Introducing berries into your diet creates another dimension. Not only does the sheer colour and look of berries ignite the taste buds but they are high in antioxidants, economical, easy to store and in season. You can either buy frozen berries from the supermarket or seasonal fresh berries and freeze them as is. Here are some great ways to incorporate them into your diet:
Berry Cream Milk Shake
This is one of my all time favourite drinks. Not only is it nourishing and filling but it tastes sooo delicious. Serve with a piece of sourdough toast on the side and you’ll be energy and nutrient charged for the day.
This is also a great post exercise drink, full of protein and good fats, helping your muscles to recover faster.
What you’ll need:
2 cups Almond & coconut milk
1 Tablespoon Vanilla protein powder
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla essence
Defrosted Mixed berries
What to do:
Pop your defrosted berries into the bottom of your glass jar
Blend all other ingredients
Pour into the jar on top of your berries.
A Berry Nice Salad
Go ahead and serve yourself a stack! This crunchy salad highlights some of the season’s best
flavours: bright mint and juicy sweet strawberries. Add a few crumbles of goat cheese and some grilled chicken to give yourself a hit of protein. Top with some edible flowers and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this nourishing and decadent serving for lunch.
What you’ll need:
Large bunch of Mixed leaves (Kale, spinach, rocket)
Handful of Fresh strawberries, raspberries and blackberries
Handful of fresh mint leaves
* Goats cheese and some grilled chicken would match well with this dish
Make your desserts that little bit more exciting with these decadent, nourishing crepes. Not only will they top off your day, but they will satisfy those sweet chocolatey cravings.
Serve with some coconut yoghurt or ice cream to get the full salivating effects of this berry-licious dessert.
What you’ll need
Handful of fresh berries of your choice
Loving earth raspberry chocolate shavings
What to do:
Heat your crepe
Add your chopped banana and strawberries and fold the crepe in half.
Sprinkle your mixed berries, mint leaves and edible flowers on top.
Add coconut yoghurt or coconut ice cream if you desire.
Go on and try these recipes out, not only will your taste buds be pleasantly surprised but your body will be too. I made sure each recipe is jam packed full of healthy nourishing fats and nutrients to help you stay healthy and happy.
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