Berry Bitter, Minty Fresh

Summaryminty-fresh-berry-bitter
This juice recipe is best done through a cold pressed juicer, as the mint leaves may not juice well through a centrifugal juicer. The blueberries and strawberries will also yield the most juice from a cold press juicer. Centrifugal juicers tend to throw the light blueberries and strawberries around, getting a minimum of juice from the tiny berries. If you want to try this juice anyway, and you only have a centrifugal juicer, you can just rinse and swirl the mint leaves into the juice, although the mint flavor will not be nearly as strong this way.  The mint can be left off altogether, but it adds a cool freshness that contrasts with the bitter fruits. If you don’t mind the texture, it is even possible to remove the kiwi peel, strawberry tops, and throw all the fruit and mint into a blender.Mint is a delightful addition to many juices. Besides making breath fresher, mint has many vitamins and minerals. Mint naturally relieves flatulence, and can help ease many digestive issues. It is also good for the liver and kidneys, and can help prevent stones. Due to its natural cooling properties, mint is very useful for soothing sore throats, coughs, or hoarseness. Mint can even help to relieve menstrual cramps. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1 lb. strawberries
  • 2 medium kiwi
  • 50 mint leaves

Directions

  • Rinse all produce thoroughly
  • Remove strawberry tops and kiwi peel, if desired
  • Run all produce through a juicer or blender, no cutting should be required
  • Garnish with mint leaves, if desired
  • Serve!
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