I am a massive fan of juicing, I think its a fantastic way to get lots of goodness into you.

You can pretty much put any veg and fruit you like into your Juices. I always feel though you should juice much more veggies than fruit, to keep the sugar content down. A rule of thumb is to use as many different colour veg as you can in order to get the fullest range of nutrients and vitamins. The green ones are the best!!!
In order to make the veggie juices taste a little sweeter, I find a carrot and an apple do the trick.
My neices and nephews call their mum’s green’s juices “Mummy’s Snot” not very appetising I know!! And her red juices(beetroot) ones “Mummy’s Blood”!!

Some of my favourites:

Popeye Power

This is a great way to get some raw Spinach into your little loved ones. I say start your kids on green juices as early as you can and when their little tummies are ready for it. When I make my juices Tadhg will have a couple of sips of it and when he was smaller we would dilute it down. He loves them and I’m hoping he still will in the future, long may it last!!
Full of Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C and E, beta carotene, iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, chlorophyll, sulphur, boiflavonids, folic acid and natural sugars.


1 large handful of spinach
¼ medium pineapple
1 apple
1 inch slice of lemon (unwaxed if possible, if not peel it)

Juice everything and serve over ice

Ready, steady Go

Love juices that are full of veggies but are well disguised with some fruit.

Full of Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C and E, iron, calcium, sodium, chlorine,boiflavonids, potassium, folic acid, boron, ellagic acid, carotenes, amino acids, anti-oxidants and natural sugars.

2 apples
1 small raw beetroot
1 small broccoli stem
½ celery stick
1 inch slice cucumber
½ inch slice pineapple
1 lime

Juice everything and serve over ice

Recipes courtesy of Jason Vale, aka the juice master, check out his juice books, they're fab!