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Flavonoids and phytochemicals give berries their deep colors. Did you know they also may help prevent types of cancer?
Berries are rich in nutrients. Strawberries and blueberries are full of vitamin C. Cranberries and blueberries may prevent bladder infections. Strawberries also contain calcium, magnesium, folate and potassium.
Instead of choosing a ready-made protein shake, make this one yourself using berries, protein powder, almond milk, and a little vanilla extract. You avoid all of the chemicals, fat, and sugar added to commerical meal replacement shakes.
This recipe makes over a quart of protein shake and contains about 470 calories. Divide it in half as a meal replacement with 235 calories.
|Mixed Berry Protein Shake|
MIXED BERRY PROTEIN SHAKE
*3 c. almond milk
*1 c. frozen mixed berries
*2 scoops (6 Tb.) soy protein powder
1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Have you ever used frozen berries for smoothies or shakes?