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Helpful, Tasty Cherries

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Summer is here, which means here in Dallas, it doesn't take much time for temperatures to start heating up! This is about the time I start to think about enjoying fresh fruits, and the first to come to mind are dark red, plump cherries. Having a bowl out to snack on while sitting outside, taking in the sun sounds amazing right now! The best part is that not only are cherries delicious, but they also offer a lot of health benefits.

These benefits include:

  • Reduced risk of breast cancer
  • Improved memory and brain function
  • Reduced exercise-induced muscle soreness
  • May help reduce blood pressure
  • Reduced risk of arthritis
  • Help improve sleep patterns

Imagine, getting all of these benefits, and still getting to enjoy this fruit as a delicious treat! Perfect for cooling you off in the summer heat. Take your cherries and other fresh fruits, and turn them into a frozen popsicle to keep you cool when relaxing outside!


Creamy Cherry and Peach Popsicles

Ingredients:

½ cup cherries

½ banana

    ½ cup peaches

    1 cup of your favorite type of milk (mine is plain soy milk)

Directions:

  1. Wash and chop your fruits. Take the pits out of the cherries.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until it is of pureed consistency.
  3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze for 3 hours.
  4. Remove from the molds and enjoy!

References

https://www.eatright.org/health/diseases-and-conditions/cancer/reduce-breast-cancer-risk

https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/healthy-aging/4-types-of-foods-to-support-memory

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5872786/

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