Carrot, cucumber, celery and apple juice
1 celery stick
¼ a cucumber
½ a lemon
Wash the ingredients. Cut the ends off the carrots and celery and core the apple.
Cut all the ingredients into smaller pieces and juice. Mix well and serve chilled.
Watercress, celery and carrot juice
1½ oz (45 g) of watercress
2 sticks of celery
Wash all of the vegetables and cut the ends from the celery and carrots. Pass through the juicer and serve with ice.
3½ oz (100g) of lettuce
3½ oz (100g) of green beans
3½ oz (100g) of Brussels sprouts
3½ oz (100g) of Jerusalem artichokes
3½ oz (100g) of carrots
half a lemon
Wash all of the vegetables and drain well. Cut into small pieces or slices. Pass through the juicer and add the lemon juice. Mix well and serve chilled.
Vitamins: A, B, C, D, E, G and K
Minerals: Calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and sulphur
Therapeutic benefits: Carrot juice is an excellent tonic for just about every ailment imaginable. It can be consumed in large quantities as well.
It is particularly effective in preventing cataracts and other eye problems, as well as energising, cleansing and healing the body faster.
Carrot juice boosts the immune system and protects against disease. It helps to treat anaemia, circulatory problems and skin disorders.
It is good for digestive problems and is an excellent remedy for ulcers, liver problems and asthma. It may help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Preparation for juicing: Choose carrots that are firm to touch and peel unless they are organic. The tops and the roots may be used to make carrot juice.
Carrot juice is often used as the basis for other juices as it is easily digested and may be consumed in large quantities.
Vitamins: A, B, C and E
Minerals: Iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, silicon and sodium
Therapeutic benefits: Beetroot juice is very powerful and should always be consumed in small quantities and usually mixed with other juices, such as apple, carrot, cucumber and celery.
It is an excellent purifier and cleanser of the blood and is effective in cleaning out the liver, kidneys and arteries.
Due to the high amounts of natural sugars that beetroot juice contains, it is thoroughly energising, although should be avoided by diabetics.
It is also good for digestive problems such as constipation and it strengthens the bones, which is helpful for people as they get older and their bones become weaker.
Preparation for juicing: Try to pick out beetroots that are firm to the touch rather than soft or shrivelled.
Always mix with other fruit or vegetable juices, as pure beetroot juice can lead to negative reactions within the body.
Vitamins: A, B, C, E and K
Minerals: Calcium, copper, iron, potassium and zinc
Therapeutic benefits: Broccoli has the best reputation for fighting cancer, as it contains copious amounts of anti-oxidants and fibre. It has also been recommended for the prevention of cataracts.
Preparation for juicing: Choose broccoli that is a rich green colour with no yellow or dried patches. The vegetable should be firm to the touch and not soft. The stalk may also be juiced, as it also contains plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins: A, B, C and E
Minerals: Calcium, chlorine, iodine, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sulphur
Therapeutic benefits: Cabbage is a wonderful cleanser of the internal system and the whole body and is also highly antiseptic. It is good for constipation and helps to reduce high blood pressure. It is often used in diet programmes as it is said to aid slimming and it is also often prescribed to treat respiratory problems such as asthma, coughs, colds and flu. People who are prone to sweating should consume some raw cabbage every day.
Preparation for juicing: Look for cabbages that are heavy and brightly coloured. Lighter cabbages contain less moisture or are old.
Cabbage juice should always be mixed with other juices such as carrot or spinach and lettuce and cucumber and celery.
Vitamins: A and C
Minerals: Calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, silicon and sodium
Therapeutic benefits: Cucumber juice is a great tonic for encouraging healthy skin, hair and nails. It controls fluid retention and helps with bladder problems. It cleanses the blood and is also said to treat arthritis effectively.
Preparation for juicing: Buy cucumbers that are a dark green colour, firm to the touch and do not show signs of wilting.
Some cucumbers, like apples, are covered in a wax-like film. Therefore, wash them thoroughly and possibly peel them unless organic.
Vitamins: A, B, C, D and E
Minerals: Calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium
Therapeutic benefits: Lettuce is an excellent remedy for constipation and should be consumed daily with olive oil in a salad.
It is also a powerful diuretic, aiding with bladder and circulatory problems such as fluid retention, cellulite and obesity.
It contains a chemical substance similar to opium, which acts as a powerful relaxant to the nervous system. It is therefore known to help with stress, anxiety, insomnia and heart palpitations.
Preparation for juicing: The darker varieties of lettuce are more nutritious. Choose lettuces that are heavy and green in colour.
Vitamins: A, B, C and K
Minerals: Calcium, iodine, iron, phosphorous and potassium
Therapeutic benefits: Spinach has more iron in it than any other vegetable. It is good for anaemia, depression, fatigue, PMT and sufferers of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
It also helps with digestion and is a great internal body cleanser. For those suffering with boils, ulcers, abscesses and the like, a few glasses of spinach juice will help these to heal much faster.
Preparation for juicing: Choose leaves that are fresh and dark green in colour. Spinach juice is very strong and so should be consumed in moderation.
Vitamins: A, B, C and E
Minerals: Iron, phosphorous, potassium and sulphur
Therapeutic benefits: Tomatoes gain a lot of their nutrients from the sun and therefore are highly energising and nutritive. They are excellent for blood disorders and a good tonic for the nervous system. This is particularly beneficial for people who suffer from anxiety, stress, nervousness, insomnia and fatigue.
Tomatoes have the ability to eliminate uric acid from the body and so are an excellent food for people with arthritis, gout and rheumatism.
They are hugely detoxifying and can help with skin disorders such as acne or boils.
Preparation for juicing: Choose tomatoes that have been ripened on the vine and make sure that they are ripe and heavy. Wash thoroughly, chop and pass through the juicer with the skin.
Tomato juice is very popular on its own but can also be mixed with carrot, apple, celery or onion juice.