By now you’ve probably come across some article or a friend raving about the benefits of juice cleanses - from glowing skin to flushing out toxins and lower blood sugar levels. Why not turn this healthy habit into something fun with the girls?
With temperature rising weather on the horizon, there’s nothing like a cool day spent with your best friend in-doors, making some of the most refreshing juices to pick up your mood.
Boosts your immune system - 1 cup contains more than your daily intake of Vitamin C
Improves bone strength - thanks to the high percentage of manganese
Aids digestion - contains bromelain (an enzyme) that breaks down protein
Fun fact: first cultivated in Hawaii in the 18th Century
Best juice combo: ½ small pineapple + 3 medium carrots + 1 large peeled orange
Ups your hydration - contains about 92 percent water, and healthy electrolytes too
Good for your heart - thanks to the high levels of lycopene (the red pigment)
Beautiful skin and hair - packed with Vitamin A which helps moisturise skin and hair
Fun fact: watermelons are entirely edible, including the rind!
Best juice combo: 6 cups diced watermelon + 1 large cucumber + fresh mint + fresh lime juice
Heavy in antioxidants - namely Vitamins A and C
Asthma management - filled with beta-carotene which helps to manage symptoms of asthma
Promotes wound healing - thanks again to Vitamin C
Fun fact: considered a luxurious fruit and commonly given as a gift in Japan
Best juice combo: 2 cups chopped cantaloupe + 2 cups chopped pineapple + fresh ginger + fresh lime
Keeps your memory sharp - blueberries are packed with anthocyanins which keep your memory in check
Wrinkle-free skin - the ellagic acid in raspberries controls free radicals which damage skin
Great for weight control - the high fibre and liquid content makes you feel full faster
Fun fact: unripe blackberries are actually red
Best juice combo: 1 cup blueberries + ½ cup raspberries + 8 strawberries + 1 chopped apple + 1 orange