Fall finally feels like it’s here and we’re ready to dive head first into as many quintessential fall foods as we possibly can. We’re obsessing over two fall drinks this month: this chocolate pumpkin smoothie and one of Pressed Juicery’s new limited edition fall juices. Packed with an all-star lineup of antioxidant-rich seasonal fruits including, pomegranate, persimmon, and apple – this juice hits all our seasonal buttons like whoa.
Never ones to leave a good thing alone, we’ve been spiking this juice with one of Pressed Juicery’s ginger, lemon, cayenne wellness shots (read about the shots here – we’re addicted!) to create a perfect immunity-boosting tonic. Another perfect way to use the juice is to add coconut water kefir or sparkling water and a dash of cinnamon for a bubbly, tummy warming non-alcoholic drink for fall evenings.
Try our little ideas for using the juice and get the lowdown on it’s supercharged ingredients below…
Once overlooked because of the arduous labor involved, but not anymore! Pressed Juicery has done all the work for you, so all you need to do is drink up. Pomegranates are one of the oldest known fruits and the best sources of antioxidants, beating out fruits like blueberries and containing three times as many antioxidants as both wine and green tea! These flavonoids pack a powerful punch of protection against free radicals, and in addition they also contains high levels of vitamins A, C, E as well as folic acid.
Pomegranates contain a particular compound unique to the fruit, called punicalagins. These compounds are a major component responsible for the antioxidant health benefits of the fruit. In addition, pomegranates are are incredibly beneficial to the heart and circulation, reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, and may even help to clear and prevent blocked arteries. Pomegranates also have been shown to inhibit the growth of breast, prostate, and colon cancer and tumor growth. These fall fruits are at the top of our list!
In Latin, persimmon translates to “food of the gods,” so it’s no wonder they made our list. This delicious fruit is best consumed during fall at the peak of ripeness. Deep orange/red in color they are pulpy, sweet and plum-like in flavor and texture. High in B, C, and A vitamins, they are helpful in improving energy, immunity and vision. Low in calories and fat and high in antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein, helping to inhibit tumor growth especially in breast cancer.
Your grandmother was right when she said, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This taken-for-granted fruit is actually one of the most popular and one of the top ranked fruits for your health. Another fall favorite, apples are best consumed in their peak season. High in the flavonoid quercetin, this polyphenol is greatly responsible for the apple’s many anti-inflammatory benefits as well as helping to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, lung, colon, and breast cancer, asthma and heart disease. Never underestimate a classic.