A Blueberry Kind of Morning
Today is A Blueberry Kind of Morning. I just got home yesterday from a Gama test in Guadalajara and now I need to wait about a week for the results. When we are being tested for an illness it is always the waiting that gets to me. Of course I am looking forward to a great report but I will have no idea until the report reaches me here in Puerto Vallarta and I can share it with my doctor.
Blueberries are a big part of a mans health program or at least they should be. I happen to really enjoy them so I can eat them with plain Greek yogurt, in juice or a smoothie or just to snack on. Here I am making a little juice for the energy. This recipe serves 1 or 2.
Juicing doesn’t always have to be done in a juicer. Sometimes you can use your high speed blender to completely pulverize the ingredients, creating a juice. Don’t skimp on freshly squeezing all of your juices when called for because it is a lot healthier.
Store bought juice, regardless if it is from concentrate or not is always pasteurized. Pasteurization, while great for mass production to keep people from getting sick removes a lot of benefits and beneficial gut bacteria from the food. We always use oranges and make it fresh, it only takes a minute or two and there is much more health packed into the glass.
With this recipe you get the goodness of both orange juice and blueberries. You’re going to benefit from the fiber too which is good for the morning to help your body accept a sweet juice without sugar overload.
2 Cups Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1 Cup Fresh, Filtered Cold Water
1 Cup Organic Blueberries
1) First, using a citrus juicer; juice two cups of fresh squeezed orange juice. This could be 1 to 4 oranges depending on how juicy they are and their size. In this recipe it is okay to use as much pulp as you want because you are actually going to blend this juice. This will allow you to retain the benefits of the pulp and fiber.
2) Using a high speed blender, place all the ingredients in the blender in the order listed above under ingredients. Blend on high until smooth. You can now pour it through a strainer if you like, but in this case, keeping the pulp will make a better morning juice that includes fiber to help the sugar digest slower, keeping you feeling full longer.
This recipe makes about 24 ounces of juice. That might seem like a lot for one person. If you are enjoying it for the purposes of having a morning juice, you can share it. But if you are enjoying a juice feast, drink it all yourself. It will give you a really great, energetic start to your day. It is always nice to share and it only takes another minute to make more.
Fresh Orange juice has lots of vitamin C. Oranges are also cancer preventing due to the citrus limuloids which have been proven to help fight skin cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer and even colon cancer.
Blueberries bring bone-healthy vitamin K as well as vitamin C, fiber and a whole bunch of compounds that together provides decreased risk of various cancers. they also help protect us against age-related deficits in memory and motor functions. If you don’t already have them as a part of your diet, it’s A Blueberry Kind of Morning so try some today.
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