Pichuberry is without a doubt one of the most nutrient dense fruits available in the United States. The pichuberry is a small orange fruit that is the size and shape of a cherry tomato. But don’t let its adorable appearance fool you! This ancient treasure is bursting with powerful nutrients and when it comes to taste, pichuberry explodes with tart yet sweet flavor, as if it is the lovechild of cherry and passionfruit. For this, the Pichuberry makes for the perfect smoothie ingredient.
This wonder fruit packs a healthy mineral and nutritional composition that surpasses most other conventional and exotic fruits.
The pichuberry is rich in vitamins and phenols. In fact, it’s packed with vitamin D, an essential vitamin in which most Americans are deficient. The pichuberry also contains withanolides, a rare but special group of antioxidants that have been shown to suppress carcinogens and reduce oxidative stress. Rich in heart-healthy fatty acids, the pichuberry has a remarkably low glycemic index of 25 (compared to a GI of 50 for blueberries and 53 for the pomegranate). It even contains protein: 1.7 grams in just 3 ounces!
Here I have created a balanced and nutrient-filled smoothie that can be enjoyed anytime of the day. The mint ties together the carrots and fruit, while the coconut water creates a smooth finish. This smoothie will surely excite your taste buds!
1 cup melon
¾ cup pichuberries
½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
¼ cup carrots, sliced
3-4 fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
8 oz. coconut water
Place ingredients in a blender and pureed until smooth. Enjoy!
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