Nectarine And Raspberry Juice

May 9, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More

Nectarine and Raspberry JuiceI found this yummy looking nectarine and raspberry juice on Pinterest, courtesy of Vanilla and Lace @ Blogspot , and according to Abi (the owner of the blog 😉 ) it is THE best juice ever, totally creamy and probably the best thing you have ever tasted!

It is really simple to make. You need:

  • 2 nectarines
  • 1 cup raspberries (if you can’t find fresh ones, I would think that you can easily use frozen ones)

and just run them through your fruit juicer! Oh – and Abi suggests to not throw away the pulp, but to scoop it in a bowl and freeze it. Sounds like a delicious summary treat to me!

NectarinesNectarines are a similar fruit to peaches, and if you are not sure what the main difference is you just have to look at the outside skin: Nectarines have smooth skin, and peaches will have the fuzzy skin that some people love and others hate. Nectarines are also usually smaller than peaches, and they bruise more easy. You can find many, many varieties of nectarines on the market (more than 100, actually!), and they are either “freestone” or “clingstone”. Like the name says, “freestone” means that the flesh will come away from the pit easily, whereas “clingstone” means that it will cling to the pit. Well, freestone ones seem the way to go! 😉

Health Benefits of Nectarines:

Nectarines are naturally low in calories (44 calories per 100g) and contain no saturated fats – they are fat-free! They are very healthy and full of anti-oxidants which counteract free radical activity in your body, thus promoting overall health and helping in prevention of diseases. Nectarines are also cholesterol free and contain Vitamin C that helps your body to maintain a healthy immune system. They are a good source of Vitamin A, beta carotene and potassium.

Basically you can’t go wrong eating more of them!

Health Benefits of Raspberries

RaspberriesRaspberries truly are one of natures superfoods! They are a super healthy and delicious addition to your diet and can be used in many recipes (one of my favorites is the much loved vanilla ice cream with hot raspberries and cream – so easy and so YUM!). Raspberries are literally on overload with vitamins, fiber and antioxidants.

You can enjoy them fresh, or if you don’t have the option to buy them fresh, they are usually also stored frozen in the supermarkets and have just as many health benefits. The seeds of raspberries contain oil that has a natural sun protection factor and is known for its cancer fighting and preventing properties. They contain many antioxidants and loads of vitamin C.

Raspberries are also very good for you when you are trying to lose weight. As they contain loads of fiber and manganese, they will help to slow the digestive process so you feel fuller for longer, and they also keep your metabolism firing which means you will burn more fat.

What’s not to love?!

Happy Juicing!

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  1. Paul says:

    I think Petra it is these awesome fruits which are to be given credit for all the healthy people. They are more than sufficient to keep you fit all your life, provided that you make them a must haves in your daily life.

  2. Steven says:

    I assume you have to limit the amount of these you have each day because of the natural sugars in the fruit.
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  3. achrafmejgou says:

    Losing weight doesn’t have to be boring when you focus on bright, colourful meals. What does this mean? Simply by making sure your plate reflects a range of colours, you’ll naturally create more balanced and healthful menus. Not everyone has the time or the patience to count calories, but assessing the colours on your plate is something anyone can do – and it only takes an instant!
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  4. achrafmejgou says:

    Lean protein is your diet is essential to weight loss and weight maintenance. Tuna fish is an excellent source of lean protein as it is lower in fat than red meats.

    Losing weight isn’t about hunger, misery and crash dieting! By learning to make, delicious, easy-to-prepare, nutritious food your body needs and will enjoy – losing weight becomes exciting and energizing.
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