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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Spicing it up with Juices

With the bounty of summer produce and fruits well on their way to stores and farmers markets, I have become obsessed with juicing. And not just obsessed with the act of juicing but the fact that I have another outlet for creating recipes and incorporating spices into them!

Juicing is a really good way to detox the body without depriving it of essential nutrients and always use organic produce. Here are just a few of the recipes I have been working with and some ideas on how to bring those digestive spices out to help clean out the system even more!

Beet, Carrot & Cumin (pictured)

1 medium beet, peeled
8 juicing carrots, peeled
2 mini cucumbers
1 tsp toasted cumin seeds (added at the end)

Carrot, Apple & Ginger

8 juicing carrots, peeled
4 red apples, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
2 celery stalks
2 rhubarb stalks
tiny piece of fresh ginger

Mango, Apple & Cardamom

2 Ataulfo or very ripe mangoes
4 apples
1 banana
1/2 tsp Coorg Bold Cardamom (add at the end)

Other spices that would go really well with any vegetable and/or fruit juice include:
Black Pepper (try it with pineapple or orange)
Paprika (great with a green juice)
Nigella Seeds (if juicing squash or sweet potato)


  1. My choice would be first three and you are right, these winter warming spices are helping us to maintain our body temperature and blood circulation. Cardamom, it's my favorite too, I love using this special spice in my mom's sweetly scented Finnish cakes. Recently, I saw in the Internet about a contest on best recipe with cardamom and I found a variety of dishes made with this great spice.

  2. I absolutely love Cardamom - thanks for sharing how you use it!