Give your mind and body a boost with this tart cherry superfood shot. Tart cherry juice is rich in heart-healthy polyphenols and anthocyanins, which can help fight free radicals and thwart inflammation. And some researchers have found that regularly consuming tart cherry juice may improve one's cognitive abilities. You can find 100% tart cherry juice in the juice aisle at most large grocery stores.
2 cups tart cherry juice
½ cup pomegranate arils, fresh or frozen (thawed)
⅓ cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons orange juice
Step 1Combine cherry juice, pomegranate arils, basil and orange juice in a blender; blend on high speed until smooth.
Step 2Arrange a double layer of cheesecloth in a strainer and place the strainer over a shallow bowl or large glass jar. Gently pour the juice mixture into the strainer and let the liquid gradually seep through the cheesecloth and into the storage vessel. Once all of the liquid is strained, discard the solids. Cover and refrigerate the shots until chilled, about 15 minutes, or for up to 1 week.
Serving Size: 2 Oz Per Serving: 43 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 10.3g 3% DV; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 9.6g; fat 0.1g; saturated fat 0g; vitamin a iu 100.9IU 2% DV; vitamin c 2.3mg 4% DV; folate 6.1mcg 2% DV; calcium 15.3mg 2% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 2.7mg 1% DV; potassium 146.6mg 4% DV; sodium 17.8mg 1% DV.