Healthy Berry Salad
A Fresh, Vibrant, Quick Recipe - From Dr. Michelle Vera
Try a berry fruit salad with dinner, as a snack, or as a healthy dessert!
Start with boysenberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries. I choose the organic berries that are in season to save money and for better taste.
Tips For Success!
- Wash well with clean water
- Add some homemade whip cream or cheat a bit and buy some natural whip cream to dap on top.
How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream
If you want to give this a try it’s easy. You just need whipping cream, sugar, and a metal whisk or mixing machine.
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup whipping cream
Place the sugar into the mixing bowl and add one cup of organic whipping cream. Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks. Store any unused portion in an airtight container for up to 10 hours. When ready to use, whisk for 10 to 15 seconds.
Berries are great because they are low calorie so you can eat almost as much as you want. They have fiber, antioxidant properties, and contain B vitamins and Vitamin C. Vitamin C is important for the brain and skin, as well as for boosting the immune system. It can help increase collagen which helps skin get a gorgeous glow.
Berries have anthocyanin, quercetin, and vitamin C which are powerful antioxidants. Anthocyanin and quercetin may reduce inflammation and help with arthritis, while quercetin may help with allergies. Anthocyanin, quercetin, vitamin C and many other vitamins and minerals help to slow age-related memory-loss too.
So give it a try! Or plant berries in the yard for next year to pick off the branches, create family memories, and eat healthily!