Posted by

Victoria Lagodinsky

July 15, 2014

From Crussh: Juices, Smoothies and Boosters

Pure sunshine in a glass
From bananas to passionfruit and pineapples to mangoes, tropical fruits transport us beyond the office, the kitchen or the playroom and into a world where the sand is beneath our feet and the ocean laps at the shore. It’s all about bringing a little bit of paradise to your day. Apart from all that, tropical fruits bring a good dose of vital nutrients with them, too.

Tell me more…
All tropical fruits are low in fat, low in protein and high in carbs. What else you get entirely depends upon your chosen tipple. If you’re aiming for low-calorie but high vitamin C and folate, opt for something with a good squeeze of papaya. A juice made using pineapple will give you heaps of vitamin C, but also high levels of manganese and copper. If you’re after a happy pill, try something containing banana – its high levels of vitamin B6 help convert the amino acid tryptophan to serotonin, the ultimate feel-good hormone.

What will all that do for me?

  • Give you strength, focus, energy – high levels of potassium in bananas keep you calm, while practically citrus-levels of vitamin C in the other tropical fruits keep your circulation pumping.
  • Make you super-elastic – high levels of copper in pineapples and mangoes make tropical fruits a winning choice if you want to keep your joints supple (and copper fights off ageing, too).
  • Provide heavyweight security – many tropical fruits (including mangoes, papayas and guavas) burst with carotenoids. These are like heavyweight security that protects against attacks on your health.


Bali Baby

Be a Bali baby with this tropical juice cocktail – a real digestive soother. With mint and pineapple, this is a marriage made in heaven. You don’t juice the papaya seeds but there’s no need to waste them. They are edible and have a peppery taste like wasabi.

Serves: 1

Preparation time:5 minutes
½ pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks
¼ papaya, peeled and deseeded
3 mint leaves


1. Put the pineapple through an electric juicer. Pour the juice into a blender or food processor, add the papaya and mint leaves and blend until smooth and the leaves are finely chopped. (Alternatively, you can simply chop the mint leaves and add them to the juice.) 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’. 


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