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I love speaking at schools. My whole juicing philosophy of ‘if you can't eat it – drink it’ is never more apt than when teaching kids healthy eating (or drinking, to be more accurate in this case).
On one occasion I had to leave Cornwall at 2 am in order to drive to a school in Ramsgate for 8.30 am. I remember having only 1 to 2 hours’ sleep (if that) and thinking on the way: ‘Why did I agree to do this again?’ However, the second I started the talk and saw the transfixed looks on so many willing-to-learn kids’ faces, I knew why I had made the long journey. They were astonished by juicing and smoothie-making and they all had a go at making juice and tasting even the most vegetable of juices. Much to their, and the teacher’s surprise, they loved them!
At the end of the session I threw open a competition. Whoever came up with the best recipe would get into my new book. Out of all the recipes I received this one stood out, for the way it was written more than anything else. It also tastes damn good.
Vale J. The Juice Master: Over 100 Delicious Juices and Smoothies. London: Harper Thorsons. 2007.
1.My fruit and vegetable smoothie
By Paris Duce, year 5
1 handful of grapes
1 handful of raspberries
Juice the apple, orange and lemon and add to the blender with all the other ingredients. Blend until smooth.
‘I just want to say your recommendation of the juicer was excellent because it does its job brilliantly. I love orange juice and crapple (a mixture of carrot and apple juice). I enjoyed your book thoroughly.
2.Midday melon juice
This juice has a real ‘wow factor’ because of its amazing colour and taste. It’s packed with beta-carotene, vitamin C, phyto-chemicals, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.
Melon juice is also incredibly beneficial to drink on its own due to its high water content.
½ small watermelon
¼ lemon, peeled
100 g raspberries
Handful of ice
Scoop out the flesh of the watermelon and remove the pomegranate seeds, reserving a few for decoration if you wish.
Juice the melon flesh, lemon and the rest of the pomegranate seeds with the raspberries.
Serve over the ice and decorate with the reserved pomegranate seeds – you will have everyone ‘ooohhhing’ with this delicious, delightful-looking juice.
If your day ahead involves an interview, exam, big meeting with your boss or anything that makes your stomach somersault, then this juice really is a winner. Ginger and fennel are a soothing combination. The fennel gives this juice a lovely aniseed/liquorice taste but is incredibly potent, so add slowly until you are happy with the taste. The apples provide a touch of sweetness along with dietary fibre. This juice is also high in vitamin C, potassium and calcium.
½ fennel, outer part removed
2 apples, cut into feeder chute-size pieces
1½ cm root ginger
Juice all the ingredients and pour into a glass over ice.
4.Mean, green, wake-up machine
This amazing juice will certainly give you a bit of a zing in the morning. The smell of freshly extracted ginger and lime juice alone is enough to wake you up. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, the juice will also bring life to every cell in your body.
Drink just one of these a day and you will get more live nutrients than most people consume in a week!
1 stick celery
1 cup spinach
6 green apples
(preferably Golden Delicious)
¼ lime, peeled
1½ cm fresh ginger
Simply juice all the ingredients, pour into a glass over ice, drink and enjoy!
This juice is as good for you as it is refreshing.
5.Breath of Fresh Air
If your breath is feeling and tasting a little less than fresh after lunch, this beautiful juice will not only lift you physically and mentally, but will also leave your breath as fresh as the morning dew!
Bad breath can be caused by poor digestion, constipation, illness, lack of food, dental decay, gum disease, coffee, tobacco and too much rich or spicy food.
55 g parsley
Top and tail the carrots and chop the apple and carrots into feeder chute-size pieces. Juice everything and pour over the ice. Drink and feel your senses coming alive.
Carrots and parsley are especially good for freshening breath.
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He has been described as the ‘UK’s Anthony Robbins’ and the ‘Jamie Oliver of the health and juicing world’. His books have now sold over three million copies around the world. Jason has dedicated his life to helping others achieve better health and well-being through freshly extracted juice. He has spent the last 15 years working with hundreds of thousands of people from every corner of the globe, including top athletes, CEOs of major companies, and many celebrities.
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