Juice-recipes

Green Wake-Up Juice Recipe

Juice Master Jason Vale’s morning juice recipe will give you more live nutrients than most people consume in a week!

Ingredients

1/2 cucumber

1 stick celery

1 cup spinach

6 green apples (preferably Golden Delicious)

1/4 lime, peeled

1/2 inch fresh ginger

Method

1. Simply juice all the ingredients, pour into a glass over ice, drink and enjoy!

Whats your favourite green juice recipe?

March 28, 2014

Green Wake-Up Juice Recipe

Juice Master Jason Vale’s morning juice recipe will give you more live nutrients than most people consume in a week!

Ingredients
1/2 cucumber
1 stick celery
1 cup spinach
6 green apples (preferably Golden Delicious)
1/4 lime, peeled
1/2 inch fresh ginger

Method
1. Simply juice all the ingredients, pour into a glass over ice, drink and enjoy!

What’s your favourite green juice recipe?

March 10, 2014

Hangover Juice Recipe

Forget hair of the dog: Juice Master Jason Vale shares his ultimate hangover juice recipe – perfect for the silly season!

Mixed berries, fresh banana, low-fat live yogurt, fresh OJ… and a little stroke of the head.

A little worse for wear? Too much of the amber nectar? Feeling like your head is about to explode? Never fear, Recovery Angel to the rescue! This hangover helper is one of the most popular smoothies at our Juice Master Juice ‘n’ Smoothie bars, so if you are out and about, or too hungover to actually make it yourself, come and see us and we’ll make you one!

Ingredients

1 large orange (peeled but keep the pith on)
1 large handful mixed berries – strawberries, blackberries, raspberries 1 banana (fairtrade where possible)
100g low-fat live yogurt
4 ice cubes

Method

1. Juice the orange and pour into the blender. Add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. If you wish to make this in super-fast time, you can get some fresh non-concentrate orange juice and pour into the blender with the other ingredients – this saves cleaning the juicer!

Juicy Note: When you feel your head pounding after a night on the drink, most of what you are feeling is blood trying to pump through a dehydrated brain – nice!

How will it help my throbbing head and aching bod?

The oranges are rich in vitamin C, folic acid and an array of minerals, such as potassium – all of which are depleted by heavy drinking. The natural bacteria help replenish natural bacteria in the gut, quelling any nausea or an upset stomach. The natural sugars help to raise depleted blood sugar levels, and the organic water flowing through nature’s finest fruits will re-hydrate your system.

December 25, 2013

Slimming Smoothie Recipe

Juice Master Jason Vale shares one of his most popular juicing recipes for a delicious slimming smoothie. Most weight loss recipes don’t taste this good!

If you don’t fancy doing a juicing programme and want just a “meal replacement” smoothie to help you lose weight gradually – here it is! The Slimming Smoothie has been carefully designed to provide your body with the right essential fats, carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, water and enzymes – the right fuel to keep you sustained. If you replace your breakfast with this smoothie, it should keep your hunger at bay til at least lunch.

If you eat three times a day, you have totally transformed 33% of your daily intake to a no dairy, no wheat, no refined sugar, no trans or saturated fats, no artificial flavour, no artificial sweeteners, 100% pure plant based meal. Replace two meals a day with this and another smoothie from my book 7lbs in 7 Days, you’ve hit 66%. Follow that with an evening carb-free meal (perhaps some fish and salad) and you’ll be on your way to the land of the slim and trim in no time at all!

Ingredients

2 Golden Delicious apples
2 celery stalks
1/3 medium cucumber
1 lime, peeled
3cm chunk ginger
1/2 ripe avocado
Small handful ice

Method

1. Juice the apples, celery, cucumber, lime, and ginger. Place the juice, ice and avocado into the blender, and blend until smooth.

Best served: as a meal replacement for breakfast. When you wake up, take on board some hot water and lemon, and go for a run. If you workout on an empty stomach in the morning you turn into a “fat burning machine”! You will be amazed at what a difference a little workout and this smoothie (as a meal replacement) once or twice a day, will have on your waistline and overall health.

November 25, 2013

Hay Fever Heaven Juice Recipe

Sick of suffering from hay fever? Forget drugs, Juice Master Jason Vale got rid of his hay fever with this delicious natural remedy hay fever juice recipe.

This was another ailment I used to suffer from in a bad way. Like many diseases, there is a spectrum of severity for this particular disease. For some, hay fever means slightly itchy eyes and a bit of a sniffle; for others it means feeling like you have been run over by a truck. I was in the “run over by a truck” hay fever camp.

