Saturday, March 1, 2014


The weekend is finally there and if you have been as busy as I and feel the need to recharge your body, this smoothie is the perfect start. It is made of red grapes, pomegranate seeds, cherries, blackberries and is thus chock-full of antioxidants, the small molecules essential for prevention of oxidative cell stress. Plus, red grapes contain loads of reservatol, which was shown to reduce stroke risk and support weight loss.  

Smoothies are an easy way to get in all your minerals, vitamins and other nutrients and this smoothie is such a health bomb. Besides it's superhero ingredients, the antioxidants and the reservatol, it provides you with more than a quarter of the daily recommended values of vitamins K and C. And I even hid some kale in me :) I think the kale balances out the sweetness of the red fruit. If you like it sweeeet, you may leave out the greens.

P.S.: Have you known that pomegranates are one of the oldest fruit known to men? Found in writings and artifiacts of many cultures, punica granatum is an original native from Persia and has been a symbol for fertility, health and eternal life.  Isn't that cool? Let's drink that up!!

Makes 64 oz (serves 2)

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
2 cups red grapes
1 cup mixed frozen blackberries and cherries
1 red sweet apple
1 cup kale (or greens of your choice)
1 cup ice cubes 
water as needed

Blend and enjoy!

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