Can you tell that I’m channelling spring with today’s recipe? I’ve decided that since spring is taking soooo long to come to me, I would go to it. And boy did it work. It’s amazing what can happen when you throw some fruity flavours and a floral straw into the mix. In my mind I was sitting on a park bench surrounded by daffodils, wearing sunglasses to keep the daylight glare out my eyes and sipping on this refreshing apple, blueberry and coconut juice. In reality, I was snuggled up under a blanket, staring out of the window at the frost dusted rooftops. But a girl can dream, right?
This recipe was inspired by the lovely people at Buko, who sent me some organic coconut water to try. I have to say, I am now a convert. Coconut water works so well in juices and smoothies and is a really refreshing and super healthy post-workout drink. After receiving the samples, I discovered that Buko has a partnership with Cuipo, which means a small donation is made from every bottle of coconut water to support rainforest preservation. So not only is drinking Buko good for you, but it’s good for the environment too – double whammy!
Now, onto my juice. To make this glass of pure spring you will need:
- 100g of blueberries.
- 1 red apple
- 250ml of Buko coconut water
- Wash the apple and blueberries before chopping the apple into bite-sized chunks (don’t remove the skin – it has a whole lot of nutrients in it).
- Add the coconut water and the chopped apple to a liquidiser or juicer. Whizz for a couple of minutes until the apple is thoroughly juiced. Now throw in the blueberries and pulse for a minute or so, or until you have the consistency of juice that you like.
Et voila: apple, blueberry and coconut juice. Healthy, delicious and a bit of a looker too, especially if you through a floral staw in.
Do you make juices or smoothies? What are your favourite combinations?2 likes