Eating your fruits and vegetables whole has the added benefit of dietary fibre, and while some of that is lost in the juicing process, you can consider blending instead of juicing, which preserves more nutrients and fibre. You should make only as much as you can drink each time to keep the juices fresh and the nutritional content at its most optimum. (Freshly-squeezed juice can quickly develop harmful bacteria and turn bad.)
Nutritionist Tee Chee Hoo recommends these five juice blends to supplement your diet.
Pineapple + Kiwi + Honey
Pineapple and kiwi contain enzymes that help breakdown the protein in meat and is good for symptoms of indigestion due to excessive meat intake. Serve it up after a hearty meal to aid digestion.
2. The Digestion Dessert
Banana + Yogurt + Nata de coco
Now here’s a healthy juice disguised as a dessert. Yogurt contains probiotics and prebiotics that support the digestive process while banana and nata de coco help improve general digestion by promoting the movement of the intestines. Blend the banana and yogurt with some milk before adding the nata de coco to make a fun, chewy milkshake.
Apple + Orange + Chia Seeds
Soak the chia seeds in water for about 20 minutes until they take on a chewy pudding-like texture. Blend the edible parts of apples and oranges and add in the chia seeds. Apples and oranges are a rich source of antioxidants which help reduce fatigue, while chia seeds help to improve your metabolism and up your energy level.
4. The Natural Cooler
Yellow Pear + Passionfruit + Beet
If you’re prone to late nights and susceptible to heat, yellow pear is a natural cooling agent while passionfruit helps to reduce the dryness of the mouth and throat. Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C and essential minerals like potassium, good for healthy muscle function and manganese which is good for your bones, liver and kidneys.
Wheatgrass + Honey + Lemon
Wheatgrass contains a wide spectrum of vitamins and is rich in protein and amino acids. Most importantly, wheatgrass juice contains a high amount of chlorophyll which has antioxidant properties said to improve liver detoxification and protect skin health. Lemon and honey stimulate the digestive process and make the green juice more palatable for the little ones.