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The most boring juice in the world

DSC09101Look at that photo, don’t all of them look tasty and vibrant and delicious?

Well, I decided to make a juice using radishes, they looked amazing and I read somewhere they are meant to be very good for you.

I said to myself: “They are quite watery, if I mixed them with a sweet orange  and a bit of cucumber they should make a tasty juice

WRONG!

They made this:

DSC09112Which might not look that awful, but let me tell you what it tasted like: Nothing.

Somehow, the radishes killed any sweetness from the orange and even the flavour from the cucumber (which I’ve never seen happened, in any of the juices I made before, and I made plenty. You can always taste the cucumber).

So I had a glass of radish flavoured water. Like someone had really, really, diluted the radish flavour and then poured it in a glass.

And the worst part was….

I went for a walk and didn’t bother to clean the juicer before I left. When I got home…my whole house smell like one big fart!

Don’t make it,  and if you do, add less radishes (I used about 100g) or two oranges, and please, for your own sake, don’t forget to wash the juicer as soon as you finish!

Happy Friday!!!

Paula

Ps. I’m flying to Hong Kong today to spend a whole week there. Wish me luck!

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“All Green” Juice

So, I’m back on my juices and healthier meals. Halloween was a lot better than expected, my neighbours were indeed carving as I was typing, and by 4pm almost every house had pumpkins on their door step and some sort of decoration.

2014-10-31 16.59.23I even spotted some really cool carving …

2014-10-31 21.02.23And spooky houses…

2014-10-31 20.55.16And there were children everywhere, screaming and laughing and running around. It was great 🙂

So, jumping back to the recipe, this was the juice I had this morning. I made it with 1 whole lime but it turned too acidic to  be really enjoyable, so I have adjusted the quantities in the recipe below. If you still find it too acidic, you can add half a pear or half a green apple, both would work well. Or, of course, you could always just add a bit of honey or Stevia.

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Ingredients

1/2 a cucumber

1 bunch of spinach (or kale, if that’s what you have at home).

half a lime, peeled.

A bunch of mint (about 4 sprigs)

100 ml water

How to:

1.- Place the water into the jug of your juice maker so that the juice will fall on top of it.

2.- Place all the ingredients in the juice and juice!

Tastes mainly minty, with a bit of cucumber coming through. It is not a sweet juice, so if you prefer juices with a bit of sweetness to them, add some pear, kiwi, green apple or mango.

DSC07946Have a great Tuesday!

Namaste,

Paula