High in antioxidants
Massive in taste
porridge, yogurt, chia seed puddings, fruit salads, vanilla upside down puddings, custards, ice creams ….endless
Quantity of blueberries, black berries, strawberries, raspberries or a combination of whatever berries you have – frozen or fresh works equally well
A splash of rich balsamic vinegar – I use about 1/3 cup to 1-2 cups berries
1/4 tsp Cardamom spice
In a saucepan on the stove top let this mix simmer for awhile – the longer it summers the softer the berries get – the shorter the simmer – the faster you get to eat it
I’m impatient so my berries are always firm and barely simmered for 5 minutes
But it all tastes the same – the mix keeps for awhile due to the vinegar so put it in the fridge in a bottle
It’s addictive – put it on everything including spooned over scones or toast if that’s your thing – thicken it by adding Chia seeds and leaving in the fridge for awhile
Berries are full of antioxidants which aid muscle repair and reduce inflammation
In the picture above I’ve used frozen blueberries and fresh strawberries – the balsamic is sweet enough so I don’t add sugar and the cardamom adds depth to the flavour
I’ve used the same recipe for tri grain porridge as I did here and after I had taken the photo I added pecans as well.
That coconut yogurt smoothes everything out and although this dish is super healthy you would swear (and your tastebuds certainly will) that you are eating pure decadence.
Studies have shown that eating foods (such as berries) which pack a powerhouse of antioxidants help muscle recovery and can help prevent soreness. I’ve read many books by ultra athletes that swear by berries. Great for the heart, brain and everything in between.