Berry Smoothie

Berry Smoothie
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Berry Smoothie

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Berry Smoothie

The numerous antioxidants in all types of berries help the body fight oxidative stress, and this is crucial for the eyes. With age, many parts of the eye will degenerate, but berries can slow this process down and preserve good eye health. The more (natural) colors on your plate, the better!

See 9 Drinks That Will Improve Your Eye Sight.

1
Servings
115
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4  Cup  blueberries
  • 1/4  Cup  strawberries
  • 1/4  Cup  raspberries
  • banana
  • 2  Tablespoons  greek yogurt (optional, plain or vanilla)
  • 1/8  Cup  blackberries

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a blender until blended. Pour and serve.

You may also chill for a few hours or add ice cubes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
36mg
48%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
60mg
6%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
24mg
8%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
71mg
10%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
15mg
1%
Water
178g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Berry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Berry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.