Friday, July 24, 2009

Blueberry Milkshake


Blueberries and Antioxidant Activity
Antioxidants are thought to help protect the body against the damaging effects of free radicals and the chronic diseases associated with the aging process. Fresh fruits, including blueberries, and vegetables contain many of these naturally occurring antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E. Blueberries contain 14 mg of Vitamin C and 0.8 mg Vitamin E per 1 cup of blueberries. In addition, blueberries contain anthocyanins and phenolics that can also act as antioxidants. Based on data from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (Boston, MA), blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity. Using a test called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), researchers have shown that a serving of fresh blueberries provides more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables. Read a
research excerpt on the antioxidant activity of blueberries.

Blueberry is the No. 1 antioxidant fruit, followed by cranberries, then strawberries. And with blueberries in season now, have you had your blueberries today?

Noobcook shared a blueberry milkshake recipe and I made it for the kids. They love it! Who doesn't since it's loaded with ice cream and their favourite blueberries? Hahaha!!

I didn't follow the recipe but use it a guide and scoop some ice cream into the blender. And instead of milk, I added 2 tablespoon of plain yogurt. With no exact measurements, this is obvious why my milkshake doesn't fill up the glass :P

Blueberry Milkshake
Ingredients
(Makes one tall glass, or 2 1/2 short glasses for dessert)
200g vanilla ice cream
1.5 tbsp milk/plain yogurt
150g fresh blueberries

Method
  1. Blend everything till smooth, do not overblend or it will become watery.
  2. Garnish with some marshmallows and blueberries if you like.

3 comments:

noobcook said...

glad you like it! you're right, with ice cream and blueberries, this recipe is definitely easy to please ^^ I like to add plain yoghurt sometimes to substitute the milk as well, feels healthier :D

Mama Kelly aka Jia said...

I like to add a few frozen cherries when I make blueberry milkshakes. For some reason it makes the blueberry taste really pop.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Jia,
Thanks for visiting. Adding frozen cherries is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.