While juicing and drinking smoothie have become a hot fad recently, it’s very crucial that you are careful with the options you decide to drink. Drinking raw vegetable juice, or even fruit smoothies, could come along with incredible health benefits and do your body wonders.
Nonetheless, not all store-bought smoothie or juices are healthy. In fact, some are so high in sugar and are made with a concentrated base instead of fresh fruit.
Thus, you are not intaking the various nutrients, as well as dietary fiber fresh fruits and vegetables, have to offer. This berry smoothie is loaded with fresh berries, pomegranate, and great taste, too! Both blueberries and pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, anti-cancer properties, and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Moreover, they are great for your cardiovascular health, digestive health, and cognitive health. Best of all yet, berries overall are pleasing to the taste buds. If you’re hoping to incorporate berries into your diet more often, look for them frozen at a local supermarket. They work wonderfully atop salads, in smoothies, or even on their own.
Smoothies are an easy way to intake a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and even seeds such as flaxseed or black seed. If you find it difficult to reach a sufficient intake of fruits and vegetables, blend them up into a tasty drink instead.
This smoothie is a deep purple color, yet contains baby kale hidden within. Leafy greens are crucial for your wellbeing; they are loaded with dietary fiber, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and gastrointestinal health benefits. Adding in ginger will upsurge the benefits of this drink. Ginger is incredible for digestion, aids in preventing morning sickness, reduce nausea, improves your memory, and balances your blood sugar levels as well.
Try this unique and tasty very berry smoothie on your way out during your rushed work mornings, or as an afternoon snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. Feel free to swap the raspberries for strawberries, and the baby kale for spinach for a less pungent taste.
2 cups pomegranate seeds, fresh or frozen
1 cup organic blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
½ cup water (preferably cold)
1 medium orange
1 cup baby kale
½ teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
Place the water and orange in your blender and pulse until very smooth. Add the baby kale; pulse until well blended.
Add the pomegranate seeds, blueberries, and raspberries; pulse until well incorporated.
Serve with raw walnuts or your favorite seed atop. Enjoy immediately for optimum benefits.
Noor H. Salem is an author, speaker, and Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, from Michigan. Noor works with clients in better understanding their bodies and healing with natural foods through her wellness practice, Holistic Noortrition. She presents various workshops, school lectures, group coaching classes, and community lectures on the topic of holistic health. Noor recently published her book, SUNNAH SUPERFOODS, a culmination of life-changing recipes and remedies, with a foreword by Dr. Waleed Basyouni. Her book consists of prophetic hadith, modern research, and delicious recipes, and is in the process of being translated into other languages.