I really wish they would rename this “Severe Hay Fever” as people just don’t take hay fever seriously. If you do suffer badly, my heart goes out to you. Even more so if every year you find you have to pump your body full of drugs. The good news is that there is a natural remedy, which actually seems to work. I am not saying it will 100% clear all of your symptoms but there is no harm in giving it a go as unlike most drugs, its “adverse side-effect free”. It works for me every year and I hope it will work for you.

Ingredients

6 cm chunk ginger
1/2 unwaxed lemon
1 large apple
Small handful ice cubes

Method

1. Simply juice all the ingredients. Best taken in a small shot glass and downed in one.

Best served every single morning for at least four weeks preferably before your pollen season starts. Then every day during the whole season.

Do you suffer from hay fever? Would you try this hay fever juice?

November 19, 2013

Detox Tips For Busy People

With the weather warming up, bikini season looms on us again. And if you’re anything like me, and tend to get a little extra cuddly over the winter period, a pre-summer detox is just the trick to get us out of our sweats and into the sun. Now I can’t stand the whole mentality that argues we need to become hungry and stressed to feel dignified in our summer clothes – no thanks.

But getting back into the exercise routine that may have been neglected for the couch, while enjoying all the gorgeous food that’s around is never a bad idea. The thing is, I don’t have time to spend four hours on yoga a day or grow my own organic celery for snacks.

So here are my simple pre-summer detox tips, for busy people.

Lemons
When you wake up, squeeze a wedge of lemon into hot water for a revitalising drink. Because it aids digestion, it’s great for beating the bloat and speeding up the release of toxins from your body. Beyond this, it’s an effective way of fitting more vitamin C into your day, which promotes healing and helps to maintain healthy bones, cartilage and tissue. Bottom line is it’s a fantastic, cheap way to get your body hot and healthy from the inside out.

Water
We all know how important water is to a healthy diet, but chugging away glass after glass is often unpleasant unless you’ve been mountain climbing that morning. Keep a bottle of water with you at your desk and in your handbag, that way it’ll always be on hand and you can get more into your system without the hassle.

If you don’t like the taste of plain water, add cucumber or lemon slices – it adds taste and you’ll be packing in more vitamins. I’m a huge fan of glass water bottles as they have a reduced risk of chemical toxins being leeched into the water from the bottle itself. Drinking more water is great for flushing out all the nasties that make us bloated, tired and puffy looking and it’s one of the easiest ways of getting yourself feeling healthy and detoxed for summer. Plus it’s a super simple way to counter last night’s sangria.

Smoothies
I love a smoothie when I’m in a hurry. I literally just smash everything in the blender and drink it in the car on the way to work. It’s basically a quick, portable breakfast packed with nutrients, that you can tailor to suit your tastes. Being a big fan of super foods I throw in a heaped teaspoon of my favourites, which at the moment are maqua powder, gubinge powder, chia seeds and bee pollen. I stock up at www.peachyclean.com.au, which is a great spot for everything healthy.

A good breakfast needs carbs, protein and loads of vitamins and minerals to set you up for the day. Always add greens like spinach to the smoothie, you can’t taste it, but it’ll be doing you good. Try one of my favourite breakfast smoothie recipes:

1 cup of organic almond milk
A splosh of coconut water
1 banana
½ cup of frozen blueberries
A handful of spinach
A few spoonfuls of superfoods (add your favourites)

Blend until creamy. Enjoy!

Being high in fiber, sweet and chocked full of vitamin E, iron, zinc, selenium, potassium and more, this will have you feeling super virtuous, satiated and full of energy.

Juice
Juicing – we’ve heard all about it. It pumps your body full of micronutrients and is far easier to work into your day than eating a kilo of raw veggies at your desk. Always base your juices around veggies and add a dash of fruit to keep it sweet and palatable – that way you aren’t just pumping your system full of just fructose. Ideally keep your veggies cold before you juice them as it well help keep the juice from spoiling. If you want to make a big potion, bare in mind to keep it cold and drink it within a few hours to maintain optimum nutrient levels. If you’re on the go, make it first thing in the morning and keep it travel-handy in a thermos.

I love this earthy, citrus juice recipe for early morning juicing:

½ celery bunch
4 carrots (washed not peeled, most nutrients are just beneath the skin)
1 beetroot (raw not tinned)
2 green apples
2 oranges (peeled)

Or if you fancy a power cleanse, try ‘The Hulk’ juice recipe (because it’s bright green and super potent, yet delicious).

½ celery bunch
1 spinach bunch (roots removed)
1 kale bunch
2 pears
1 apple

Incorporating little, healthy changes into your everyday routine is the best way to kick-start your healthy self for summer, and small changes can make a big difference to how you feel and look. You don’t need to be miserable and hungry, just healthy and happy. And the healthier you are, the happier you’ll be.

Have you ever done a detox? Share your detox experience!

Kate Jones blogs about writing and pop culture at Calvicle Capitalism.

October 13, 2013