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The Juicy Truth

Blend your way to better winter health with our guide to cold pressed juices.

According to Food Industry & Nutrition, drinking juice is the best way to absorb the vitamins, enzymes and minerals from fruits and vegetables. However, using an ordinary blender to create your favourite juices and smoothies may not be the most effective method to extract the nutrients from your preferred produce.

The fast-spinning blades of a blender create heat when they spin, destroying the live, digestive enzymes of the ingredients which help aid digestion, and even lowering the levels of vitamin C.

Cold press juicers, on the other hand, are designed to create easy-to-make, nutritious juices without using blades, retaining up to five times more vitamins, nutrients, minerals and antioxidants than juice from everyday blenders. By using juicing methods that squeeze fresh fruits and vegetables slowly at high pressure, minimising oxidation, juicers like Hurom’s Cold Press Juicer avoid the heat-based nutrition loss of centrifugal blenders.

This advanced squeezing technique uses a combination of squeezing, filtering, and mixing technologies to produce the highest quality juices, smoothies, ice creams and sorbets, or even nut milks, preserving all the flavours and aromas of your fresh, delicious ingredients.

Even though a fresh juice or smoothie may not immediately come to mind when you first think of winter recipes, these juices are the perfect (not to mention delicious) remedies to fight off germs, boosting energy and immunity to get you through this year’s cold and flu season.

Super Green Juice
Packed full of vitamins A, C and E as well as iron to help boost immunity, and ideal for kids who need help eating their greens.

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • Handful of spinach
  • 3 kiwi fruits (chopped in half)
  • 1-2 apples depending upon preferred level of sweetness (quartered with seeds removed)
  • Small piece of ginger (approx. 4cm)

Juice all ingredients and add ice as required.

Immunity Booster Juice
Packed with vitamins A and C, with beetroot for an energy boost, as well as folate and potassium, which help regulate blood pressure and nerve function.

  • 1 orange (peeled and quartered)
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 apple (quartered with seeds removed)
  • Small piece of ginger (approx. 4cm)
  • 2 beetroots
  • ½ lemon (skin removed)

Juice all ingredients and add ice as required.

For more delicious and nutritious recipes, information on the benefits of cold press juicing and to purchase your own Hurom juicer, visit our friends at Hurom.

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

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