Cool Blueberry Refresher

blueberry-refresher

Blueberries are a super food, and like strawberries, they are in right now! Blueberries are being harvested all over the country, so you can get them at rock bottom prices. The blueberries also have slightly different levels of sweetness and nuanced flavors depending on where they come from, so you can really enjoy the taste of blueberries at their peak season from many areas. Blueberries are also low in calories, so you can enjoy them wholeheartedly with reckless abandon.

Blueberries have some of the highest antioxidant capacity among all types of fruits, vegetables, spices, and seasonings that are typically used in the U.S. Raw blueberries are the best, as their nutrition is kept intact. Incorporating blueberries into juices and smoothies is a great way to enjoy plenty of blueberries.

This juice is unique because it does not seek to combine the flavor of blueberries with other sweet berries. The cucumbers give the juice a mellow, slightly earthy flavor. The apples sweeten it up a bit, but do not take it over the top. The lemon gives the juice a little zest, making it ideal for those that do not like too much sweetness in a juice. If desired, more lemon can be used to increase the zestiness of the juice. Due to the cucumber and the lemon, the juice is refreshing on a hot summer day and finishes with a clean aftertaste.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 sweet apples, such as Fujis
  • ½ lemon

Recipe

  • Wash all produce thoroughly
  • Remove stems and seeds from apples
  • Remove rind and seeds from lemon
  • Juice all produce
  • Mix well and serve immediately
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