Triple Threat Cleansing Juices

I bet a lot of you are wondering if I’ve lost my mind or something. What’s with all the healthy posts?!


The truth is that I’ve been feeling immensely inspired to veg-out. The vegetable garden in my backyard is teeming with all sorts of delicious legumes and root vegetables so I figured, why not? I can tell you that I have not regretted a single moment. I am determined more than ever to stick to my diet changes. I feel like new doors are opening before my eyes, there is a new spring in my step, a twinkle in my eye. There is a certain flair in the manner in which I chop my fruits, breakfast has become so much more exciting. What will I try today? A green smoothie bowl, a shakshuka, or will I just have one of these juices?

As you can imagine, the nutritional value of these juices is off the chain. 

 

Triple Threat Cleansing Juices                                                      each recipe makes 2 servings 

Spicy Carrot Energiser

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped carrots (about 8 small carrots)
  • 1 cup chopped Golden Delicious apple (I used one large apple)
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 cup water (plus more if you prefer)
  • optional extras: 1 tsp turmeric, Β½ tsp cinnamon

Method

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse for 2 minutes, or until thoroughly blitzed and no large chunks of vegetable remain. Pour over ice and serve.

If freezing, add the chopped carrot, apple and ginger to a small resealable plastic bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to make the juice, you may need to add less water to the blender.

Green Apple Refresher

  • 2 cups chopped Golden Delicious apples (I used two large apples)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (about 5 pieces)
  • rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • Β½ cup water

Method

Add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse for 2 minutes, or until thoroughly blitzed and no large chunks of vegetable remain. Pour over ice and serve.

If freezing, add the apple and celery to a small resealable bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to blend, add the lemon juice, rind and water to the blender.

Pink Lady Cooler

  • 3 cups chopped watermelon*
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries (fresh or frozen works, I used frozen)
  • a handful of chopped fresh mint

Method

Add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse for 2 minutes. Pour over ice and serve.

*because watermelon is 80% water, it takes a lot more of it to produce the same amount of juice

 

Author: andreamakamba

Proudly Zimbabwean. Food lover. Book reader. Fact hoarder. Dream chaser

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