Even winter fruit juices can be tasty and rich in nutrients: discover quick and easy recipes!
Homemade fruit juices: with the arrival of winter cold, our body needs, even more, the right amount of vitamins, fibers, and mineral salts present in fruit and vegetables to resist the classic seasonal ailments.
The best way to start the day even in winter and recharge your batteries is to drink some good homemade fruit juices.
We could drink them at the moment or refrigerate them for a few days using an airtight glass container.
So here are three delicious winter recipes of homemade fruit juices that are simple to make and rich in all the nutrients necessary for psycho-physical well-being during the ‘bad’ season.
Homemade fruit juices: 3 recipes for the winter
Let’s start with the simplest and perhaps best-known recipe:
1. Fruit juice with lemon and aromatic herbs
Great to help the body to remove wastes and excess fluid, this juice is rich in natural antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C.
A handful of blueberries, a couple of tablespoons of agave juice, which adds sweetness, and a pinch of rosemary and fresh basil, enrich it in taste and beneficial properties.
To prepare it, you will need:
- The juice of 2-3 medium lemons
- 470 ml of water
- 225 gr of blueberry
- 2 tablespoons of agave juice or honey
- 2-3 leaves of rosemary and basil
Clean the fruit and herbs, squeeze the lemons, and put everything in the mixer. Reduce to a smoothie and drink immediately or with the addition of an ice cube.
2. Beetroot, carrot, and berry fruit juice
The beneficial properties of beets – so rich in potassium, iron, vitamins, and fiber – and berries (blueberry, currant, raspberry) but you can also use elderberry or juniper – which improve mental acuity and have an anti-inflammatory and purifying action for the liver – in a perfect mix with a bright red color.
This is how the beetroot fruit juice was born, whose recipe is enriched with:
- 2 apples
- 1 small raw beetroot
- 2 carrots
- 225 gr of berries of your choice between blueberries, currants, raspberries, or strawberries
- a few fresh mint leaves
Clean the vegetables, berries, and mint. Peel the carrots, apple, and beetroot. Put everything in the mixer to get a smoothie to drink cold. It will keep 1 day in the fridge.
3. Lemon, ginger, and turmeric fruit juice
Definitely more spicy and intriguing, this fruit juice can be considered a real detoxifying infusion, and as such, it can be consumed hot like tea.
Ginger is a natural antibacterial capable of stimulating the body’s immune defenses, while turmeric has a visible purifying effect, especially on the skin.
To prepare it, you will need:
- ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon of grated ginger root or ½ teaspoon of powdered ginger
- The juice of 1-2 lemons
- 350 ml of water
- 2 teaspoons of honey
Put the lemon juice and all the ingredients in the blender and reduce to juice. You can drink it during the day, preferably cold, and it will keep 2-3 days in the fridge.
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