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"Pink Juice With Green Foam"
You've heard me say over and over again that berries are the best fruit,
so why didn't cranberries do better than these others? Because it's not cranberry juice; it's cranberry cocktail, only 25% juice.
So it should rightly be way up here, and take the gold. How do you do it without the corn syrup though?
You make your own: 2 cups of water, add a handful of frozen cranberries, 8 teaspoons of erythritol and a hard-core blender.
And when you do that, you don't end up with 100% juice; you end up with 200% juice.
Let me explain. Here's the amount of six amazing phytonutrients in frozen cranberries. But then you blanch them, throw away all the wonderful solids, clarify it, pasteurize it and you're left with less than half the phytonutrients that you started with.
So even if you found 100% cranberry juice, it would really only be 50% of the whole berries' phytonutrient power.
That's why it's better to blend the whole thing up. I call it my "pink" juice but it's not really juice at all, it's whole fruit. Nothing taken away or filtered out.
It comes out to be about 12 calories: 25 times fewer calories, with at least eight times more phytonutrient nutrition.
When I make it with dark red frozen cherries, with the juice of a whole lemon thrown in, I call it my "red" juice.
The only thing healthier than berries: dark green leafies. So for extra credit, blend in some fresh mint leaves.
It gives it this weird looking green foam on top, but then you're chugging down greens and berries, the two healthiest things on the planet.