Give your mind and body a boost with this tart cherry superfood shot. Tart cherry juice is rich in heart-healthy polyphenols and anthocyanins, which can help fight free radicals and thwart inflammation. And some researchers have found that regularly consuming tart cherry juice may improve one's cognitive abilities. You can find 100% tart cherry juice in the juice aisle at most large grocery stores.

Source:, July 2020


Credit: Photo by: Jamie Vespa, M.S., R.D.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cherry juice, pomegranate arils, basil and orange juice in a blender; blend on high speed until smooth.

  • Arrange a double layer of cheesecloth in a strainer and place the strainer over a shallow bowl or large glass jar. Gently pour the juice mixture into the strainer and let the liquid gradually seep through the cheesecloth and into the storage vessel. Once all of the liquid is strained, discard the solids. Cover and refrigerate the shots until chilled, about 15 minutes, or for up to 1 week.


Equipment: Cheesecloth

To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

2 oz
43 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 10.3g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 9.6g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 100.9IU; vitamin c 2.3mg; folate 6.1mcg; calcium 15.3mg; iron 0.3mg; magnesium 2.7mg; potassium 146.6mg; sodium 17.8mg.