Superfood: Blueberries.

Blueberry_ClusterDid you know that the month of July is National Blueberry Month? With blueberry season in full force and lasting till the end of August now is the time to take advantage of this wonderful blue gem. And when I say gem, I mean it – most of the power found in these little berries come from it’s deep rich color. That deep-blue hue is a by-product of flavonoids — natural compounds that protect the brain’s memory-carrying cells (neurons) from the damaging effects of oxidation and inflammation. Since blueberries are one of the best sources of flavonoids you can find, it’s no surprise that this superfood has been shown to help preserve memory function. Blueberries also have a high water content helping to keep you, your cells and skin hydrated during this sticky summer month. Keep yourself hydrated this morning with a Blueberry Dream Smoothie…it will definitely leave you wanting more berries!

Blueberry Dream Smoothie blueberry-smoothie

1 cup blueberries
1 cup almond milk
1/2 banana
2 teaspoons raw cacao powder or carob powder
1 tablespoon flaxseed

Blend until smooth and enjoy.

Nutrition Source: Joy Bauer

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