There are juices and then there are juices. The gaudy bottles increasingly filling the shelves of supermarket chillers are, for the most part, all bumph and no pips. Most are pasteurised to extend their shelf life, instantly killing off the enzymes your body thirsts for. Get a high from your own nutritional supply with four winter-proofing recipes from Pandora Symes, the founder of wellness coaching site rootedlondon.com. Pick your personal antidote from the options below.
Energy Fruit Infusion
Rhubarb is a source of vits C and K, and a sharp alternative to saccharine fruits. Juice 1 cucumber, 4 stalks of rhubarb, ½ cup of strawberries and 2 apples. Add ½ tsp cinnamon.
Greens with Immunity
Juice 3 handfuls of spinach, ½ a head of romaine lettuce, 1 cucumber, 2 big handfuls of kale, small handfuls of parsley and mint, and 1 lime. Mix with ½ again of coconut water for a touch of sweetness.
Hangover Citrus Bomb
Juice 1 lemon, 1 lime, 1 red chilli (or 2 if you’re daring) and mix with 1 tbsp of agave and 400ml water. This works best first thing in the morning – and beats OJ to a pulp.
Root of Good Digestion
Juice 1 or 2 small beetroots, 1 orange, ½ cucumber, 2cm of ginger, 2 carrots and 1 lime in that order – the rind of the last ingredients helps to draw the rest through. If you prefer it slightly sweeter, add more fresh orange.
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