Blackberries are so much more than a dessert fruit staple. Not only are they able to help keep you looking younger, but they can also protect your skin from the sun’s UVA/UVB (ultraviolet) damage.
It is the anthocyanocides and polyphenols, two types of antioxidants, that help to halt the aging process by fighting free radicals. And it is their richness in vitamin C and vitamin A that helps to protect you from getting skin damage whilst you are out in the sun. Blackberries also help your skin stay looking young because they are 85% water, which helps to detoxify the skin of dead skin cells.
Try these simple, yet delicious recipes that are bursting with blackberry goodness.
1. Blackberry Fennel Pizza
When choosing fresh blackberries for your pizza topping, ensure you rinse them only just before you plan on eating them. Do not do it in advance as they will go soggy and therefore rot faster.
Blackberries are also rich in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids which are vital for brain and skin health.
Recipe @ scalingbackblog
2. Wild Blackberry Bread
Everyone needs a little sweet treat every now and again. But nothing is better than a homemade treat, like this delicious sweet blackberry-bursting bread that is free of dangerous preservatives commonly found in the store-bought varieties.
If you are looking for stronger, healthier looking hair, then let the blackberries in this recipe help you achieve this with the vitamin C they contain; it is largely responsible for producing collagen which contributes to strong hair.
Recipe @ cookinformycaptain
3. Watermelon, Blackberry, and Mint Salad
Don’t be afraid to mix things up and make this very unique salad, with not a lettuce leaf in sight!
The blackberries it contains can help to boost your vital white and red blood cell count because they contain minerals such as potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium which are needed to keep producing them.
Recipe @ twopeas&theirpod
4. Raw Vegan Blackberry Cheesecake Bars
Oh. My. Wordy. Just one bite of of one of these blackberry cheesecake bars will make you feel like you have died and gone to heaven!
Boost your intake of brain-building good fats from walnuts and coconut when you reach for these tart and delicious bars. Being packed with a good amount of calcium, the blackberries in this recipe will also help to strengthen your bones.
Recipe @ choosingraw
5. One Pot Wonder Blackberry Glazed Salmon and Asparagus
When picking your salmon for this recipe, opt for the wild variety. Farmed salmon is fed genetically-modified corn and contains less omega-3 than its wild friends.
The antioxidant ellagic acid in the blackberry glaze on the salmon can help to prevent the development of certain cancer cells.
Recipe @ apronstringsblog