Blackberries Galore

Weekends can be so amazing, huh? After some weight lifting that happened in the form of an awesome BodyPUMP class with my sister, we later went blackberry AND peach picking.

Glorious.

rows and rows of delicious berries

As mentioned before, I <3 berries. Berries have got to be the best {food} gift to man/womankind. They are like little balls of nature’s candy.

My little nephew almost missed out by falling asleep at the end of the car ride

I held him for awhile but then I reeeaaallllllyyy wanted to pick!

{I wonder if I look like this when I sleep??)

But luckily for him, he woke up-

mmm

-and followed suit of his awesome aunt

chomp chomp

……stuffing blackberries into his face rather than into the bucket.

(They are one of the super foods after all!!)

My mantra went like this while picking : “1 for the bucket 5 for me, 1 for the bucket 5 for me….”

1 for the bucket...

But my bucket did eventually fill up {phew!}

glorious

Oh and did I ever mention that blackberries are my favorite?

pick the black ones (not the red!)

Here are some blackberry facts:

  • contains antioxidants (anti-cancer and other disease agents!)
  • these berries have the most fiber per gram (more than blue or rasp-)
  • high in Manganese, vitamin C, and vitamin K
  • are in the what are whole foods category
  • blackberry seeds are rich in omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, plus some fiber,protein, and antioxidants
  • are a high water-dense food (good for weight management and overall health)

So far I have had {just} a few blackberry infused salads (duh!)

sweet and savory->perfection

Enjoy your Monday! I am off to chomp on some blackberries before teaching BodyPUMP (and then later some Zumba shakin’ action) :)

Which berry is YOUR all-time favorite?? What is YOUR mantra when going berry picking??

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  1. caroline says:

    Thanks for the black berry nutrition facts. When I am asked why berries are good for us, I usually only say “because of antioxidants.” Now I have a whole list of nutritional facts on blackberries. Thanks!

    My favorite berry (s)…. Blueberries and raspberries.

  2. Mmmm blackberries!

    My fav berry, thought it never used to be, is the blueberry!!!

    My mantra when it comes to berry picking, one for me, one for the bucket!! Your mantra is better though 😉

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