Healthy Juice Recipes
I absolutely love the Amaranth-ish color of this juice, and not only because the tone particularly suits my complexion.
The red pigment in fruits and vegetables comes from the natural plant pigments called phytochemicals. Red fruits and vegetables get their red color from lycopene or anthocyanins. These phytochemicals act as antioxidants and fight free radicals, helping to reduce the risk of cancer among other benefits.
I’ve added rhubarb to this recipe, as it also comes packed with benefits. It’s great for brain health and to build healthy bones. Furthermore, rhubarb promotes skin elasticity and helps to prevent it from wrinkling or getting saggy. Who needs Botox, right?
Do not use rhubarb leaves, as these can be toxic.
The taste of this juice is just sweet enough, and the lime and mint give it a fresh kick.
1 piece | 180g
1 stalk | 150g
2 medium | 200g
1 medium | 200g
½ a fruit | 70g
a few sprigs | 30g
- Wash all ingredients thoroughly under running water.
- Chop all ingredients into a size that best works for your juicer. Discard the apple core and seeds.
- Chop the rhubarb into small pieces — this helps reduce clogging or jamming of the juicer.
- Feed everything into your juicer, alternating between soft and hard ingredients.
- For full benefits, consume immediately or as soon as possible, but within 24 hours.
- Store in an airtight glass bottle or jar and refrigerate.
Health and Nutritional Benefits
- Powerful antioxidants in red cabbage prevent the formation of cancerous cells.
- Red cabbage helps the skin look and feel young. It prevents age spots and helps with sun damaged skin. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and speeds the formation of new skin cells.
- Vitamin A in red cabbage strengthens the eyesight and prevents macular degeneration.
- Red cabbage can also help with the prevention of brain and bone illnesses, such as Alzheimers and arthritis.
- Rhubarb may promote weight loss and may even help the body burn fat at a faster rate.
- Vitamin K in rhubarb protects the brain, and the calcium helps with improving bone health and building healthy teeth.
- Antioxidants in rhubarb prevents the skin from sagging, drying and get wrinkled. It keeps the skin looking younger by fighting off free radicals.
- Carrots reduce cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease.
- Carrots are high in potassium, which improves blood flow and circulation and lowers blood pressure.
- The amount of fibre found in carrots helps in maintaining a healthy digestive system. Fibre helps with constipation and prevents related stomach problems.
- Carrots contain beta-carotene which reduces the risk of several cancers, such as lung cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
- Vitamin A found in carrots is useful for improving eyesight. Vitamin A helps in maintaining a healthy complexion, preventing acne and dry skin. It is also vital for healthy skin, hair and nails.
- Carrots regulate blood sugar.
- Apples come packed with soluble fibre which helps in lowering levels of cholesterol. The ursolic acid found in the apple peel aids in boosting calorie burn and weight loss.
- Antioxidants and vitamin C in apples boost the immune system. They also prevent breathing problems like asthma and lower the risk of diabetes.
- Other apple health benefits include the prevention of certain types of cancer, heart diseases, and high blood pressure.
- Apple seeds contain cyanide which is a harmful poison. Apple seeds should not be chewed and eaten in large quantities. If seeds are swallowed whole, however, the outer layer of the seed protects the body from the toxins and will pass through the digestive system untouched.
- Limes are high in vitamin C and are helpful in treating scurvy and protect against immune system deficiencies, heart disease and eye disease.
- Limes improve digestion, help relieve constipation and work wonders for weight loss.
- They help with the cleansing of the body, ridding of toxins and boosting the immune system.
- Limes can assist in preventing cold and flu.
- Limes help with skin rejuvenation.
- Limes can help with the protection from infections. They also help in treating ulcers and gum diseases.
- Limes have also been found to be helpful for people with diabetes and heart disease.
- Mint leaves are great for treating indigestion, nausea and stomach discomfort and can also help people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome.
- The aroma of menthol has the power to relieve nasal congestion. It can also soothe throat sores with its cooling effect. Mint is beneficial for treating common colds.
- The antiseptic and cooling effect of mint oil helps in treating skin infections and itches.
- The smell of mint aids with the functioning of the brain and also keeps us alert.
- Mint fights harmful bacteria in our mouths and also gets rid of bad breath.