How to Make Your Own Healthy Fruit Drink

Why would you want to make your own healthy fruit drink? Because it’ll have more antioxidants, of course!

There are tons of so-called “healthy fruit drinks” on the market. You see them in the fridge at the grocery store – some even have pictures of sparkling pomegranate and blueberries, and claims like “source of antioxidants”.

Is this kind of juice that healthy though? Don’t fall for the commercials you see on TV.

The boxed and bottled juice at the store (no matter how healthy-looking the label is) is not healthy for three reasons:

1. It contains up to 1 tsp of natural sugar per ounce

Not good for diabetics, obesity, or those with high blood pressure.

2. It has no fiber

Fiber soaks up and binds all the toxic matter into one package for the body to eliminate. It also balances pH, promotes weight loss, slows sugar absorption, reduces cancer, reduces cholesterol, prevents hemorrhoids and ulcers, and strengthens the heart.

Learn more about healthy fiber foods here.

3. It is pasteurized

The fruit juice is heated at high temperature for preservation reasons. This means it loses its beneficial enzymes, and 25-80% of nutrients and antioxidants!

 

Making your own healthy fruit drink is such a better option. Plus it saves packaging, and it’s easy.

Of course, eating ripe organic fruit is still the best and easiest option. But sometimes you want something a bit more exotic, or to entertain guests.


SMOOTHIES

It’s as simple as throwing everything in the best blender for smoothies. You should research on the internet before choosing the blender which you will use for making smoothies for along time.

If you want the benefits of fibre, use your blender to make these delicious smoothie recipes:

(Hint: the recipes yield 2-3 servings, so share your healthy fruit drinks!)
PINK DELIGHT

2 bananas

1 pint strawberries

½ avocado

1 cup water

DEEP PURPLE

2 bananas

1 pint blueberries

1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice or 2 whole oranges

BANANGO

2 frozen bananas

2 mangos or 1 ½ cup frozen mango chunks

GREEN SMOOTHIE (You haven’t had a green smoothie? TRY THIS OUT!)

1 banana

1 mango

1 kiwi

2/3 handfuls of spinach

3/4 cup water

• Green smoothies – the new way to eat leafy greens

•Click here for more amazing smoothie recipes and fun


 

JUICES

If you like a light clear drink, you can juicecombinations of fruits (using a juicer).

This way you can also sneak veggies into the juice, without compromising flavour or sweetness.

Use a juicer to make these healthy fruit drinks:


DELISH

5 pears

3 carrots

1 apple

GREEN APPLE JUICE

3 apples

½ lemon

1 bunch kale

BREAKFAST WINE

2 apples

1 beet

3 carrots
ENJOY!!!

Some of these healthy fruit drink recipes are from Fresh: The Ultimate Live-Food Cookbook by Sergei and Valya Boutenko.

I love using it for light and fresh antioxidant-packed recipes. There’s over 250 easy recipes, and they are totally original. Sergei and Valya’s simple and gourmet food has flavour unlike anything you ever tasted.

“Not only do Sergei and Valya prepare the most delicious raw foods, which is talent enough, but the clarity, wisdom, and insights they share about foods and health are breathtaking. This book is a must-read for any aspiring health seeker – no question. What they teach now is unbelievably cutting-edge, and everyone should know it.”

6 Delicious Coffee Recipes

Do you love coffee? Most of us do. In this article we will provide you with 6 recipes to enjoy your coffee a different way. We hope you enjoy it. Do you know how to make vietnamese coffee?

Irish Coffee

 

  • 1 teapsoon of suger
  • 1 jigger of Bushmills Irish Whiskey
  • 2/3 cup of coffee or flavored Irish Creme coffee
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream, lightly whippedPrehead the glass with hot water. Dump the water out and add the hot coffee with the teaspoon of suger and stir. Add the jigger of whiskey, and top with the whipping cream. Dark coffee’s are best for this recipe.Spiced Orange Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon fresh, grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 5 whole cloves
  • Regular amount of your usual coffee or try Swiss Chocolate Orange flavored coffeeAdd the above ingredients together and brew as normal. Place a slice of orange at the bottom or your cup. Pour in coffee and add suger and cream to taste. Top with whipping cream and sprinkle with a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon if so desired.Mint Cocoa Coffee
  • 1 ounce of chocolate mint liquear
  • Dash of shaved chocolate
  • Whipping cream (optional)
  • Regular coffee or try Dutch Chocolate Decaf flavored coffeeBrew your regular coffee, add the 1 ounce of liquear into your cup. Add some whipping cream if desired and sprinkle with shaved chocolate.Coffee Milkshakes
  • 1 pint of coffee ice cream
  • 2 teaspoons finely ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup light rum (optional)
  • 4 to 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Instant coffee powderSpoon coffee ice cream into blender. Add rum and finely ground coffee. Blend on high until creamy smooth. Pour into tall glasses, adding a scoop of the vanilla ice cream to each glass. Sprinkle lightly with instant coffee powder.Frosty Mochas
  • 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 pint of vanilla ice cream, softenend
  • 6 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup prepared cold coffeeBlend hot coffee and chocolate syrup in blender. Blend until smooth. Cool the mixture to room temperature. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl. Add the softened ice cream and cold coffee. With a rotary beater, beat until smooth. Spoon into tall glasses and serve immediately.Nogged Coffee
  • 1 cup of coffee or try Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee
  • 1 egg yoke
  • 1/2 cup of cream
  • Dash of nutmegBeat the suger and egg yoke together. Place cream in a saucepan and heat over low setting, do not burn. Wisk the egg mixture into the warmed cream, heat until hot. Add coffee to mugs and top with the cream mixture. Garnish the coffee with nutmeg.About The Author

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