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Sweet n Spicy Dinner Juice Recipe

by | Mar 18, 2023 | Dinner Juice

Description

Most people would never sit down and eat a raw sweet potato. This is why juicing them is so amazing, as you get all the raw benefits. They are high in vitamin A and a great source of beta-carotene.

Sweet potato strengthens the spleen and pancreas helping the organs remove toxins from the body. They look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics (sweet hey!)

Tomato juice contains a protection against prostate cancer called lycopene which is also in the red capsicums.

The cayenne pepper gives heat to the body, aids circulation, and acts as a diuretic, helping excess
fluids to be cleared through the kidneys.

Happy Juicing!

Taste

The tomato and sweet potato combine to make a thick and creamy tasting juice.

There is a nice sweet flavour with a a touch of pepper from the capsicum and spice from the chili. It’s not too hot if you remove the seeds.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 sweet potato
  • 1 red capsicums
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3 tomato
  • 1 cayenne pepper or chilli (optional)

Juicing Time: 2 mins

Juice Qty: 900 ml

Serves: 2

Sweet n Spicy ingredients

Preparation

Sweet Potato

  • Cut into thin slices
  • Juice with the skin on

Tomato

  • Remove the green stems
  • Juice whole

Red Capsicum

  • Remove the green stems
  • Cut into halves or quarters to fit in the wide chute
  • Remove excess seeds

Celery

  • Chop into small pieces (5cm) across the stalks to cut the long stringy fibre
  • You can juice the leaves if you like the bitter taste otherwise discard

Chilli

  • Cut off the stalk end
  • Cut in half length-ways and remove the seeds (the juicer will do it but it may add too much heat… up to you)
Sweet n Spicy preparation

Method

Keep the smart cap close and begin juicing the tomatoes. They are really juicy but take a few moments to move through the pulp chute.

Next juice the red capsicums and optional chilli if you are using. Let all the red ingredients combine then release the smart cap.

Now begin juicing celery one handful at a time.

Finish the juice with the sweet potato slices. Go slow and let the juicer crash each slice individually before adding the next one.

 

Tip: Many thought tomatoes were poisonous because they were related to belladonna and nightshade, two deadly plants. In fact, the roots and leaves of the tomato plant are poisonous. Don’t juice them!!!

Sweet-n-Spicy Juice Recipe

Health Benefits

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potatoes are an incredibly nutritious food that are packed with antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamins C, E & D, and minerals such as manganese and iron. They are also high in potassium which helps to lower blood pressure by removing excess sodium and regulating fluid balance in the body.

Sweet potatoes are an excellent anti-stress food and are known to help relax muscles, steady nerves, and balance cognitive function.

Sweet potatoes are known for being easy to digest and are very good for ulcers, inflamed colons, digestive disorders, and constipation. Sweet potatoes contain compounds called phytochelatins that can bind to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, copper, & cadmium and safely remove them through the body.

Capsicum

Capsicums, commonly known as bell peppers, often overlooked in juicing, offer impressive nutrition, lots of fresh juice, and a sweet, juicy flavour. Though technically a fruit, they're used as a vegetable. Red, orange, yellow, and green capsicums can be juiced in different combinations for various flavours. While green peppers are "unripe," all colors are edible, with red, orange, and yellow varieties containing higher levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Nutrition: Capsicums contain an impressive amount of vitamin C with up to as much as six times as oranges. Because muscle tissue drinks up vitamin C, helping it process carnitine, a fatty acid that’s essential to muscle growth and recovery, capsicum actually helps build muscle.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: They are a good source of vitamins A and K, which are important for heart health. Vitamin A supports overall cardiovascular health, while vitamin K helps prevent the hardening of arteries.

Immune System: They are also packed with vitamin A and beta carotene which can help boost the immune system, improve vision, and help protect the eyes against cataracts.

Muscular System: Capsicum is beneficial for the muscular system due to its rich nutrient content. It is a good source of vitamin C, which is essential for collagen synthesis, a protein that provides structure to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Additionally, capsicum contains antioxidants like vitamin E and beta-carotene, which help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in muscles, promoting faster recovery after exercise. The potassium and magnesium in capsicum also support muscle function and help prevent cramping. Incorporating capsicum into your diet can help maintain healthy muscles and support overall muscular health.

Recipes: click here

 

Celery

Celery is technically a herb however we eat it and cook it like a vegetable.

Celery is a versatile vegetable that offers numerous health benefits, thanks to its unique nutritional profile.

Celery juice is very alkalising in the body, which is extremely important after a good workout to help flush lactic acid from the body.

If you want to learn about the amazing benefits of drinking celery juice I highly recommend the book titled "Celery Juice" by Anthony William.

Here's why celery is good for various systems in our body:

Nutrition: Celery is low in calories but rich in essential nutrients such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, and folate. It also contains antioxidants like flavonoids, beta carotene, and vitamin C.

Cardiovascular System: Celery contains compounds called phthalides, which have been shown to help lower blood pressure by relaxing the muscles around arteries and allowing blood vessels to dilate. The high potassium content in celery can also help regulate blood pressure levels.

Digestive System: Celery is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which is essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system. Fiber helps regulate bowel movements, prevents constipation, and may reduce the risk of digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diverticulitis.

Immune System: Celery contains antioxidants like vitamin C and flavonoids, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. These antioxidants can help strengthen the immune system and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Skeletal System: Celery benefits the skeletal system through several key nutrients and properties. It is a good source of vitamin K, essential for bone health as it helps regulate bone mineralization and synthesizes osteocalcin, a protein that binds calcium to the bone matrix, strengthening bones. While not extremely high in calcium, celery still provides a small amount of this crucial mineral, necessary for maintaining bone density and strength. Celery also contains silicon, a trace mineral that supports bone strength and flexibility by playing a role in the formation of collagen, vital for bone and connective tissue health.

Additionally, celery has anti-inflammatory properties due to its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which help reduce inflammation and protect bone health. Proper hydration is essential for maintaining healthy bones and joints, and celery’s high water content contributes to overall hydration, supporting joint health by keeping the synovial fluid, which cushions joints, adequately supplied.

 

Inflammatory Response: Celery contains compounds like luteolin and polyacetylenes, which have anti-inflammatory properties. These compounds may help reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to various chronic diseases.

Detoxification: Celery is a natural diuretic, which means it can help flush out toxins from the body by increasing urine production. It also contains compounds that may help stimulate liver enzymes, which are involved in detoxification processes.

Recipes: click here

Tomato

Tomatoes are a personal favourite of mine. They contain lycopene, a unique nutrient that can ward off cancer, plus they’re high in vitamin C, folate, potassium, and over 9,000 other nutritional phytonutrients.

Lycopene is the #1 nutrient and the liver admires it. The liver uses lycopene to shield itself from cell damage, plus it helps the liver detox red blood cells safely, smoothly, and efficiently. 

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 tomatoes first encourage the body to produce more T cells, white blood cells that combat foreign substances like bacteria and viruses. The nutrients in tomatoes also protect these white blood cells from free radical damage.

Energetically the liquid nutrition from a tomato teaches us about love and kindness and their communication targets the heart for healing and repair.

I love them from my head to-my-toes!!!

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.

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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