As the plum season draws to a close I thought I’d look for a plum smoothie and let these delicious fruits shine. I love plums, and as I don’t have a plum tree I have to rely on getting them at the store or a farmers’ market. Unfortunately, I can’t get them as often as I’d like.
You’ll find the recipe on the next page.
Here is some nutritional information from Tracy at IncredibleSmoothies, where you’ll find more recipes:
Plums contain vitamins A (as beta-carotene), B2 and C. Plums also contain unique phytonutrients and antioxidants such as lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. Plums contain lots of dietary fiber, which help in relieving constipation.
Plums are rich in minerals like potassium and iron. Iron is required for red blood cell formation, while potassium plays a role in the contraction of muscles, like your heart.
There has been some interesting research published about plums and their potential benefit to those at risk of osteoporosis.
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