Healthy Hollywood: The Next Big Beauty Berry!

Superberry trends come and go. We’ve had the age of the acai and the goji, now there’s another berry squeezing into the wellness stage — the aronia berry.

These tiny superfruits are being touted as nature’s next big antioxidant powerhouse.

“Aronias contain three times as many disease-fighting antioxidants as blueberries. Raspberries and goji berries can’t compete when it comes to the aronia’s oxidative stress and cell damage,” according to a recent MSN report.

As we healthy fashion gals, know what you put into your body is way more important than what you wear or put on your face. If you feed your body the right nutrients, your skin will be radiant and glowing – plus you are less apt to have weight issues, which make summer’s more baring styles much more wearable.

The Superberries wellness line has tapped into these purple powerhouses with a line of aronia gummies, aroniaberry concentrate and frozen berries.

Superberries shared with Healthy Hollywood two smoothies recipes that’ll have glowing from the inside out!

Aronia Pom Smoothie

(Serves 4)

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tsp. aroniaberry concentrate
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup water

Combine all the ingredients into a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

Fruit Smoothie

(Serves 2)

  • 30 frozen aronia berries
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup apple or orange juice
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

For more on aroniaberries, check out www.superberries.com

-- Terri MacLeod

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