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
530
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup blueberries
  • 1/4 Cup strawberries
  • 1/4 Cup raspberries
  • 1 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
11g
16%
Sugar
42g
47%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
97g
75%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
84mg
8%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
171µg
43%
Iron, Fe
15mg
83%
Magnesium, Mg
33mg
10%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Phosphorus, P
119mg
17%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
309mg
21%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
84g
3%
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.