Healthy Cherry Fruit Drinks Recipe

Cherry Berry Good

The sweetness of the fruit is contrasted here with the sharp, peppery flavour of rocket. Protective, energizing, cleansing, and restorative, this is the ideal drink for anyone recovering from illness, coping with stress or facing a long, difficult day at work.

You may think that rocket doesn’t fit well with sweet flavours and be tempted to leave it out; please don’t, as it enhances the other aromatic tastes.

 

 

 

Cherry Berry Good Serves 1-2

225g or 8oz fresh cherries

Half a cantaloupe melon

225g or 8oz blueberries

225g or 8oz black, seedless grapes

Half a handful rocket leaves

 

1. Wash and stone the cherries.

2. Peel and de-seed the melon.

3. Wash the blueberries and grapes.

4. Put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and whizz until smooth.

 

Vital statistics

Rocket contains tannins and the volatile oils saffronal and cinelle, together with some pain-relieving salicylates. Cherries are rich in heart-protective magnesium and potassium and also contain exceptionally large amounts of cancer-fighting phytochemicals. Combined with the antioxidants, carotenoids, and vitamin C in the grapes and blueberries, this is a recipe for a long and disease-free life.

19. April 2011 by Sue
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