Do you want to learn how to prepare a tasty berry juice in 3 steps? Here’s how, what it’s good for and what you need to know.
The recipe won’t take you more than 10 minutes.
Where do we start?
- A cup or large glass.
- A blender.
- 1 cup of your favorite berries. Some options are: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries (pitted) or strawberries.
- 1 cup (250 ml) of water.
Berry juice – Recipe
This recipe consists of only 3 steps:
- Start by washing your chosen berries. Even if they’re not visible, they could’ve many microbes.
- Then, blend the fruits and the water until smooth.
- Finally, serve the result in your large glass or cup.
What’s berry juice good for? – Benefits / Properties
A key property is its high level of antioxidants (such as vitamin C and flavonoids). These substances protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. In this sense, they may help prevent diseases and improve overall health.
On the other hand, berries have about 89% water and approximately 2 g of fiber per 100 g. This may improve digestive health (especially if suffering from constipation) and the circulatory system. To learn more, visit our sections on juices for constipation and circulation.
Finally, a cup (150 g) of berries includes about 60 kcal. So, it’s a fairly light food.
To note: You can see the main nutrients in berries here.
So, does berry juice work to lose weight?
If we consider that 1 cup of it has only about 60 kcal, then it may be used in diets to reach a caloric deficit and lose some weight. However, it’s key to follow a healthy eating plan aligned with each body and goals. Visit our post on juices for weight loss to find more information on the subject.
On the other hand, as we said before, berries are high in fiber and water. In this sense, they may help to:
- Satiate hunger.
- Promote body detox. Did you know that it’s possible to lose more than 1 kilo in the bathroom?
Does berry juice work to boost defenses?
Simply put, its combination of antioxidants, water and more nutrients helps protect the body and reduce the chances of suffering from diseases. To learn more, visit our post on juices to boost defenses.
To see more recipes with berries, click here.