There are three necessities for a great 4th of July: Fireworks, food and good company!
We have some delicious superfood recipes if you plan on throwing or going to a 4th of July cookout. But we have to admit we are partial to dessert, this Daily Superfood Loves 4th of July Dessert Recipe incorporates three amazing red, white and blue super foods:
Strawberries: its dense phenol content (anthocyanins, which give the fruit its bright red color) have shown to help defend cell structures and protect your bodies organs. In fact, strawberries are second only to plums as the richest fruit in phenols and antioxidants, being especially high in cancer and heart disease-fighting flavonoids, quercetin, catechin, and kaempferol.1
Blueberries: in popularity of berries, blueberries rank 2nd to strawberries in US fruit consumption! They are a low calorie and anti-inflammatory superfood, high in fiber and loaded with vitamin K that can lower your risk of heart disease and cancer.
Bananas: compared to apples, bananas contain 4x the protein and 5x the vitamin A and iron. Bananas have the power to boost energy, calm nerves, help PMS, increase brain power, reduce the risk of blood pressure. Bananas even help with a variety other conditions such as morning sickness, hangovers, quitting smoking, and soothing heartburn.
Make this festive and delicious independence day dessert and you will be the hit of the party.
1. Grotto D. 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life. New York, New York: Bantam; 2007:313-6.