Juicing Ingredients and Supplements

Juicing Ingredients and Supplements

Natural ingredients and supplements can be added to juice drinks as you make them, for both flavour and health benefits.

coconut and coconut milk

Dairy and Non-Dairy Products :

Acidophilus Yoghurt

Acidophilus yogurt is made with the bacteria culture Lactobacillus acidophilus. Eating this yogurt helps restore the intestinal bacteria lost through illness or the use of antibiotics.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is made by squeezing liquid from grated coconut flesh. It is available in cans in most supermarkets.

Cow’s Milk

Cows’ milk is the most widely used kind of milk, and thus one of the most common sources of calcium. Some people, however, have an intolerance to lactose, the sugar present in milk, and must use an alternative.

Oat Milk

Oat milk is an alternative to cows’ milk, made from whole-grain oats, a little oil, and water. Found in cartons in natural food stores and some supermarkets.

Rice Milk

Rice milk, another milk alternative, is made from whole-grain brown rice and usually contains some kind of oil, a little salt, and water. Available in cartons from natural food stores and some supermarkets.

Soy Milk

Soy milk is made from soybeans and may contain other ingredients such as malt, oil, and rice syrup. Choose calcium-fortified brands, and look for organic soy milk whenever possible to avoid a genetically modified product, as well as undesirable chemicals.

Soy Yoghurt

Soy yogurt is made from soy milk. Look for brands that contain acidophilus culture.

Silken Tofu

Silken tofu is another soy product, made by adding a setting agent to soy milk. Tofu can either be firm or soft, the latter is best for drinks and desserts, as it has a very soft texture.

Liquids :

Barley Water

Barley water is made by boiling pearl barley in water and draining off the resulting liquid, which is slightly thick. It is very nutritious.

Coconut Water

Coconut water is the clear liquid found in the centre of a coconut. It is obtained by piercing the coconut shell with a sharp implement, such as a pick, tapped with a hammer.

Rose Water

Rose water is a flavoring used in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking. It is also said to have cooling, nourishing properties. Available from natural foods stores or speciality markets.

03. September 2010 by Sue
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