Laureen got this fab new juicer from Debenhams and as a beginner to juicing wanted to share her tips on juicing for beginners and a fab recipe.
Over to Laureen:
It’s no secret that hitting my 5-a-day doesn’t come naturally to me, not sure why but it’s a real effort which requires careful meal planning to make sure that I hit my target. The easiest way to do so is by having multi-vegetable soups, smoothies and now juices.
I am very happy to be able to add juicing to my panel. Unlike a blender, a nutrijuicer such as the Sage by Heston Blumenthal enables the juicing of vegetables, which I absolutely love to add in my recipes.
I have never had a juicer before but the Sage nutrijuicer is everything you can ask for. It has a very nice design and looks good in the kitchen. It’s very easy to put together and dismount. The first time I used it was a morning at 6am, half asleep, and I did not have a problem putting it together. I first thought that I wouldn’t use it regularly because it is some extra washing up but it’s actually super easy to clean. One tip to save time is to line the collecting bucket with a freezing bag or a composting bag. I really like that this juicer has an opening wide enough to put whole apples, saving me time again. When set on high-speed, it can be quite loud and I first felt guilty of using it early morning but my housemate said that he didn’t hear a thing! Win.
Here are some of my juicing for beginners recipes
Morning Green Juice
- 1 kiwi
- 1/2 peeled mango (I had the other 1/2 for lunch but you could use it all)
- 1 apple
- 1/4 cucumber
- 5 celery sticks
- Juice of half a lemon
This ones tastes very green and healthy. I really like a green juice.
- 1/2 peeled mango
- 2 apples
- 1 grapefruit
- 4 carrots
- 1/2 lemon juice
Your daily dose of vitamin C in a glass. Swap the grapefruit for an orange to make this juice a bit sweeter. I could swap my morning coffee for this juice, I had the feeling that it really kept me going.
- 3 carrots
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 apples
- 1 handful of grapes
- 1 handful of kale
- 1/2 lemon juice
When green meets orange. Not the prettiest colour juice but another tasty one to start the day right.
I usually add the juice of half a lemon to all my juices as it is an anti-oxidant that will help preserve the juice a little longer. It can be a bit cumbersome to peel the veg so I opted to make a big batch of juice, to the delight of my housemate who has been spoiled with some juice on a regular basis in the last week. I have also taken some of the extra with me to lectures to keep me going or froze it so make ice lollies! That was probably my best idea and look forward to making more now that summer is coming.”
Do you have a juicer or smoothie maker?
I only have a smoothie maker in my flat but love an easy three ingredient smoothie.