Juice your way to a healthy, energetic new you in 2016!
Juicing may be the new black for 2016, but with over 25 years of organic fruit and veg growing experience, farmer-owned vegbox scheme Riverford is no stranger to the benefits of getting your 5-a-day. Riverford’s farmers select their fruit and veg for flavour, therefore always bringing you the freshest produce right to your door. If you are looking to shed a few pounds or are trying to incorporate more fruit and veg into your daily routine in 2016 juicing can be a great way to do this. As well as homegrown kale, carrots and beetroot you’ll also be able to order other juicing favourites such as apples, ginger, celery and pears. Apples, carrots, blood oranges and beetroot available in 3kg or 5kg pack sizes. See the website for details. If you fancy giving juicing a try, Riverford has come up with some tasty recipes to try (you will need a juicer to make them):
Full of green goodness. It tastes fresh – add an apple if you prefer it a little sweeter.
150g curly kale
½ head of broccoli (stalk & florets)
squeeze of lemon juice, to taste
Juice the kale, cucumber and broccoli, then squeeze in a little lemon juice to taste.
Parsnip, Pear & Apple
Sounds weird, but parsnips are sweet, so they work well in this juice.
2 medium-large parsnips
Beetroot & Celery
Beetroot has quite a strong flavour when you juice it and needs something to dilute it – we’ve used celery. You could add the juice of an orange too, or a blood orange.
2 sticks celery, trimmed
1 very large or 2 medium beetroot, scrubbed, skin on, top & bottom root trimmed off
Carrot, Apple & Ginger
Our favourite juice, by a carrot top length!
3 large carrots (350-400g), scrubbed very clean
1 apple, whole, stalk removed
10g piece fresh ginger, unpeeled