10 juice recipes to give you a health boost this January

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    10 juice recipes to give you a health boost this January
    Juices can boost your diet (Picture: Getty)

    We all have various tricks up our sleeves to rectify the damage we may have inflicted upon our bodies over the festive period.

    For me, it’s all about the juice in 2018.

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    Why juice? Well, if you have the right equipment, it’s quick and easy.

    Just one juice every day in addition to your regular meals could help you pack a load of nutrients into your diet – and it’s great for all the family.

    Here are 10 of my favourite juicing combos:

    1. The detox

    Try this one instead of your morning coffee.

    Juice two whole green apples, one peeled lemon and two handfuls of white grapes.

    Add a little coconut water to loosen (this applies to all combinations).

    2. The energiser

    For the ultimate start to a dreary January day, opt for the winning combination of six spinach leaves, one whole apple and one peeled kiwi fruit.

    Now go and see what you can achieve today.

    Green smoothie with lime, coconut milk, granny smith apple, baby spinach, yogurt and ice cubes.
    (Picture: Getty)

    3. Runners’ revenge

    Chances are, as well as looking at your diet, you may be focusing on getting your exercise quota up.

    Try this combination post-workout.

    Juice two peeled oranges, two carrots (remove top and bottom), one whole apple and one unpeeled parsnip.

    4. Pore protector

    For this juice, combine two carrots, a large handful of spinach a spoonful of frozen peas and half an iceberg lettuce.

    5. Brightness booster

    Juice one peeled and stoned avocado with a 1/2 a pint of skimmed milk, a couple of spoons of yoghurt (live ideally), some ice and a spoon of powdered super greens and watch your eyes start to twinkle.

    6. One for the kids

    Combine two peeled satsumas, a handful of blueberries (fresh or frozen), a peeled banana half a pineapple (peeled), 4tbsp of natural yoghurt (live if poss) and one large spoon of honey.

    Whole Foods healthy detox fruit smoothie made with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and kefir garnish with mint and swirled straw
    (Picture: Getty)

    7. Tackle the tiredness

    Feeling shattered and need a pick me up to help you make it through a busy day at work?

    Take one medium, peeled and deseeded cantaloupe melon and juice with a handful of spinach and a few large mint leaves.

    Drink it cold and you’ll make it through until bedtime.

    8. Liven your libido

    Try adding a cube of peeled fresh ginger to a quarter of a watermelon or half a pineapple and see if that peps you up a little.

    9. Bug banisher

    To boost your immunity, garlic is the ingredient to juice.

    It won’t win you any friends in the fresh breathed department so choose your consumption time wisely.

    Take three apples add two sticks of celery, half a peeled lemon and two peeled cloves of garlic and your immune system will be forever grateful.

    10. Back on the booze?

    Try combining your juice with a shot of booze for a slightly healthier cocktail.

    A handful of stoned cherries, the same again of cranberries and strawberries, a quarter of a melon and a couple of shots of vodka should make a pretty pair of drinks.

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