Vegan Vampire Delight

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This juice is simply named for its resemblance to blood, as it is thick and red and embodies a fountain of energetic youth for those who drink it. This is the perfect healthy treat to add to the drink table at your Halloween party, encouraging guests to mix in healthy, fresh, and tasty options. Your party will stay more energetic longer if your guests mix in this bit of crimson goodness. The juice is also made with simple ingredients that can be procured for relatively little right now.

Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant capacities of all fruits, vegetables, and spices. Blueberries have recently been found to have a highly positive impact on memory, not only helping to immediately improve memory, but also to delay the onset of cognitive issues associated with aging. The beets that give this juice its delightfully Halloween-ish red color have been associated with a number of health benefits. Beets can help to prevent and treat certain cancers, especially colon cancer. Beets have also been shown to protect against things as diverse as heart disease, hair loss, and birth defects.

The flavor of this juice is strong and earthy, but refreshing and energizing as well. The bittersweet of the blueberries, the sweet earthiness of the beets, the zesty freshness of the lemon and ginger, and the neutral earthy kale flavor all combine to make something sensational and nuanced. While this juice may not be appreciated by the beginner juicerhead, it is extremely healthful and worth drinking.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of blueberries
  • ½ lemon
  • ½ inch piece of ginger
  • 1 head of kale
  • 1 beet

Recipe

  • Wash all produce thoroughly
  • Peel lemon
  • Remove tops from beets and cut to fit in juicer
  • Juice all produce
  • Serve in decorative Halloween glasses if desired
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