Juicing (and by extension juicers) are heroes at upping your fruit and veg intake but risk becoming the sensible aunt of kitchen tools and techniques. Yes, juicing is great for getting in those greens you normally wrinkle your nose at, but it can also breathe new life into your view of fruit juices. Having a braai or just need a refreshing sip on a summer’s arvi? Banish the sensible aunt and give this strawberry juice a try. Add rum for extra pizzazz.


Makes | 2 servings

2 handfuls of strawberries
1 handful of mint
1 apple (pink lady apples work well for this one)
Ice cubes, for serving
Extra apple and mint, for serving


1. Get your juicer all ready and set up and your ingredients prepped. Depending on the type of juicer you’re using, you may have to cut the ingredients into pieces suitable for the feeding tube.
2. You don’t have to top your strawberries, the juicer will separate the juice from the other bits, but if you have time and want a crisper juice, then topping them is fine too (you can pop the tops into an ice tray and make some pretty ice blocks with them).
3. Feed the ingredients into the juicer tube and juice. It’s best to put the mint in before the apple so you get as much mint juice as possible. The apple will force the mint through the juicer, regardless of which type of juicer you’re using.

For upping the ante on presentation, place the glasses into the freezer with the ice cubes already in them. They’ll frost up nicely and keep the juice cold for longer. Warm juice just doesn’t do it.

Serve with two additional apple slices and a sprig of mint.

Enjoy this easy summer sipper whenever you crave a refreshing fruit juice. Juicing holds the potential of a world filled with delicious fruit juice blends.

Get creative and enjoy.

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