Youth in a Glass

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Packed with powerful antioxidants, full of vitamins and minerals – this juice sure takes some beating.  There are so many health benefits to this nectar, that it would take forever to list them all.  So here are a few :-  anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic, lowers blood pressure, diuretic, helps treat constipation, aids weight loss, clears skin, lowers cholesterol, helps kidney function, is very rejuvenating, anti arthritic, prevents DNA damage, etc, etc, etc .  .  .

Makes 2 glasses

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of green grapes
  • 2 green apples
  • 2 cups of raw broccoli
  • 2 celery sticks
  • approx 2″ of root ginger, peeled
  • a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp wheatgrass powder

Juice the fruit and veg, then add the lemon juice and wheatgrass powder, mix well with a fork or small hand whisk, and sip the nectar and enjoy !

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55 Responses to “Youth in a Glass”

  1. Ravish Says:

    I haven’t prepared this recipe yet but just by reading it, I feel the taste of it. Good mixture of different food items.

  2. Miriam Says:

    Thanks for your comment Ravish – it’s a juice with a real zing to it, and enormously cleansing.

  3. Robert Sutherland Says:

    I like these drinks, and this one looks good ! A good detoxifying drink.

  4. Miriam Says:

    I can almost guarantee you will like this drink and indeed your body will only thank you for the benefits !

  5. Ruben Says:

    For this i used a blender, so obviously it was extremely thick lol.
    I just added about 50/50 water into the mix and used the exact amount of ingredients here, worked out as 2 big cups worth of this lovely juice.

    Been a busy bee since i woke up and all of a sudden it was 3:30 PM, to sit down with a cup of this and just take a breather before tackling the rest of the day with renewed vigor has been perfect :)

  6. Steph Says:

    Hi, I was just curious how much of the antioxidants and what not are left when you blend instead of juice. I only have a blender.

  7. Miriam Says:

    Hi Steph, I think that all the nutrients and antioxidants remain if you blend as opposed to juice, the only thing is that you will have the pulp in addition which will be highly fibrous – if you like it that thick, go for it !!! Do investigate juicers at some point if you find it too thick, they range in price these days, but are a great health investment. Keep well (I will be posting a few health smoothies soon too, so keep your eyes on the blog). Thanks and cheers !

  8. Miriam Says:

    Ruben Hi, Yes I think that blending would result in quite a thick juice and with the same amount of water added, then that would indeed yield double the amount. I am so glad that you tried and liked it and I have to agree that the benefits of this juice are cleansing and energizing, so your renewed vigor would be a by-product of the beneficial qualities of this juice. I will be posting up a few health smoothies soon, so keep a watch out for them. Best to you Ruben !

  9. Tammy Says:

    Your website is Awesome Miriam! About the juicers, I found that I would almost need every fruit in the produce section to end up with one cup of juice lol.

    What am I doing wrong? And broccoli juice?

  10. Miriam Says:

    Hi Tammy, thanks for your compliment. What you say about the quantity of fruit is true – but some fruit and veg land up producing much more juice than others, for example heavy weighing apples and carrots make a good base for a juice, and, believe it or not, provide quite a lot of liquid. And do remember the fantastic nutritional benefits of these juices – much cheaper and far tastier than medicines ! In our house, we they are part of the life insurance policy !

  11. Eva Says:

    Hi..I was not too sure about ginger , but i followed yr method and all ingred , and i drank it all up…and felt full and happy and it lasted hours too before i got hungry…and the ginger made it taste all the better too…As always a well done , and keep the good work going too!!

  12. Miriam Says:

    Thanks Eva, glad that you enjoyed this juice and pleased to know it kept you going. Cheers to you !

  13. Rochelle Says:

    This looks like a great juice; I can’t wait to try it.

    Tammy, another factor in the amount of juice you get from a juicer depends on the type of machine you use. If you use a centrifugal juicer (like the power juicer, breville), it tends to yield less liquid because of the way it functions. If you use a masticating juicer (I’m in love with my omega brand, but any brand masticating juicer should work well), it functions all together differently and tends to put a lot more juice in your glass. Masticating juicers turn slowly, but they crush the fruits and veggies so you get a lot out of them. This is just something I’ve learned from experience. I hope it helps.

