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.
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!!
September Mood Enhancer
4 apples, cut into wedges
2 limes, peeled and quartered
15 strawberries, hulled
1 tsp cinnamon
The three main ingredients are rich in Vitamin C plus Apples for calcium and magnesium, Strawberries for antioxidants and Cinnamon for the wonderful aroma. This juice will enhance your mood and help your brain!!
On The Go Pep Up Juice
General Pep Up Juice For Those On The Go (Serving for one)
1 Small Pineapple
3 oz Blackberries
3 oz Blueberries
A good Detoxing juice full of antioxidants to clear the sinuses and cleanse the intestines.
Sit back and enjoy!!
Summer Weight Shifter
1 Grapefruit (peeled and torn into segments)
1 Melon (peeled, deseeded and chopped into chunks)
The fructose in the Melon supplies an instant source of energy whilst the Raspberries counter balance the sourness of the Grapefuit and provide soluble fibres. This recipe is very useful for Weight loss it also helps to boost the body’s fat burning abilities..
Metabolism Booster Juice
This juice is very good at breakfast time as it kick starts the day… BOOST YOUR METABOLISIM AND SPEED UP A SLUGGISH DIGESTION AND ENJOY
2 Pears (skin remaining)
1 Red Pepper (cut into slices and deseeded) Pear
Pears contain pectin which helps the body eliminate cholesterol. Pectin also binds to carcinogenic chemicals in the colon, preventing them from damaging colon cells. Pears are also a good source of trace mineral copper – a lack of which has been linked to the increased risk of colon cancer.
They are bursting with fructose, which the body readily absorbs and converts into energy. Considered to be the least allergenic of all foods, very rarely do people become intolerant to pears in adult life. Pears are very good for boosting a sluggish digestive system. Red Pepper Peppers contain substances that significantly increase heat production in the body, helping you to burn calories quicker. Red and yellow peppers contain up to four times as much vitamin C as an orange. They are also high in beta-carotene and Vitamin C which combined can help reduce the symptoms of depression.
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