I'm constantly trying to find new smoothie recipes to try out but a lot of times I suck at following directions. I usually add a few extra slashes of this, a drip of that, and sometimes I'll add a totally different ingredient than what's listed. *shrugs* To make matters worse (or better), my husband is just as experimental as I am and he'll encourage my mad chemist tendencies.
I have GREAT news for you though! This morning's smoothie experiment was a success and so yummy! It was full of Iron, Fiber, Vitamins B & C, and antioxidants that can help lower blood cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels. I know a lot of the ingredients seemed to be super sweet but the smoothie was not overpoweringly sweet! It had a bit of sourness because we kept the skin on the Pomegranate when we juiced it. Yes- you've heard correctly, we kept the skin on the pomegranate! I know that it seems crazy but there are so many health benefits in the skin of pomegranates, here are a few awesome things it does for the body:
What I love best about this juice is that is was super quick and easy to make! If you're interested in what went into it, check out the recipe below.
Tools you'll need:
2 medium sized Beets
1 large Purple Carrot
1 cup of Organic Grapes
1.5 cups of Pure Organic Coconut Water
Take your time chopping your Beets, Pomegranate with skin on (I find cutting them into small pieces helps the juicing process because the skin is so thick), and Purple Carrots into sizeable chunks to fit into juicer machine. Extract the juices from each of the above listed produce. Once all liquid is extracted and collected from juicing, add the fresh, brightly colored juice to your blender. Add grapes, peeled mango and coconut water into the blender. Blend until smooth. Add ice and blend again until all ice is incorporated.
Yields 2.5 servings
285 calories per serving
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