Make fantastic fruit and veggie juice

11 March 2014

Are you and your kids equally fond of fruit and vegetable juices and shakes? Checkers currently has two great juicers in their shops. Here are three delicious juice recipes to try.

Berry quencher

This thirst-quencher is packed with calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamins A and C.

  • 100 g strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 75 g red currants or raspberries, washed
  • ½ orange, peeled
  • 125 ml cold water
  • 2 ml honey (optional)
  • crushed ice

Blend the fruit and add the water. Pour into a glass, stir in the honey if using and add the crushed ice. Decorate with extra redcurrants or raspberries.

The recipe was originally submitted by Mrs E du Preez of Saldanha.

Soft soother

This smoothie is rich in calcium which is essential for restoring bone tissue and body cells. It also contains iron which is beneficial for your blood and zinc which helps to restore body tissue.

  • 40 g fresh or dried cranberries
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 large banana
  • 15 ml sesame seeds
  • 30 ml Greek yoghurt
  • 200 ml milk
  • crushed ice

If using dried cranberries first soak them in hot water for 20 minutes. Blitz the berries and lemon juice in a juicer or food processor until finely chopped. Add the banana and sesame seeds and blend until smooth. Add the yoghurt and milk and blend until smooth and foaming. Pour into tall glasses filled with crushed ice and decorate with extra cranberries.

A delicious start to your day

This drink is packed with vitamin C and the antioxidant beta carotene. The oranges provide calcium and magnesium which are essential for restoring your body’s cells.

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 carrot, washed
  • ice cubes

Cut a slice from one of the oranges and set aside to garnish the drink. Peel the oranges and blend in a juicer or food processor along with the carrot. Pour into a glass, add the ice cubes and garnish with the reserved orange slice.

  • Checkers juicers: Visit your nearest Checkers and get yourself a Philips juicer for R340.99 or a Platinum juicer for R149.99 today.

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