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Joe Cross | Set the juice loose

BY MARK, MENSWEAR, HOME & ELECTRICALS EDITOR ON 10 JUL 2013 11:59 HOME & GARDENCOMMENTS

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The global phenomenon of juicing has reached the UK at a poignant time when obesity levels are at their highest.

Leaders in the nutrition and wellness community have shown support for Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, and particularly, its message of empowerment. The film worldwide has inspired a lot of people to reboot their lives by juicing, losing weight and getting healthy.

The film has been seen by nearly six million people worldwide, 93 million glasses of fresh fruit and vegetables juice have been consumed which equates to over 92,000 tones of produce.  Drinking all that fresh juice has resulted in over six million Ibs of weight lost and 55,000 people are now medication free.

All this before the UK premier which you can see on Wednesday, 10 July at 8pm on Channel 5.

Juicing removes the insoluble fibre from vegetables and fruits. While fibre is an established, important part of an overall healthy diet, removing the insoluble fibre allows for increased absorption of specific health promoting phytonutrients including enzymes, while the soluble fibre persists into the juice.

By removing the fibres and consuming fruits and vegetables in liquid form, we are providing a nutrient delivery system to our bodies that allows individuals who would otherwise have difficulty consuming whole vegetables, the opportunity to reap the numerous benefits vegetables have to offer.

But don’t just take Joe’s word for it. Why not try some of his great juicing recipes yourself?

Orange juices Green juices Red juices Purple juices
Carrot Apple Lemon -
4 carrots/2 apples/1 lemon
Garden Variety -
2 apples/2 cucumbers/6-8 kale leaves
(Australian Tuscan cabbage)**/1 handful of parsley
Un-Beet-able – 1 apple/1 beet*/3 carrots/
Small piece of ginger root (1”/2.5cm)/
3 cups leafy greens**
Peach (or Pear) Pie Delight – 1 sweet potato/2 ripe peaches/
pitted (or pears if peaches are not in season)/1 red apple/
1 handful of blueberries/dash of cinnamon
Carrot-Apple-Ginger -
3 carrots/2 apples/Small piece of ginger root (1”/2.5cm)
Green Lemonade – 6-8 kale leaves (Australian Tuscan cabbage)**/
3 handfuls of spinach/1 green apple/1 cucumber/
2 celery stalks/1 lemon
Sporty Spice – (a great pre/post workout juice)
2 beets*/1 carrot/3 stalks celery/
Half a lemon (peeled)/1 orange (peeled)/1 handful basil leaves
Purple Passion – 30 purple/black or red grapes/
1 basket of blueberries/1 handful mint
Sunrise -
4 carrots/2 oranges/1 beet
Joe’s mean Green – 6 kales leaves (Australian Tuscan cabbage)/
1 cucumber/2 celery stalks/1 green apple/Half a lemon/
Small piece of ginger root (1”/2.5cm)
Watermelon Crush – 1/2 watermelon/1 lime/1 handful basil leaves Red, White, Blue (& Green!) – 1/4 Watermelon/2 handfuls of blueberries/
6-8 kale leaves (Australian Tuscan cabbage)**

* To reduce bitterness peel citrus & beets
** Don’t like beets? You can substitute red cabbage. For more substitutions, check out the list: rebootwithjoe.com/substitutions.
*** Joe likes to use kale, it is excellent for juicing and it packs a big nutritional punch, but if you can’t find kale use spinach, collards, Swiss
chard or a combo.

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