  14. Miriam Says:

    Rochelle Hi, thanks for your comment, it’s always useful and helpful learning from other people’s experience, so thanks for that. Hope you like the juice. Best to you !

  15. Melissa Says:

    THis looks yummy. I am going to try this one soon. I have a green juice every morning. Love them. I recently tried juicing kale, celery, cucumber, green apple and fennel. It was delicious.

  16. Miriam Says:

    Hi Melissa, thanks for that – I hope you enjoy this juice – it’s great to juice frequently, the benefits are endless and preventative of so many problems. Best to you !

  17. Kim Says:

    @ Tammy Thank you for this information! I do have a Breville juicer and am quite satisfied with the amount of juice I get. However being new to juicing I get frustrated when the recipe calls for juicing herbs
    (parsley, basil, etc.) I think it just chops it up and yields no juice. Now that I know about the masticatig juicer I definately will be getting one.

    @ Miriam I am so happy to have found your website!

  18. Miriam Says:

    Kim thanks for that and you are most welcome ! Best to you !

  19. Kim Says:

    @ Rochelle, Sorry my above thank you to Tammy was actually for you.

  20. Tamsin Says:

    This looks so inviting, I have been trying to buy a juicer in town and even the large stores don’t sell them…not the in thing at the moment. So, I found a recommendation on a website for the single gear juicers but they are pricey.. http://www.juicing-for-health.com/single-gear-juicers.html
    I will check out the breville one now, it must be worth spending the money for a good one if it means you get more nutrients and less pulp. I feel so impatient to get juicing as smoothies are good but they are a little thick to be an all day drink maybe. Thanks for the recipe :)

  21. Miriam Says:

    You are welcome Tamsin. Thanks for your post, we have a simple moulinex 1000W – the pulp that remains is totally dry and it does the job beautifully – if you see one, don’t hesitate Tamsin, it’s the best investment you will make for your health – so don’t delay your pleasure or your wellness – and as soon as you make this, let me know what you think. Best to you in the meantime.

  22. pamela Says:

    ow my vegan gravy this is the website i have been lookig for. i love everything about it!

  23. Miriam Says:

    Pamela Hi there and welcome here – thanks for dropping by with your wonderful and inspiring comment – how kind of you ! I look forward to all your future comments on my blog ! Cheers to you in the meantime.

  24. Laura Says:

    If you slighty cook the broc ( a couple of mins in the microwave for me)
    It reduces the gas making effects produced from the raw stuff :0)

  25. Leicester wholefoods Says:

    Not sure it will recapture my lost youth but i guess it’s worth a try :)

  26. Miriam Says:

    Ha, ha, that’s funny Paul – yes, it’s worth a try and it’s actually delicious and definitely cleansing !

  27. Miriam Says:

    Hi Laura, thanks for your comment – I do hope you enjoy this !

  28. Jennifer Says:

    This looks and sounds so good. I can’t wait to try it after we get a juicer…..

  29. Miriam Says:

    Jennifer Hi there. I hope you enjoy this juice together with the wonderful health benefits the ingredients provide ! Great thing about it also is it tastes good too, so it’s a win-win situation ! Cheers to you !

  30. Toyin Says:

    Thank you for this…is there anything else I could use instead of apples…i developed fruit allergies after child birth?

  31. Miriam Says:

    Toyin Hi there. Sorry to hear about your nut and fruit allergies. Are you allergic to all fruit ? If not you could have grapes instead in this juice. It does need some kind of a sweetener. If you cannot then add 1 lime, 1/2 a cup of fresh cilantro and some agave syrup – this might help, again, it’s down to personal taste. I hope you make and enjoy it. Best to you in the meantime.

  32. Julie Says:

    Hi! These smoothie recipes look great! I’m most fully vegan and am wondering what kind of blender to get? Any recommendations? Thanks!

  33. Miriam Says:

    Julie Hi there. I used a juice extractor for this my own is a Moulinex 1000 watts. Enjoy and let me know how it goes. Kudos to you for going on the vegan track !

