Stay hydrated this summer with juices that’ll make your skin glow! Here, award-winning author and nutritionist Karen Fischer shares some of her refreshing ways to look after yourself in the heat.
Lime and Berry Iceblocks
Serves 6. Preparation time 5 minutes, allow time to freeze
“Berries are rich in antioxidants and coconut water is a naturally sweet drink fresh from coconuts. With added lime juice, these iceblocks are both alkalising and rich in vitamin C for healthy skin”
• 1⁄2 cup frozen raspberries and/or blueberries juice
• 1 lime
• 2 cups coconut water (ensure it’s 100% pure)
♦ Mash the berries, then divide the pureé into the base of 6 iceblock (ice lolly) moulds. Mix the lime juice and coconut water and pour over the berry pureé in the iceblock moulds and freeze overnight.
Cucumber and Mint Juice
Serves 2. Preparation time 5 minutes
“This alkalising drink is designed to reduce inflammation, aid liver detoxification and promote a healthy skin glow”
• 2 medium or large cucumbers
• 4 celery stalks
• 1 knob ginger
• 1⁄2 bunch mint
• Filtered water
• 1⁄2 lemon, juiced
♦ Soak the cucumbers, celery, ginger and mint in water with a splash of apple cider vinegar for 3–5 minutes, then remove and drain.
♦ Scrub the celery and ginger if needed. For a stronger ginger flavour, leave the skin on; for a milder taste, peel off the ginger skin. Trim approximately 1 cm of the stalks from the mint.
♦ Using a juicing machine, juice the cucumber, celery, mint and ginger, ending by adding a splash of filtered water.
♦ Remove from machine, then add the lemon juice and stir.
Green Glow Juice
Serves 3. Preparation time 5 minutes
“A highly alkalising juice to thin the blood and give your skin a natural glow”
• 1⁄2 bunch mint
• 5 kale leaves
• 5 celery stalks
• 2 handfuls mixed sprouts
• 2 green apples
• Apple cider vinegar
♦ Trim approximately 1 cm of the stalks from the mint. Soak the kale, celery, sprouts, apples and mint in water and a splash of apple cider vinegar for 3–5 minutes, then remove and drain.
♦ Using a juicing machine, juice the ingredients, ending by adding a splash of filtered water.
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