Apple Juice is a treat on its own but even better mixed with other juices. Kids love apple lemonade and it's delicious with ginger, lemon and a variety of green juice.
It's the only fruit that mixes well with all types of vegetable
juice, and I often use it in my Vegetable Juice Recipes to make them lovely and sweet.
Apples are one of the most heavily sprayed fruits so I like to use organic apples when I can.
Here are some of my favourite apple juice recipes.
A family favorite!
This is a sweet tasty juice which my son loves. I like to add more carrots and celery, and sometimes ginger and lemon too.
A lovely apple juice recipe, and a great way to use windfalls in the autumn.
This apple juice recipe is surprising sweet and delicious considering just how green it is!
Like the previous recipe this one works best in a masticulating juicer.
You can also make it using a centrifugal juicer if you
juice the spinach in-between the apples and broccoli stems.
Like more recipes? "The Juice Suggester - Juice Recipe Software" might be just what you need!
The well known saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" may well be true! Apples are great in juices, but to make the most of their amazing cleansing and detoxifying properties eat them whole with their peel, and add them to smoothies and puddings too.
skins contain anti-cancer chemicals, and beta-carotene. Unfortunately
the skins of apples often contain harmful pesticides so buy organic if
Apples are rich in pectin a type of soluble fiber which may:
Apples and their juices are said to:
If you'd like more information on the health benefits of apples visit www.bestapples.com.
The nutritional value of apples:
A good source of Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, Vitamin C, vitamin K and folate, plus smaller amounts of Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2, B3, biotin and Vitamin E.
Rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, plus smaller amounts of iron, manganese, copper, and zinc.
Apples contain many beneficial phytonutrients. Apple skins, and red onions, are rich in quercetin which is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-histamine.
If you'd like more raw apple nutrition facts go to the USDA National Nutrient Database and enter "raw apples" into the search box.
Apples juice well in most juicers. Crisp apples make a lovely clear juice, while soft apples make cloudy juice. Their soft firm texture means they're easily shredded by centrifugal juicers, and crushed by masticating juicers.
The main advantage of centrifugal juicers is their ability to make a lot of juice super fast, on the down side they can be noisy and the juice doesn't necessarily keep that well. Masticating juicers on the other hand are slower but make juice that keeps better and is said to be more nutritious. They are also nice and quiet.
If your making lots of juice I recommend a Breville wide mouth juicer.
Creating your own fresh juice is fun, and I recommend you begin by following a recipe. This way the juice is more likely to taste delicious, and you'll want to keep on juicing:)
For lots of recipe ideas check out "The Juice Suggester - Juice Recipe Software". This handy tool gives you recipes for whatever fruit and vegetables you've got around the house, and you can print out the list to take shopping.