Food of the Week

Blackberries

 

  • ​Why, you may ask, are blackberries such a rich dark color? It’s because of the anthocyanins, potent antioxidants which keeps our urinary tract healthy, helps us age well and maintains healthy memory function
  • High in Ellagic acid which has been shown to reduce the tumors associated with some cancers.
  • The salicylic acid in blackberries is a similar compound to the active ingredient in aspirin and can have effects against atherosclerosis in the same way that aspirin does.
  • 1 cup of blackberries contains 6g of fiber which helps push waste through our intestines.
  • Blackberries are a good source of vitamins A&C. It is also a good source for potassium.

 

Fun Fact! The study of blackberries is known as “Batology”. There are over 1,000 known species of blackberries.

Blackberry Lemonade Popsicle

Ingredients

  • 1 c Fresh Blackberries
  • 4 Tbsp. Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Amber Agave Nectar
  • 1½ c Organic Lemonade

Instructions

  1. Puree blackberries with 4 tablespoons of water
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of Agave Nectar
  3. Mix blackberry puree with 2 cups of organic lemonade
  4. Pour into Popsicle form.
  5. Wait 4-6 hours, or until completely froze

Nutritional Facts

Calories: 30

Total Fat: 0

Saturated Fat: 0

Trans Fat: 0

Cholesterol: 0

Sodium: 0

Potassium: 120mg

Total Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 3g

Protein: 0g

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