May: the month of berries

Who doesn’t love berries?

In everyday language, a berry is a small, pulpy and often edible fruit. Berries are usually juicy, rounded, brightly colored, sweet or sour, and do not have a stone or pit, although many pips or seeds may be present. 

Common examples are strawberries, raspberries, blueberries; and red and blackcurrants.

Many berries are edible, but some are poisonous to humans, such as deadly nightshade and pokeweed. Others, such as the white mulberry, red mulberry, and elderberry, are poisonous when unripe, but are edible when ripe.

The berry industry varies from country to country as do types of berries cultivated or growing in the wild. Some berries such as raspberries and strawberries have been bred for hundreds of years and are distinct from their wild counterparts, while some berries such as lingonberries and cloudberries grow almost exclusively in the wild.

Berries are eaten worldwide and often used in several types if ways.

Berry pies
Berry pies

They can be freshly washed and eaten on their own, in a tasty breakfast mixed up with yogurt and cereal, as a jam on a toast for tea, mixed up in your blender for a favourite children’s smoothie. Some love it served with roasted meat or turkey or even You can also freeze them to use them all year round.

And this is the recipe we are going to leave you with: a super berry smoothie, which will surely taste amazingly at the end of your day. And it is as simple as it will get!

Ingredients:

  • 450g bag frozen berry of your choice
  • 450g pot fat-free strawberry yogurt
  • 100ml milk
  • 25g porridge oat
  • 2 tsp honey (optional)

Whizz the berries, yogurt and milk together with a stick blender until smooth. Stir through the porridge oats, then pour into 4 glasses and serve with a drizzle of honey, if you like.

Super berry smoothie
Super berry smoothie

Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Enjoy Snug lovers! It will taste SO good 🙂

*recipe on BBC good food

 

 

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