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Juicing with Ananyah

MOSA Juice

I love nothing better than ice cold fresh juice, but when you buy it in the supermarket, do you REALLY know what is in it? If you look at the ingredients on the carton, you’ll more than likely find added sugar, preservatives and quite possibly some extra additives. Not as healthy as you once thought!

Making your own juice at home is the best way for you to take control and decide for yourself what your juice intake will contain. Celebrities juice as a quick detox and others juice for dieting… me? I juice for a quick pick me up in the morning (7am start for work isn’t pretty!) or when I feel like near death after the gym (I’m unfit, very unfit) and need a juice to bring me back to life.

My favourite juice? A cocktail blend of Mango, Banana, Strawberry and Orange which was my teenage staple back in Kuwait. Sadly, in Glasgow, there are no road side cafes whipping juice up for you for less than £1. Now that I have my own juicer, it was time for me to create my own mixes. Sadly, juicing can be expensive but if you think about all the natural sugar and nutrients you get, it’s well worth the price.

Fruit

Juice

Curry’s approached me with a challenge of creating my own juice for after a gym workout. Being the unfit person that I am, I really need to start going to the gym a lot more. I’m normally worn out after 45mins of Cardio and this is when ice cold juice is a lifesaver. So after going to the gym after a long day in the office (having a 24hr gym at work is rather awesome), I went home and whipped up my current favourite juice, MOSA (I gave it that name, recipe below), to recharge myself. It’s a sweet juice but not overpowering, a few sips and you feel utterly refreshed.

Phillips Juicer

To juice, I’ve been using the Phillips HR1863/01 Juicer (provided by Curry’s). I like it a lot better than the juice attachment to my mom’s Kenwood mixer. With this juicer, you can make 2L of juice in one go, there is an extra large feeding tube so you don’t need to worry about chopping your ingredients into tiny pieces, there is a dedicated pulp container, it’s quick to dismantle and clean, and the best thing… it’s simple to operate even one handed (which came in handy when I made the little video below!)

Pulp Holder

Pulp Holder

I won’t go into detail as to why certain fruits and vegetables are good for you, I’ll let google be the one to inform you but below are a few of my favourite juice combinations:

MOSA

  • 1 mango
  • 2 oranges
  • 10 strawberries
  • 2 apples
  • 1 carrot

The Bugs Bunny

  • 4 carrots
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 inch of ginger

The Supreme

  • 1 small pineapple
  • Big handful of spinach
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 celery rib
  • 1cm ginger
  • Sprinkle chia seeds at the end

Pineapple Buster

  • 8 large leaves of kale with stem
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1 apple

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Anandini Swaminathan
    May 10, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Great recipes! Another idea you might like to try is flavoured water. Let me know if you’d like some suggestions.

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