by Julie Smith
• According to the California Strawberry Commission, a serving of strawberries (about 8 strawberries) provides 160 percent of the recommended daily intake for vitamin C. Vitamin C has been associated with reduced rates of stomach, cervical, breast and non-hormone-dependent cancers.
• Strawberries are in the fruit group with the highest antioxidant values. The flavonoids, such as anthocyanins, quercetin and kaempferol, exhibit antioxidant properties that have been proven beneficial in suppressing cancer cells.
• Strawberries are also heart healthy. The heart-health benefits of strawberries are attributed to their high levels of key nutrients – Vitamin C, Folate, Fiber and Potassium.
1 cup of milk or any non-dairy substitute of your choice (almond, rice, hemp, soy, etc)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 banana, broken into chunks
14 frozen strawberries (add ice if desired)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend for 45 seconds then enjoy!