Strawberries are visually stunning, scrumptious to eat, and exploding with health-boosting prowess. One cup of strawberries provides over 100% of a day’s requirement for vitamin C along with 12 other essential nutrients. But what really launches this beauty queen of fruit up into the realm of superfood stardom is her antioxidant power. In one recent evaluation that ranked the antioxidant power of all foods based on “common serving sizes,” strawberries came out third on the list just behind walnuts and blackberries. Go eat some now!
This smoothie is filled with anti-inflammatory power and flavor! Kids love it too.
1 cup of frozen blueberries, strawberries, or mixed berries
2 diced kiwi
8 oz. of plain or vanilla low-fat yogurt with live cultures or plain kefir
Two tight handfuls of baby, organic spinach
2 Tbs. hemp, chia, or flax seed
A liberal splash of pomegranate juice or 100% fruit juice of choice
Blend until smooth.