Dig deep and... detox

Dig deep and... detox

In a few days, when you're recuperating from the week's excesses and (probably) resolving never to indulge again, you'll be looking for ways to reboot your system. We're just going to leave these get-back-on-track drinks here for when you're ready. You're welcome!



By Recipes by: Ian Mancais, Executive Chef, 3in1 at Vida Downtown

Published: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 28 Dec 2018, 1:00 AM

Orange & Carrot Detox
Prep time: 10 mins
Serves: 1
Ingredients
250 ml orange juice
3 carrots
Method
Wash the carrots well, and pat dry. Cut into 1-2 inch chunks.
Add them to a blender, together with the orange juice.
Blend until you achieve the desired consistency.
Pour into a serving glass, embellish with a slice of orange, and serve.
Chef Ian Mancais says: "Filled with citrus fruits and essential vitamins, down this drink as the perfect way to flush out toxins and retain energy for the day."

Super Green Detox
Prep time: 10 mins
Serves: 1
Ingredients
½ green apple
1 celery stick
1 cucumber
5 basil leaves
15 spinach leaves
250 ml green apple juice
Method
Wash all the vegetables and leaves well.
Cut the apple and celery into bite-sized chunks.
Add these, together with the leaves and juice, to a blender.
Process to desired texture or consistency. Serve.
Chef Ian Mancais says: "Packed with goodness, this drink is a great way to boost your immune system, and sure to leave you feeling refreshed, replenished and revitalised."

ABC Detox
Prep time: 10 mins
Serves: 1
Ingredients
1 red apple
½ beetroot
1 carrot
250 ml orange juice
Method
Wash apple, beetroot and carrot well; pat dry.
Cut fruit and vegetables into 1-2 inch chunks.
Place all the ingredients into a juicer or blender.
Process into juice according to preferred texture and consistency. Serve.
Chef Ian Mancais says: "This drink is full of vitamin A, B1, B6, folate, fibre and potassium. Need we say more?"

Detox Mix
Prep time: 15 mins
Serves: 3
Ingredients
For the first blend:
½ green apple
1 celery stick
1 cucumber
5 basil leaves
15 spinach leaves
250 ml green apple juice
For the second blend:
250 ml orange juice
3 carrots
For the final blend:
1 red apple
½ beetroot
1 carrot
250 ml orange juice
Method
Blend the ingredients for each blend separately. Set aside.
Layer each blend on top of the other in a serving glass. Serve.
Chef Ian Mancais says: "This one is chock-full of protein, iron, vitamin and minerals to help build stamina, improve muscle power and control blood sugar. It also contains weight-loss-friendly food and supports the body's natural detox processes."


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