Cleansing Blackberry Beet Refresher

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The other day I was grocery shopping and noticed that the price of blackberries has fallen to under two dollars for eight ounces. I’m not sure exactly why the blackberries were so low, as their typical season here in Florida is during the summer months, but I decided to take advantage of the low price. Of course, where there’s fruit, there comes juice in my house, so I had to find a new recipe to test out the blackberries.

This recipe combines beets, blackberries, apples, and ginger. The taste is earthy and refreshing, but with a mild hint of bitterness and sweetness. The combination helps to cleanse the blood, but without the awful flavor that many detox blends bring to the table. The dose of iron and vitamin C is perfect for making it through the winter months without catching the sniffles.

Blackberries contain vitamins and minerals that can help protect the cells from damage. The dark color indicates the high antioxidant content. Blackberries are low in calories and provide quick energy. A diet rich in blackberries has also been linked with a reduction in the age-related decline of cognitive functions and motor skills.

Additionally, blackberries have shown to help prevent periodontal disease and protect the heart and cardiovascular functions. When blended into this juice, the fiber content is reduced, but the berries can still pack a nutritional punch, adding their power to the other produce in the juice.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces blackberries
  • 2 large beets
  • 2 large, sweet apples
  • ½ inch sliver of ginger

Recipe

  • Wash all produce thoroughly
  • Core and deseed apples, then cut to fit in juicer
  • Remove tops from beets and cut to fit in juicer
  • Juice beets, then apples, then ginger, then blackberries
  • Mix well and enjoy!
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