When I posted the link to my review of our Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer on Facebook, I wrote that it’s one of our favourite appliances, that we use it more than we use the microwave. I know that sounds crazy, but hear me out; I tend to avoid the microwave when I can by reheating in the oven, or stove, by not buying processed foods and conscientiously not using it. So if you use a microwave less than 4 times (on average) per week and use your juicer to make 6 batches of juice a week, then technically you do use it more than the microwave! The only appliance I actually use more than the juicer is my Vitamix, which I use at least once and often twice per day.
Now for the fun stuff!
Like I mentioned before, we make a lot of juice, and this one happens to be one of the kid’s favourites. This juice is just what’s needed on a hot summer’s day. It’s refreshing and light.
The apple in this juice packs Vitamin C, Vitamin A, some of the B Vitamins, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. They also have trace amounts of iron, copper, manganese, selenium and zinc, as well at the phytonutrient quercetin. Mango brings a wallop of Vitamin A and beta-carotene to this healthy cocktail, and one must not forget about the minerals; such as zinc, magnesium and potassium. Lemon juice is high in Vitamin C, and like other citrus contains calcium magnesium and phosphorus. Oranges actually contain almost all the vitamins and minerals, even if in modest amounts which helps to fight infections and supports the immune system Pineapple brings a few vitamins and minerals, but most importantly, Bromelain, which is a phytonutrient in pineapple that contains protein digesting enzymes. The carrots have high levels of Vitamin A and various concentrated minerals, making them helpful in supporting skin health and immune support.
Just like taking a multivitamin, except better.
Summer Sunshine Juice
- 1 apple
- 1 mango
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 orange
- 1/2 pineapple
- 5 medium - large carrots.
- Prep all the produce to be juice, peel, wash, chop - where applicable.
- Process fruit in juicer, alternating between soft and hard produce.
- Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for up to 3 days.