So when I run around during the day I like to carry with me a few healthy snacks.
Examples of these would be ………………..
I’ve read a lot about these recently and it seems they are seriously the way forward.
I’m talking about dried pomegranates, gooseberries, goji berries, blueberries and strawberries!
Well here’s a nice explanation from one of my favourite sites, livestrong.com (not the most popular website right now), as to why pomegranates are so good for us:
Scholars speculate that the pomegranate decorated temples in the Old Testament and was buried with Egyptian royalty as a means to a healthy afterlife. It is a viable source of vitamin C, fiber, potassium and folic acid. Although the pomegranate does contain a high quantity of sugar and is more calorie-dense than most fruits, it does not take a whole portion to reap its rich-in-antioxidants benefits.
Here is a snippet from from a Men’s Health article on goji berries:
Goji berries have one of the highest ORAC ratings—a method of gauging antioxidant power—of any fruit, according to Tufts University researchers. And although modern scientists began to study this ancient berry only recently, they’ve found that the sugars that make goji berries sweet reduce insulin resistance—a risk factor of diabetes—in rats.
I must say that since reading this and other articles, I’ve taken a keener interest in such fruity nibbles at the food markets that Cape Town is so renowned for!
I like that you can eat them dry, or simply include them in a health smoothie for an on-the-go day.
Speaking of that, here are my favourite places for smoothies in Cape Town (they are seriously the best!):
Liquorice & Lime in Bellevue Street – Fruit Smoothie R28
Spur anywhere – Strawberry Smoothie R24
And Kuai anywhere – Strawberry Smoothie R21
Smoothies are my weakness.
Them & iced coffee….
I’ve found a great recipe for a healthy banana & peanut butter smoothie:
- 2 bananas, broken into chunks
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
- 2 cups ice cubes
Place bananas, milk, peanut butter, honey, and ice cubes in a blender; blend until smooth (about 30 seconds).
Yum, gonna go make this now…. wish me luck!
How about you?
What is your healthy snack you carry around or make sure to eat in the week?
And where do you go in Cape Town for a good smoothie?
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