Written by Martel Jaimes
Blueberry, the indigo-colored berry that is second rank to strawberry in terms of people’s favorite fruits is rich with health benefits. That’s why you have no reason why you should not enjoy this cute little fruit that can prevent hypertension, perfect in boosting your memory, excellent in making your skin soft and great in blocking cancer because of its flavonoids.
And to make a terrific choice for your healthy drink, try this smoothie and it can be a fantastic morning starter or a quick snack in the middle of a busy day.
-5 cups of frozen blueberries
-¼ cup of organic sugar (muscovado or coconut sugar)
-¼ cup of maple syrup or agave
-1 cup pomegranate juice
-1 tablespoon of lemon juice
-1 teaspoon of lemon zest
-mint for garnishing
1.Rinse the blueberries thoroughly and remove the stems.
2.Place the blueberries in a large bowl and coat the blueberries with sugar.
3.Mash the blueberries until it reaches your desired consistency. Potato masher may be useful for this.
4.In another bowl, combine pomegranate juice, maple syrup, lemon zest and juice. Sprinkle some salt.
5.Blend the mashed blueberries into a blender for a few minutes.
6.Add the remaining ingredients and blend for another few minutes until it reaches a smoothie texture.
7.Garnish it with mint to add some minty flavor.
8.Put ice cubes to make it perfect.
This refreshing, healthy smoothie can also be enjoyed with mashed banana and kale or spinach. It’s worth the try and experimenting with added fresh fruits or vegetables on your smoothie will add more pleasure in creating your smoothie at home.