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On the lookout for simple ways to start fresh and focus on health? Well, the best place to begin is with what you put into your body, and today, I want to share with you what I do to focus on my health. To feel good I drink prune juice. Prune juice has many benefits including digestive health benefits so that I can feel my best to be my best!
In the video below, I share a quick and a delicious way to incorporate prune juice into your day.
If you’ve been around here for any length of time you know by now that fresh, whole foods are super important to my family and I. Years ago, when I started the journey of a fresh food lifestyle with my family I never thought it would open so many doors to share my experience and insights with my readers.
And with the recipes and tips I’ve been sharing on my website, you too can enjoy eating fresh and feel great without spending hours in the kitchen.
For a few years now, I’ve been sharing recipes made with Sunsweet Prunes because they are a staple in my household. Other recipes with prunes include my Fudgy Brownies, Chicken with Prunes and Sage, to a Chocolate Smoothie Bowl, they help me add a touch of sweetness to my recipes, as well as essential vitamins, minerals and added fiber.
I’ve also shared a delicious recipe for Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs made with Sunsweet Amaz!n Prune Juice as an alternative way to get more flavor out of a terrific recipe without adding sugar. Using ingredients that add nutrition to my meals helps me stay healthy.
I can talk about food ALL day long but today I want to shift that focus because it’s not always about what we eat, but what we drink.
Unlike most other fruit juices which are loaded with empty calories and tons of sugar, prune juice actually packs a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. With that being said, let’s go a little further into the benefits of prune juice and why I incorporate it into my daily health routine.
Benefits of Prune Juice
Prune juice is one of the more nutritious fruit juices, made from fresh plums, it packs a lot of amazing benefits. Sunsweet Amaz!n Prune Juice has no added sugars and each serving provides 5 essential vitamins, minerals, including 3 grams of fiber to help balance and maintain your digestive health to help you feel your best. These essential vitamins include potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B6, copper, and niacin.
With 3 grams of fiber per serving, prune juice also includes digestive properties which plays an important role in our gut’s microbiome.
Prune Juice Nutrition
I’ve been purchasing Sunsweet Amaz!n Prune Juice for years because their prunes come from high quality fruit and is packed with key nutrients. If you’ve ever opened a bag of Sunsweet Prunes, you’ve noticed that their dried fruit is plump, juicier, and it just tastes better. And their prune juice, of course, is made from delicious fresh plums.
If sugar intake is a concern, PlumSmart Light is made from a special variety of fresh, juicy plums, and it has 3 grams of fiber and 60 calories per serving -and has 60% less calories and sugar than other leading juice cocktails, which makes it a great alternative to full sugar beverages.
How Much Prune Juice Should I Drink to get the Benefits?
One serving of prune juice is 1 cup, that’s 8 ounces. You can start small, at 4 ounces and then go up to a full serving.
When Should I drink prune Juice?
I like to drink my prune juice in the morning; either in a glass with my breakfast or in a smoothie like this one.
Smoothies are the easiest way to make prune juice a part of your family’s day! Its natural sweetness can replace any added sugars and my recipe will keep everyone steady sipping. Make it for a quick breakfast or healthy afterschool snack.
You can substitute prune juice for the liquid in your favorite smoothie recipes for a quick way to add fiber and natural sweetness in addition to all the benefits of drinking prune juice. The recipe below is for my family’s favorite and I hope it becomes a regular drink in your household too.
How do you like to drink your prune juice?
Berry Prune Juice Smoothie
- Prep Time: 1 min
- Cook Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 3 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: drinks
- 2 cups Sunsweet Amaz!n Prune Juice
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cups of ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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