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Before you go pouring a bunch of bran into your smoothie bowl, did you know there's a prettier, yummier, and healthier option? One cup of blackberries has more fiber than a bowl of bran cereal (and they win for taste hands-down). They're also rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that may help boost your immune system.

So what do you do when these bite-size gems aren't in season? Get frozen blackberries all year long! Most of these blackberries are grown in Oregon on family farms where they're picked at the peak of ripeness. Then they're frozen within 24 hours to lock in the nutrients, flavor, and juiciness. As a result, frozen blackberries can be even higher in antioxidants and vitamins than fresh berries that have traveled long distances to get to your grocery store. Plus, keeping a bag in your freezer means less waste and easy access for adding blackberries to your recipes.

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This golden spice isn't just for curries. It's delicious and adds a gorgeous yellow hue to your smoothie bowl—plus, it could help boost your health from your head to your toes (literally). Turmeric contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound that may help fight cancer and prevent Alzheimer's disease. Turmeric may also help prevent and manage inflammation and pain in arthritis.

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Greek Yogurt

Look for Greek yogurt that has no added sugar or artificial sweeteners, such as Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt. It has 15 grams of high-quality protein in a single-serve container and the bonus of vitamin D. Another benefit: This yogurt contains 6 grams of fiber, a nutrient known to help promote satiety! This prebiotic fiber acts as fuel for the healthy bacteria in your gut, which is beneficial for your overall health.

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Cacao is popular among raw foodies because it's rich in theobromine, which may help manage depression. Cacao (and cocoa) are rich in antioxidants called flavanols. Two tablespoons of cocoa powder have more antioxidant activity than 3 cups of green tea or 1 cup of blueberries!

Flavanols may also help protect the circulatory system. They reduce blood pressure, make blood platelets less likely to clot, and improve blood flow to the heart and brain. Eating chocolate in moderation (1 ounce of dark chocolate or raw cacao 3 or 4 times per week) is associated with better heart health due to reduced blood pressure and better functioning of blood vessels.

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With 9 grams of fiber in just one cup, raspberries help you stay full longer and support a happy, healthy digestive system. Compared to other berries, raspberries are one of the lowest in natural sugar. They're high in vitamin C, serving up 60 percent Daily Value per cup. Vitamin C is needed to make collagen, a protein that's essential for gorgeous skin.

The gorgeous red color is a hint that raspberries are packed with phytochemicals that could help slow down the aging process and fight off diseases such as cancer. Fountain of youth, perhaps? Raspberry season is only a few weeks long, but frozen raspberries have the flavor and nutrition locked in. Keep your freezer stocked up and try this yummy Raspberry Mango Smoothie Bowl.

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