Apples are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A and C, and are also a decent source of vitamin K. A good source of minerals, magnesium, calcium, zinc and potassium are all found in this fruit.
Antioxidant phytochemicals called quercetins, catechins (also the key ingredient that makes green tea so healthy) and chlorogenic acid abound in apples, especially in and under the peel.
I got one of my favorite fruit juicer recipes for you today – the apple and lemon juice recipe. Pure fresh-made lemon juice is a bit on the intense side and usually needs to be diluted with water or another juice; in this case we are going with fresh made apple juice. The two together are a tasty combo with the sweetness of the apple helping to balance out the sharpness of the lemon. This juice is majorly refreshing on a hot summers day, especially with a few ice cubes in it. However, it makes for a great cold remedy or hearty tonic when warmed up a little on those colder nights, add a little honey and the warm drink is complete. And onto the recipe: Apple & Lemon Juice Recipe The perfect fruit juice combo Ingredients: 2 apples, 1/2 a lemon If apples...
This combo is one of my favorites. I love carrot juice by itself and mixed with celery. In fact the carrot and celery combo has been a favorite of mine for several years. I started experimenting with red bell pepper in my juices, it has a nice sweet edge to it, but is not something I really like by itself. Although it is one of those tastes that mixes really well – like lemon. Pure lemon juice can be a little intense, and so can pure red bell pepper juice, but adding a little red bell pepper to a juice can be a really nice addition in the right combination. The Carrot, Celery & Red Bell Pepper Juice Recipe It’s a real veggie treat Ingredients: 4 carrots, 2 celery stalks, 1/2 a red bell pepper If the carrots are organic, no need to peel them...
Before we get to the recipes, just a few notes on preparing carrots for juicing. If you are using organic carrots, then there is no need for peeling. Just clean them and top and tail them. The skin is a great source of nutrients, particularly antioxidants, and will help improve the nutritional content of the juice – from awesome to super awesome.
If the carrots are not organic, then no worries, just peel them to make sure you are not taking in too many pesticides. Your still going to get a nutritious carrot juice.
Store-bought juice goes through numerous processes, including heating and pasteurization. This kills off a great deal of the nutrients, especially heat-sensitive antioxidants. The result is orange-flavored sugar water that’s on par with soda for it’s lack of health benefits. Ok, enough of my waffling about poor quality juice!
Let’s move onto the the home-made orange juice recipes
What could be a more classic juice than orange juice or grapefruit juice, they have been staples for half a century or more. Steer clear of the store-bought stuff however, it’s nothing but a shadow of real fresh made citrus juice.
Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, tangerines, mandarins, clementines, satsumas, tangelos, pomelos, and many other exotic citrus we have never heard of – the list goes on. Ranging from super sweet to wince-inducing sourness, citrus has that special taste exclusive to it’s sub-group as a fruit. Refreshing and cooling, citrus tends to invoke that feeling of relaxed hot summer days.