Sunday, 7 November 2010

Please excuse the fat finger!

Please excuse my prematurely sent blog this evening ... it should be fairly obvious from it that the next item in my collection of super foods are berries.

I'm a big fan of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and love to eat them fresh when they're in season. However you can enjoy them year round by buying them frozen, available in on their own or in various fruit mixes in most supermarkets.

The reason berries make the cut above other fruits is that they have a higher ration of nutrients to sugars than most fruits and are particularly rich in cancer fighting antioxidants including betacarotene (raspberries and strawberries) and ellagic acid (strawberries).

Another reason to put them on the list is that I think berries are delicious and a very versatile fruit - blend into smoothies, have in fruit salad, add to yoghurt and muesli, or serve with a healthy version of french toast (wholemeal bread dipped in raw egg, fried in v little fat and topped with a little agave syrup or st dalfour jam, fresh blueberries and a sprinkling of cinnamon). Berries are also wonderful for dessert, especially dipped in dark chocolate, or otherwise served with greek yoghurt with a little vanilla essence stirred in ... Yum!

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