Looking for a variety of apple recipes for your juicer, look no further!
Health Benefits of Apples.
With all the hype these days about the health benefits of fruits like blueberries, goji berries, noni berries, etc – it is easy to forget about apples! They are still extremely good for you!
Apples are a great source of antioxidant vitamins A and C and also a good source of vitamin K. They contain a variety of minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Furthermore, apples are a great source of antioxidant phytochemicals which fight free radicals. Phytochemicals have anti-cancer properties, help improve heart health, protect us from pollution and help to detoxify impurities from our cells. Phytochemicals in apples include quercetins, catechins, phloridzin and chlorogenic acid.
It is always best to get organic apples, if you can, to avoid the intake of pesticides and other chemicals and to achieve the best health benefits of juicing apples. If not, then it is a good idea to peel them, loosing some valuable nutrition. Many phytochemicals are found in the apple skins and much nutrition is also found just below the skin.
For the following recipes – always wash the apples well and remove stem. Personally we prefer to not core the apples to obtain more nutrition, but it’s not to everyone’s taste. Either way it’s fine. Some of these recipes will contain other fruits. So let’s enjoy the juicing benefits of apples!
Wash apples and take out stems. You can also core the apple if you like, but I like to put the whole apple in. Juice, enjoy!
Juicing Apple Recipes #2 – Green Apple Juice.
3 large apples
or 4 medium size apples
(use green apples of your choice)
Juicing Apple Recipes #3 – Apple and Carrot Budget Juice
4 large carrots
Wash and top the carrots. Carrots and apples are fairly cheap produce.
Use only the flesh of the lemon, the rind will taste bitter. This one is great for colds and supplies vitamin C. You can also heat this one up and add a little honey on those winter nights, mmmmm. In the summer, chill before drinking, or use ice cubes sparingly. So refreshing!
Juicing Apple Recipes #5 – Green Supreme
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of kale
1 cup of parsley
Wash the greens thoroughly, juice and enjoy. Adding apple to your greens is a great way to sweeten up their bitter taste and still benefit from their goodness.
Darren and Veronica