I needed a little pick-me-up Tuesday after a celebratory dinner Monday night. I was wanting to use the cherries from the Farmers Market for some baked goodies, but I decided to add to the list of juices instead. Plus, I also figured after the cake and cookies I made this weekend..more baked goods were perhaps the last thing I needed. So I investigated in my Big Book of Juices and Smoothies and found something that would give me some energy, enhance my immunity, and just the slightest bit of detox 😉 Naturally, I made a wonderful addition using frozen blackberries…so here is a pineapple-cherry pick-me(and you, too)-up!
1-2 large handfuls of cherries, pitted
1/2 fresh chopped pineapple
1/4 C frozen blackberries
Blend all in a blender, if you’re like me and don’t have a juicer.
The frozen berries give it a thicker, smoothie appeal. Plus they make it a cold beverage since I hadn’t previously chilled my pineapple.
These fruits are good for energy, immunity, the skin, some digestion, and a little bit of detox. The nutrients contained in this blend include: beta-carotene, folic acid, vit C, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur.
Blackberries are rich in antioxidants, particularly vit C. And pineapples contain an alkaline substance known as bromelain, which aids digestion and is linked to reducing inflammation in arthritis and other inflammatory disorders.