Wednesday, February 20, 2013

{clean} Wild Blueberry Freeze

In my house, we treat any signs of sickness with food. Yes, that's right, food.  When anyone comes down with the start of a common cold, we up the antioxidants...Big time! Not to mention the water or green tea.

If you haven't had wild blueberries you have been missing out!  We get the 4 pound bag of frozen wild blueberries at Costco and they are fantastic. They are delicious, but more importantly very high in antioxidants!

According to USDA studies, Wild Blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity per serving, compared with more than 20 other fruits. Using the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) testing procedure, researcher Ronald Prior, Ph.D., found that a one-cup serving of Wild Blueberries had more total antioxidant capacity (TAC) than a serving of cranberries, strawberries, plums, raspberries and even cultivated blueberries. Animal studies have show blueberries to improve motor skills and reverse short term memory loss. (source)

I know I tell you ALL THE TIME, but the Vitamix is the best kitchen appliance ever for clean eaters!  I own the 5200 series and we love it. I use it 2-3 times a day, if not more.  It turns frozen fruits into the creamiest texture in about 60 seconds.

My 4 year old son helped me come up with this recipe. It's simple and so yummy! He loves adding the frozen wild blueberries on top of the creamy goodness! This has NO added colors, sugars, or preservatives!

{clean} Wild Blueberry Freeze

  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Add all ingredients into a high speed blender, like the Vitamix, and blend until smooth. Approximately 60 seconds. Top with extra frozen berries if you wish.

NOTE: This makes one huge serving. You can double it easily and keep the same consistency. I wouldn't try making more than 2 servings at a time. Do not over blend or it will not be Gelato texture.

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