Someone could write a novel on the nutritional benefits of blueberries alone! These small, sweet, blueish color berries contain more antioxidants than any other fruit. Some of the health benefits we gain from antioxidants include increased energy, boosting immunity, slowing the aging process, and fending off serious diseases like cancer and coronary heart disease. Blueberries are high in fiber, vitamins C and K, manganese, and only about 70 calories per cup. Many studies show blueberries are good for improving memory and fighting against Alzheimer’s. Blueberries peek in season during the summer but lately when I’m at the store I’m able to find organic blueberries for good prices and they have been really sweet!
Cucumbers have lots of great benefits. Their high water content make them great for juicing. Each cucumber contains about 60% of your daily vitamin K, and 15% vitamin C, you’re sure to feel good after having more of these in your diet.
This drink is refreshing, healthy, and full of nutrition!
|Blueberry Cucumber Juice|
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 lemon, rind removed
- 2 apples (I used Pink Lady apples)
- Juice all the ingredients in the order listed.
- Serve over ice.