Exhausted after a big family party yesterday, I was scrabbling around for a boost in the kitchen. This was so refreshing and gave me a real boost.
- Handful blueberries
- 1 inch round of watermelon, diced
- 2 inches of cucumber
- bunch of mint leaves
Stick it all in the blender and blend. Serve with sunshine in the garden 🙂
We know all about the wonderful world of watermelon, but what about blueberries?
Blueberries contain a lot of vitamins including vitamin C, vitamin B6 and vitamin K. Full of antioxidants, blueberries also contain iron, calcium, magnesium, copper and beta-carotene.
They also contain Gallic Acid, an antioxidant that has been studied as a natural treatment for certain types of cancers (it purportedly kills cancer cells and avoids healthy cells). Gallic Acid also has anti-viral and anti-fungal properties, which means it’s an excellent way to keep your immune system healthy, and fight off any internal or external infections.
There is new food science evidence that supports blueberries can improve memory and cognitive function, helping delay the onset of cognitive disorders in elder individuals. In a study of participants with an average age of 76, 12 weeks of daily blueberry consumption was enough to improve scores on two different tests of cognitive function and memory.