Juicing time – healthy recipe post weekend indulgence

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I’m a big fan of juicing and blending. It’s a great way to ensure you get your five a day and can provide a filling breakfast or lunch (I’m much more of a solid foods for dinner kinda girl).

It seems I’m not the only one, compared to last year, Currys PC World has seen a 57% increase* in purchases of juicers and blenders. Some people might be put off with what you can do with these gadgets, but there is so much. Currys has teamed up with Sarah Cadji, founder of London’s innovative eatery and juice bar Roots and Bulbs, to demonstrate how to re-purpose existing kitchen staples with the help of delicious new summer recipes.

Sarah started her journey towards health six years ago and expressed a passion for true organic ingredients which inspired her to create a place where people could have simple and heathy food on the go. Using her knowledge, she has created three delicious and healthy juice recipes that can easily be re-created at home using a variety of products likely to already be found in your kitchen, including must-have items such as the NutriBullet Original, Nutri Ninja and the Phillips Avance Juicer.

I thought this recipe was a bit of an interesting one and I’ll be putting it to the test in my machine.Festival Blitz Juice small

FESTIVAL BLITZ

Perfect for festival-goers, this juice packs so much punch it will keep you going all day and night long at your favorite festival as it both energizes and hydrates you. With ingredients like cayenne pepper and ginger both acting as sweat-stimulants, it will detox you from the inside while you relax watching your favorite music act. And in case the added benefits of spinach for shiny hair and glowing skin for the perfect festival selfie wasn’t enough, the addition of Aloe Vera in this delicious mix provides you with vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid to revive you after a long night of dancing.

Ingredients:

 

1 Cucumber
100g or one big handful of spinach
1 Lemon
10g Ginger
1 tbsp Cayenne pepper
2 Apples
1 tbsp Aloe Vera
150ml coconut water

Method:

1. Pour the coconut water into the appliance, and then place the spinach in without chopping it
2. Chop the cucumber, apples, and ginger into large chunks and add on top
3. Juice the lemon, and add into the mixture
4. Pour in the Aloe Vera and sprinkle the cayenne pepper over the top
5. Blitz until smooth and lump-free. If you would like a more juice-like consistency rather than a smoothie, pour in additional coconut or regular water.
6. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

* Sales figures based on year-on-year comparison from July 2014 to July 2015

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