Monday, 1 October 2012

The Juice Challenge Day 1: Lemonylimeonade

Today I decided we would start off easy with something really tasty that would encourage people back into juicing or to try juicing for the first time. Any of the recipes that I will be sharing will show the quantities needed for 2 people, providing a medium sized glass of juice for each person. This recipe is very sweet as it is made solely with fruit juices. Later in the week I will start to introduce some vegetables into my juices. That said seeing as it is Monday we will start off with a 'pick me up' so to speak. Today's juice is aptly entitled 'Lemonylimeonade'

Lemonylimeonade
This juice is one of my favourites and is a bit of a treat! Some days after work when I'm feeling really tired and if I'm craving something sweet this is a good alternative to a massive bar of chocolate! It's really simple to make and tastes delicious neat or over ice.

Ingredients:
4 apples
1/2 a lemon
1/3 of a lime

First juice the apples, followed by the lemon and lime!

These quantities will produce two medium glasses of juice as illustrated in the photographs below.



I have constructed a table below to illustrate all the amazing vitamins, minerals and benefits in this tasty drink! As you can see it is packed full of really important nutrients! Delicious, refreshing and good for you.....not a bad combination!



Apples
Lemons
Limes
Minerals
Calcium, Potassium, Folate, Phosphorus & Iron

Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Citric Acid


Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus  citric acid, Potassium


Vitamins
A, B1, B2, B6, C, Folate, E
A, Beta Carotene, C
A, C, Folate, beta carotene
Other Benefits
Good for cardiovascular health, regulates blood sugar, anti-cancer, and can alleviate symptoms of asthma
Aches and pains, eyes, cleansing the system - the acid scours the intestinal tract; eliminating toxins; neutralizing harmful bacteria.
Aches and pains, eyes, cleansing the system - the acid scours the intestinal tract; eliminating toxins; neutralizing harmful bacteria.


E-D's Notes:
- Note the colour of real apple juice vs. bought shop apple juice....a little alarming!
- Try and drink this juice sooner rather than later as if you leave fresh apple juice for a couple of hours it will  begin to oxidise if left exposed to the air.

References: 
I got the information regarding the nutritional information in my juice from the following two websites...    
-Jason Vale's 'Juice Master' website 
-Juice Benefits wesbiste

4 comments:

  1. Great post Emma.I love juices but had never tried this combination before, I will give it a go tomorrow! will any kind of apples work?

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  2. Yeah Maria you can really use any apples. The ones I used are Spanish Royal Gala apples but it's really up to you. Just to note that Granny Smith apples can be a little bitter, I personally love bitter but if its not your thing then maybe steer clear of those! Glad you enjoyed the post, will have a new juice recipe every day this week!:-)

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  3. I have been thinking about juices for a while. This is a great post for beginners and the recipe looks delicious!

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  4. This sounds like an interesting combination
    will give it a try today, thank you for the inspiration

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