Blueberry Lovers Salad
We’re excited to share an extremely simple yet delicious salad that not only appeals to grown ups but was always a HUGE hit when we used to do ‘Kids Can Cook’ classes. We loved seeing the kids, ages 6-10 (and their parents) demolish the entire bowl and there was not a morsel left.
We often come across adult picky eaters, and have found this one to be a must-try. It’s also a great way to use up your seasonal blueberries which can be found locally and are readily available everywhere in late spring/early summer.
Before we share the recipe we wanted to give a quick shout-out to the amazing benefits of blueberries, which are on almost everyone’s “superfood” list. That’s because, in addition to containing their fair share of fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K, they are bursting with powerful antioxidants. In fact, they have one of the highest rankings on something known as ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), which measures the antioxidant capacity of foods and was developed by the National Institute on Aging in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health.
They also contain a compound known as gallic acid, thought to be one of the most powerful antioxidants of the bunch. In addition to blueberries, gallic acid is also found in walnuts, apples, flax seed. Ahhh – just a few more of our favorite whole foods!
In a nutshell, blueberries can benefit you in SO many amazing ways:
- supporting the cardiovascular system
- protecting the body against oxidative stress
- helping with cognitive function and memory
- improving blood sugar
- anti-cancer properties
Enough said! The Blueberry Salad Recipe is HERE.
For more on our superfoods, check out our 2 part video on foods to eat after 50 starting HERE.
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