A collection of my favourite recipes & remedies from Mexico and around the world.

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Jugo Verde – Nopal, Pineapple, Orange and Parsley Whole Juice

Super healthy 'Jugo Verde'

Super healthy ‘Jugo Verde’

Jugo Verde – Nopal, Pineapple, Orange and Parsley Whole Juice

A very simple blend of nopal, fruit and parsley make a super healthy whole juice to get you going in the morning.

Nopal is said to be good for curing a hangover so this is the perfect morning-after juice. If you add a stick or two of celery they say this is a great juice to help you loose weight.

So we already know about how great the Nopal is in a Salad, here is the link to my recipe for delicious Ensalada de Nopal – a typical Mexican side dish – in case you missed it, now here it is in a Juice. You can always adjust the amounts in the recipe according to your taste, one thing you should know is that the nopal is a bit slimy, so the more you use the more babosa  your juice will be. If you are not too keen on that texture just don’t put too much nopal. (more…)

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Tropical Star Fruit and Ginger Juice

English: Ripe Carambolas, or starfruit, the fr...

A sweet, slightly spicy and delightfully tropical drink.

Full of vitamin C and A, loaded with polyphenol antioxidants which are known to help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, it can also help lower cholesterol, weight loss, indigestion, heartburn and sunstroke and even stop skin sagging according to recent scientific research and thats just scratching the surface.

When I discovered a tree full of carambolas (star fruit) in the abandoned house next door the other day I was very excited to find such exotic fruits there for the taking. Well, actually the local kids pouring out of the gate with plastic bag-fulls of them alerted to me the fact there was a tree there! (more…)

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