5 juice recipes to boost your energy

5 juice recipes to boost your energy

17 February 2017

Get your juicer working to the max and boost your energy levels with these 5 delicious recipes.

 

1)Beetroot booster

Well-known for its high nutritional value and fibre content, eating beetroot is said to boost your stamina, lower blood pressure and provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Use it as a basis for your morning juice drink and you won’t go wrong.

For this juice you’ll need:

  • 2 beetroot
  • 1 apple
  • 1 carrot
  • Fresh ginger  - thumbnail-sized piece
  • ½ lemon - squeezed  to taste

Zap the beetroot, apple and carrot in your juicer. Squeeze half a lemon into the mix and add the thumbnail piece of ginger.  Taste test your juice and if you’d prefer a sweeter drink, add an extra carrot or apple into the mix.

2)Spinach super juice

Popeye aside, spinach has long been associated with strength-giving properties, boosting energy, aiding good bone health and helping to transport oxygen around the body. Rich in iron, spinach also contains vitamins K, A, C and B2, as well as folic acid and minerals including maganese and magnesium. It’s hard to find a super-food which packs a more powerful punch.

For this juice you’ll need:

  • 4 handfuls of spinach
  • 2 celery stalks
  • ½ lemon - squeezed  to taste
  • Cup of water

Mix the spinach, celery and water in your juicer. Add a squeeze of lemon to taste and more water if necessary, to reach your desired consistency.

3)Blueberry-tastic

Long mooted as a super-food, it’s hard to find a fruit which provides a greater marriage of health-giving properties with good flavour. Blueberries are a key source of vitamin K, along with significant amounts of vitamin C, manganese and antioxidants.   

For this juice you’ll need:

  • ½ tub of blueberries
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 apple
  • 2cm chunk of cucumber
  • Squeeze of lemon to taste

Mix all of the ingredients in your juicer, check the consistency and add a little water if necessary. For a ‘smoothie’ alternative, mix your blueberries with a banana and cup of fat-free yoghurt instead.

4)Ginger-ninja

Not only is ginger a taste sensation, but it is valued for its health-giving properties too, including anti-inflammatory attributes and ability to soothe digestive problems. 

For this juice you’ll need:

  • A thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 carrots
  • ½ lemon - squeezed  to taste

Get your day off to a zingy beginning with this ginger-based juice. Zap all of the ingredients in your juicer, except the lemon juice, which you squeeze in at the end, to taste.

5)Pomegranate power  

Pomegranates contain fibre and antioxidants, along with vitamins  A, C and E, making them a great addition to your diet.

For this juice you’ll need:

  • The ‘pearls’ of one pomegranate
  • 2 handfuls of a summer fruit of your choice
  • 1 pear

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