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Mullumbimby Special Juice

Mullumbimby Juice

By Ricki Vinci

Ingredients

  • 2 beetroots
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 apples**
  • 1cm cube of ginger
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds*

*Chia seeds are optional.  I would recommend if you have never had them before, starting with 1 teaspoon and building up. I have 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in my daily juice along with my vitamin supplements.  They can also be added to water for additional hydration.   Chia is an ancient seed that has more Omega 3 and dietary fibre than any other food from nature.  It is also high in protein.  It is gluten free and can be added to the juice and drunk as is or you can blitz it in the Thermomix and have a nice smooth juice with all the goodness packed in for the fussy eaters who have particular requirements when it comes to the texture of certain foods and drinks.

**Apples may have a waxy coating on them and this is often the case if you come across the very glossy and shiny apples which usually are suspicious for having been dipped in wax.  This is often the case if they are not organic.  I always recommend using organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.  However, I also understand that this is not possible for everyone.  If you suspect that the apples you have purchased have a waxy coating,  I would recommend soaking the apples in the sink in some lukewarm water with vinegar and this will generally remove the waxy coating.  Allow apples to soak for 10 to 15 mins, then rinse and dry and place in a tupperware storage container with some paper towelette underneath to capture any residual moisture that falls in the container.  This maintains the fruit for storage longer.  I do this with all my fruits and vegetables and generally find I get 2 to 3 weeks out of my organic fruit and vegetable produce.

Directions

1.  Assemble your Kuvings*** juicer and get it ready for juicing.
2. Take your fruits and vegetables that you have stored in the fridge out of the fridge and place the above fruit and vegetables on a chopping board for chopping, for juicing in the Kuvings.
3. Turn the Kuvings on and steadily place the fruits and vegetables into the feeding tube making sure not to force your way through.
TIP:  The Kuvings Juicer is the best juicer I have ever had for juicing!  It juices hard vegetables effortlessly with no mess and the feeding tube is big enough to place entire fruits and vegetables in without having to cut into tiny pieces! I love my Kuvings!!!
***If you don’t have a Kuvings, just use any other juicer that you have on hand.  However, be aware that most standard juicers do not deal very well with juicing beetroot as it is a hard vegetable and they end up splattering and making a mess everywhere!  I speak form experience of having had such incidents with other juicers that just did not deal well with hard vegetables.

Note

I am quite fussy with the ingredients that I use in my fruit and vegetable juices and will always try to access certified organic where I can.

As a Health Coach, I always recommend to my clients that they try to aim for an 80/20 mix.  That is, 80 vegetable to 20 fruit combination.  Apples are a great fruit to make up that 20 component as they are low GI so assist with the stabilisation of your sugar levels rather than causing an almighty high followed with a low with your typical high GI fruits.

The Mullumbimby Special Juice is one of the juices that I advocate on the Ricki Vinci Juice cleanse.  This is a juice that the whole family can enjoy and it’s a great way to kick start your day.  In the hectic lifestyles that we lead, in the mornings, we are often running out the door in a huff and a puff to get to work and/or school.  This juicer is quick and efficient and allows you to have a juice ready in 5 minutes.  It means if you are running short for time to get to work or to get the kids to school, it can be prepared in 5 minutes and placed in drip proof containers and consumed in the car.  Although, I don’t advocate eating on the run, this is a better option than leaving the house on an empty stomach or turning to unhealthier options for breakfast that are full of sugar and don’t do much for promoting the viability of good gut bacteria in the microbiome.  For some kids, this may be an option for their lunch boxes.  Most kids should like this juice as the beetroots give it a sweet delicious taste and it’s a catchy colour that should get most kids interested.  It’s a nutritious, satisfying juice that leaves you feeling full and satisfied.