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
- 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, ½ tsp cinnamon
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
- ½ cup water
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
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