March 24th • Posted in Food
Spring… I’m never this excited to welcome a new season if not with Spring! Juicy summer fruits are what I miss the most in colder month, and when the first warm comes out I just can’t help but be excited about the months to come and the juicier, softer fruits we’ll be blessed with each day!
Since upgrading our centrifugal juicer to a masticating one lately, we have been having a lot of fun rediscovering our love for fresh seasonal fruits and veggies. The whole point of healthy eating is coming to enjoy all the amazing seasonal products and we are surely mastering the Spring fruits and vegetables juices this year!
Actually we’ve been compiling a small recipe book with our favourite flavour combinations and we are having fun trying new ones each time. Juicing is an art, I’ll tell you! So I thought I’d share with you three of our favourites juices recipes so far, all of them with lots of health benefits and great flavours added to the mixture!
Rich in Vitamin C thanks to the amount of citrus involved, great for digestion thanks to celery, jam-packed with antioxidant from carrots, ginger and celery, this one is a great gloomy morning pick-me-up with its bright color and the vibrant taste!
To make, put the following ingredients in a juice extractor:
2 Pears, peeled and sliced
1 Apple, peeled and sliced
1 Orange, peeled
1 Grapefruit, peeled (half if big)
3 medium carrots, peeled (if non-organic) and sliced
Featuring detox, antioxidant, energizing beetroot (also great for the cardiovascular system) and organic lemon, rich in healthy Vitamin C, this one is a detox dose of healthy products our bodies would need each day of the year! Use organic lemon with zest for an extra dose of cleansing properties! It will be hard to believe how naturally sweet this is!
To make, put the following ingredients together in a juice extractor:
3 Apples, peeled (if non-organic) and sliced
1/4 beetroot, cubed
1/2 organic lemon, with zest (only if organic)
Put strawberries in any juice and you’ll make me happy. No real surprise this one is my personal favourite! It’s sweet just enough, but rich in flavour, fresh and juicy! Great for digestion thanks to fennel, and also rich in antioxidant, cardiovascular properties, and with that hint of strawberries great for skin and nail health, this is “Spring in a bottle” to me and will surely put in a good mood!
To make, put these ingredients in a juice extractor:
2 Apples, peeled (if non-organic) and sliced
4 Kiwi fruits, peeled and cut in halves
1/2 medium fennel (or 1/4 if big), sliced
*The colour may vary based on how ripe your strawberries are, but it’s generally pink – hence the name, I know it’s not very pink in pictures!
Don’t know about you and your juicing experiments, but so far, no matter how risked our flavour combinations are, I’ve loved every single one! Even if there’re veggies in there I would never really eat otherwise, and surely not if raw! Probably this is the whole point of it all! I genuinely can’t wait for summertime now – they will be such a pleasure to drink straight from the fridge!
Would love to know if you give them a try or if you have any recipe to suggest! x