Merry Cherry Punch Recipe

By on November 1, 2013



By Kim Galeaz for Completely You

Here’s an easy and nutrient-rich party punch with just 75 calories in every 8-ounce cup. (The typical cup of punch has 150 calories.) You’ll be loading up on powerful anthocyanins — the antioxidants in tart cherry juice — which have anti-inflammatory and other heart-healthy properties. Plus, they help relieve muscle and joint soreness.

Bonus: Every cup contains 75 percent of your daily vitamin C needs. Here’s to good health!

Makes 12 servings (1 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 6 cups 100% tart red cherry juice
  • 3 cups light cranberry-pomegranate juice
  • 3 cups calorie-free lemon lime soda
  • Lemon and lime slices or starfruit for garnish (optional)

Directions
1. Combine two juices in large pitcher or bowl.

2. Add soda right before serving.

3. Garnish punch bowl with fruit if desired.

Nutrition information (per serving): 75 calories, 0 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 235 mg potassium, 10 mg calcium, 0.7 mg iron, 0 IU vitamin A, 45 mg vitamin C, 0 g fiber

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Kim Galeaz is a registered dietitian and owner of Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications in Indianapolis and Jacksonville, Fla. She is also a culinary-nutrition consultant, writer and spokesperson for the food, beverage and agriculture industry. This is her first recipe to appear in Completely You.

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Merry Cherry Punch Recipe