  34. della Says:

    hi Miriam. im in the early stages of learning all about smoothies and vegan foods. but i was wondering if you had any advice in regards what sort of blender i should buy to be able to make all these awesome smoothies with. i really dont know where to start. i cant afford anything too pricey but am willing but if the only option is $$$ then at least i’ll know to start saving. thanks :-)

  35. Miriam Says:

    Della Hi there, I am not sure what is sold in your part of the world in terms of brands. It may pay you to research and google to see what reviews you find on appliances for smoothies. We have found Moulinex to do a good job, it’s not expensive and we’re pleased with the results. It’s really worth the health investment, and you needn’t spend a fortune. Let me know how it goes as and when you have sampled some of my recipes. Best wishes and good luck !

  36. Renu Says:

    Dear Miriam,
    My mom who is a doctor directed me to this page. Thank goodness for that!! But, you might need to help me out a bit here. I am bereft of food knowledge so… What is wheat grass for and do you have any such drinks for diabetics ? Sorry if I am asking for too much.
    Thanks

  37. szilvia Says:

    hi, what could i replace the broccoli with since i should not eat goitrogens…thanks :)

  38. Miriam Says:

    Hi Szilvia, fresh coriander and/or parsley and/or any other green of your choice should do the job ! :)

  39. Miriam Says:

    Renu Hi there and welcome here. Wheatgrass has highly antioxidant properties with a wide range of health benefits. Here is a link for you to browse the basic qualities http://www.happyjuicer.com/wheatgrass/health-benefits.aspx and here is a link to juices for diabetics http://www.buzzle.com/articles/best-juice-for-diabetics.html Do join my other FB page Vegan Rejuvenation for a host and wealth of health and wellness info https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vegan-Rejuvenation-Grow-Young/221407704561965?fref=ts Hope these help and that you enjoy my recipes. In addition feel free to join our new upcoming monthly newsletter – if so, just say the word and will add you. Best wishes your way in the meantime.

  40. Lisa Says:

    How often should you drink this?

  41. Miriam Says:

    Lisa Hi there – it depends on a person’s personal needs – that said, I don’t see why 2-3 times a week would hurt. Best wishes your way ! :)

  42. Gelliescent Says:

    Cannot wait to try this one…yes, it does look like a powerhouse of nutrients. Love your web site.

  43. Miriam Says:

    Gelliescent Hi there, welcome here and thanks for that. I very much look forward to your future comments on my blog and best wishes your way in the meantime ! :)

  44. Catherine M Says:

    Quick question Miriam, can i make a juice up the night before .. Will it still have all the same benefits the next day?

  45. Catherine M Says:

    Ps i love this juice and have made several variations of it.

  46. Miriam Says:

    Catherine Hi there and glad you enjoy this juice and the variations that you have created. Have I added you to my new upcoming newsletter which is monthly ? If not and you wish to just say the word and I will add you. :)

  47. Miriam Says:

    Caherine Hi again, and I wish the answer was a yes, but it is a no – not all the nutrients remain in tact, the live enzymes and other nutrients breakdown and reduce, there will be some benefit, but not anything like having it freshly made. Sorry, and best wishes your way.

  48. Catherine M Says:

    Thanks Miriam i guessed that was the case!

  49. Miriam Says:

    Welcome.

  50. Andrea Says:

    At last… the Elixir of eternal youth!
    Mouthwatering thanks.

  51. Miriam Says:

    Thanks Andrea, hope you enjoy it ! :)

  52. sam Says:

    Wow what a recipe, couldn’t believe how nice this tasted. I made this just today, its really great!

  53. Miriam Says:

    Glad you enjoyed it Sam !

  54. Jane Hendy Says:

    How do you buy all these things in the same season? Grapes appear in autumn, so if the people who say they made it in April are living in the northern hemisphere, where are they getting their grapes? Broccoli is more a winter vegetable, and apples are refrigerated so are obtainable all year round, but wouldn’t it be better with seasonal fruit and veggies?

    Just a thought.

  55. Miriam Says:

    Jane Hi – Seasonal fruit and veggies are great ! This recipe depicts ingredients ideal for rejuvenation and also the combination of flavours is awesome ! Best.

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