Berry Explosion Juice Recipe (Raspberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries)
This "berry" delicious recipe combines an all-star lineup of berries with watermelon, pomegranate and mint. An antioxidant (and flavor) powerhouse juice.
|blackberries||0.66 oz||19 g||3 blackberries|
|strawberries||1.33 oz||38 g||3 1/2 strawberries|
|raspberries||0.5 oz||14 g||3 1/2 raspberries|
|blueberries||0.66 oz||19 g||7 blueberries|
|pomegranate arils||2 oz||57 g||2/3 cup arils|
|watermelon||12.4 oz||352 g||2 cups cubed watermelon|
|fresh mint||0.15 oz||4 g||4 mint leaves or 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped mint|
For best results, freeze and thaw berries prior to using in this recipe (Freezing and thawing increases the amount of juice that the berries will yield).
Wash and weigh out the produce.
Remove the rind from the watermelon.
Juice the watermelon, pomegranate arils, and mint, set aside.
Remove the green tops from the strawberries.
Put the thawed berries in a high powered blender and add enough of the juice you just made to cover the berries. Start blending slowly, while adding the remaining juice (do not go above medium speed) until you have a berry-based puree.
Pass the blended juice through a fine mesh strainer, using a spoon to push through if needed (The puree should be thin enough to pass through the strainer, easier than straight up pureed berries).
You can experiment by replacing the watermelon juice with a similar high-yield fruit (pineapple juice, orange juice or apple juice, perhaps).
Are you a citrus lover? Try adding a squeeze of lemon juice!
If mint stems are tender and green, you can use them as well as the leaves!