In 2010 Indian researchers tested the effectiveness of natural substances such as pineapple juice to treat tuberculosis (find the study here). They found that a mixture of pineapple juice with raw honey, pepper and salt work extremely well to dissolve mucus and soothe a persistent cough. Patients recovered up to 5 times quicker with this all natural pineapple remedy compared to OTC cough syrup
Pineapple. thanks its many health benefits to a powerful enzyme called bromelain which acts as an antioxidant to reduce inflammation and swelling of the sinuses. It eliminates bacteria and fights infections.
Only 1 cup of pure pineapple juice contains 50% of your daily recommendation of vitamin C, another powerful antioxidant to strengthen your immune system and soothe a sore throat or cough.
Next to bromalain and vitamin C, pineapple is also a good source of vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, manganese and potassium, which are all essential nutrients to keep your body healthy.
This recipe was put together by our in house juicing expert which is a favourite now.
Organic Maple Syrup Benefits:
Despite the fact that maple syrup contains a lot of sucrose, there has been research that shows it can still be quite safe or even beneficial for those with Type 2 diabetes. This is due to the natural phenols that are also found in the syrup. These substances have been revealed to have antioxidant properties. Maple syrup phenols in particular seem to inhibit two types of enzymes that are associated with occurrence of the said illness.
The trace minerals found in maple syrup are zinc and manganese and these are compounds that significantly contribute to your immune system. A deficiency in zinc for example may lead to a lower count of white blood cells. Manganese meanwhile is an important component of an enzyme called superoxide dismutase which inhibits free radicals. This mineral thus boosts your body’s antioxidant defense.
Zinc is also closely related to male reproductive health. The trace mineral is highly concentrated in the prostrate and low levels have been known to increase the risk of prostrate cancer.
Organic Maple Syrup Risks:
Sucrose in and of itself is not a dangerous substance. Sugars after all are important carbohydrate fuel that your body needs to burn especially during intense physical activity. Excessive use is what actually causes the problem. Given the composition of organic maple syrup, moderate use of this sweetener is likely the prudent choice to make.
The syrup is comparatively safer as it has a lower glycemic index of 54. The presence of natural phenols can also be a mitigating factor. Nevertheless if you already have higher than normal blood sugar you need to consult with a medical professional on how to safely add maple syrup to your diet.
Health Benefits of Pine Nuts:
pine nuts contain many of the same healthy nutrients as other nuts, including healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidants
Suppress the appetite
Reduce heart disease risk
they are an excellent source of Vitamin E. Furthermore, pine nuts contain healthy amounts of essential minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium
Percentage of RDA
1/4 cayenne pepper
a handful of spinach
20cl of pure maple syrup
Feed the produce through your Kuvings juicer and add the maple syrup. allow the juice to mix in the machine for 1 minute so that the flavours are all infused together.
Release the mixture into your cup. add 50g of pine nuts to the juice. this will give the juice a very nice texture whilst chewing the pine nuts.
There are three types of aloes – aborescens, saponaria, vera. Drinks made with aborescens or vera are great for treating constipation. Saponaria juice is great for children for its strong sweet taste.
1. Cut aloe to appropriate size..
2. Slowly insert aloe into the feeding tube of the juicer.
3. Insert additives (milk, yogurts, juice, water) into the feeding tube while juicing.
4. Mix the pulp in the juice for a pulpy texture.
Aloe helps to promote homeostasis. Aloe strengthens the stomach and may reduces the occurrence of ulcers.
Aloe helps to clean bacteria and germs in intestines.
Milk thistle, a plant in the daisy family, is native to the Mediterranean region, North Africa and the Middle East. The seeds of milk thistle contain an active compound called silymarin that has been widely studied for its purported health benefits. Aloe vera is a tropical succulent plant also native to North Africa, whose leaves produce a gel-like fluid with numerous practical and health uses.
Milk Thistle and Liver Health
Milk thistle may help with a variety of liver ailments, including chronic hepatitis and alcohol damage, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. A laboratory animal study published in the October 2006 issue of the “Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics” found that milk thistle showed significant liver-protective benefits against alcohol-induced damage. Milk thistle extract substantially increased levels of the antioxidants superoxide dismutatse and glutathione. However, researchers noted that vitamin C was more effective than milk thistle extract. Milk thistle supplementation was also less effective than the preventive effects of avoiding excessive alcohol intake.
Milk Thistle and Cancer
Anticancer benefits of milk thistle may include inhibiting cancer cells from reproducing, causing early cell death and inhibiting blood supply to growing tumors. A study published in the September 2012 issue of the “International Journal of Oncology” found that the milk thistle compound silibinin protected against colon cancer in laboratory animals. In the seven-week study, milk thistle shortened the life of cancer cells and decreased inflammation in the lining of the colon, resulting in half the number of cancerous cells. Researchers concluded that milk thistle may offer benefits as a natural method for colon cancer prevention.
Aloe Vera and Wound Healing
Aloe vera helps speed wound healing from hemorrhoid surgery, according to New York University’s Langone Medical Center. A study published in the 2012 issue of the “Australasian Medical Journal” found that aloe vera gel improved healing of leg ulcers caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Aloe was effective at inhibiting bacterial growth completely within 11 days in 93 percent of study participants. Aloe also shows promise for healing diabetic skin wounds, according to a laboratory animal study published in the June 2012 issue of the journal “Biomedical Materials.” In the study, aloe gel reduced the size of skin wounds within seven days.
