right now...:)
I wont get all those berried here..I really love them...

Priya said...

Omg, Wat a gorgeous smoothie, send me some..lovely smoothie yaar!

Parita said...

love the addition of honey, ginger, black pepper and mints along with berries, this is sure a winner

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely looking smoothie!! I wud love to take one glass from there :)

aquadaze said...

love the colour!!

rekhas kitchen said...

hummm very berry smoothie looks so beautiful and refreshing.

Preeti Singh said...

Thats really a full on drink....looks so so so delightful..very healthy...love your ginger addins.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Slurp... slurp..... slurp....yummylicious....

Happy cook said...

Looks beautiful and thankyou for sending thsi to my event.

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh my gosh, what a ravishing color, love it.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks, everyone for berry berry healthy comments...for that all gets to slurp this smoothie..as you have to try making just like this..

churningthewordmill said...

so many fruits..and low cal drink.. wat cud be better!?

Lisa said...

This sounds (and looks) soooo good. I have fresh mint growing in my backyard that would be perfect for this smoothie.

chakhlere said...

wowwwwwwwwww!!!
This looks absolutely mouthwatering.

Your blog is also very yummy!!

Kalyani said...

looks so tempting & yummy .....

Usha said...

This sounds so healthy and appealing, lovely color !

Preety said...

this surely is a super nutritious treat with so many goodies

Yasmeen said...

Berrlicious! apt for the hot summers:)

Gita said...

Hi...thanks for stopping by my blog. Thats a lovely and healthy breakfast...awesome color :)

Gita said...

Hi...thanks for stopping by my blog. Thats a lovely and healthy breakfast...awesome color :)

Lore said...

Wow, it looks absolutely breathtaking. I am in awe! Packed with health benefits and so many great fruity flavours. Thanks for sending your smoothie to the Original Recipes Round-Up :)

Divya Vikram said...

This makes a great breakfast! Thanks for sending this to "Show Me Your Breakfast " event!!

Aysha said...

wow...wat a beautiful combination of colours...loved it...its so refereshing...u have a lovely blog...

 
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