Juice it up for a health boost

ELLE South Africa’s Beauty Editor Lynette Botha gets motivated about morning meals and introduces healthy juices into her routine. Here’s a round up of her favourite juice combinations – whether you have a juicer at home or order it at your local juice bar – you know you’re in for an energy booster, craving killer and delicious breakfast alternative.


1. Beauty Boost

Loaded with silicon and hydrating minerals and vitamins, this juice will make you glow and nourish your skin from the inside out!

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

-½ cucumber

-1 green apple

-1 stalk of celery

-1 inch of ginger

-½ lemon (no rind)

Tip: if the juice is not sweet enough for your taste, add one thick slice of pineapple.

2. Pick Me Up

This juice is rich in antioxidants and great to relieve pressure on your liver. Drink it after a big night out!

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

-1 large beetroot, cut into wedges

-2 medium carrots

-½ lemon (no rind)

-2 small apples

-1 inch of ginger

Did you know?

For better absorption of the nutrients, swirl the juice around your mouth with your tongue as if you were eating it before swallowing. It activates the enzymes in your saliva and ensures a better digestion and assimilation of all the precious nutrients.

3. Energy Refuel

Do you work out in the morning? If so, this is the juice for you. Rich in potassium and proteins, this potion will give you the right boost to start your day.

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

-2 medium oranges

-1 apple

-1 small sweet potato

-a handful of almonds

Drink plain or enjoy over ice for a refreshing start to the day.

These great juice ideas were selected from an article written by Lynette Botha, Beauty Editor for ELLE South Africa.. The full story is available in the November edition of ELLE.