This is smiling face belongs to Laura; a local farmer who delivers organic fruit and veggies in a box at our doorstep in Alhaurin el Grande. The box is packed with fresh organic produce, all locally farmed. Buying goods produced close by home deducts the carbon footprint. I really like that! And since the fruits and veggies are in season, they are very nutritious for your body too.

In this uncertain times we can all use a little bit extra energy. Some support to keep us going and our blood sugar balanced. This purple energy juice is packed with fruits and veggies. Buy organic and local if you can. And it is easy peasy to make. Every reason for you to be smiling too.

By accident I found out that this purple energy drink makes a perfect base for a tasty soda drink. Fill a glass with 1/3 juice and 2/3 soda water. It is refreshing and makes a colorful and sparkling mocktail.

Slow-juicer or blender

Nicest way is to process the organic fruits and veggies through a slow-juicer. Just wash the fruits and vegetables, if organic no need to peel them. The slow-juicer grinds the fruits and veggies and produces into juice and pulp. If you want you can use the pulp to make crackers. But keep in mind that all nutrition is in the purple energy juice. If you don´t have a slow-juicer, you can use a strong blender too. The consistency will be thicker, more smoothie like. But still packed with energy.

The combination of beetroot and fruits and basil is something I use a lot in my dishes. And this purple energy juice recipe is inspired by a lovely juice I once drank at a Spa Zuiver Amsterdam. Now it is time to share it with you.

Happy energy juices in the fridge
Happy energy juices in the fridge

How to make purple smiling energy juice?

2 medium sized beetroots
3 medium sized carrots
1 or 2 apples
300 gram sweet potato
1/2 lemon
300 gram red cabbage
hand full basil
1 inch ginger

Wash all fruits and vegetables. Don´t peel if they are organic. Just a good wash is good and keeps all vitamins for you to enjoy. If you use a slow-juicer cut everything into 2 inches sized chucks, so you can feed your juicer. If you use a blender, take the hart out of the apples and deseed the lemon.

Juice or blend all the ingredients. En drink with a smile 🙂

You can keep this purple energy drink for at least 3 days in the fridge.

purple smiling energy juice enjoy reading
purple smiling energy juice enjoy reading