Berry Delicious Antioxidant Blast

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This recipe is a tasty concoction that even the youngest and pickiest can enjoy. The berries are out of season, but you may happen to have some left over from the summer harvests in your freezer. If not, you can find them in the frozen section at the grocery store. If you want to use fresh berries, you may be able to find them, but they will most likely be pricey this time of year. The juice is high in antioxidants and vitamin C, so it may be the difference between you surviving the winter illness-free.

The juice ends up having a rich red maroon color that will be a hit at the holiday parties or gatherings. Since it’s mostly made with berries, there is very little prep required. The apples and cucumbers help to add water to the juice and mellow out the sharp tartness and sweetness of the berries.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 4 apples
  • 3 cucumbers

Recipe

  • Wash all produce thoroughly
  • Remove tops from strawberries, if necessary
  • Remove seeds and stems from apples
  • Cut apples and cucumbers to fit in juicer
  • For best results, use a slow juicer and alternate the soft berries with the hard apples and cucumber
  • If done this way, you can use the pulp in baking breads and tarts for the holiday season
  • Alternatively (especially if all you have is a centrifugal juicer and a blender,) you can juice the cucumbers and apples, and then blend the berries in with the juice. If desired, you can then strain the smoothie to remove the raspberry and strawberry seeds
  • Serve the juice immediately for best flavor and highest nutritional value
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