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The Benefits of Blueberries

The Benefits of Blueberries

Adding a handful of blueberries is a really simple way of packing an extra punch to your healthy breakfast smoothie. They’ve long been considered a ‘Superfood’ or ‘The Powerhouse’ of all fruits and berries and for good reason too!

Not only do they contain high levels of antioxidants (and heaps of other natural and scientific good stuff! *) but they also provide us with a whole list of nutrients that provide wonderful benefits to help support our well-being.

Bursting with Calcium, dietary fibre, folate, magnesium, manganese, niacin, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin C, E & K. Which are all good for our digestive health, immunity, healthy skin, eye health, strong bones, healthy blood flow and heart health – brain food too!

So, if you’re going to make one healthy change to your diet this week, start by adding the cutest of berries to your morning smoothie or post workout shake and attempt to eat the rainbow starting with blue!

Purition and Blueberries – A delicious and nutritious combination:

Monday to Friday, forget smoothie recipes leave those for the weekend when you have more time, break the weekday fast in just 30 seconds with a super quick and very simple Purition and blueberry shake…

Simply take 4 scoops (40g) of Purition, a 250ml glass of your preferred cold milk and a handful of fresh or frozen blueberries and whizz them up in your bullet or blender to make a delicious and naturally flavoured blueberry shake.

If you need a midafternoon snack or a low carb lunch alternative, you could try mixing in a 20 or 40g serving of Purition to a small pot (or a few spoons) of Greek yoghurt and topping with fresh blueberries, sure to keep you fueled up all afternoon and until your next meal.

Nutrients list (nearly as long as your arm) in 28g of raw blueberries:
1 berry is approx. 1.4g

  • 16 Calories
  • 1.7mg Calcium
  • 4g Carbohydrate
  • 1g Fibre
  • 1.7mcg Folate
  • 1.7mg Magnesium
  • 0.1mg Manganese
  • 0.1mg Niacin
  • 16.2mg Omega-3 fatty acids
  • 24.6mg Omega-6 fatty acids
  • 3.4mg Phosphorous
  • 21.6mg Potassium
  • 0.2g Protein
  • 3g Sugars
  • 2.7mg Vitamin C
  • 0.2mg Vitamin E
  • 5.4mcg Vitamin K

 

* To also include; anthocyanins, hydroxycinnamic acids (still with us?) hydrobenzoic acids, flavonoids and other phenol-related polynutrients.

This entry was posted on 14th June 2017 by Phillipa Garner.

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