Cheribundi information, straight from their website:
Fifty Cherries: Our Tru Cherry™ juice packs fifty cherries into a short 8oz bottle. (We know because we counted them.) From there we add just enough water and apple juice to make it palate-perfect. Of course, to create the benefits of Skinny Cherry™ we decrease the cherries slightly and sweeten with natural Stevia. To get the benefits of Whey Cherry™ into a bottle, we add whey protein.
Freshness: The word "concentrate" isn't in our vocabulary. Our juice is freshly made with America's Superfruit™ grown in Michigan and New York. Other juices are made from concentrate once a year and then stored before you even get to drink them. Not cheribundi™, though. That's why it tastes so darn fresh.
Phytonutrients: These are the building blocks in fruits and vegetables, so they're good for you. They help plants grow and regenerate cells properly and they just may help regulate physiological functions in human, too. Cherries have a powerful combination of these nutrients, which provides more benefits than any other fruit or other good-for-you foods like tea, wine and other juices. ...
Vitamins and Minerals: .... In cheribundi™ you'll find Vitamin A, Potassium, Iron, Calcium and, in Whey Cherry™, muscle-growing B-Vitamins!
High ORAC Rating: The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity rating for cheribundi™ is higher than other juices - that means our juice has a
better ability to absorb and neutralize free radicals. Whether you're exercising or resting, cheribundi™ is working hard for you!
You can learn more about the Cherry Benefits HERE.
They sent me two bottles of the Tru Cherry, one bottle of Whey Cherry, and one bottle of Skinny Cherry. I just taste-tested the Whey Cherry and Skinny Cherry and thought they both were good. After my swim workout Wednesday night, I needed a snack and remembered reading about Wes (thanks for the idea, Wes) using this juice in a smoothie. So, I put something similar together using the Tru Cherry:
1/2 serving chocolate Whey protein powder
1/2 c. strawberries
1/2 bottle of Tru Cherry
It was so yummy! It was very fruity with a little bit of tartness! Definitely hit the spot!
Have you ever tried Cheribundi? Do you have any cool recipe ideas to use this in other than smoothies or drinking it by itself?