Making the Perfect Blackberry Smoothie

The perfect blackberry smoothie is quick and easy to make…has an amazing taste… thick, luscious, creamy, and quite satisfying…not to mention that it contains tons of the antioxidants and vitamins that we alll need. But what we’re mainly concerned with in this series of posts is the health benefits of smoothies—such as which smoothies are bestContinue reading “Making the Perfect Blackberry Smoothie”

Blackberries—The Why

Blackberries have been used by many different ethnic groups of people for many different purposes….at least since the time of the ancient Greeks. Blackberry tea made from the leaves, roots, and bark was used to treat oral problems, such as bleeding gums, canker sores, sore throats, anf mouth ulcers. The roots have astringent properties that have been used to treat digestivceContinue reading “Blackberries—The Why”

Blackberries…The What

Another good option when targetting your smoothie to be most effective for its antioxidant purposes is the blackberry. This soft, plump, sweet, and juicy fruit is commonly found in Europe from June until November, but are now also grown commercially in the United States. They also grow wild  in forests and hedgerows across most of North America…whereContinue reading “Blackberries…The What”