Blackberries in Paradise

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With the long winter dragging out this year, it is important to break it up a little bit and be reminded of warmer times. This juice will give you a little taste of both spring and summer, with the luscious bitter-sweetness of both blackberries and pineapples. Kiwi and pear added to the mix sweeten in up just a tad, and mint leaves leave you with a crisp and fresh finish.

The combination of fruit in this juice will more than fulfill your daily requirement for vitamin C. A megadose of potassium, vitamin A, and magnesium will help to reduce inflammation from the common cold or allergies, while helping to reduce blood pressure and increase circulation. Hydration is a given with the electrolytes present in this juice.

The color of blackberries comes from anthocyanins. Anthocyanins have been found to protect the brain from age-related deterioration, and to help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s. Blackberries have also been linked to urinary tract health.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of blackberries
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 pear
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 15 mint leaves

Directions

  • Rinse all produce thoroughly. Place blackberries and mint leaves in a basin of water to soak, gently pressing on berries to release trapped dirt. Drain water and rinse again
  • Peel and cut pineapple
  • Peel kiwi
  • Remove stem from pear
  • Juice all produce, saving two mint leaves for garnish if desired
  • Pour into two glasses and serve
  • Cheers to good health!
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