aka Juicy Fruits. These are usually more tart so get ready to pucker up!
Helps cure the common cold.
Pineapples do not continue to ripen after harvested.
High in Vitamin C which helps prevent several diseases.
Tasting seems to be the best indicator for ripeness.
Has as much Vitamin C as a Orange.
Ripe when yields to gentle pressure.
Also known as Mandarin Oranges.
Should be eaten within a week of being picked.
bring a creamy and tart taste to the smoothie base. Get creative and enjoy!
Helps ease menstrual pain.
Ripe when mostly yellow.
Helps prevent age related eye problems.
Ripe when they give just a little and are deep in their color.
High in Potassium which is good for High Blood Pressure.
Ripe when slightly soft.
High in dietary fiber.
Do not ripen further after picked.
Contain resveratrol which can protect against diabetic neuropathy.
Ripe grapes are sweet. Tart grapes need to ripen.
Good for strong bones and teeth.
Ripe when soft but not mushy.
High in pectin which lowers cholesterol.
Ripe when firm but gives at the neck.
Ripe when shiny and plump. The stem should be a fresh green and the cherry deep in the color of its variety.
This is what I call natures sweetener!
High in Potassium which lowers High Blood Pressure.
Ripe when yellow with little brown speckles.
Dates are loaded with phytonutrients and really sweet to boot!
Ripens by dehydration, freeze ripening, and air drying.
There is nothing that has more minerals than tender leafy greens. Second place is? You guessed it! Fruit!
Loaded with vitamins and minerals
Helps with weight loss because it is low in calories but makes you feel full.
Low calories while providing Vitamins A and K.
A good natural source of Magnesium.
This lettuce is a perfect food. It is a staple in the Super Simple Smoothies because it is the most cost effective nutritional punch for the buck!
Celery is natures sports drink. Perfect combination of electrolytes but celery has a distinct flavor that can sometimes be hard to hide.
Melons are best eaten by themselves. Cut them in half and enjoy natures breakfast bowl!
Promotes healthy skin.
Ripe when skin bounces back when pressed.
Loaded with nutrients even though it's over 90% water.
Ripe when it has a 'field spot' (the yellow area where the melon sat on the ground) and there should be a hollow sound when tapped.
The fountain of youth fruit.
Ripe when it gives a little when pressed on the blossom end.