Sunday, May 22, 2011

Want a Healthy Colon, Love Blueberries/Mixed Berries in Zesty Greek Yogurt

Know What U Eat: Help keep your colon healthy and happy with a bowlful berries, specially blueberries. Research shows that there's something in these blue beauties that seems to quell the kind of gastrointestinal (GI) tract inflammation that's associated with colon disease.

A Real Colon Cooler
Because of the positive impact that the blueberry hulls had on colon tissue in a small animal study, researchers suspect that the berries could affect colon health favorably, reducing the risk of diseases that are characterized by inflammation, such as ulcerative colitis. Inflammation-induced damage to epithelial cells lining the GI tract is a leading cause of ulcerative colitis. 

Be a Pro with Berries
Interestingly, the blueberries' soothing effects seemed to be magnified by probiotics (think yogurt). So if you're a fruit-and-yogurt nut, you may be on to something. Rye bran with probiotics seemed to help calm gut inflammation as well. But here's one tried-and-true strategy for protecting your colon.





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Ingredients:
1 C Strawberries, chopped
1 C Raspberries OR JUST,
2 C Blueberries
1-2 C Greek nonfat-yogurt
1 tsp Honey or acc. to taste
1 pinch salt
1 pinch black pepper powder
1 1/2 tsp grated lemon/orange zest, plus 1/2 tablespoon juice
1/2" piece fresh ginger, grated 
Few twigs of fresh mint


Method:
1. In a small bowl combine yogurt, honey, pepper, salt and lemon/orange zest; whisk it & set aside.
2. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the ginger (no need to peel) into a small bowl. Squeeze ginger through a fine-meshed sieve or strainer placed over a medium bowl to get a total of 1/2 tablespoon ginger juice. Discard pulp. To the bowl with the juice, add lemon juice; whisk to combine. Add all the berries and toss gently to coat zesty yogurt.
3. Serve in individual glass/bowls and garnish with mint sprigs and lemon or orange zest....Enjoy this as whole some breakfast or as a guilt free snack, of course chilled!!!


Sending it to Sizzling Summer Contest, hosted by Shriya






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29 comments:

Pavithra said...

Mmmm wonderful healthy refreshing treat..looks delicious!!!

Priya said...

Fantastic dish, looks prefect for this hot summer also healthy..

Parita said...

Thats so simple and healthy, i love the addition of zest and black pepper...mmm sounds yumm!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Colorful dish

Nithya said...

Simply awesome. truly yummy dish and always love to read your posts. They are so informative. Thanks for sharing buddy :)

Hari Chandana said...

looks fabulous.. very tempting clicks !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Looks heavenly with so many colorful treats

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Suma Rowjee said...

Perfect summer dessert, lite and yumm!

AshKuku said...

Elegant tempting capture.... :)

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

notyet100 said...

looks delicious,..

Swathi said...

Nice colorful dish, i love blueberries looks really good.

Angie's Recipes said...

Colourful summer berries treat with a twist!

RV said...

This is truly a sizzling Summer treat. Beautiful clicks..

Turmericnspice said...

love berries....and awesome click...v tempting

Kiran said...

Delicious and healthy combination of berries and yogurt.

Reshmi said...

its like a surprise n wondeful treat to eyes....looking too gorgeous...i love bluberries n rasbery...n the addition of zest n blackpepper gves a truely delightful look n flavor for the dish...truely divine..

Preeti Kashyap said...

This is a super healthy and yumm dessert!

Vrinda said...

Yummy n healthy berry delight..

Umm Mymoonah said...

That's a very nice way to have your fruits and very useful information about berries.
You have got a nice collection of healthy recipes, definitely following you:-)

Neha said...

first time here..liked your blog, following you

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Refreshing and berryful!

Jay said...

Looks really delicious...!
You have amazing collection of healthy recipes here...Am yur happy follower now..:)
Do drop in at my space sometime..

Vivarjitha said...

omg...it's gr8....looks delicious!!!

J said...

iressistable..

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Done !!

Hema said...

Love your presentation.. Nice platter..

kothiyavunu said...

Hi dear...hope u r doing fine.:)I was away from blogging for long timeand I guess have missed a few posts..sounds great..Very healthy,loved the ingredients used to make it more delicious.

Leena said...

Refreshing and tasty berries!!

Katy ~ said...

I love blueberries so much that I buy them by the pint and enjoy them as is! Your recipe looks yummy, and a good way to serve them healthfully and deliciously. thank you!

 
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