Having received a juicer for Christmas I was excited to start my New Year health regime. Since receiving the machine I have been researching new recipes to try and find what fruits are particularly good for you. I thought I would share with you what has worked for me so far.
The first juice I tried was apple, orange, lemon and carrot. This combination is really fresh and is lovely first thing in the morning. It certainly sets you up for the day. However, I did use one whole lemon which was not wise as it was rather sour. I would recommend starting with a squeeze or two of lemon juice and taste as you go, add more if needed.
My second attempt was spinach, apple and lemon juice. This was delicious and really made me feel full. No breakfast was needed that day – it certainly gave me an energy boost. I would recommend buying a big bag of spinach (I managed to get a huge bag from Tesco for £2) as you do need to use a lot to produce enough juice. Spinach is great for increasing iron levels and vital for red blood cells.
My latest concoction was Spinach, Pear and Ginger. I read that this recipe is great for cleansing especially after a very heavy Christmas. The ginger adds warmth to the juice, so more suitable for a cold wintery day. I was also recommended by a friend that if you are unsure on green juices due to their bitter flavour to add lemon or lime. This is meant to help neutralize the bitterness.
A recipe I have just found that I will be trying next is carrot, apple, beetroot, ginger and lemon. It is a gorgeous plum colour and looks so appetising. The health benefits for these fruits have shown to lower cholesterol (apples), improve digestive ailments, (ginger), help with sugary cravings (carrots) and beetroot has high concentrations of nitrate which has been proven to increase stamina and boost blood flow to vital areas of the brain. This recipe had really positive reviews – I cannot wait to try it!
There are so many great websites and blogs online, they have been a huge help for me as it can be quite tricky to know where to start. But once you get into it you do honestly feel much better for it. My aim is to try making juice at least 3 times a week. Here go’s…