Last updated on Mar 3rd, 2015 at 12:38 pm

We all know we need to eat lots of fresh fruit and veg. Six portions a day is a frequently mentioned ‘recommended dose’. It sounds like hard work, but juicing makes it (not literally!) a piece of cake. Juicers come in many shapes and sizes and cost anywhere between a few hundred and a few thousand rand. Some of those who juice choose only fruit. Others choose only vegetables. Many choose a mixture of fruit and veg. We suggest you try and add at least some veg. A typical combo might consist of a pear, a peach, an orange, an apple, a carrot and a stick of celery or a beetroot. This will produce a large, delicious and healthy glass of juice. And it will cover your fresh fruit and veg needs for the whole day. A couple of words of warning:

  • Remove hard pips before feeding the fruit into your juicer. Peach, apricot and mango pips are almost bound to destroy your juicer.
  • Some fruits are too ‘gooey’ and may clog your juicer. Pears just pass the test as do small portions of mango. Bananas FAIL the test. Don’t worry, ‘gooey’ will not destroy your juicer and you will soon learn

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