Tag Archives: Lime

“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 ūüôā

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.

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Namaste,

Paula

A juice with the colours of Autumn

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My garden is turning gold and red and burgundy; only a few leaves resist the changing of the season and remain undisturbed in their greenness.

DSC07383This juice is a blend of the green and the orange and red in my garden. It is also an extremely healthy little juice which is great to start the morning.

Ingredients:

1 red grapefruit

3 carrots (if small like the one in the photo)

1 quarter of a big cucumber

1 lime

How to:

1.- Peel the lime and grapefruit and cut in half.

2.- If you want your juice to be extra orange, peel the cucumber, otherwise just wash it, together with the carrots.

3.- Place everything in a juicer and juice!

Tastes on the veggie side of things. This is not a fruity juice, and the lime makes it rather sharp. I like that sort of flavour, specially in the morning; it wakes me up. If you prefer something more sweet and fruity, replace the grapefruit for a mango.

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What’s good about it?

Limes are full of vitamin C which boosts the immune system.

Cucumbers are almost 90% water; this high water content plus the dietary fibre in cucumbers, makes them very effective in ridding the body of toxins from the digestive system, aiding digestion.

 Grapefruit is rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium. It supports heart health and prevents calcium deposits.

Carrots have beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium and folic acid. They help cleanse the liver, encourage detoxing and support eye function.

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Namaste,

Paula