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Juice for Thought: Beetroot and grapefruit.

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I’ve been doing a lot of nourishing recently, nourishing the mind with books, nourishing my creativity with writing exercises and finally, nourishing my body with an assortment of vegetable and fruit juices.

This is one of my favourite juices at the moment, mainly because when it comes down to juicing, most drinks seem to end up being green, which is not bad, I love a good green juice, but it can be a bit monotonous after a while, they taste different but they look the same; so having something on a bright shade of red or orange for a change is very welcomed 🙂

This juice is also less “earthy” tasting that the other beetroot juice I normally make, actually the beetroot flavour is almost entirely masked, so if you don’t like this veggie, or want to feed this to someone that does not like beetroot, go ahead and try it, you won’t know it’s there. Juices are a wonderful way to feed vegetables to people that wouldn’t normally eat them, or add more veggies to your own diet.

Without further ado, here is the recipe.


1 Beetroot, washed.

1 grapefruit, peeled.

1 carrot, washed.

Half a lemon, peeled.

100 ml coconut water

How to:

1.- Add 100 ml of coconut water to the jug of your juicer.

2.- Then add the beetroot, carrot, half a lemon and grapefruit to the juicer and juice!

What’s good about it?

Beetroot has calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and manganese. It detoxes the liver and gall bladder.

Carrot has also calcium and magnesium, as well as beta-carotene. It encourages detoxing and supports eye-function.

Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. It supports the immune system and helps cleanse the blood.

Lemon has vitamin C and potassium, it is a potent antiseptic and natural antibiotic.


This juice tastes: Sweet, refreshing and invigorating. 


Sit under the sun and sip one of these…

What an amazing day in London! So sunny and warm! It finally feels like Spring and all my plants seem to agree as they cover themselves in flowers.

Here are some of the best drinks from last year, as I haven’t yet started on my 2015 new recipes. I predict there will be a lot of iced teas…

Hungarian Lemonade


Pineapple Iced Matcha:


Strawberry and Basil lemonade: Another idea from my trip to Budapest.

DSC06063Iced Nectarine Matcha Smoothie: This drink, together with the Hungarian Lemonade are my favourites for the summer:

DSC06368Or try this, very simple, Watermelon and Cucumber Drink:


I meant to add a post on Iced Lemon Tea, made the way I had it in Hong Kong, but I broke my glass jug in the process and got so sad that I didn’t attempt it again. Maybe in a couple of days when we buy a new jug. Crazy how hard it is to find a nice glass jug.

Anyway, enjoy!