At Londolozi we specialize in freshly squeezed juices. The Londolozi kitchen is fortunate to have a seriously hot juice squeezer, however, you can use a high speed blender for the softer fruits eg. Melons, pineapples etc, should you wish to make your own fresh juice at home.
The Beetroot is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Iron and Magnesium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. There is only 4% carbohydrates in Beetroot, so is actually very good for you! Apples are a good food source of carbohydrates, vitamin C and dietary fiber and add an element of sweetness to this juice.
We add fresh Ginger to a lot of our juices as it is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. Ginger is traditionally used to ease nausea and vomiting. It has also been stated that ginger contains constituents with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, some of which have the ability to help prevent cancer.
Apples are for very good for your teeth as they are high in calcium and packed with many vitamins. The apple adds a tarty sweetness to the juice and counteracts the strong flavour of the beetroot.
It is best to juice from the raw state, however, if you have leftover cooked beets, put these in your blender to make juice.
To garnish the glass, thinly slice a beetroot and place it on the side of the glass.
**Anna’s Tip – you can add the juiced beetroot flesh to a chocolate cake for extra moisture and to make it more “healthy”! **