Plums are nature’s answer to the Sour Patch Kid. They’re the most balanced blend of sweet, sour, and juicy. And not to mention, they’re way healthier! The darker and redder the plum, the more nutritional benefits—like anthocyanins for one thing. These natural antioxidants can protect the body from cell damage.
Basically, the fountain of youth has been found—it’s in the plum.
Did you also know that a plum a day can keep heart disease at bay? Plums help reduce the risk of developing plaque around the arteries. This fiber-rich fruit is also full of vitamins and minerals. Two such minerals are potassium and zinc. As we know, potassium is an excellent mineral in managing blood pressure.
And let’s not forget the obvious; a dried plum is a prune. A great way to keep prunes at your disposal is by soaking a few handfuls in boiled water. Then let them cool down and store them in a covered jar in the refrigerator. Eating three to four of these little babies can improve our memory. I’ll tell you, after months of mommy brain, I could definitely use a brain booster!
That’s why I decided to add our little friend here to my latest elixir—and me likey. I hope you do too!
- 5 plums—low in calories but rich in nutrients
- 3 pineapples—great for anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits
- 3 beets—the ultimate source for potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A, B, and C, beta-carotene, beta-cyanine, and folic acid
- 2 small boxes of raspberries—excellent source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients
- Wash plums and raspberries.
- Pit plums.
- Chop tops and skin off pineapples.
- Peel beets.
- Chop pineapples and beets into juicing-sized pieces.
- Toss all ingredients into juicer and activate.
- Pour juice into pitcher and stir.