So July is here and our summer bodies are well and truly on top form, yes? If you’ve been following our ‘Three Little Super Foods to Eat in…’ series you’ll know that we’ve already had July covered, and you’ll also know that there is a huge abundance of beautiful fresh organic produce available at this time of year. So this time we thought we’d put a slight twist on it, and we’re going to give you some super juices to make from three fab little super foods to eat in July. Enjoy!
Ok, so beetroot might not be everyone’s cup of tea so to speak, but this is honestly one juice that we implore you to try, The reason we’re so certain of this is all down to the amazing health benefits all packed into one glass. Seriously, this is one super super juice! All you need for this disease fighting, anti inflammatory, detoxifying juice is:
- One beetroot, cleaned and chopped
- Two carrots, cleaned and chopped
- Six strawberries, cleaned
- One handful of grapes
- 1 apple
Simply pop all ingredients into your juicer and blend. Beetroots are filled with essential super nutrients that make them a power house for your breakfast, so start your day with one of these and you will not regret it. We promise!
When you buy beetroot, make sure they are firm with a smooth and undamaged surface. Smaller roots are more tender so try to avoid any that are larger than about 6cm in diameter as the cores may be tough. You can also use the leaves of beetroot, but make sure they’re crisp, fresh looking and not too long or thick.
We LOVE watercress here at Little Soap HQ and for very good reason too. Watercress actually contains more nutrients and is a much more powerful superfood that kale, which is enjoying a bit of a celebratory status right now. But we’re not forgetting the amazing properties of watercress, and neither should you. This is another fantastic juice to drink first thing to set you up for the day so get these ingredients in your grocery basket now- you won’t regret it. You need:
- Three cups of chopped kale
- One cup of watercress
- One handful of fresh of mint
- Two green apples
- One medium cucumber
- Half a lime
This recipe makes enough for two so share it with a friend… and enjoy!
When you buy watercress, look for crisp, dark leaves and store in the fridge for optimum freshness. Unfortunately watercress doesn’t last much longer than a couple of days, but we guarantee you’ll love this juice recipe so much it won’t be hanging around for long!
Raspberry and pomegranate powerhouse
Raspberries are bang in season right now and absolutely delicious too. Packed with nutrients, raspberries make any juice taste delicious, so you won’t want to miss this one. All you need is:
- One cup of mixed berries: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries
- One quarter of a cup of pomegranate pips
- One apple or ripe pear, cut into wedges
When you buy raspberries, note that they should be plump and dry, with a good shape and uniform colour. Don’t go for berries with their hulls intact as they will be under-ripe and tart.