Monday, April 25, 2011

Marion Berry Smoothie & Interesting Information about Marion Berries

I have been enjoying putting Marion Berries in my smoothie. I just got a lot of Marion Berries through a berry order. I love the natural sweetness they add to my smoothie. It was fun to learn more about Marion berries. Here is some information I learned. ( I saw Marion Berries at Costco)

Marion Berry (Some Interesting Information:)
  • High in antioxidants 28 per gram compared to 24 in blueberries
  • High levels of antioxidants such as vitamin C, gallic acid, and rutin. Which promotes circulatory health and fights against cancer.
  • Dietary Fiber per cup 7.609 :)
  • High levels of anthocyanins. Which can protect against cancer, heart and circulatory diseases. They can also help reduce inflammation.
  • Vitamin C 30 grams per cup
  • Calcium 46 mg per cup
  • Vitamin A 238.00IU per cup Calories per cup 75 calories. Blueberries have 84 calories and 4 grams of fiber per cup.

Some interesting Information:

Marion Berry Smoothie recipe:

Ingredients: Serves 2

3 1/2 C Kefir or plain yogurt

4 T flax* If you have a powerful blender you won't have to grind beforehand

4 T Chia*

4 T whey protein powder optional*

1 tsp cinnamon

1 C marion berries

1/2 C raspberries Optional*

1/2 C blueberries Optional*

1 frozen banana (helps make it creamy)

1 to 1 1/2 C Spinach (I put the package in the freezer)

1/4 C flat parsley (I freeze to give it a longer shelf life)


1. Pour in kefir and grains. (If you have time let it sit for 15min. It helps add the the nutritional value) I do it both way. Pour in the remaining ingredients. Turn it on and let it go for a couple minutes. Sometimes I turn it on and off a couple times. It is wonderful! It is a marvelous breakfast.


  1. Sounds really healthy. I've not heard of marion berries. But I'm sure I can substitute with some other fruit. Can you tell me if the measurement 'T' means tablespoons? Here in the UK we use tblsp for that measure. It does seem a lot of flax/chia/protien if it is tablespoons. Gonna try this soon.

    1. You are correct the T represents Tablespoon. Thanks for asking. You could use any kind of berry. I hope you enjoy it. :)

  2. Yes the T represents Tablespoon. Thanks for asking. I hope you enjoy it. You could substitute with another berry.