Jen at Sprouting Zen hosted a five-day Mindful Juicing Party last week and I decided to try sticking to a colour theme for the party. Monday, the theme was RED and I chose raspberries, pomegranates, and a pinch of dulse to set the colour scheme.
As for juicing, it’s a healthy way for the body to quickly and easily absorb the nutrients contained in the fruits and vegetables, and after drinking it for breakfast I felt that I had more clarity in addition to some extra energy! The juicing party week, I chose to blend my juices as well as my smoothies to get all the fibre, but straight juicing works as well. Jen has a Juicing for Beginners Series on her blog, so if you like, you can head over there and read her first post, Juicing for Beginners, Part 1. She explains the benefits of juicing in a very clear way, and you can admire her beautiful photography as well.
And what is dulse, you ask? It’s a type of seaweed with a muted pink colour that is rich in vitamins and minerals, protein, and all the trace elements that our bodies need. All the more reason to slip dulse into this smoothie and I promise you won’t notice it at all.
Give this smoothie a try, and or if you’d like a delicious green alternative, take a look at our Pineapple Spinach Pomegranate Smoothie. And yes, I do have a pomegranate addiction, lol!
Red Raspberry Orange Pomegranate Revitalizing Smoothie
A brilliant pink-red smoothie with healthy nutrients for a much needed pick-me-up!
- 1 tablespoon hazelnuts (optional)
- 1 banana
- 1 cup raspberries, frozen
- 2 dates, pitted
- 1 pinch powdered dulse (optional)
- seeds from 1 medium pomegranate (see note)
- 1 orange, peeled and quartered
- 1/2-1 cup water
Put the hazelnuts into a blender and blend until finely ground.
Add all other ingredients to the blender except for the water. Blend, adding water until you have the desired consistency.
Drink and enjoy all the refreshing health benefits!
If pomegranates are out of season or unavailable, you could choose to add 1 cup of strawberries or another option of your choice!
Food for Thought: “The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder