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Nutrition Rich Juice/ Fresh Citrus Juice/Carrots/Ginger


Fresh Citrus Juice/Carrots

1 lemon
1 lime
1 apple
1 thumb of ginger
1 orange
5 medium carrots

Makes about 2 glass of juice

Limes and lemons contain outstanding phytochemicals that are high in anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties. They are potent detoxifiers with antibiotic effect that is protective against bacterial poisoning.
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber.
Ginger stimulates blood flow to the digestive system and increases nutrient absorption.
Oranges are bursting with vitamin C, which is so important in these winter months.
Carrots are full of vitamins E and B, beta-carotene and various minerals.

The “Good Green” Juice

The “Good Green” Juice


This is the first of this weeks Juices. You’ll need a juicer, check out our post about juicing here.

Good Green: (serves 2)

  • 2 Handfuls of Spinach and Broccoli
  • 4 Medium size Carrots
  • 2 Whole Granny Smith Apples
  • 1/2 Small Lemon
  • 1 Peeled Orange

With a good juicer all you need to peel is the orange. Do not peel the lemon, you’ll get a lot of nutrients from the lemon zest, the juicer will do the rest.


Check out our Citrus & Beetroot Juice here, and for an amazing OJ press here :)

Health Benefit Of Lemon & Water


Health Benefit of Lemon & Water

Packed with antioxidants and other health benefits, a glass of water with the juice of half a lemon revitalizes the body and mind. Here are 10 reasons to drink it first thing:

  1. Supports the immune system: The juice of half a lemon in a glass of water is rich in vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system and assists the body in fighting colds and flu. Lemon also enhances the body’s ability to absorb iron, an important nutrient for a healthy immune system.
  2. Aids digestion: As lemon juice is similar in atomic structure to the stomach’s digestive juices, it has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract. It helps cleanse the bowel by flushing out waste more efficiently and stimulates the release of gastric juices, which aid digestion. The digestive qualities of lemon juice can also help relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and bloating.
  3. Repairs skin: Lemons are great for combating skin ageing. The antioxidant properties help combat free radical damage, which is responsible for the symptoms of ageing. “We know that lemons are rich in vitamin C and that is really what creates collagen synthesis, which is wonderful in terms of keeping wrinkles at bay. Vitamin C is required in the synthesis of amino acids into collagen and the job of collagen and connective tissue is to hold things tight and protect our skin tissue.”instant_highdefinition_pictures_of_lemon_falling_into_water
  4. Reduces appetite: Lemons contain pectin, a soluble fiber commonly found in citrus fruits. Pectin helps stave off hunger as the fiber creates a feeling of fullness, which results in the suppression of hunger cravings, you’re less likely to snack or make poor food choices.
  5. Balances pH levels: Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods for the body and a good pH level is essential as too much acidity in the body can be inflammatory. Lemon water is very alkalizing and most of us have acidic bodies.
  6. Cleanses the urinary tract: Lemon juice is a diuretic, meaning it encourages the production of urine. As a result, toxins are released at a faster rate, helping to purify the system and keep it healthy. Lemon juice can also change the pH level of the urinary tract, which discourages the proliferation of bad bacteria.
  7. Freshens breath: The antiseptic qualities in lemon juice help kill off bad bacteria in the mouth by acting as a disinfectant. A glass of lemon water is also a healthier morning wake-you-up than coffee. If you’re concerned about the acid harming tooth enamel, rinse your mouth with water afterwards.
  8. Protects overall health: High levels of potassium in lemons can help brain and nerve functioning and control blood pressure. Lemon water can also ward off stress and depression, which have been linked to low levels of potassium. Lemons also contain vitamin P, which improves capillary permeability and overall blood flow.
  9. Promotes healing: Ascorbic acid, vitamin C, promotes wound healing in the body and is an important nutrient in maintaining healthy bones, tissue and cartilage. It also calms inflammation in the body.
  10. Detoxifies the liver: Lemon water acts as a liver cleanser by assisting in detoxification. It purifies and stimulates the liver by encouraging the production of bile, an acid required for digestion. Lemon water can also help control excess bile flow, decrease the amount of phlegm produced by the body and assist in dissolving gallstones.

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Fresh O.J with a Zing!

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Winter is coming and the flu is right around the corner, there is a way of preventing the runny nose, headaches and fever. How? Take care of your body, eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids stay away from junk food, eat fruits and vegetables, get plenty of sleep and exercise!

We all know that this is something we should practice all the time, but we also have the most awesome juice on the market and you can make it in your own kitchen!

Best of all it’s not processed and packed with all the artificial products and junk you don’t even know what are and how they are made!

All you need for this juice, is a blender or a juicer, oranges and fresh ginger root!

Did you know:


The health benefits of ginger are thought to include anti fungal, antibacterial, anti clotting, antiviral, analgesic, increases blood flow and often use for treating nausea caused by seasickness and morning sickness during pregnancy.


You may already know that oranges are a great source of vitamin C, but did you know just one orange alone supplies 116.2% of the daily value for vitamin C!!

Drinking one glass of fresh orange juice is more protective than consuming Vitamin C supplements. So we recommend you drink/eat at least one orange a day and throw out those vitamin supplements NOW! :)

After chocolate and vanilla, orange is the world’s favorite flavor!

Now with that information we hope we have convinced you to start making your own O.J at least every other day through the winter :)

O.J & Ginger Root Juice:

  • 3 fresh Oranges
  • 1/2 cm chunk of Ginger root
  • ice cubes


  1. Peel the oranges leaving as much pith as possible for a creamier and more nutritious juice.
  2. Juice the oranges and ginger together using a juicer and serve with ice cubes!
  3. If you’re using a blender you can mix all the ingredients together and strain if desired.


Enjoy & stay healthy!

P.S. We recommend you use the Philips Juicers! They have been awarded as the best juicers on the market! We use Philips Avance Juicer HR1871!

Citrus & Beetroot Juice


Citrus & Beetroot Juice

The great thing with having a Juicer is that you can mix any fruit or vegetable together and really get creative in the kitchen! It’s so quick that if a juice isn’t as good as you thought it would be, you’re literally just 1 minute away from creating a new one or adding a new fruit could make a big difference, making the end result taste delicious! Warning, after trying a juicer you will get addicted to juicing!! 😛

They say 5 a day, this juice will give you all that in one drink! It makes 1 liter (4 cups) so there’s enough for everyone! You can store the juice in the fridge for 7 hours, or the juice will lose it’s nutrients. You already have a juicer so you can make a new one later, that’s whats so great!

You’ll need:

  • 2 Navel Oranges
  • 1 Mandarin Orange
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 Apple
  • 1/3 Beetroot
  • 1/2 Lemon

All you have to do is wash the fruits, peel the navel and mandarin oranges, everything else can go with the peel on. Put the apple first and end with the beetroot and just watch your drink turn wine red, drop some ice cubes in so it’s nice and cool. You’ll really taste the lemon and I promise you this will taste so much better than the lemonade you buy at your local grocery store.