Sunday Smoothie 5: Juicy Juices

For a change I only used my Jack Lalanne Power Juicer to squeeze the juice for my Sunday Smoothie and Vitamin bomb.

Ingredients:

  • Carrots; rich in vitamins A, B and C; iron; calcium; potassium and sodium. Carrots have a cleansing effect on the liver and digestive system, help to prevent kidney stones and relieve arthritis and gout.
  • Watermelon; contain vitamins A and C; iron and potassium. Their high water content make watermelons great for summer refreshments. Use a watermelon to bring more liquid into your smoothie. Watermelon blends well with other fruits to make your smoothie a sweet thirst quencher.
  • Apples; fresh apples help cleanse the system, lower blood cholesterol levels, keep blood sugar level up and aid digestion. Apples help to eliminate toxins in the system. Apples contain vitamins A and some vitamins B and C. Apples also are high in two important phytochemicals: pectin and boron.
  • Grapes; contain large amounts of ellagic and caffeic acids, which deactivate carcinogens, and are a good source of potassium. The flavonoids in grape juice protect the heart, and the resveratrol found in red wine and red grape juice has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. Grapes also contain boron, which helps estrogen levels, which prevents calcium loss, and may be important in preventing osteoporosis.

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From left to right: Apple Juice, Watermelon Juice, Carrot Juice, Grape Juice. 

Mixed together, the juice is sweet, but at the same time really healthy. Although my version, as displayed below, was very carrot heavy, you can off course mix your own version yourself. Just remember, the carrot taste is pretty dominant,  so you might want to be easy on the carrots at first.

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Sunday Smoothie 4: Beets, Carrots and Berries

For today’s Smoothie Sunday, as it is the first since two weeks, I decided to go big. This means Making a Smoothie with other ingredients than just fruit. I decided to buy some organic beets and carrots on the farmers market, combined with some tasty, fruity berries and watermelon.

Ingredients:

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon
  • Basil
  • Mint

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BeabaAs we are making a smoothie with the vegetables that are hard when you get them, I used the Babycook from Beaba to steam the carrots and the beets. Don’t overcook the carrots and the beets, otherwise the smoothie will become a mess of slimy vegetable pulp.

Carrots

Carrots are extremely nutritious and rich in vitamins A, B and C; iron; calcium; potassium and sodium. Carrots have a cleansing effect on the liver and digestive system, help prevent the formation of kidney stones and relieve arthritis. For smoothies, carrots are a great ingredient to use, as they are naturally sweet. Carrots can be used in almost any smoothie recipe.

Beets

Beets are high in vitamin A and the enzyme betaine. Betaine nourishes and strengthens the liver and gallbladder. Beets are also full of potassium. Eating beets will have a cleansing effect on the liver, kidneys and gallbladder. For smoothies you can use cooked fresh, frozen or canned beets with any juice. We use fresh organic beets off course!

My Sunday Smoothie #4

The smoothie with carrots and beets was wonderful tasty. The raspberries and watermelon made the smoothie juicy and sweet, where the carrots and beets made the smoothie ultra healthy!

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