I sadly don't have a juicer in London, so when I went back home for a couple f weeks I juiced like there was no tomorrow, with my moms juicer. This was actually one of my favourite juices I made because I felt incredibly fresh and energetic afterwards. I was reading an article a few months ago on how some athletes regularly drink beet juice before workouts as this can improve their performance significantly! Bring on the beets!
Beetroot are a good source of betaine, which helps protect cells, proteins and enzymes from environmental stress. They also help purify your blood and liver, fight inflammation and boost your stamina. Lime boosts your immune system and helps fight infections, it stimulates the digestive system and it builds collagen so helps rejuvenate the skin. Apples are full of vitamin C and B - complex which are key in maintaining red blood cells and nervous system healthy - plus it adds some sweetness to the juice! Carrots are a high source in antioxidants (especially beta-carotene which is good for skin). Turmeric is a well known potent anti-inflammatory.
Ingredients (makes one)
If you liked my turmeric latte recipe you will be as obsessed with the smoothie version.
I actually just chose ingredients I had in my kitchen by colour and picked everything yellowish on a grey London day, threw it together and was totally blown away!
It has a lot of amazing health benefits; first and foremost as usual, turmeric’s anti-inflammatory powers. Mango, banana cashews and the almonds in the almond milk all have an incredible array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants leaving you full of energy. The cashews make it deliciously creamy bringing it to the perfect consistency.
If you want the same health benefits and the same feeling of energy without drinking a hot drink I really suggest you try this amazing recipe!!
1 handful cashews
1/2 tablespoon turmeric
1 cup of almond milk
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy! Banana and mango can be frozen for extra freshness!
There is a million possibilities to combine ingredients for green juices, but I especially love this one for it’s freshness. This is one of my favourite post-workout juices, because it gives you a lot of magnesium from the spinach which is important for your muscles and cucumber contains high amounts of hydration which is great after a sweaty gym session! Cucumbers also contain silica which contributes to the construction of connective tissue in bones, muscles etc. The apples and pears add some sweetness to it as well as goodness such as vitamins and anti-oxidants. If you want to add a tropical twist add some ripe pineapple and the result will be so amazing! A boost of energy to start your day right!
Makes 1 big glass
1 handful spinach
1/4 pineapple (optional)
Through all ingredients into your juicer et voilà.