Thursday, 8 October 2015

Purple Power Juice - Blackberries, Plums, Beetroot, Apples & Fig

When you ponder the colours of Autumn, purple isn't really the one that springs to mind. However when I got thinking about creating an Autumnal juice recipe for UK Juicers I suddenly realised that lots of the ingredients that I was thinking about were at that end of the spectrum. Think Blackberries, Plums, Figs and Beetroot. If you've not juiced with beetroot before you really don't know what you're missing. Its a fantastic addition in both colour and flavour. Grab yourself a handful of autumn's fruit and vegetable bounty and make yourself a delicious and nutritious Purple Power Juice.




PURPLE POWER JUICE



2 Apples

1 Beetroot

2 Plums

1 Fig

8 Blackberries

Ginger

Apples - mine were from my own tree in the garden, can't get less food miles than that! Add one at the start and one at the finish of your juice making. My juicer can cope with them whole, you may have to peel/core/quarter after washing.

Beetroot/Beets - the fresh kind. Not cooked or pickled. I wash and juice whole but you may wish to peel if you're not keen on a more earthy flavour. Slice to fit your juicer shoot.

Plums - Wash, cut in half and don't forget to remove the stone. Lots of antioxidents in them.

Fig - Rinse and pop in whole.

Blackberries (Brambles) - 8 big fat juicy shop bought ones or more if you've foraged for them and they're smaller. Rinse in a strainer and check for bugs.

Ginger - a small slice provides a fantastic warmth. It doesn't produce much juice but go easy on quantity as it has a real kick.

This should give you between 300 and 350ml of juice, depending on your fruit/veg and your juicers capabilities. Pour into a glass over ice to serve.





For further juicing inspiration take a look at these fantastically healthy and colourful recipes from fellow food bloggers.



Cranberry, Squash, Apple & Carrot Juice from Fuss Free Flavours
Apple, Grape & Kiwi Quencher from Fab Food 4 All
Veggie Zinger Juice with Matcha Green Tea from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary






Disclosure : This is a commissioned recipe for UK Juicers


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20 comments :

  1. Ooh what a pretty, autumnal juice. Haven't tried putting fig in a juicer but why not? Sounds so delicious and bet it is really good for you too! - especially with home-grown produce!

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    1. I wasn't sure about juicing figs and some people say that you can't but there was definately juice coming out of it!

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  2. What a fantastic juice that perfectly embodies autumn. Adding a fig is such a great idea!

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    1. Its definitely full of autumnal flavours and the colour is fantastic.

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  3. This juice looks and sounds amazing! I love power smoothies and will be pinning to my recipes to try board! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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    1. I really need to get a Juicing Pinterest Board on the go. Often I just juice whatever is in the fruit bowl!

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  4. What a great colour! I've never put figs in a juice/smoothie - thanks for the inspiration :-)

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    1. The colour is so vivid. I love how colourful juices can be. Nature has the best colours.

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  5. That certainly does it for me. I love beetroot and the rest can only make it even better. Beautfiul.

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    1. The colour is just amazing. You just know from looking that its good for you.

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  6. Loving the colours, it's practically psychedelic, looks so good!

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  7. Smoothies are such a great way to use up veg and I love the sound of this with beetroot and ginger - plus apples from your garden! A lovely entry for #ExtraVeg

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    1. Keeping the food miles down with the apples!

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  8. What an amazing coloured juice! I've smoothied (is that a word?), but not juiced figs. I bet it tstes amazing. Thanks for sharing with #ExtraVeg

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    1. If it's not a word then it should be #smoothied

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  9. Great juice recipe Claire! I love beets !

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    1. They have such an amazing sweet flavour when incorporated into a juice.

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  10. I need a fig subsitute? I'm in a northern climate and we don't have them. Something sweet I am assuming

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    1. I'd just add a wee bit more of any of the other ingreedients.

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