When my amiga, talented singer/songwriter, Ernestine Deane, was preparing to migrate to Germany, she generously gave her juicer a new home, which is now my new favourite kitchen instrument. Up until Ernestine’s last week in Cape Town, the Le Dou MagiMix spun out delicious alchemy for her family, most importantly fresh orange juice to keep the immune system boosting during the last winter months in the Cape Town peninsula. Now that oranges are less in abundance and spring has come into play, the iron and folic acid powerhouse: beetroot is added to every juice mix I make. Find out more what beets have to offer at: Juicing for your Health.
The recipe below is my morning favourite. Rich in beta-carotene, anti-oxidants and iron . . . It makes me feel that I’ll never have to wear blush again if I keep consuming such colourful produce. Turn up the volume to soulful dub while you juice your carrot sticks and beets. It will brighten your insides and out: Play it here and wash your veggies nice.
In your juicer:
Six whole carrots
Chop some fresh mint for a natural mouth freshener while you gulp down the goodness.
Makes almost a pint of juice! Chug it down.
Dankie Erniewam! x
TIP: Juice the carrots first and remove the carrot fiber from the juicing blades and place in your garden compost. The worms will thank you. Then juice the beetroot and strawberries and save the fiber so you can later transform it into a scrumptious breakfast. (I made pink pancakes with it.) Stay tight for that yummy post soon.