The coconut and lime flavour in this juice recipe is one of my favourites.  It is also great cold and lasts for 3-4 days in the fridge.

Limes may be small but do not let the size make you think they don’t pack a punch. They are ultra-hydrating and electrolyte producing because of the mineral salts. Limes helps flush out toxins in the morning and when added to water they reawaken the healing abilities of the water.

Happy Juicing!

 

Taste

The tropical coconut with zesty lime flavour just works.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup grapes (white)
  • 1 ginger piece (5cm)
  • 500ml coconut water

Juicing Time: 3 mins
Juice Qty: 750ml
Serves:  3

Preparation

Lime

  • Thinly slice off the outer skin
  • Juice whole

Grapes

  • Remove the hard woody stems (smaller stems attached to the grapes are okay to go through the juicer)
  • Juice grapes in handfuls with skin on

Ginger

  • Wash and dry
  • Cut into thin pieces the size of your thumbnail leaving the skin on

 

Cold Press Juicing Method

This juice is super easy to make.

Start with the cap of the juicer closed. Add all the ginger pieces to the chute.

Next add the lime, I find that slices or halves releases more flavour and juice. You can put all the lime in at once.

Next add the grapes, again you can drop them all in at once. Let the juicer press everything before releasing the juice by opening the smart cap.

To finish I close the cap again and pour the coconut water into the juicer to rinse out more of the flavours then release the cap to let the water mix into the juice.

Tip: Limes should feel firm and heavy for their size, because heavy limes will produce the most juice. Select limes with thin skins, avoiding the thicker skinned fruit, which is an indication of less flesh and juice. Fully ripe limes will have lost their acidity and will be bland in flavor compared to bright green tart limes.

AUTO10 Layering: grapes, lime, ginger

 

 

Health Benefits

Lime

When you think of limes think of cleansing your Lymphatic system. They may only be small but do not let the size make you think they don’t pack a punch. They are ultra-hydrating and electrolyte-producing because of the mineral salts.

Fresh-squeezed lime offers bioactive calcium that your body craves, antioxidant flavonoids for fighting disease, and they help purge many toxic substances like plastics and synthetic chemicals.

Tip: fresh lime juice squeezed onto a small cut or abrasion is a powerful disinfecting, antibacterial aid.

Limes are not only a zesty addition to dishes but also offer a range of health benefits. Here's why limes are good for various systems in our body:

Nutrition: Limes are low in calories but high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. They also contain vitamins A, B, and D, as well as minerals like calcium and magnesium. 

Digestive System: The acidity of limes can help improve digestion by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes. This can aid in the digestion of food and prevent digestive issues like indigestion and bloating.

Immune System: Vitamin C is essential for a healthy immune system. Limes are a great source of vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of colds, flu, and other illnesses. Limes also contain some of the most highly absorbable vitamin C around.

Detoxification: Limes are often used in detox diets because they can help cleanse the body and promote the elimination of toxins. The citric acid in limes helps stimulate the liver, which is the body's main detoxification organ.

Skin Health: The antioxidants in limes, including vitamin C, can help reduce the signs of aging and improve skin health. Lime juice can also be used topically to lighten dark spots and blemishes on the skin.

Hydration: Lime water is a refreshing and hydrating beverage that can help keep you hydrated throughout the day. Staying hydrated is important for overall health and can help improve energy levels and mood.

Grapes

Grapes, with their juicy sweetness and vibrant colors, have been cherished for centuries not only for their delightful taste but also for their remarkable health benefits.

The darker variety of grapes is by far the most nutritious and if you can find them with seeds, even better because the seeds get crushed in the juicer extracting even more nutrition.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: Grapes have the ability to help prevent blood clots due to their ability to increase nitric oxide levels in the blood and therefore provide excellent protection for the heart and cardiovascular system. Grapes can benefit blood sugar by providing better insulin regulation and overall blood sugar balance.

Nervous System: Grapes are malic acid-rich fruits that bind to aluminum, which is implicated in memory loss and dementia. They can help with alcohol addiction. Since this fruit contains the purest form of alcohol, grape juice is an ideal yet healthy substitute.

Respiratory System: Grapes are rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, flavonoids, and resveratrol. These antioxidants help reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract and protect the lungs from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. The antioxidants and other compounds in grapes have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the airways and improve respiratory function, especially in conditions like asthma.

Grapes contain polyphenols, which have been shown to have protective effects on the respiratory system. Polyphenols may help reduce the risk of respiratory infections and improve lung function.


 

 

 

Ginger

Ginger is one of the world’s oldest and most popular medicinal spices. It is known to greatly aid in digestion and assimilation and is widely regarded to help prevent colds, flu, motion sickness, and vertigo.

Ginger is like every's favourite Auntie (anti). Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-nausea, anti-bacterial.

Ginger will support your overall immune system, so is great to use during the winter months, to help fight off colds. Gingerols in ginger cause a rapid and noticeable widening of the blood vessel walls and in turn helps to enhance circulation and also lower blood pressure.

Ginger also has its own signature variety of vitamin C and helps bring the body out of a reactive state when you’re sick.

 

Coconut Water

Coconut water is a highly nutritious, cleansing, and refreshing juice that is lightly sweet and packed with B-complex vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and manganese.

Coconut water is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known. It’s a natural isotonic beverage with the same level of electrolytic balance that we have in our blood.

Coconut water is highly beneficial for cardiovascular health as it can help to reduce blood pressure and increase healthy circulation.

It also has been shown to help balance pH levels, boost the immune system, and support kidneys in filtering toxins and reducing the risk of kidney stones.

 

Gary Dowse

Gary Dowse

Master Juice Chef, Kuvings Australia

 

Gary is a powerhouse in the world of juicing and plant-based nutrition, driven by an unwavering passion for health and wellness. With certifications in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition, Gary is a dedicated educator, empowering individuals to harness the transformative benefits of juicing and plant-based eating.

Through his enlightening books and dynamic online courses, Gary champions the preventative and restorative healing powers of embracing a lifestyle rich in vibrant juices and whole, plant-based foods.

His mission is to inspire and guide others on their journey to optimal health and vitality.

Disclaimer: information contained in this post is for educational purposes only, sourced from various books and websites. If you do anything recommended without the supervision of a licensed medical doctor, you do so at your own risk. The author, Gary Dowse, does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly.

July 12, 2024