- Place all the ingredients you need for your recipe on a chopping board before you do anything else
- Place a biodegradable pulp bag in the pulp container of your juicer (if you don’t have any Juice Master biodegradable pulp bags, just use a carrier bag). This will help as it’s one less part to clean. Note: not all juicers have separate pulp containers.
- Prepare the produce.
- Half fill the sink with warm soapy water.
- Turn on the juice extractor and juice everything in one go.
- Pour your juice/smoothie into a glass or jug. Make it a rule not to drink your juice until you have cleaned the machine.
- Undo the machine, scoop out the pulp from the lid of the machine and place it into the bag that’s in the pulp container (or into the bin if you don’t have a separate pulp container on your juicer). Throw the bag into the bin or, preferably, put it aside for composting.
- Put all the parts of the machine (except the electrical unit) into the sink.
- Most parts of the machine will simply rinse clean with warm running water. The mesh/ filter part will need scrubbing with a small brush in order to clean it effectively. It is very important that this part is cleaned properly in order to extract the maximum juice from future uses.
- Quickly run a tea towel over the machine, put it back together and return everything to your ‘Juice Station’, where it’s once again inviting to use.
Now you can drink your juice and enjoy.
Storing your juice in a flask
If you wish to store any excess juice or are pre-packing juices for the day here is what to do:
- Fill your flask (vacuum flasks are great options) to the brim to reduce any air gaps. This reduces the speed of oxidation of the juice/smoothie.
- Add ice to keep the enzyme activity alive for longer (and for better taste).
- Add lemon/lime to help to preserve the juice/smoothie.
How long will it last in a flask?
The amount of time you can store your juice for depends on which juice extractor you’ve used. If made in a centrifugal juicer you can store your juice for about 5 to 7 hours without it significantly affecting the taste or nutritional content. If you are using a masticating juicer, you can store your juice for anything up to 48 hours after making.
Bitter-Sweet Sunshine Serves 2
½ (peeled) pink grapefruit, 1/3 (peeled) pineapple, 300 ml San Pellegrino Sparkling Water, 1 small handful of ice.
Taste Pure Sunshine
Simply juice the grapefruit and pineapple and mix half and half with the sparkling water. Pour over ice and drink.
whilst sun bathing on the white sands of a Caribbean paradise, the crystal clear waves lapping against the shore… pure bliss.
Pineapples contain protein digesting enzymes. The main one is called Bromelain – this stuff is so powerful it is capable of digesting 1000 times its weight in protein. The enzyme also helps to dissolve excess mucus and thus helps to relieve the symptoms of asthma and hay fever.
The Healthy Mojito Serves 1
1 (peeled) lime, 2 handfuls fresh mint leaves, 4 handfuls green seedless grapes, 1 small handful of crushed ice.
A Summertime favourite – made the healthy way!
Line the inside of a tall glass with a handful of mint leaves and fill with crushed ice. Put the grapes into your juicer with the lime and a handful of mint. Turn your juicer onto the slowest speed setting and push through slowly. Pour slowly into your glass, garnish with a lime wedge and some mint leaves and serve with a straw. Perfection!
in a proper Mojito glass, preferably under a shady palm tree on the gorgeous white sands of Cuba’s Playa Paraíso, reading something by Ernest Hemingway for that little sophistica touch!
What’s in a Name?
There are 2 main theories about the name ‘Mojito’…. One claims it comes from the word ‘Mojo’, which is a Cuban seasoning made from lime juice used to flavour dishes. The other theory is that it comes from the Spanish word ‘mojado’, which means wet.