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Spring Into Action Juice Recipe

by | Oct 5, 2023 | Juice Recipes

Description

This juice is all about the colour red. It’s the colour that puts a spring into your step. It’s a colour that gets you taking action and making things happen.

Watermelon is known to significantly reduce inflammation, help flush out edema, aid in weight loss, and alleviate depression. Watermelon can also boost the immune system as well as strengthen vision.

If you leave the skin on when juicing it is one of the highest organic sodium foods in nature and one of the best sources of chlorophyll.

 

Happy Juicing!

Taste

The first thing you will notice after making this juice is the amazing aroma of the strawberries when pressed in a cold press juicer. The texture is creamy, the flavour is sweet and you get a little chilli kick as an after taste.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 watermelon
  • 1 punnet strawberries (250g)
  • 1 long red chilli

Time: 3 mins
Qty: 1000 ml
Serves: 4

Preparation

Watermelon

  • Thinly slice the outer green skin leaving most of the white flesh intact (you can leave the skin on if you wish, it will change the colour and taste)
  • Cut the melon into slices about two fingers wide
  • Cut the slices in long strips about three fingers wide

Strawberry

  • Pull off the small green leaves, you can juice them if you want
  • Juice whole

Chili

  • Cut of the stalk end
  • Cut in half lengthways and remove the seeds if you don’t want it too hot, otherwise, leave them in

Cold Press Juicing Method

Another super easy juice to make using a cold press juicer.

Start by adding the long red chilli to the wide chute.

Next add all the strawberries. They juice easily and you don’t need to remove the stems.

Finish by adding the strips of watermelon.

 

Tip: Be sure to make some extra juice because this recipe is great as ice blocks. Just leave out the chilli if you don’t want the kick or add in some mint for extra freshness.

 

Health Benefits

Watermelon

Watermelon is an excellent fruit for juicing and good for your “melon” (aka head) because it is 93% water that is full of electrolytes and can help hydrate the brain.

Watermelon also cools the body, cleanses the kidneys, and has been shown to purify the skin, promote shiny hair and strong nails.

Watermelon has high levels of lycopene, the bright red carotene that is a powerful antioxidant to neutralise free radicals. It is also high in citrulline and arginine, amino acids that may help lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and may also help in preventing prostate cancer.

Watermelon is also known to significantly reduce inflammation, help flush out edema, aid in weight loss, and alleviate depression.

The skin of the watermelon is equally beneficial to juice as it is one of the highest organic sodium foods in nature and one of the best sources of chlorophyll.

Strawberry

Strawberries are a true superfood. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They rebuild, repair, and rejuvenate the body.

Nutrition: Loaded with Vitamin C they help to boost the immune system by warding off colds, flu, and respiratory infections. They are also loaded with antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and quercetin, which help protect the body against oxidative stress and inflammation. When strawberries are allowed to ripen on the plant, they are higher in vitamin C. They are also high in potassium, sodium, and iron.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: Strawberries can also help maintain a healthy heart rhythm and heart muscle strength. They contain ellagic acid and flavonoids which are good for cardiovascular health and can help prevent heart disease, stroke, and help to lower cholesterol.

Muscular System: Strawberries are beneficial for the muscular system due to their rich nutrient profile. They are a good source of vitamin C, which plays a crucial role in collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein that provides structure to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, supporting their strength and integrity. Additionally, strawberries contain antioxidants like anthocyanins, which help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in muscles, promoting faster recovery after exercise. The combination of vitamin C and antioxidants in strawberries can help maintain healthy muscles and support overall muscular function, making them a delicious and nutritious choice for muscle health.

Nervous System: Strawberries contain vitamin C, which is important for brain health and the production of neurotransmitters. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant, protecting the brain from damage caused by free radicals.

Sensory System: Strawberries are also well known for being beneficial for age-related macular degeneration and vision-related issues.

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Chilli (red)

Red chilli peppers are not just a fiery addition to your favourite dishes; they also offer a range of health benefits. However, it's important to consume them in moderation, especially if you have a sensitive stomach or digestive issues. Here's why red chillies are good for various systems in our body:

Nutrition: Red chillies are rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as minerals like potassium and folate. They also contain capsaicin, the compound responsible for their spicy heat, which has been linked to various health benefits.

Cardiovascular System: Capsaicin in red chillies may help improve heart health by reducing cholesterol levels, improving blood flow, and lowering blood pressure. It can also help prevent the formation of blood clots, which can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Digestive System: Red chillies can stimulate the production of stomach acid, which can improve digestion. They may also help reduce the risk of stomach ulcers by killing harmful bacteria in the stomach.

Immune System: The high vitamin C content in red chillies can help boost the immune system and protect against infections. They also contain antioxidants that help fight free radicals and reduce inflammation in the body.

Metabolic Health: Capsaicin has been shown to increase metabolism, which can help with weight loss. It may also help regulate blood sugar levels, which is beneficial for people with diabetes.

Pain Relief: Topical application of capsaicin has been found to reduce pain by desensitizing nerve receptors. It is often used in creams and patches to relieve pain from conditions like arthritis and neuropathy.

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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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