Juice It! Why we love making cold pressed juices!

Juice It! Why we love making cold pressed juices!

No matter if its a scorching hot summers day, or a crisp winters morning... nothing quite quenches your thirst like a homemade juice

Why we love them: Homemade cold-pressed juices retain more of a fruit or vegetable’s vitamins and minerals as they are consumed straight after being made! They also don’t have the added sugars, colours, preservatives or artificial sweeteners that most bottled juices contain. Additionally, when a glass of juice is squeezed from several fruits or vegetables, it is likely to have a wider array of nutrients per drink - than a single piece of fruit. 🍋🍹

How to get the most out of your Juice... Juice has less fiber than a whole fruit or vegetable does (when juiced the fibre is usually discarded)… however the fix for this is easy! Add a couple of teaspoons of this fibre to your juice and enjoy a “pulpy” juice & then refrigerate or freeze the rest of the fibre to use in your baking and cooking!! (We will share a full blog on this at a later date) - this fibre can be used in bliss balls, veg or meaty burger patties, vegetable sauces, fruit leather. You can then ensure you are enjoying your juice & fibre too!! 🍎🥕🍐

Our Favourite Recipes

Im not personally a fan of "juice cleansers" and believe that juices should rather be added to your daily routine as a way to pack in more fruit and vegetables... and not be used as a replacement to solid foods. Juices allow you to condense several servings of fruit and vegetables in one single drink, that's easy-to-consume and  packed with vitamins, fibre, minerals, and a bit of iron. Which is why I love the below recipes so much!

Get your Greens

    1. A bunch of kale
    2. A handful of baby spinach leaves
    3. 1/2 cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled
    4. 1 Granny smith apple 
    5. 1/2 glass of ice cold water
    6. Handful fresh mint 

Don't forget your roots

    1. 1 Beetroot
    2. 2 Carrots
    3. 1 Red Apple
    4. 1/2 glass of ice cold water
    5. 1/2 a lemon (squeeze in after)

Sweet Tooth

    1. 1 Orange
    2. 2 Apples
    3. 1tsp Honey
    4. 1/2 glass of ice cold water
    5. Handful fresh mint 

Method for all:

  1. Wash and prep the vegetables, make sure they are cut up so they can fit easily in your juicer.
  2. Juice (or add them to a blender and blend on high.)
  3. If you used a juicer, simply pour the green juice into glasses and enjoy with some ice cubes. If you used a blender, the juice will be thicker. Pour it through a sieve, and using the back of a spoon, press the pulp into the sieve to extract as much liquid as possible. Pour the strained juice into glasses and enjoy! Its important to add pulp to your juices too, so with both methods, add a couple of tablespoons of pulp for added fibre!

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