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Red Rocket Juice Recipe

by | Oct 11, 2023 | Cardiovascular System

Description

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.

 

Happy Juicing!

Taste

I really enjoyed this juice. The texture was smooth, the flavour was really well-balanced which made it super easy to drink.

Ingredients

  • 100g rocket
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 red apples
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 lemon

Time: 5 mins
Qty: 700 ml
Serves: 2

Preparation

Rocket

  • Juice whole in handfuls

Tomato

  • Remove green stems an leaves
  • Juice whole

Apples

  • 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

Cucumber

  • Cut into chunks to fit down the chute
  • Juice with skin on

Lemon

  • 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.

 

Health Benefits

Rocket (Arugula)

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.

Tomato

Tomatoes are a versatile fruit that is botanically classified as a berry. They come in a variety of colours, shapes, and sizes, with flavours ranging from sweet to tart. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them a healthy addition to any diet.

Nutrition: Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K. They also contain potassium, manganese and are rich in antioxidants.

All Systems: Tomatoes are a nutritional powerhouse, benefiting all body systems. They're rich in vitamins A, C, and K, essential for vision, immune function, and blood clotting. Additionally, they contain minerals like potassium and manganese, crucial for heart health, muscle function, and bone health. Tomatoes are also packed with antioxidants, including lycopene, beta-carotene, and vitamin C, which reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, lowering the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: Tomatoes are a rich source of antioxidants, such as lycopene, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. These antioxidants help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, which are risk factors for heart disease. Lycopene, a carotenoid pigment that gives tomatoes their red color, has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. It may help lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and reduce the risk of blood clots. Tomatoes are also a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. Consuming potassium-rich foods like tomatoes can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Digestive System: Tomatoes are not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious, thanks to lycopene, their standout nutrient. Lycopene is particularly beneficial for liver health, as it helps shield the liver from cell damage and supports the safe and efficient detoxification of red blood cells. This makes tomatoes a great addition to your diet for promoting digestive health and overall well-being.

Immune System: 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.

Muscular System: Tomatoes are beneficial for the muscular system due to their rich nutrient content. They are a good source of potassium, which is essential for muscle contraction and maintaining electrolyte balance. Additionally, tomatoes contain antioxidants like vitamin C and lycopene, which help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in muscles. The vitamin K in tomatoes is also important for bone health, supporting the structure of muscles and preventing muscle weakness. Including tomatoes in your diet can help support muscle function, repair, and overall muscular health, making them a valuable addition to any diet.

Recipes: click here

 

Apple

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.

Nutrition: Apples contain vitamins C and K, as well as potassium. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports the immune system, while vitamin K is important for blood clotting and bone health. Potassium is essential for heart health and muscle function. Apples are rich in antioxidants, including flavonoids and polyphenols. These compounds may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.

All Systems: 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.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: Apples contain nutrients like vitamin C and potassium, which are important for heart health. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports the immune system, while potassium helps regulate blood pressure. Some research suggests that eating apples may be associated with a reduced risk of stroke, possibly due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Some research suggests that eating apples may be associated with a reduced risk of stroke, possibly due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

Digestive System: 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. 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.

Nervous System: 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.

Recipes: click here

Cucumber

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.

Nutrition: Cucumbers are a good source of vitamins K and C, as well as minerals like potassium and magnesium. These nutrients are important for bone health, immune function, and heart health. Cucumbers contain antioxidants like beta-carotene, vitamin C, and flavonoids, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

All Systems: Cucumbers can counteract toxins and lift depression; cleanse the blood; quench thirst, moisten the lungs, and purify the skin. They are also a good antidote for conjunctivitis, sore throat, acne, and inflamed skin diseases. Hence the saying, 'cool as a cucumber'.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: Cucumbers are a good source of potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure. A diet rich in potassium can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Cucumbers contain antioxidants like beta-carotene and flavonoids, which help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, both of which are linked to heart disease.

Digestive System: Cucumber juice also cools most inflammatory or heat-related conditions, including stomach inflammation. The fiber in cucumbers acts as a prebiotic, feeding the beneficial bacteria in the gut. This can help maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria, which is important for overall digestive health. 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.

Integumentary (Skin) System: Cucumbers contain silica, a compound that is important for healthy connective tissues, including skin, hair, and nails. Applying cucumber slices to the skin may also help soothe sunburns and reduce swelling.

Recipes: click here

Lemon

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 are not only a bright and tangy addition to dishes but also offer a range of health benefits. Here's why lemons are good for various systems in our body:

Nutrition: Lemons are low in calories but high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. They also contain citric acid, potassium, and other nutrients that support overall health.

Digestive System: The citric acid in lemons can help improve digestion by stimulating the production of stomach acid. This can aid in the digestion of food and prevent digestive issues like indigestion and bloating.

Immune System: Vitamin C is essential for a healthy immune system. Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system and reduce the duration and severity of colds and flu. 

Detoxification: Lemons are often used in detox diets because they can help cleanse the body and promote the elimination of toxins. The citric acid in lemons helps stimulate the liver, which is the body's main detoxification organ. Lemons act as a cleanser and astringent; they squeeze toxins from the tissues and stimulate the liver to detoxify. Lemon juice is also beneficial for removing poisons in the form of old drug residues from the body.

Skin Health: The antioxidants in lemons, including vitamin C, can help reduce the signs of aging and improve skin health. Lemon juice can also be used topically to lighten dark spots and blemishes on the skin.

Hydration: Lemon water is a refreshing and hydrating beverage that can help keep you hydrated throughout the day. Staying hydrated is important for overall health and can help improve energy levels and mood.

Recipes: click here

 

Gary Dowse

Gary Dowse

Master Juice Chef, Kuvings Australia

 

Gary is a powerhouse in the world of juicing and plant-based nutrition, driven by an unwavering passion for health and wellness. With certifications in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition, Gary is a dedicated educator, empowering individuals to harness the transformative benefits of juicing and plant-based eating.

Through his enlightening books and dynamic online courses, Gary champions the preventative and restorative healing powers of embracing a lifestyle rich in vibrant juices and whole, plant-based foods.

His mission is to inspire and guide others on their journey to optimal health and vitality.

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.

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