Make this berry delicious nutritious smoothie power packed with cherries, raspberries, apples and one other very nutritious secret ingredient
As a child we didn’t live too far away from a cherry orchard. My parents were canners and during the summer, they would can deliciously sweet fruits like cherries, peaches, and pears. When cherry season came, we would take our bushels and head to the nearby cherry farm where we were able to climb the trees like monkeys and pick and choose our own cherries. It’s every kids’ dream to climb trees; especially without getting scolded for doing so.
Down the street from our home today, our neighbor has a large cherry tree in their front yard. I love watching the tree blossom in the spring and then turn to budding cherries. The branches arch over the sidewalk like the Golden Gate Bridge. Each time I pass by, I reflect back on those days of climbing trees and picking cherries. As I stroll by, I’ll pluck a few cherries and pop one in my mouth, swirling it about my tongue and teeth as I chew around the pit and spit it out. I know, it’s very lady-like of me. But who cares? I sure don’t.
Try making this berry delicious nutritious smoothie power packed with cherries, raspberries, apples and one other very nutritious ingredient: red beets–one of the most super food vegetables you can eat.
In a world of processed food, it’s hard to find anything nutritious that’s quick on the go; especially for kids who have a hard time eating vegetables anyway. I’ve never had a hard time getting my kids to eat sweet fruit, but eating nutritious vegetables? It was a feat. Try making this berry delicious nutritious smoothie power packed with cherries, raspberries, apples and one other very nutritious secret ingredient: red beets–one of the most super food vegetables you can eat. If you aren’t used to eating beets, inch the beet in the blender and taste it until you get the desired taste you love.
If you love making smoothies, try these other smoothie recipes:
- 1 cup water
- 1 red delicious apple, cored and chopped
- 1/4 to 1/2 red beet, rinsed, peeled, and chopped
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Mix together all ingredients in a high-powered blender until well blended and smooth. Add more or less water, if necessary, for desired consistency.
Recipe adapted from Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine, p61