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Get juicy!

27 Jun 2013

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A glass of fresh juice is the perfect way to up your fruit and veggie intake and give your body a much-needed winter boost.

There are no hard-and-fast rules about juicing combinations – the best way to find your favourites is to experiment. These nutrient-packed recipes will help get you started. They all make one tall glass, so just pass ingredients through a juicer, pour over ice and enjoy!

 

Spinach surprise

1 green apple

1 celery stalk

20g baby spinach leaves

⅓ cup mint leaves

¼ lime, peeled

 

Top tip: If you’re new to vegetable juices, start by adding more fruit until you get used to the flavour.

 

Watermelon cooler

400g chopped seedless watermelon

½ tsp ginger

2 tsp lemon juice

Whole mint leaves, to serve

 

Top tip: Fresh is best – the fresher the fruit and veg, the higher the nutritional value.   

 

Vitamin C blast

2 carrots

2 apples

1 wedge wax-free lemon, rind intact

½ tsp ginger

 

Top tip: This cleansing juice is rich in vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system – it’s the ideal winter tonic.   

 

Beet it 

1 small raw beetroot

2 apples

¼ carrot

1 wedge wax-free lemon, rind intact

 

Top tip: Health gurus recommend juicing most vegetables without peeling – the skins are packed with antioxidants, fibre and nutrients. If you don’t enjoy the earthy taste that comes with unpeeled beets, simply peel before use.

The key to great juicing is to be creative – experimenting not only keeps your taste buds guessing, it gives you great nutritional variety. So let your imagination run wild and get juicy.