Get your berries on

  Cold winters and moderately warm summers have some benefits. Berries. Sweden may not be your top destination for a tan but when it comes to edibles readily found in nature you can’t go wrong. Red currants, black currants, gooseberries, raspberries, wild strawberries, cherries, lingonberries and blueberries are all readily available and plentiful wild. Tart and crisp,  they add colour, texture and nutrients during the summer months and it is a great way for kids to pick their own breakfast dressed in pjs and armed with buckets. 

Filled with anti oxidants, potassium and good fibre, berries are natures way of keeping us well. They can be mixed into smoothies, porridge, granola or eaten on their own and it’s all good. This morning’s breakfast was a simple but delicious berry mixture and avo toast. My perfect start. X

Swedish berry mixture

1 cup berry mixture (red currants, cherries, gooseberries for example)

Small handful pumpkin seeds

5 mint leaves, chopped

2tbs coconut yogurt

Juice 1/2 lemon

Mix berries, herbs and seeds. Pour over lemon juice. Serve with dollop of your choice of yogurt. Enjoy! X 

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