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Getting Juicy

I have a shameful obsession with anything juicy; the healthiest being fruit. Slightly less healthy are those delightfully tacky juicy couture tracksuits, and the juiciest of juicy gossip mags – direct inspiration for my post on the purple food diet!

For all the juice on juicing, hop on over to my guest post on Scoop Nutrition, in which I explain the pros and cons of juice, and explain the best way to enjoy a juice.  For now? Here are my two favourite juice combo’s – and yes, one is green.

1) Summer refresher: Known for their anti-inflammatory properties, mint and ginger also contribute serious flavour.

  • 1 cup watermelon, cubedIMG_5633
  • Handful of hulled strawberries
  • 1 lime, skin removed
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • Small piece of ginger, peeled

Directions:

Feed fruit into a juicer, followed by mint leaves and ginger. Alternatively this can be made in a blender, with ice added to make a ‘slushie’

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2) Beginners green juice: Blended rather than juiced, this frighteningly coloured beverage retains the ever-important fibre and packs in a serve of nutrient-rich spinach.

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  • Coconut water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • A few handfuls of spinach
  • ½ punnet blueberries
  • Ice

Directions:

Throw all ingredients together in a blender. Blend until combined. Coconut water can be substituted with any milk to turn into a smoothie.

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3 replies

  1. Summer fruits…need I say more. These juices look delicious!

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