Drinking water is essential for optimum health, as most fruits and vegetables contain a large amount of water, creating antioxidant drinks is a great way to quench your thrust.

Making your own fresh drinks from fruit and vegetables selected because of their high antioxidant content will help build up your immune system as well as provide many essential nutrients that are naturally occurring in those foods.

The advantages of antioxidant drinks include

  • Maintaining a good electrolyte and pH balance
  • Flushing toxins from your body
  • Assisting you to find your optimum weight
  • Boosting your metabolism
  • Improved kidney function
  • Flushing the liver
  • Improved complexion
  • Wrinkle prevention
  • Slows the signs of aging
  • Improves hair and nail condition
  • Keeps all your body’s cells healthy
  • Helps reduce fatigue
  • Improves mood and helps stop depression and anxiety issues

Try these easy recipes for high antioxidant drinks:

  1. Pure Carrot Juice

Carrot juice is loaded with antioxidants and essential nutrients like vitamins B, D E and K. Always use the best quality fresh carrots, preferably locally grown organic varieties for the best results. Avoid store brought juice with its high sugar and additives

Ingredients

2 cups of fresh carrot, roughly chopped (peel on)

Place them in your juicer or blender and process until smooth, adding a little fresh water if required

  1. Antioxidant Infusion

Ingredients

  • 1 diced whole apple
  • ½ a sliced carrot
  • 2 thin sticks of fresh ginger
  • ½ a tbsp of raw honey

Method

  1. ¾ fill a 1liter jar with fresh water, add the honey and mix to combine
  2. Place all the ingredients in the water, give a shake, then allow to infuse for 2 to 3 hours
  • Strain and reserve the liquid, then if desired, repeat one more time reusing the same vegetables

 

  1. Avocado Blueberry and Almond Smoothie

This luscious satiating smoothie can be made vegan by replacing the honey with maple syrup. It’s full of antioxidants, protein, healthy fats and calcium

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 small avocado (you can chop up the seed and add it if you like)
  • 1 cup of fresh almond milk
  • ½ a tbsp of raw honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ a tsp of pure vanilla essence
  • Ice cubes if required

Method

Blend everything until smooth

 

  1. Coconut Cream and Berry Smoothie with Mint

With the benefits of coconut and mixed berries, this delightful smoothie is the perfect breakfast for a busy lifestyle

Ingredients

  • ½ a cup of frozen raspberries
  • ½ a cup of frozen strawberries
  • ½ a cup of frozen boysenberries
  • ½ a cup of fresh cherries
  • ½ a cup of fresh coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp of raw honey
  • 2 fresh mint leaves

Method

Combine everything except 1 mint leaf and blend until smooth, then slice the mint and serve sprinkled on top

 

  1. Fresh Aloe Vera Juice

Get all the health benefits of this amazing plant in an invigorating drink, it has a slightly bitter taste so you may need to add another juice or some citrus to taste

Ingredients

  • 1 aloe vera leaf

Method

  1. Remove the tough outer skin with a sharp knife and ensure the yellow latex layer is also removed as this has laxative properties. This can be done with a sharp knife or cloth
  2. Slice up the jell and place it in a jar
  • Place 2 tbsp of jell in your blender with a cup of water and blend for a few minutes
  1. Serve with lemon juice or a little ginger

 

  1. Queen Garnet Smoothie

With the highest antioxidant content of any fruit this super tasty and affordable fruit makes a fantastic smoothie and with a little ginger it brings the taste to a whole new level

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe Queen Garnet plums stoned, skin on
  • 1 frozen ripe banana, peeled and diced
  • ½ a cup of fresh fruit juice (orange, apple etc)
  • 1 tsp of grated ginger

Method

Place all the ingredients in your blender or food processor and blend until smooth then enjoy

 

There are many benefits to you and your family enjoying an antioxidant drink, every day. These tasty drinks are very easy to make and extremely cost effective as by having the optimum health they help to provide, you will enjoy less health issues and saving of doctors’ bills