There are so many reasons I love summer! But, one of the things I really love about this time of year is the availability and abundance of fresh, locally grown food.

And, right now, there are big juicy blackberries everywhere! My husband and I are fortunate because we have several great blackberry picking spots on our property. So, we get to munch on delicious wild, herbicide and pesticide-free blackberries!

I’m all about it. Plus, they don’t cost us a single penny. Which is awesome since blackberries aren’t too cheap. A pint usually costs about $4 at the farmer’s market.

You can easily add a boost of nutrition to your diet by eating fresh blackberries. Check out the list below for ideas.

8 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Blackberries-this Summer - Sophisticated Booty

8 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Blackberries this Summer

  • Nutritional Benefits of Blackberries
  • Blackberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber (both soluble and insoluble), vitamins A, C, and K.
  • Blackberries may help fight against certain types of cancer.
  • Antioxidants – protect you from free radical damage.
  • Vitamin A – an important nutrient for eye health, especially night vision.
  • Vitamin C – supports a healthy immune system.
  • Vitamin K – plays a role in proper blood clotting.

Blackberry Smoothie. Start the day off with a nutritiously delicious smoothie. Simply add some cashew milk, blackberries, and a small frozen banana to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Blackberries & Cereal. Add fresh blackberries to a bowl of granola, muesli, oatmeal, or cream of wheat.

Honeydew Blackberry Fruit Salad. In a bowl combine bite-sized chunks of honeydew melon and blackberries. Makes a super easy breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Blackberries & Ice Cream. Fresh blackberries are awesome with ice cream. The combination of the sweet from the ice cream, and the tart from the blackberries, is amazing! Try this Banana Ice Cream recipe. Top with fresh blackberries.

Blackberry Infused Water. Charge you water with some fresh blackberries. Add a handful to a gallon of cold water. Drink throughout the day to stay hydrated.

Blackberry Lemonade. Add a handful of fresh blackberries to a pitcher of fresh squeezed lemonade.

Blackberry Fruit Roll Ups. Don’t buy those junky fruit roll ups from the store! Make your own blackberry fruit roll ups.

Blackberry Sorbet. Great treat for a hot summer day! Check out this simple Blackberry Sorbet recipe.

Best of Health,


How do you like to eat blackberries?

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