The Juicemaster-Recipes of the Month
Im a huge fan of The Juicemaster Jason Vale and so I've picked some of my favourite recipes from his website Juicemaster.com to share with you. Featuring kids smoothies, tasty soups and cleansing juices, these super healthy delights are sure to give your mind and body a much needed boost.
- Medium Blood Oranges (must be peeled)
- 1/4 Medium Pineapple
- 1 Large Banana
- 1 Small Handful Ice
Peel the oranges, leaving the white pith on to make the juice more nutritious and creamier and then juice followed by the pineapple. Pour the freshly extracted juice into the blender along with the peeled banana and ice. Blend until smooth.
Why it works?
Students at Twickenham school in the UK were recently helped through their exams by eating bananas at breakfast, break and lunch, in a bid to boost their brainpower. Researchers found that the potassium-packed banana can assist with learning by making pupils more alert. They’re a great ‘fast food’ as they help to regulate blood sugar levels and give a quick energy boost.
Sweet Potato, Coconut and Chilli
- Sweet Potatoes: 2 (Medium)
- Red Chilli: 1 Small
- Spring Onion: 1
- Vegetable Oil: 1Tbsp
- Half-Fat Coconut Milk: 400ml (half-fat)
- Peel the sweet potatoes and chop into small chunks.
- Remove the seeds from the Chilli. Chop the chilli and spring onion stalks into thin slices.
- In a large saucepan hear the oil and add the sweet potatoes , chilli and onion.
- Gently sweat the vegetables over a medium heat for 15 minutes then add the coconut milk and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and ,using a blender (hand or jug), blend the soup until smooth.
- Finally, pour in a bowl and enjoy.
Chilli Bean Chilli
- Red Onion: 1/2
- Garlic: 2 cloves
- Tomatoes: 4
- Red Bell Pepper: 1/2
- Red Chilli: 1
- Red Kidney Beans: 250g (drained)
- Basmati Rice: 150g
- Boiling Water: 450ml
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 1Tbsp
- Apple Cider Vinegar: 1Tbsp
- Ground Cumin: 1 Pinch
- Ground Red (cayenne) Pepper: 1 Pinch
- Dijon Mustard: 1 Large Tsp
- Honey: 2 Tsp
Remove the skin and hard ends from the onion and garlic and finely dice. Finely chop the tomatoes. Remove the core and seeds from the bell pepper/ capsicum and finely chop. Remove the top from the chilli and slice (do not remove the seeds). Drain the beans. Rinse the rice to remove excess starch.
Put the rice in a pan, add the water, bring to the boil and cover with the lid. Reduce the head and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the water has evaporated. Keep an eye on the rice and add a little more water if required.
Meanwhile, please the oil in a pan and heat over a medium to high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes until they soften. Add all other ingredients except the honey, then using a stick blender, pulse for 6 seconds, so that some of the chilli is blended to create a thicker sauce, but the majority is still in it’s original form. If you don’t have a stick blender, you can blend 4 tablespoons in a blender and then return to the pan and mix well.
To serve, put a generous scoop of rice on your plate and pile the veggie chilli on top.
Sunset Sparkle Juice
- Pineapple: 1/3 Medium
- Pink Grapefruit: 1 Medium (Peeled)
- Fresh Ginger Root: 1cm Chunk
- Sparkling Mineral Water: 1 Small bottle
- Ice Cubes: 1 Small handful
- Peel the grapefruit, leaving the white pith to make the juice more nutritious.
- Juice the pineapple (no need to peel if you have a good juicer) with the grapefruit and ginger.
- Pour the fresh juice into a glass over ice until two-thirds full. Top-up with the sparkling water.
Every food on the planet has come under some criticism with the notable exception of fruit and vegetables. These foods nourish every cell in the body, help prevent disease, flush the system of waste and contain more vitamins and minerals than you can rattle a plum at, and there isn’t a single person on the planet with any shred of common sense that could possibly argue against these magnificent foods!
I have been extremely privileged to bring a juicy lifestyle to hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. When I set out to ‘Juice The World’ I never truly envisaged the incredible impact juicing would have not only on virtually every aspect of physical, but also on people’s mental well-being and life in general.
“We should never underestimate the power of freshly extracted fruit and vegetable juices.”
I know first hand the sheer power of the juice. I suffered from severe asthma, incredibly bad psoriasis, eczema, hay fever and one of the most common ailments to hit the UK population – being overweight. Yet by simply swapping my normal junk(ie) foods and drinks for a freshly extracted juice or two a day and by adding a touch of exercise to daily life, my mental and physical health improved beyond anything I had envisaged.
Don’t have a juicer? With so many options out there, why not see the differences for yourself and find the right one for you to start you on your juicy journey. www.juicemaster.com
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