Creating a colorful life with PURPLE/BLUE Foods

simply well with holly niles


As a certified Food & Spirit practitioner, I see the power of color in our food and in our life.  Colorful pigments in food plants make us feel better by supporting our internal body and overall health.  As we move through the rainbow, this week we look at the color PURPLE/BLUE in foods and our life.

PURPLE/BLUE foods are well known for their healing power with blueberries as a star of high antioxidant foods. Antioxidants in the diet help us reduce the negative impact of oxidation, which is like the body rusting. Sugar, processed foods, alcohol and stress are just some of the ways we oxidize. Pterostilbene is the primary antioxidant component of blueberries and grapes.  Resveratrol is a cousin of Pterostilbene and can also be found in blueberries and grapes.  Both these compounds, in addition to their antioxidant benefits, help with blood sugar balance. Pterostilbene is also shown to support brain cell health.

PURPLE/BLUE is also associated with qualities of intuition, authenticity and finding your voice.


Simply Easy Tip:

Start this week by adding PURPLE/BLUE vegetables and fruits along with your GREEN YELLOW, RED and ORANGE options; look for ways to eat a rainbow of color as you move through your week.

Tune into how PURPLE/BLUE makes your feel.   Do you have a preference for it or make a connection to any of qualities of PURPLE/BLUE?


Simply Supportive: Phytoganix

Phytoganix is a wonderful supplement that offers a rainbow of plant nutrition.  Add it to a breakfast shake or mix with water to boost your antioxidants! It includes fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries; herbs including green tea (naturally containing polyphenols) and ginger; vitamin C-rich acerola extract; vegetables such as beets, carrots, and spinach; and flaxseed powder, inulin, and spirulina. To order Phytoganix, you can contact our friendly front desk team at (860)519-1916 or email or click on the link above.


Simply Delicious: Berry Cobbler


4 cups of assorted berries: strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or a mix (fresh or frozen)
1 cup blanched almond flour
1/4 cup of coconut oil or butter
1 tsp vanilla
Optional: stevia, organic honey or maple syrup to taste
Optional: organic whole cream, whipped with vanilla (for topping)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Grease a 8×8 or larger baking dish with coconut oil or butter.

Place berries in baking dish.

Combine almond flour, coconut oil/butter and vanilla with your hands until it makes a crumbly topping. You may need to adjust the almond flour up or down slightly, depending on the texture of the brand you use. If using stevia or sweetener, you can add a small amount to the topping at this point.

Using your hands, sprinkle/crumble the topping over the berries.

Put dish into oven and cook for about 20 minutes (fresh fruit) to 30-40 minutes (frozen fruit).

When done, drizzle with organic honey or maple syrup if using(optional)

Top with whipped organic cream/vanilla if using or coconut cream



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