Those who live in and around London are probably familiar with the name CRUSSH. This popular fresh juice outlet was set up 15 years ago and are now the UK's fastest growing chain of juice bars.
Accolades to their name include 'British Smoothie Championship Winners' and '2015 UK Juicing Champions'. CRUSSH are passionate about providing healthy and nutritious juices, all freshly juiced on the spot.
Their new recipe book provides a range of simple juices, as well as recipes for smoothies and boosters to pack in even more nutrients.
|CRUSSH Juice Bar, London|
|Crussh Recipe Book|
|Crussh Recipe Page|
The range of juices is really good, though I'd recommend stocking up on pineapples as these seem to feature in quite a few recipes. That's fine by me because I love pineapple and it makes juices nice and sweet.
This book has everything that a juicing novice or expert could want.
The only little niggles I have are:
1. There are no calorie counts for the juices and smoothies. Although each recipe is accompanied by a list of nutrients, there is no further nutritional breakdown. Some of the juices will be high in sugar.
2. And another little niggle I have is that many recipes involve using a juicer, blender and a citrus squeezer. This is because softer fruits like mangoes and bananas don't juice easily.
So for some recipes such as Kiwi Banana Smoothie, p.123, which includes pineapple, banana, oranges and kiwi fruits, you need to juice the pineapple, squeeze the oranges then blend the juices with the banana and kiwi fruit.
|Crussh Kiwi banana smoothie ingredients|
|Crussh Kiwi banana smoothie blended|
However, an advantage with blending your juice means you'll benefit from the skins which contain fibre and it's where most of the nutrients are found.
But really those are just small niggles. One hugely positive aspect of this book, it's totally rejuvenated my interest in juicing, something which my whole family are more than happy with.
|Crussh Love Juice|
|Crussh Love Juice Blended|
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