Wellness Wednesday: Delicious Juice

Has anyone ever been to Joe & The Juice? For those of you who haven’t, walking in there is like walking into a boy band audition meets Abercrombie & Fitch photo-shoot. It’s safe to say they only hire attractive guys. Weirdly enough, It was never the guys I went there for. Even with all those good looks under one roof, it was always the juice that did it for me.

Crazy, I know. So many hotties and yet what I got most giddy about was choosing my next juice! Do I want ginger? Will this or that actually work? Decisions decisions.

Golden Juice via Teffy's Perks

Growing up in Brazil, I had juice all the time. In a hot country, a nice cup of juice is tasty and refreshing. Since I’ve lived in London, that tradition had started to die down a bit. No need to feel refreshed when it’s cold and drizzly outside.

It all changed when Matt did the unthinkable – he got me my very own juicer! I was so euphoric I wanted to throw anything and everything right in there and juice away.

To juice, you obviously need a juicer. Juicer prices vary. The more expensive ones tend to yield more juice and be easier to clean, but if you’re not ready to spend so much, the lower price range is fine too. I have this one. But this one, this one, and this one look good too!

This juice is one of my favourites. It’s got such a beautiful colour to brighten up those dark mornings, and it gives a kick and a punch (in a good way) to start your day.

Golden Juice via Teffy's Perks

To make two small glasses of juice (or one big one!) you will need:

3 large carrots
4 golden beetroots
1 blood orange
Piece of ginger (think thumb size)
Half a lemon
Ice

Wash everything thoroughly – use a brush if you’ve got one, to make sure you get rid of all the dirt. Chop your orange peel off, and the top and bottom of your beetroot as well. Put them through your juice (except the lemon, which you’ll squeeze into the cups in the end) and voilá! Fresh juice.

If you’re in a hurry in the mornings and won’t give up those extra minutes of precious sleep (ahem, me), prep as much as possible the night before. Have a bag with all the ingredients you’ll need, already washed. Avoid chopping until you are going to actually make your juice, as you don’t want any vitamins or nutrients to be lost.

Golden Juice via Teffy's Perks

Now, just remember that fresh juices are supposed to be had alongside a diet, and do not replace a meal (unless of course you’re doing a juice detox). They’re a great way to pack in those vitamins and minerals, but they discard the fiber, so make sure you’re still eating grains, beans, and other veggies as well!

Also, if you’re juicing, please do try and get the best produce possible. You’ll be consuming it raw, and pesticides do not go well for breakfast. By buying organic and local, you not only benefit your health, but small farmers too.

Have you guys got any favourite juices? Anything I absolutely need to try? Happy juicing!

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  • Awesome! I am definitely dying a bit for a juicer…it might have to go on the wedding registry!

    • Took me so long to own one, and now I’m so glad I have it. Worth it! X

  • Katie

    I think I’d leave the ginger part out! I’m such a strange one in the sense that I’d much rather eat the fruit than blend it into a juice although this is a tool not to be overlooked for summer cocktails!

    Katie <3

    • Yeah I’m the same katie 🙂 I’m happy to buy an Innocent smoothie when they are on offer, but I love eating fruit n veg in their natural format instead x x

    • I love both, so I try and juice for breakfast and then snack on fruit thorough out the day. Makes it more varied for me, but I completely get that it’s not for everyone =)

  • I’ve been wanting a juicer, I think i’d go crazy at first, then it would probably die down after cleaning the machine a few times.

    • I thought the same would happen to me, but I’ve become a pro at cleaning it in under 1 minute haha X

  • Megan

    I’m definitely going to try this! 🙂 Great post! I’m currently holding a giveaway on my blog, it’s not much but it’d be great if you could enter 🙂

    http://theperksofmeg.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/giveaway-thank-you-for-100-followers.html x

  • I love juicing! It’s such a nice way to start the morning 🙂 I kind of tend to just use what I have in the fridge, but for my part, apples, celery and lime is a good mix. I’ll definitely try your recipe out! 🙂

    xx
    Camilla
    http://kapteinmoe.blogspot.no

    • I need to start using celery, I always forget to buy it! X

  • mary-katherine minnis

    i have desperately been wanting to start juicing and i was literally researching juicers right before i read this, must be a sign!!

    xo mk
    thegoldhattedlover.blogspot.com

    • Do it!! You won’t regret it, I love mine! X

  • Wow love this- it looks so revitalising- I don’t have a juicer so maybe I will just smoothie and strain?

    • You could, or just embrace a smoothie and change the recipe a bit! Smoothies are amazing as well! X

  • Elizabeth Craney

    Looks like a delicious juice!! I’d love to try it, although without a juicer I’ll just have to add it to my list of things to try one day!

    -Elle

    https://itsaromanthing.wordpress.com/

  • Yummy!!! So delicious and very healthy!!! Thanks for this wonderful drinks!!!

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  • i.s.

    yum! that looks great! xx
    http://www.vicariousLA.com

  • BadTasteToast

    I checked out their website, it looks like such a cool place! Wish we had something like that here! And the juice sounds awesome too! My favourite coffee shop here in Duesseldorf sells a similar juice called “Vitaminmonster”, mmh so yummy! 🙂

    • Vitaminmonster sounds amazing! I’d drink it for the name alone. X

  • Scarlett Wonderland

    I’m ALL about Juice at the moment, (health kick, urgh) bu this looks fab xxx

    • Same. Need to re-stock my juicing fruits + veggies! X

  • Sara Salgado

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    SS

  • al
  • This looks like the perfect way to cheer up a grey day! Definitely tempting me to get a juicer…

  • Emma

    I’ve never really got into juicing – a fresh orange juice is about as far as I go!

    Although the more people talk about it the more I’m thinking I should – although I think I’d be terrible at knowing what goes together! Haha

    Hmm maybe…

    • I love it – but some people never do get into it. I was the same, but there are so many juice ideas out there, and it’s quite a trial and error as well. Thank god for now I’ve only had success! X

  • Marta Caneda Domínguez

    mm! yummyy!!

    i love your blog <3

    xx happy monday!

    http://www.trendy-things.com

  • Annette

    I think juicing is great!! Yum:)
    http://www.fashiontrendforward.com

  • Joana Gomes

    I just went back to making healthy fruit and veggie juices, so I’m really excited to see this post here. Also because I LOVE Joe & The Juice. I just had to follow you on instagram…You have lived in Brazil (ok, I’ve never gone but I’m Portuguese xD) and you live in London. Enough said.

    Joana x
    When You Dream Big

  • Vogue and Heels

    I’ve never been a big fan of preparing my own juice, but this looks delicious! Ill have to give it a try.

    -Vogue&Heels

    http://www.vogueandheels.com

  • vanessa
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