Aloe Vera and Blood Sugar
Drinking aloe vera juice may help stabilize blood sugar levels and decrease your risk for developing diabetes, according to a study on laboratory animals published in the June 2012 issue of the journal “Immune Network.” Supplementation with aloe juice for 54 days resulted in decreased body weight, lower fasting blood sugar levels and improved insulin sensitivity. Further studies are warranted to confirm these preliminary results before aloe vera juice can be recommended for blood sugar management in humans.
Cucumber juice is surprisingly flavorful. Because of its mineral balance and high water content, cucumber is one of the best natural diuretics. The watery, light cucumber blends well with oriental melon.
1 Wash ingredients well
2 Remove stem from cucumber and cut into chunks
3 Peel oriental melon and cut into chunks
4 Alternate between juicing romaine lettuce, cucumber, and oriental melon in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer
Cucumber is primarily made of water.It helps prevent edema and cystitis.
Wheatgrass juice is a potent raw, living food. When you drink high quality wheatgrass juice your body may produce great results such as a stronger immune system, improved skin condition, detoxification, and weight-loss.
1 Wash ingredients well and soak wheatgrass into cold water for about 30 min
2 Remove stem from apple and cut into chunks
3 Peel and chop into chunks
4 Juice wheatgrass in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer first, alternating between apple and tangerine for best results
Sprouts such as wheatgrass, radish sprouts, alfalfa, and vegetables such as chives are juiced using the same method.
Wheatgrass helps prevent constipation and is full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Cranberries are rich in a range of antioxidants and because they are tart, cranberries are best mixed with other fruits.
1 Assemble the juicer using the smoothie strainer
2 Mince Bananas
3 Mix all ingredients with milk
4 Using a large spoon or ladle, carefully put the above mixture in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer
When using frozen cranberries, make sure you defrost them well in advance. As they are very sour, add some syrup according to your taste. Cranberries are well known as powerful antioxidants as they are rich in proanthocyanidins and flavonoids. A steady diet of cranberries is also good for you as they help prevent vascular diseases by elevating the density of HDL cholesterol –good cholesterol – and they are also good for the heart.
When you’ve got one soft, ripe mango, one banana and one hungry baby, it’s a perfect combination! Smooth and creamy,
this mango banana puree is an ideal first food for any little one. Your baby will be getting more than their fair share of vitamins A, C, and B6, fiber, potassium and more.
1 Peel mango, remove pit, and cut into chunks
2 Peel banana and cut into chunks
3 Juice the ingredient in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer and save pulp
4 Combine juice and pulp and serve
The 8 vegetables are full of energy and essential nutrients. Any juice using beet or kale can take some getting used to for the vegetable-juicing amateur, but with time you can fully appreciate its cleansing properties.
Drink 3 times a week to help change your body.
1 Wash ingredients well
2 Scrub carrot well, cut off tops, and cut into chunks
3 Cut celery into 1″ pieces
4 Remove stems from tomatoes and cut into chunks
5 Cut cabbage into chunks
6 Juice all ingredients in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer by alternating between leafy greens, tomato, and cucumber
You can add Pear, orange, or apple depending on your preference.
It’s a perfect thirst quencher, especially if you use a tart apple variety such as Granny Smith. This is not only detoxifying, but also helps keep your skin healthy.
1 Wash ingredients well
2 Remove apple stem and cut into chunks
3 Remove lemon peel
4 Juice the apple and then the lemon in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer
5 Add mint, ice, sparkling water, and syrup and stir well
The sweetness of the apples offsets the more challenging taste of the greens to produce this wonderful detoxifying juice.
1 Wash ingredients well
2 Remove stem and seeds from green bell pepper
3 Remove the skins of the lemon, ginger, and cucumber
4 Cut apple, cucumber, green bell pepper, lemon into chunks
5 Juice in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer alternating between spinach, cucumber, kale, green pepper, apple, lemon
You can try celery, chicory, or bok choy instead of kale and also you can juice radish or beets instead of cucumber.
Cashew milk is the creamiest of homemade nut milks and the most refreshing. Since the nuts blend entirely into the water, no nuts go to waste in the process. That also means that the cashew milk retains all of the fiber and nutrients present in the cashews
1 Rinse cashews well and soak them in water for at least 3 hours
2 Using a large spoon or ladle, carefully measure out the mixture into the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer, making sure to add equal parts cashew and water each time
3 Finish by straining out the cashew flesh using a strainer or cheesecloth
For vegetarian baking, we recommend using cashew milk instead of dairy milk.
1 Wash ingredients well use the smoothie strainer or fruit and vegetable mincer
2 Peel orange
3 Mince banana and mix with blueberries
4 Feed blueberries first and then the banana and orange and mix altogether
It’s hard to imagine anything more thirst-quenching than this refreshing sorbet
1 Assemble the juicer using the blank strainer or fruit and vegetable mincer
2 Feed frozen kiwi pieces one at a time
3 Serve in an ice cream bowl
Remove inner core of Kiwi before freezing for a better taste.
If your kiwi has a strong acidic taste, add banana or yogurt cubes
This isn’t your average smoothie. It’s so thick and decadent it could be eaten with a spoon. The avocado gives an incredibly creamy, pudding-like texture and much needed healthy fats.
1 Assemble the juicer using the smoothie strainer or the fruit and vegetable mincer
2 Remove avocado pit and peel pineapple and cut into long thin pieces
3 Feed avocado, banana, and pineapple and mix with milk
4 Pour into a glass and enjoy
Very ripe avocados are soft like butter – avoid unripe avocados as they are fairly hard.