5 July 08
I think I’m turning into a pomegranate.
This all started when our landlady’s daughter tried to interest us in MonaVie. This is a multi-level marketed health juice based heavily around acai berries and other concentrated purplish juices. Being a subscriber to the what color is your diet theory of nutrition (build your diet around a full color palette of fruits and vegetables), I don’t doubt that this juice is very good for you, but the catch is that they want $30-$40 a bottle, depending upon the marketing scheme.
I like the concept, think I, but I can get my anthocyanin fix for a lot cheaper than that. A raid on the food coop nets us blueberry-pomegranate juice, black cherry juice, bilberry nectar (which according to amateur astronomy folklore helps night vision), mango-acai herbal tea, not to mention the Chilean cab. Mix it together, dilute it 1 to 2, there you go. Add to that all the plums from the tree heavy with fruit just outside, and I’m not doing badly for my reds, purples, and blues.
I’m starting to crave orange, though. The beta-carotenes may be next.