Saturday, 25 January 2014

Balance - sweet, salt & sour. Day 5 Juice for Radiance

Today's juice is a perfect balance of sweet, salty and sour and probably thats the reason it is so satisfying! Celery, carrot, apple, amla is a really yummy combination.

Celery has natural salts which make it an ideal veggie to use while creating juices that are not too sweet. And it does bring in a huge profile of nutrients that have a host of health benefits - it regulates the body's alkaline balance which improves digestion, reduces acidity etc. The magnesium in celery acts as a stress reliever and also provides better sleep. It helps reduce bad cholesterol and lower blood pressure. It is rich in Vitamin A and is great for eye health. It also has cancer fighting antioxidants!

Amla or Indian gooseberry is a local superfood! It is a rich source of Vitamin C ( has more Vitamin C than oranges!). Amla helps strengthen the liver and flush out toxins, which helps detoxification. By aiding digestion, it also helps better absorption of calcium, which in turn positively affects bone health, teeth and hair! It is especially known to promote healthy hair growth!

Balance - sweet, salt & sour

10 carrots
1 slim bunch of celery
4 apples
3 amlas

De seed the alma. Wash everything well. Juice!

Friday, 24 January 2014

Ruby Warmth - day 4 of Juice for Radiance

A perfect juice for a cold winter morning, this juice literally warms your insides and puts the pink in your cheeks:). This beet, bottle gourd, sweet lime juice with turmeric and ginger is especially great before your workout and may actually enhance your overall physical performance and heart functioning during exercise, thanks to the red beets! 

Beet roots are one of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants and nitrates that improve blood pressure and blood flow throughout the body, including the brain, heart and muscles. They are great for maintaining lower blood pressure and a healthy heart.

Sweet Lime or musambi is rich in Vitamin C and is also amazing for digestion. With its high flavanoid content it is great for ailments like indigestion, irregular bowel movements and other gastrointestinal issues.

Fresh turmeric and ginger provide warmth and immunity benefits and add just the right kick to this perfect juice for this weather!

Ruby Warmth

3 large red beets
1 medium/small bottle gourd
6 sweet limes
1 piece ginger
1 piece fresh turmeric

Wash all the ingredients. Peel the sweet limes. Juice and head to the gym!

Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Classic - day 3 of Juice for Radiance

'The Classic' is a perfectly sweet way to start your day! This carrot, apple, ginger juice provides the  right amount of sugar and gingery kick to wake your senses and get you ready to face the day, believe me, you wouldn't even miss the coffee!

Apples are one of the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity and are specifically responsible for a decreased risk, for chronic disease like cancer, coronary heart disease and type II diabetes. Apples are also known to protect brain cells against oxidative stress induced damage, providing protection against diseases like Alzheimer's. For diabetics, its a great fruit to include in one's diet - as Apples, lessen absorption of glucose from the digestive tract, stimulate beta cells in the pancreas to secrete insulin and also increase the uptake of glucose from the blood by stimulating insulin receptors.

The Classic (5-6 glasses)

10 carrots
4 apples
a piece of ginger

Wash, chop and juice!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Green Goddess - mother of all juices!

Dark green leafy vegetables should have their own spot on the food pyramid, considering how nutritionally potent they are. In fact they have one of the highest nutrients per calorie ratios!

So, as the name suggests, the star of the show is a dark green leafy veggie, and a popular one at that - Spinach! Bursting with Vitamin K, its great for bone health and also provides anti inflammatory benefits and host of antioxidants. Oranges are a great source of Vitamin C, as we all know and protect our DNA from free radical damage (includes the damage that causes signs of ageing)! Bottle gourd or opo squash is great for liver health and helps detoxify.

So, here is the recipe which makes 4 glasses.


3 bunches of spinach
1 bottle gourd
5 oranges
1 piece of ginger
1 small piece of turmeric (optional)


Wash and juice! 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Juice for Radiance Day-1

A glass of freshly made vegetable and fruit juice is like a pure, natural energy drink, with a shot of anti ageing , immunity boosting, skin brightening antioxidants, vitamins and minerals! Adding just one glass of fresh and natural juice to our daily diet can greatly benefit our effort to consume more nutrients and eat healthier.

In this 5 day "Juice for Radiance", I will share a recipe for a fresh juice every day. This will help you add a big portion of veggie goodness to your day and will also give you a chance to experiment with juicing different vegetables and combine different fruits and vegetables.

Immunity Booster Day 1
Our juice for the day contains broccoli, which is one of the most nutrient dense veggies available and is great for boosting immunity and is rich in calcium. Turmeric root is a perfect addition for improving your metabolism, for supporting healthy bones and joints and for the added protection against colds, coughs etc. The carrots add a big punch of Vitamin A, and are spectacular for protecting the heart against cardiovascular diseases and great for our eyes! Cucumbers help with detoxing and all of these ingredients also provide anti cancer benefits!

Ingredients (for 4-5 glasses)

half a pineapple
5-6 red carrots
2 small broccoli heads
1 large cucumber
1 large piece of fresh ginger
1 piece of fresh turmeric


Thoroughly wash all the ingredients. Remove the tough skin of the pineapple. Chop everything into the size that fits your juicer head. Juice and drink.