In my family we have always been big veg eaters. However, my love for juicing started only about a year ago. It took very little time to appreciate the practicality that came with the taste and health benefits. A convenient package!
This morning my daughter asked me if she could prepare the juice. I agreed and I thought I’d let her choose the ingredients and the combination.
So what is this juice?
What is it not I say! A supercharge of vitamin A, C, E and vitamin B6, as well as dietary fibre, manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium and phosphorous.
It calls for sweet autumn fruit like persimmons, while oranges and beetroots beautifully blend the sweet sour notes.
A big well done to my little girl Sophie ♥
How to prepare *Sweet Persimmon Juice
For this recipe we will use the extractor. We use Essenzia Whole to extract the highest amount of nutrients possible out of this juice.
You can find more information and the reasons why I chose this extractor here
3 small oranges, peeled
1 large carrot
3 persimmon fruit
2 small beetroots
1/2 tsp of coconut oil (optional)
Add all the ingredients, except the coconut oil, in the extractor one at the time, starting with the persimmon fruit, then the beetroots, the oranges and leaving the carrots last. In this way the carrots will help to push out the fibres accumulated in the extractor, thus facilitating the cleaning. When the juice is ready you can add the coconut oil and drink immediately.
Nutritional benefits of the ingredients used in this recipe
Carrots provide high vitamin A content and a number of other beneficial health benefits, particularly for the skin, the prevention of certain cancers and even acts as a natural anti-aging.
Benefits to the eyes
There is a note of wisdom in our grandmothers’ words about carrots and their benefits to our eyes.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene that converts into vitamin A in our liver.
Vitamin A, also known as “retinol”, acts on the retina and its deficiency can cause visual disturbances and reduced night vision. [Link to scientific study]
Studies on beta-carotene have been performed on the protection against macular degeneration and senile cataracts.
Some studies have shown that carrots reduce the risk of lung, breast and colon cancer.
Falcarinol is a natural pesticide produced by the carrot that serves to protect its roots from fungal diseases. One study observed a reduced risk of cancer in rats that consume carrots, thanks to this element.
Betacarotene has also been associated with a protective and anti-tumour effect for the ovaries.
Slows down aging
High levels of beta-carotene in carrots act as an antioxidant and can help slow down cellular aging.
Possible help for the prevention of heart disease
Research shows that high-fruit and vegetable intakes are associated with a lower risk of heart disease, due to their antioxidant content, vitamins, minerals, fibre and carotenoids.
Vitamin A helps the liver to remove the toxins from the body and the fibre helps to keep the colon clean and promotes motility.
Aid for oral health
Some minerals contained in carrots may have an antibacterial effect and can help prevent cavities.
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Beetroots are highly protective and beneficial. They are rich in anti inflammatory compounds and they are known to act as a natural detoxifier.
Beets are also shown to support heart health since they contain Betaine and choline that help regulate inflammation in the cardiovascular system. They also contain nitrate compounds.
This study observes how they positively affect cholesterol levels.
When little girls imitate their mums Excellent juice by the way!
Check the video below ↓