Prune Juice – How to Juice

The Great Benefits of Prune Juice!

Smoothie recipes for kids easy made

prune juices

Everyone loves plums, with their sweet, tart taste and ripe, juice texture. But did you know that prunes, which are essentially pitted dried plums, are also amazing for you? Prunes have been around for ages, used in natural home remedies for a multitude of illnesses. Not only does prune juice preserve all these beneficial properties, but gives you a quick way of adding more fruit to your diet too.

Prune juice is used worldwide for its laxative properties, as well as for its help in relieving indigestion and constipation. Prune juice, if made with the best juicers, gives you a chance to get all these nutrients- carbohydrates, vitamins like A, B complex, C and K, and minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, potassium, sodium and zinc. Especially when made with the best juicers for the job, prune juice is fresh and tasty, and keeps in the fridge for a good amount of time. And there are very few calories in the fruit too- barely 20 calories per unsweetened dried prune. That’s a win win all around!

So how do you make your own prune juice, and smoothies?
Well, you can try one of these simple smoothie recipes. Fresh Fruit Explosion- The easiest smoothie recipe calls for one cup of prune juice, fresh diced apricots, 2-3 will suffice, and a bowlful of berries which can be cubed strawberries, blueberries, etc. Add half a cup of yogurt and a quarter teaspoon of vanilla essence, and some crushed ice. You can add a little white sugar or honey to offset the tartness, if you want it sweeter. Just run them in the blender for a little while, and your smoothie is ready!
This recipe is really good especially for children, who love the color effects of the berry smoothies. You can layer berry and banana layers for added visual effect!

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Smooth Prune Smoothie
You can also combine one cup of prune juice, chilled milk or yogurt (one cup), and 1-2 bananas (depending upon whether you like your smoothies very thick or just thick), and blitz it in the blender. The natural sweetness of the bananas makes sugar unnecessary, and it makes a great, low calorie but very filling smoothie.
Vanilla Tart Prune Smoothie
Another great smoothie recipe calls for a cup of prune juice, the juice from half a lemon, and half a cup of vanilla yogurt. If you want a thicker consistency, you can add a quarter cup of powdered rolled oats. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar, blend, and enjoy!