Prune Smoothie Recipe

Prune Juice or Smoothie

You can enjoy the complex flavours of this recipe as a thickish juice or as a really thick smoothie, depending on your taste. But however you like it, the prunes, apples, and grapes will greatly enhance your body’s restorative powers.

Adding the cheese makes it quite substantial and a valuable source of body-building nutrients for anyone under the weather.

 

 

 

Prune-Smoothie

Serves 1-2

10 pitted, ready-to-eat prunes

1 large dessert apple

250g or 9oz white seedless grapes

125ml or 4fl oz mascarpone cheese

Still mineral water

 

1. Put the prunes in a bowl, just cover with freshly boiled water, and leave to soak for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, wash the apple and grapes, core and quarter the apple and put it through a juicer with the grapes, saving a few of the grapes for decoration.

3. Put the juice into a blender.

4. Drain the prunes and add them to the juice.

5. Whizz until smooth.

6. Add the mascarpone and whizz again.

7. If the mixture seems too thick for your taste, add mineral water until you get the required consistency.

8. Serve with the grapes floating on top.

 

Vital statistics

Prunes have the highest ORAC score of any food. The prunes alone in this recipe will give you well over the 5,000 of these protective antioxidant units that are the optimum quantity for a day. The natural sugars from the grapes and the cholesterol-lowering pectins in the apple juice just add to the beneficial nutritional properties that you’ll get in every glass. Include the calcium, zinc, and protein from the mascarpone and you’ve got a drink fit for Lazarus.

 

22. April 2011 by Sue
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