What do you do when you want a fruit or vegetable smoothie? Normally soften the vegetable, perhaps with a boil, before blending it or cut into pieces and then centrifuging at high speed to have the maximum creaminess, or liquidity, possible. In all of this, however, you lose many of the beneficial properties of the fruit or vegetable along the way. Cooking and high speed, in fact, eliminate some plant elements that are very good for our body.
To avoid this, cold juice extractors have recently been invented. These “third-millennium” blenders allow you to extract juice and pulp from fruit and vegetables without first cooking or softening them. By subjecting them to pressure, they slowly squeeze them, taking out the best part of the vegetable. The result is excellent, and there are many recipes that can be obtained with this method, which allows you to mix more fruits and more types of vegetables. In summer, for example, what could be better than a juice of red berries?
- 3 tablespoons of raspberries
- 3 tablespoons of blackberries
- 3 tablespoons of blueberries
- 6 strawberries
- 2 slices of lemon
After washing the fruits thoroughly and removing the peel and seeds from the lemon slices, put everything in the large mesh basket of the extractor and activate the squeezing function. The large meshes will allow you to extract as much pulp and juice as possible from the small fruits, obtaining a thick, dark red, and very fragrant juice!
Benefits of red berries
The berries are almost all red. Red fruits already contain in the properties of their pigments a valid disease prevention action, the same that is found in tomatoes. They protect against infections and some serious inflammations, such as those that can affect the heart or intestines, causing heart problems and intolerance in the long run. Thanks to the action of red fruits, it greatly improves memory and then helps to lose weight! In fact, despite being very sweet and sugary, these fruits stimulate the metabolism, accelerating it and allowing the body to burn calories faster.
So, given that the hot season allows it and that berries are found in abundance in these months, why not try to enjoy them with all, but absolutely all, their beneficial properties, saved by the cold juice extractor?