Few things are as refreshing as an ice-cold glass of freshly squeezed juice!
...especially if it's made with fresh, seasonal Western Australian fruits and veggies (and a sprinkle of love.)
Juicing is a great way to start the day, providing energy and vitamins to fuel your morning either at home or on the go.
No matter if juicing is part of your "New Year New Me" health regimen, or if you're simply looking for a delectable drink, juicing is a nourishing activity worth exploring.
Whether you prefer it sweet & fruity or zesty & green, this article tells you how to make up a thirst-quenching juice in no time.
STEP 1: PICK SOME GREENS
Leafy greens or water-rich green vegetables make for an excellent base for your next juicing adventure.
Although not necessary (you can leave them out if preferred), they add loads of liquid, flavour, and nutrients.
For example, baby spinach packs a punch when it comes to iron content, kale is a superior source of vitamin K, and celery delivers loads of vitamins C and A.
What's more, they're often on the cheap side, making them cost-effective for bulking up your next batch of juice.
Here are some examples of gorgeous greens to base your next juice on:
- Baby spinach
- Chard (aka silverbeet)
- Romaine lettuce
STEP 2: ADD SOME SWEETNESS
Although low in calories, a juice made solely with greens and no sweet components may lack that satisfying flavour we've come to expect when seeing a glass of brightly coloured juice.
That's why we love pairing the greens with some sweet ingredients — which can be either fruits or veggies.
Citrus like oranges or nectarines can add a sweet & tangy profile, while apples and pears bring along a balanced taste that's on the sweeter side. Meanwhile, fresh berries can add rich flavour and a characteristic aroma, just like tropical additions like pineapple or mango add notes of summertime.
Here are some examples of sweet ingredients to add to your juice:
- Berries (strawberry, raspberry, cherry, blueberry)
- Stonefruit (nectarines, peaches, plums)
- Melons (watermelon, rock melon, honeydew)
STEP 3: ADD SOME EXTRA FLAVOUR
Finish your creation with extra flavour components that take it to the next level.
In addition to extra aroma and taste, these ingredients typically add a wealth of health benefits, often thanks to their high antioxidant and vitamin content.
From zesty citrus to anti-inflammatory turmeric, from spicy chilli to immune-boosting ginger, and from awakening mint to soothing honey; the limit is your imagination (and your taste buds' preferences, of course).
Here are some examples of flavouring ingredients to add to your juice:
- Chilli or cayenne (start with just a pinch!)
- Lemon/lime zest and/or juice
- Coconut water
If you'd like to get started juicing ASAP, you can also grab a curated juice bundle, a seasonal veggie box, and/or a fruit bundle on the Marketplace!