I’ve been surrounded by the popularity of juicing at work for some time now. It creeps into every feature I write and the office fridge is crammed with Nutribullet cups but so far I’ve not joined the juicing masses. After embarking on a three-day cleanse which resulted in flu-like symptoms and irrational rage (you become obsessed with food!) I’ve all but stayed away. Until now! Thanks to the lovely team at Novis, I was given a Vita Juicer to trial for work, so thought this would be the ideal time to see what all the fuss was about.
With Rosemary Ferguson’s new book, ‘Juice’, to guide me through, I got to work. As a top nutritionist (and Kate Moss’s BFF) I figured I was in pretty good hands as a liquid virgin!
JUICE #1 SUPER GREEN
This is crammed full of antioxidants geared up to detox the liver, boost the skin and aid digestion. It’s the perfect combination of fruit and vegetables (don’t just do friut juices as they’re high in fructose sugars) so it’s easy to drink and nutrient-dense.
2 leaves cavolo nero
Handful of spinach and kale
2 stalks celery
JUICE #2 GREAT RELAXER
This is more of a smoothie than a juice and is great to relax your system. Full of potassium and magnesium, it’s perfect to drink before bed or when you’re having a stressful day.
250ml almond milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
JUICE # CLEAN AND STRENGTHEN
Watercress is higher in vitamin C content than oranges so this is a great skin-booster juice. The kale helps to detox the body while the vitamin A found in carrots strengthens skin tissue.
Handful of kale
Handful of watercress
Juice of 2 oranges
JUICE #4 CMC
The mango in this juice will help your digestive enzymes when you’re stressed or run down. Packed full of B vitamins, I also added watercress as I wanted a shot of vitamin C as well.
Handful of cavolo nero
Juice of 1 lemon
Although the Vita Juicer is a little more industrial in size than most on the market, it’s super quiet and has options to include pulp or not (for those who don’t like bits!) As well as looking sleek and stylish (it comes in seven colourways) it’s easy to wipe clean and put together. The only aspect that was disappointing is that it doesn’t react well to nuts and seeds. I tried to add spirulina powder and almonds which were briskly spat out and didn’t sound too good against the small splinter blades.