Did you know that July is National Berry month? Nor did I, but it makes perfect sense as it is the month when most of the berries are at their peak.
Blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries all ready and waiting to be picked and eaten as is, or perhaps made into something scrumptious.
I have to be honest, I am not a huge fab of blackberries or blueberries but I love raspberries. Strawberries I can take or leave, perhaps because as a teen I would eat my weight in strawberries in the summer.
My sister and I picked strawberries as our summer job and you could eat as many as you wanted. Of course if you ate too many you ate your paycheck away. After all, you cannot fill your containers if you are stuffing your face.
|Blackberry Crumble Coffee Cakes|
Berries are considered to be super foods and they are very good for you, but you probably already knew that. Did you know that they have high amounts of antioxidants and can reverse the effects of aging, arthritis and many other diseases. Not to mention improve your memory.
|Strawberries with Pancakes|
They are high in fiber, low in fats and calories and are great sources of vitamin C. In fact there is more vitamin C in strawberries than in an orange.
|French Toast with Raspberries|
Do you have a favorite berry? Or a delicious berry recipe to share?
I have lots of berry recipes on my blog and have included a few links and images in this post. If you do not see what you are looking for just email me?
Stay cool and have a great week!
P.S: Did you know that strawberries, blackberries and raspberries are part of the rose family?