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Victoria Lagodinsky

February 4, 2014

 The Crussh guide to juicing nutrient know-how



Crussh is the UK’s fastest growing chain of juice bars, so they know a thing or two about the benefits of juicing. The colour of fruit gives you a clue as to the nutrients it contains. Follow the juicing rainbow for expert nutrient know-how. Plus, find out how to make a warming Crussh hot apple, cardamom and prune winter smoothie. 


Follow the Crussh juice rainbow


Follow the red rainbow …

Red fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants that chase down and destroy harmful free radicals in our bodies. They can help to keep your blood pressure on an even keel, lower harmful cholesterol and protect against the signs of ageing … they may even help to reduce the risk of some cancers.


Follow the orange rainbow …

And you’ll find your way to immune-boosting country. For protection from all the bad stuff that life throws at us, for a healthy heart and great-looking skin and hair, orange is best.


Follow the yellow rainbow …

This is the road to looking good and staying young – in body and mind. Yellow fruits and veg are those that can help maintain healthy bones and supple joints. Not to mention doing their bit to battle the harmful free radicals that contribute to ageing.


Follow the green rainbow …

Some of the green top-of-the-range superfoods – like spinach and kale – are crammed with health-giving nutrients that are great for a healthy digestive system, to keep cholesterol in check, boost your immune system and lower blood pressure. Green is clearly the colour for go!


Follow the purple rainbow …

Supporting top-to-toe health, in this group you’ll discover nutrients to boost your brain health – and who doesn’t want to be smarter? Help control damaging cholesterol, boost your immune system and encourage your body to utilize nutrients efficiently.


Follow the white rainbow …

When the spectrum comes together, all those big hitters are punching their weight on your side. With nutrients that activate your body’s own defence system, they can help to give your body a natural detox.


Hot apple, cardamom and prune winter smoothie

Fancy something warming to combat the winter chills? With apples to remove impurities and bananas to promote healthy nerve function and control blood pressure, this is the perfect January lunchtime smoothie.

Packed with: vitamins B2, B5, B6, B7, C; calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphate, potassium; fibre; iodine.

Plenty of: vitamins B1, B12, folic acid; copper, iron, zinc

Also contains: vitamins E, beta-carotene; selenium

6 apples, quartered and stems removed

½ banana

125ml/4fl oz/½ cup low-fat yogurt, frozen overnight, (OR low-fat yogurt plus 4 ice cubes)

6 prunes, pitted and soaked overnight in cold water, then drained

seeds from 3 cardamom pods


1. Peel, core and chop 3 of the apples, put in a pan with 1 tbsp water, bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes until pulpy. (Alternatively, use 115g/4oz/¾ cup stewed apples.)

2. Put the remaining apples through an electric juicer.

3. Pour the juice into a blender or food processor, add the stewed apples and all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.

4. Warm the smoothie in a pan over a low heat and serve immediately.


Crussh is the UK’s fastest growing chain of juice bars. Avoiding additives, preservatives, GM foods, salt and sugar, they use the best natural and organic ingredients whenever possible. They have worked hard to perfect their recipes and now, for the first time, they are ready to share them. The book is divided into three chapters – ‘Juices’, ‘Smoothies’ and ‘Boosters’. 


Crussh - juice recipes

“Here they share their secrets for the very first time”

Crussh: Juices, Smoothies and Boosters

176 pages • Illustrated • £14.99

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