Red Rocket Juice Recipe
I know right? I called this recipe Red Rocket but it is a green juice!
There are a couple of reasons.
Firstly this recipe has red apples and red tomatoes which add plenty of red nutrients to the juice.
Secondly, the nutrients in this juice recipe benefit the cardiovascular system, heart, and blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen through the body.
Think red blood, red heart, red rocket juice.
I really enjoyed this juice. The texture was smooth, the flavour was really well-balanced which made it super easy to drink.
- 100g rocket
- 1 tomato
- 2 red apples
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 lemon
Time: 5 mins
Qty: 700 ml
- Juice whole in handfuls
- Remove green stems an leaves
- Juice whole
- Remove the stems and remove any stickers
- Juice apples whole with skin and seeds.
- Cut in half or quarters if too big to fit into the wide chute
- Cut into chunks to fit down the chute
- Juice with skin on
- Remove stickers and cut off any hard end points
- Slice lemons into rounds with skin on to give more flavour and get more juice from each lemon.
Cold Press Juicing Method
Always start making your cold press juice with the greens.
Add handfuls of rocket at a time, I like to bunch the leaves into a ball in my hand and drop into the wide chute.
Next, add the cucumber chunks one by one.
Add the tomato next, just drop it in whole.
Next, add the apples one at a time and let the juicer finish pressing one before adding the next one
Finish with the lemon adding the entire amount to the juicer.
Tip: when buying rocket the young and tender leaves are less likely to have a pungent flavor. When grown in very hot weather, rocket will have a strong taste.
Rocket is a cruciferous vegetable known for having large amounts of folate and calcium. It is unusual for leafy vegetables to have so much calcium.
For example, arugula has eight times more calcium than iceberg lettuce. It also contains more beta-carotene and vitamin C than any other salad green.
Like all leafy green vegetables, it contains cancer-removing phytochemicals called indoles.
Rocket also causes a gentle purging effect inside the liver, with phytochemical compounds that allow the liver to decide the severity of the cleanse and what toxins it safely wants to release.
Arugula reduces nodules, tumors, and cysts in the thyroid (both cancerous and benign). Arugula’s phytochemical compounds enter into the thyroid, rejuvenating tissue there while reducing thyroid scar tissue.
Lycopene is the #1 nutrient and the liver admires it. The liver uses the nutrient to shield itself from cell damage, plus it helps the liver detox red blood cells safely, smoothly, and efficiently.
Tomatoes are high in vitamin C, folate, potassium, and over 9,000 other nutritional phytonutrients.
Even poorly grown tomatoes have a high mineral content. These minerals often get to the deep, inner core of the liver, helping prevent disease where it commonly starts for many people.
Tomatoes are also great for the Immune System. Nutrients in the tomatoes first encourage the body to produce more T cells, white blood cells that combat foreign substances like bacteria and viruses. The nutrients in the tomatoes also protect these white blood cells from free radical damage.
Energetically the liquid nutrition from a tomato teach us about love and kindness and the crystalline communication targets the heart for healing and repair.
I love them from my head to-my-toes!!!
Apples are the "Queen of the Fruits". The old saying "an apple a day..." is truly ancient wisdom as they protect and heal every human body system and cell.
Apples are a true healing food.
Apple juice provides living water to support the liver’s hydration capabilities, so it can store the water and then release it back into the bloodstream when the blood becomes dehydrated and isn’t flowing very well.
Apples are high in a soluble fibre (still in the juice) called pectin that forms a gel-like substance in the intestine. This gel can bind to cholesterol, removing it from the body, which may aid in reducing blood pressure levels.
Apples also starve viruses. When their pectin fibers enter the digestive system, they release phytochemicals that bind onto viruses, shrouding viral cells so that they can’t feed and proliferate.
They are also high in malic acid that binds with any heavy metals in the brain. The word 'malic' comes from the Latin word 'malum', meaning 'apple' which is why I recommend to people who have brain or neurological symptoms to consume more apples.
Cucumber juice is highly alkalinizing and very hydrating. When your blood is well hydrated it can carry more oxygen which increases energy levels, kills bacteria and viruses and improves circulation.
Cucumbers can counteract toxins and lift depression; cleanse the blood; quench thirst, moisten the lungs, and purify the skin.
Cucumber juice also cools most inflammatory or heat-related conditions, including stomach inflammation, conjunctivitis, sore throat, acne, and inflamed skin diseases. Hence the saying cool as a cucumber.
Cucumbers are also allies to the liver due to their ability to hydrate it. Your liver’s always in need of living water that’s filled with minerals and other nutrients because your liver keeps your blood hydrated. It relies on sources such as cucumber for that living water.
Plus you get lots of juice without any calories.
Lemons are a must have ingredient in any juicing kitchen. They help make veggie juices taste better and help fruit juices last long when stored in the fridge. Lemons are rich in bioflavonoids which can significantly boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. Lemon juice is known to be particularly beneficial for colds, coughs, and sore throats.
Lemons act as a cleanser and astringent; they squeeze toxins from the tissues and stimulate the liver to detoxify. Lemon juice is good for asthma, headaches, pneumonia, and arthritis.
Lemon juice is also beneficial for removing poisons in the form of old drug residues from the body.
Kuvings Master Juice Chef
Gary is passionate about juicing and plant-based nutrition. He is certified in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition. He enjoys teaching people about the preventative and restorative healing powers of drinking more raw juice and eating a whole food plant-based diet through his books and online courses.
Disclaimer: information contained in this post is for educational purposes only, sourced from various books and websites. If you do anything recommended without the supervision of a licensed medical doctor, you do so at your own risk. The author, Gary Dowse, does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly.