Spring fruit juices and drinks

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In the spring of all the inhabitants of our country with a very harsh climate (by the standards of many other countries) are lacking in vitamins. Vegetables left over from the autumn harvest is not so fresh and healthy, and to new as yet to the North Pole on foot. What in this difficult time, you can cook delicious and healthy juices? Let's deal.

Our ancestors just a few decades ago, in March and April had finished and conservation reserves from their cellars. Supermarkets were not, as their year-round range - buy tomatoes, cucumbers and other fresh vegetables and fruits such as bananas and oranges, which can be purchased all year round, it was simply nowhere. Today, as vegetables and fruits are available in the stores in such a wide range that the eyes diverge. However, not all that lies on the shelves, really helpful. How and what remained in the cellar - in the spring, many vegetables have lost their useful properties and vitamins.

The most useful spring fruit containing vitamins really are citrus: grapefruit, oranges, tangerines and lemons. Also useful persimmon and pomegranate. The fact that all these fruit crops harvested in warm countries (Egypt, Southeast Asia, Spain, Sicily) just in winter and spring, and in the end to get us on the shelves are not artificially grown greenhouse, and really natural and healthy fruit .

Spanish and Sicilian fruits are the most useful elite. In order not to be deceived, determines the quality of appearance: oranges should be large (smaller - Moroccan and Egyptian varieties), the color should be even and bright, and if you take a good orange in her hand, its weight must be greater than expected. Good to have grapefruit peel large pink spots. On the skin of any of the fruit should not be dark spots - they talk about the beginning of decay.

You have chosen to oranges, lemons, grapefruit, pomegranates and persimmons. What juices can be made from such a collection?

In addition to the well known variants - pure orange, tangerine, grapefruit juice can be prepared and blended juices.

Recipes citrus juices

  • Lemon juice, orange: 1 part juice lemon / lime, 2 parts orange juice;
  • Lime and grapefruit juice 2 parts grapefruit juice and 1 part lime juice / lemon, plus 1 pinch of orange zest;
  • With a cold: 1 orange,? lemon (with peel) and? glasses of mineral water;
  • Spicy juice of 4 oranges and 4 lemon (squeeze the juice), 50 grams of ginger (rub), 2 cloves of garlic (passed through the press), 2 tbsp olive oil 1 pinch cayenne pepper - add the juice of lemons, oranges, garlic, ginger, oil and pepper in a blender at high speed to mix, apply immediately.

Citrus juices can be mixed in nearly every taste - there is no any certain generally accepted rules. The main thing - remember that in some diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, these juices are not recommended to be used frequently, and drink in the pure form (must be diluted with their sweet or plain water).

In addition to standard citrus juices, there are many other interesting beverages citrus. So, if you have taken care of that in your refrigerator fresh fruits and berries have been all year, for example, namorozili currant, you can cook a wonderful juice of 1 apple, 1 grapefruit and 75 g of black currant. Passed through a juicer first currant, grapefruit and then the last apple juice mixed and immediately applied.

Perfect drink can be made from grapefruit and yogurt: squeeze the juice of 2 grapefruits and add it to 150 g of natural yoghurt. Dilute the juice can be simple or mineral water to taste.

You can also prepare a citrus punch.

Recipe citrus punch

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You will need: 1 liter of orange, grapefruit and pineapple juice, 1 orange and lemon (thinly cut), 1 cup of sugar syrup.

How to cook a citrus punch. To dissolve the sugar syrup in the water, taking them in proportions 1: 1 (instead of the sugar can also take honey). All juices combine, add the syrup and mix. Remove the punch cold. Before serving, put in punch cups of lemon, orange and ice.

In conclusion, I would like to bring the recipe is not quite juice, or rather not juice, and dishes prepared almost immediately from all mineral spring vegetables.

Recipe of citrus fruit salad "Vitamin explosion"

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You will need: 2 sweet ripe persimmon, 1 grapefruit and green apple, 1 handful of arugula and pomegranate seeds, 2 tsp lemon juice, refueling - 3 tbsp oil (grape seed / olive), 2 tsp honey? tablespoons Dijon mustard.

How to cook a citrus salad. Connect with honey mustard and butter, beat until smooth. Remove with grapefruit slices films divide each into 2-3 pieces. Cut into thin slices persimmon. The final cut apple, sprinkle with lemon juice. Put in a salad bowl apple, persimmon and grapefruit, put arugula leaves, pour 2/3 of the filling, mix and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds salad, pour the remaining sauce.

Make delicious and healthy juices and drinks and meals of those fruits that are really useful in the spring, and be healthy!

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