Slimming Juice Drink – Plum Tomatoes

What a Plum!

This is tomato juice with a difference. It mixes the traditional Mediterranean flavours of tomato and basil with the sharpness of lemon juice, the sweetness of carrot, and the distinctive taste of celery.

It is a real morning eye-opener and makes an interesting alternative to the usual breakfast fruit juices. It’s not only refreshing and cleansing, but an enormously rich source of a wide range of nutrients.

 

 

What-a-Plum

Serves 1-2

1 carrot

4 large, ripe plum tomatoes

1 stick celery, with leaves

1 handful basil

Juice of 1 lemon

Freshly ground black pepper

 

1. Wash the first four ingredients.

2. Top, tail and peel the carrot if it’s not organic.

3. Put all the ingredients straight into a juicer.

4. Mix well and add the lemon juice.

5. Serve with a twist of pepper.

 

Vital statistics

Apart from the obvious betacarotene in the tomatoes and carrot, you’ll get masses of potassium, lots of vitamins C and E, folic acid, and magnesium from this drink. Four ripe tomatoes also provide a massive boost of lycopene, which is one of the most powerful protectors against prostate cancer and heart disease. Celery is a mild diuretic and will help get rid of excessive fluid, while basil is one of the best of all the calming, mood-enhancing culinary herbs.

 

22. April 2011 by Sue
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