Sweet Gooseberry Juice and Smoothie

Gooseberry Juice Recipe
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
192 Calories
2g Fat
45g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 192
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 52mg 261%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 560mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The gooseberry is thought to be native to Asia, northwestern Africa, India, and Europe. This fruit is a member of the family Grossulariaceae and a relative of the black currant. The gooseberry is described as having a distinctive flavor all its own and varies in color from green, yellow, and white to various shades of pink, bright red, and even black, depending upon the species.

In Europe,​ the gooseberry can grow to the size and shape of a plum, while in the Northern Hemisphere—the U.S. and Canada—it’s much smaller, approximately a half inch in diameter. While often described as being acidic in flavor, recently hybridized varieties are quite sweet.

For centuries gooseberries have been eaten directly from the vine. But in the U.S., supplementing your diet with this highly nutritious fruit may be challenging as they are not readily available in supermarkets. 

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots

  • 1 medium apple

  • 1 cup gooseberries

  • 1 slice fresh ginger

  • 1/2 cup almond milk, or ​oat, ​coconut, or dairy milk; more as needed

  • 1/4 cup baby spinach, ​collards, ​beet greens or wheatgrass

  • Optional: 1 handful nuts and seeds

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until desired smoothness.

Tip

  • It is best to drink it fresh as soon as possible for best taste.