Wednesday 12 March 2014

Detox Juice: Ginger, Carrot, Apple and Orange

I never used to like ginger. It stuck in my mind as a spice used to coat gloopy Chinese foods, dominating the flavour of all the dishes.

Recently I've been addicted. Smothered on top grated, fried carrot (recipe to follow), in stir fry, juices, you name it, I'm all over it. I can't believe I've been missing out for so long!

I'm feeling a bit under the weather and have been told (i.e. Googled) that ginger is good for helping to fight cold and flu. SO I thought I'd whip up a fresh juice to keep me on top form!

You'll need a juicer, but other than that it's just four simple ingredients:

I used...
  • 3 carrots 
  • 2 apples
  • 2 oranges
  • A hunk of fresh ginger (about four inches) 

Chop your apples into chunks, leaving the skin on (most of the goodness is in the skin, remember!). Do the same for the carrots and ginger too. I hate peeling oranges so sliced mine and cut out the segments.

Then, juice. DONE.

Mix with a spoon to stop separation, pour into a long glass and drink. You'll feel instantly better for it, promise. 

Health benefits
I am by no means an expert, but rumour has it that this little juice contains or can help with the following:

Natural energy and loads of vitamin C from the oranges, anti-nausea effects from the ginger (hello hangover cure), as well as helping digestion and fighting off flu. Carrots are full of anti-oxidants and vitamin A which helps the liver get rid of toxins in your body, and the apples can help reduce cholesterol because of the soluble fibre found in them.

I'm on the lookout for more detox juices, so send any of your favourites my way...


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