Vivien’s Famous Juices
We are always being asked what juicer is the best to use. We use various types here depending on the fruit or vegetable being used and also the quantities of juice we are preparing.
There is no need to go out and spend huge amounts of money on juicers. We do recommend, though, that you buy a centrifugal juicer. The larger heavy masticating ones are very time consuming to use and clean, and if you are only preparing juices for one person you will soon get bored of using it. You can buy a good quality high-speed juicer from most good electrical retailers for between £30 and £50.00. With all juices, to get the best results, press alternate chunks through the juicer. Stir and serve immediately. With regards to the produce that you use, keep in mind that if you wouldn’t be happy to eat it, don’t juice it! Don’t see juicing as a way of using up unused fruit and vegetables: if it wouldn’t taste good if you ate it, it won’t taste good in a juice. Always wash your fruits and vegetables before juicing. Remember that these recipes are guidelines and the quantities needed vary depending on the ripeness and juiciness of the fruits and vegetable you are using. In addition to the juice recipes, we have included a little bit of information about some of the fruits to give you an idea of what these amazing fruits can do for you, and how best the combinations work together to help you through the day.
Spring Time Juice
Clear A Foggy Brain!
12 oz Spinach Leaves
1 large Beetroot (uncooked)
10 Asparagus Spears (chopped into chunks)
Embrace the best of British asparagus now in season, add beetroot and spinach to clear the mind and give yourself a mental boost.
Strawberry, Apple & Lime
Strawberries are in abundance at this time of the year
Plenty of Strawberries
Put through the Juicer and pour into a long glass and slowly drink through a long straw to get the full benefit and take your mind off the ‘Hussle and Bussle’ of everyday life, it will enable you to have 15 minutes of contentment.
Low Carb Juice for the Summer
75gms of Rasberries
75gms punnet of Blueberries
1 small Pear
Best drunk in a long glass with Ice. Sit in the sun and enjoy!
6 Large Celery Spears including tops
(chopped in to chunks)
2 Large Carrots
(topped, tailed and chopped into chunks)
10 Asparagus Spears
(chopped into chunks)
Put alternative chunks of vegetables through the juicer, stir and enjoy!
This juice helps to break down and get rid of your body’s fat !!
Brighten Your Skin For Spring
Peel the above fruits and tear into segments, put through the juicer in alternate pieces. Many of the flavonoids are found in the white pith of the lime so leave as much pith on as possible when peeling so that some goes into your juice.
Radiant Skin & Energy Boost
1/2 Honey Dew Melon
3oz Red Grape
Small slice of Lemon
This is a good juice for Spring.
If you can’t get a Honey Dew Melon use any other type as long as it is ripe.
Apple Lemon & Lime Detoxifier
(Drink on an empty stomach first thing in the morning)
4 apples, cut into wedges
1 Lemon, peeled and quartered
Press alternative chunks of fruit through the juicer. Stir and drink immediately.
Winter Energy Boosting Juice
300g Spinach Leaves
2 Oranges (peeled and segmented)
3 Kiwi Fruits (peeled and chopped into chunks)
Wrap spinach leaves around the orange chunks and kiwi fruit. Put through juicer, stir and enjoy!!
Beetroot, Tomato & Pear
Roughly chop the Beetroot, Tomatoes and Pear.
Put through the juicer and stir.
This juice is light, refreshing and very drinkable, but it still packs a hefty nutrient punch full of beta-carotene, iron, vitamin C and lycopene.
Prepare for Winter
6 Celery Sticks
2 Large Carrots
A good immunity strengthener to start the ball rolling for Winter!!
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