Good Mood Food #12 – Raspberries

 

GMFood Raspberry Drink

Makes 4 servings

Prep: 2 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 235 ml or 1 cup firm tofu
  • 475 ml or 2 cups apple juice
  • 500 gr or 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 80 gr or 4 tablespoons raspberry jelly
  • 3 bananas, frozen and chunked
  • 3 ml or ½ teaspoon almond extract

TO MAKE:

  1. In a blender combine tofu, apple juice, frozen raspberries, raspberry jelly, frozen bananas and almond extract.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve.

Note 1: You can use this recipe to freeze into popsicles.

Note 2: You can use raspberry preserves instead of jelly.

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Amount Per Serving
Calories: 407
Total Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 15mg
Total Carbohydrates: 83g
Dietary Fiber: 9.4g
Protein: 11.7g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can have a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20150514-GMF-Raspberry-Drink

Number 12 of the 20 Healthiest Foods on Earth
Berries in general are a good source of antioxidants, but raspberries stand out for their impressive concentrations. This makes it a good idea to keep a pack of frozen organic raspberries that you can easily add to your smoothies for a fruity flavor and plenty of vitamins and minerals. Of course you can always get them fresh, but it can be somewhat hard to find decent fresh organic raspberries, and to eat them before they go bad.

Benefits
If you’re watching your weight, you can count on raspberries as a low fat, high fiber way to give you flavor without sacrificing your diet. But aside from any weight loss support they may provide, you’re going to get plenty of positive benefits from the antioxidants, which helps fight free radical damage, and keeps your body running smoothly in general. If you have arthritis there’s a particular reason to increase your consumption of raspberries, as they’ve shown to help with the inflammation causing your symptoms.

Vitamin Breakdown per 100g
Vitamin C – 44% of your RDV, makes it easy to get the rest from other foods.
Calcium – Just 2% of what you need each day, but a non-dairy source to keep in mind.
Iron – 4% – If you start eating more foods on this list, you’ll easily make up the rest.

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