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Raspberries, blueberries and blackberries are harvested all the way from mid-summer through to the first frost. With winter here, we’re past that point, but did you know these fruits were packaged and frozen when they were at their ripest? If you’re in love with berries, take a stroll down the frozen food aisle at your supermarket and pick them up there. Run some warm water over them and there's just as good as picking them straight off the plant in summertime.
Frozen fruit—harvested ripe and frozen quickly—is packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, and can help fight against chronic diseases.
Opt for one of these smoothie bowls this winter, suggested by Lori Bumbaco, Oncology Dietitian at NorthShore’s Kellogg Cancer Center. Fill it with any or all frozen berries you like – it’s a healthy solution for your next breakfast, lunch or snack. "Frozen fruit is a nutritious option this time of year, and berries are especially high in disease-fighting compounds. They add flavor and nutrition while lending some fun ways to mix & match the recipes," says Bumbaco.
3 Berry Frozen Smoothie Bowl
Try additional toppings, such as unsweetened dried coconut, cocoa nibs, slivered almonds, sunflower seeds, chopped walnuts and pistachios.
Nutritional information: (Makes 1 large serving)
Calories: 389Total fat: 19 gSaturated fat: 4.5 gCarbohydrate: 52 gFiber: 17 gProtein: 13 gSodium: 46 mg
Inspired by Winter Berry Smoothie Bowl.
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