Red Pepper Refresher
(Goodyear, AZ )
The Red Pepper Refresher is a juice with a twist. Michael adds a little Tabasco sauce and chia seed to the finished juice to make more of a meal out of it. I say enjoy it however you like. If you want it straight up, enjoy. If you follow the recipe here, which does sound good, then enjoy that as well.
Flexibility is where it’s at when dealing with recipes of any kind I think. They can be a good starting point and an opportunity to let your creativity flow.
1 whole large red bell pepper
1 small whole cucumber
1 bunch of broccoli
1 small whole carrot
2 whole stalks of celery
1/2 cup jicama (skin on)
1/2 whole lime (rind on)
1 handful fresh basil
Add a few drops of Tabasco sauce (to taste)
add 2 teaspoons of whole chia Seeds to the juice and shake well.
A great between meal snack!
This is a really nicely balanced list of ingredients that will provide a great nutritional profile. Some of the ingredients we don’t see much in juicing, like the broccoli, jicama, and basil. All of these add new layers of flavor, with the bonus of a more varied nutritional profile.
Sweet Peppers (orange, yellow, and red only, green ones are unripe) protect against sunburn and are good for the heart. They contain good levels of, beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, manganese
Jicama is a good source of vitamin C, copper, iron
Basil – is known to be antiseptic, antibacterial, fungicidal, and a digestive aid. It contains good levels of beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, B1,B2, B3, B5, B6,vitamin E, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, and even some omega 3.
The Red Pepper Refresher might be a nice one for a weekend juice fast mixed in with a few more of your favorites.