Our favourite juice in house is the Cayenne West. Cayenne pepper, turmeric, ginger, lemon, carrot and orange. Sweet and spicy. It boosts metabolism and kills colds. The high concentration of vitamin A leads to healthy skin, a stronger immune system and improved vision.
We want to simplify the recipe so you can make it quickly from home. Carrot, cayenne pepper, turmeric and lemon.
As health gurus, you already know about the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric. That ancient medicine is a dietary must, only you don’t eat enough of it. So juicing is perfect. A fresh organic root is best but a big teaspoon of powder will do the job too.
Cayenne pepper is similarly powerful. Beyond boosting metabolism, its also one of the best sources of of vitamin C. As is lemon. Anti-aging citrus should be in every juice recipe as the natural acidity will extend your shelf life, as well as your juice’s.
The underrated ingredient is the carrot. It may be trendy to criticise the fructose component of this energiser but Dr Norman Walker considered it his favourite ingredient to juice, alongside spinach.
“Rich in Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. Properly prepared raw carrot juice aids digestion and is valuable in the maintenance of the bone structure that supports our entire body, including the teeth. Even intestinal and liver diseases are sometimes due to the lack of certain vitamins and minerals found in raw carrot juice.”
Dr Walker, a pioneer in plant based diets, lived to 99 years old. He invented the cold pressed juicer in the 1930s, 80 years before it became internationally popular.
Takes 7 minutes
Makes 2 serves
Carrots – 1kg, peeled, removing 1cm from top and bottom
Lemons – 3, peeled
Turmeric – 3 thumb size pieces or one heaped teaspoon
Cayenne pepper – 25g, with seeds
Juice all the ingredients and enjoy over ice.
If you don’t have a cold pressed juicer, make sure you consume your juice within 15 minutes of squeezing. The heat and oxygen deteriorates the nutrients.