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Juicing

Green juices are the best medicine we can give our bodies, and are particularly beneficial for those who have digestive system or mal-absorption issues.  Juice is easily absorbed as juicing breaks down the cell walls of fruits and vegetables so that they are pre-digested already.  This means that the power-packed nutrients are getting directly into your system.

Juicing is also a wonderful way to ensure that we are consuming our recommended servings of greens too. Let’s face it, no one wants to be eating four cucumbers and three bunches of spinach at 7am but juicing enables us to get a healthy amount of vegetables in one go to power-up the day.

Another benefit of using greens in juicing is that it oxygenates the body due to the addition of chlorophyll and enables us to release stored toxins in our bodies. Chlorophyll helps in neutralising the pollution that we breathe in every day.  If you are a smoker it’s a fantastic supplement for your diet.

When you ingest chlorophyll, your haemoglobin count is elevated and as a result of this, you’ll find that your circulation improves and you’ll have much more energy. Not only is it a blood enricher with special nutrients that build iron it also cleanses and improves the health of the intestines, uterus, and lungs. Some people use it as a natural breath freshener and body deodorizer. That’s internally of course- no one wants to go out looking like the incredible hulk!

Here’s my in juice-of-the-moment…

Cucumber, Spinach, Basil, Lemon and Lime Juice

Refreshing and invigorating this juice is an excellent way to start the day, cleansing, detoxifying and renewing health at cellular level.

Preparation Time: 5 mins    Serves 2

What You’ll Need

2 bunches English spinach
2 cucumbers cut in half lengthways
1 lemon (zest and pith removed)
1 lime (zest and pith removed)
½ cup of fresh basil leaves

Method

Place ingredients through the juicer remembering to make them small enough to fit through the shoot.  Adding ice cubes once you have finished will make the juice even more palatable and reduce the acidity of the lime and lemon.  If you prefer a sweeter juice, why not add a small amount of carrot or apple? Remember too much fruit causes spikes in blood sugar levels.

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Comments (18)

  • ray

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    very interesting

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  • Christine Vasiliou

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    I am interested in the green juicing but was wondering when is the best time of day to have it, would it be first thing in the morning on an empty stomach as I suffter from Hypoglycemia the reactive type and have severe drops so will a green juice be good to have as I dont eat any vegetables. How much juice should I have, I am excited to start feeling better.

    Thanks
    Christine

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    • lee

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      I always have mine in the morning to give me energy until lunchtime.

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      • Kim

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        Hi Lee – Do you have the juice only for breakfast?

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        • lee

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          yes sometimes I do

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  • Veronica

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    What type of juicer do you recommend.

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    • lee

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      I am using my thermomix for juicing at the moment 🙂

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  • Lisa

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    Hi Lee,
    I also have a thermomix, I’m just wondering if your cookbook converts the recipe’s so I can do them in my thermomix? As I’m looking at buying your cookbook but basically do all my cooking with my thermo.
    Thanks

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    • lee

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      HI Lisa, the cookbook isn’t a thermomix cookbook but the recipes are easily converted. Lee

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  • Lissette

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    Hi, ive been wanting to juice but i only own a thermomix & dont have a proper juicer. my question is will juicing the veggies & fruits in the thermomix get the same results when using a juicer? would the thermomix actually be able to separate the insoluble fiber from them? & would the result be the clear smooth juice?
    not blended smoothies (although i am keen on making smoothies too, and adding avocados or bananas to make it smoothie-like)

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    • lee

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      A juicer will give you the clear juice but thermomix will have pulp and juice, although I like my juices like that so I guess it depends on your preferences 🙂

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      • Peppe

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        Lee, do you reckon thermomix is as good as a 40 rpm slow turning juicer in terms of the quality of the juice?

        Thanks!

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        • lee

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          I don’t think there would be a whole lot of difference. Lee x

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  • Kate

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    Hi lee, could you suggest a good juicer that is a bit cheaper than the thermionix?

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    • Bianca Hess

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      I use a vitamix (not cheap, around $900) best juicer ever!! Great for making raw desserts too.

      Reply

  • Kay

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    Hi Lee,
    So a thermomix is better as the juice still contains pulp for fibre?
    I love my Thermomix and don’t really want to get a juicer.

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    • lee

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      yes i use mine for that

      Reply

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