Juice your way to New Year vitality
Half way through the first week back and you're starting to feel the strain. Here to help inject some energy into our day is our favourite juicing expert Andrew Cooper, with some easy ways to help you get that much needed boost with a few simple juices and smoothies.
2.5cm piece fresh turmeric, peeled 1/2 lemon, peeled 2.5cm fresh root ginger, peeled 1 yellow beetroot, scrubbed 1/2 sweet potato, scrubbed 2 carrots 1 apple
Wash and peel ingredients as instructed. Juice one by one in the order listed and serve chilled
Tummy tuck shot
1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp raw honeyA pinch cayenne pepperA pinch of cinnamon
Juice the ingredients and serve straight up, or in 300ml-500ml water or cold water and ice
Thai green juice
2.5cm piece of fresh root ginger 1 lime peeledA handful coriander1 head pak choi1/4 of a pineapple, peeled and cored2 pears1/4 of a cucumber
Wash and peel ingredients as instructed. Juice one by one in the order listed and serve chilled or enjoy over ice garnished with a slice of chilli or lemon grass for extra Thai vibes.
The secret smoothie
500ml mineral water or coconut water A pinch of ground cinnamon1 tsp chia seeds1 tsp coconut oil1 tsp raw honey1 medjool date, pitted1 apple, cored and chopped4 small broccoli florets1 carrot, chopped1 orange, peeledA handful spinach leavesA handful roughly chopped kale or chard leaves1 frozen banana
Wash, peel and chop the ingredients where necessary. Put all the ingredients into a blender in the order they're listed. Blitz until smooth.
Beet box juice
2.5cm piece of fresh root ginger 1/2 a pink grapefruit, peeled1/4 fennel bulb1 celery stick1 beetroot, scrubbed2 carrots1 red apple
Wash and peel ingredients as instructed. Juice one by one in the order listed and serve chilled or enjoy over ice.
Top juicing tips
Start by juicing your citrus fruits
always juice leafy veg and soft fruit in between root veg and hard fruit like apples
The rule of thumb is 70% vegetables to 30% fruit
BOOK: Juiceman is out on 15 January
With thanks to Hurom Slow Juicer