Hawaiian Berry Smoothie

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This Hawaiian berry smoothie recipe is a great way to start the day, full of delicious fruit making for a colorful, nutritious, healthy beverage. With lots of berries, fruit and yogurt this is one of the best nutritional drinks you will try. Garnished with fresh fruits, you will want to have this smoothie every day. The layered fruit in this healthy beverage makes it the perfect smoothie recipe to serve to family and friends. Smoothies are a great way to get a few servings of fruit into your day, and with the addition of yogurt, you will get some healthy dairy and calcium to start the day in a healthy way. Smoothies are one of the best nutritional drinks which you can add a wide variety of healthy ingredients into.

The addition of berries in this healthy breakfast drink is a great way to start the day. Colorful and delicious, berries are one of the most popular fruits. There is plenty of nutritional value of blueberries from moderate amounts of dietary fiber and Vitamin C to minimal amounts of Vitamin A, calcium, and iron. Blueberries are good for you because they are a natural source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are so good for you because, over time, free radicals in the body may contribute to cancer and other diseases. So antioxidants that are found in many fruits and vegetables may offer help to neutralize these free radicals, therefore making antioxidant-rich foods an important part of a healthy diet. Blueberries are an especially good choice because they contain high levels of antioxidants, especially when eaten raw. Canned blueberries contain fewer antioxidants. Antioxidants in blueberries may also help reduce age-related mental decline. Blueberries are in low in calories and contain lots of blueberry nutrition. Studies suggest blueberries may offer some powerful and long-lasting health benefits. One study found that by eating a cup of blueberries per week blood pressure can be lowered and may help speed up metabolism. Another study suggests that consuming blueberries can help lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) which may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Blueberries may also help to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. Blueberries are considered to be a superfood that is good to eat on a regular basis full of nutrients in blueberries and health benefits.

Nutrition Facts for: Hawaiian Berry Smoothie from The First Year

Ingredients: Orange, bananas, mango, orange juice, berry yogurt, mixed berries, milk.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 3 servings.

* Per Serving:Calories 280, Calories from Fat 17, Total Fat 1.9g 3%, Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%, Cholesterol 4mg 1%, Sodium 47mg 2%, Potassium 905mg 26%, Carbohydrates 63.3g 21%, Dietary Fiber 7.0g 28%, Sugars 46.1g, Protein 6.0g, Vitamin A 25%, Vitamin C 163%, Calcium 15%, Iron 4%

The term superfood is just a marketing term. The term superfoods may just be a marketing term, but people recognize what superfoods are. They are foods that come from a variety of different colors that are healthy and beneficial to the body. Popular superfood examples include nuts and seeds, berries, dark green vegetables such as spinach, kale, collard greens, Brussel sprouts, Swiss chard, and broccoli. Thank you to Beth for sharing this healthy beverage for Hawaiian berry smoothies on "The First Year" recipe site. This is just one of the healthy breakfast drinks you will find on the site. Other recipes you will find on the site include breakfast recipe, desserts, pies, main dish recipes and so much more. **

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