10 January 2013

healthy juice recipe ideas

As I said last week, I'm aiming for a healthier lifestyle this year. We completely lost track of what we ate and drank over Christmas and I was recently sent a Kenwood Mini Smoothie blender so I thought it was the perfect time to create some detox juices. We are so fortunate to live near a number of fruit and veg markets so at the weekend we took a trip to one and stocked up on masses of fruit. These are the juices I made..
Orange, cranberry and apple: I used up a bowlful of leftover cranberries, an apple and an orange and it tasted like Christmas :) It smelled amazing but the juice was quite sour so I think I'll add a drizzle of honey to sweeten it up if I make this one again.
Spinach and apple: I've been wanting to make a juice/smoothie with dark greens in for a while and spinach is one of my favourite (and cheapest) superfoods. I added two apples (cox and jonagold) and a mug of water. I'll be honest: it tasted healthy. And by healthy I mean bad. But Phil liked it and it makes us feel good about ourselves to drink it each morning - a bit like when we were students and went into town to buy wheatgrass shots when we needed to detox ;)
Carrot, ginger, lemon and apple: I wanted to use ginger in a juice as I know it's good for circulation and digestion. I added a few carrots, a peeled lemon, an apple and a bit of water. I quite liked this juice but Phil thought the ginger was overpowering (I used a thumb-sized piece) and the carrot needed a bit more blending.

Do you have a juicer? (There's a good range of juicers in the Littlewoods online catalogue). I'm really enjoying mine. It's very simple to use, easy to clean and doesn't take up too much space on the worktop. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a handle, which makes things difficult when pouring (although it does have a fun little tap for dispensing, which is an awesome feature!)

Can you suggest any good ingredients/recipes for juices? I'm wondering if the juicer might also be good for creating winter soups..

xHx


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to make the cranberry one. Maybe if I did it with cranberry juice and added ice? Idk! But my dad was told to drink more juices this might be a nice substitute for dessert :)

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