There are juice recipes everywhere you look on the internet, but two ingredients I feel are really lacking the limelight are berries and herbs. Not only are berries amazing at bringing a little sweetness to any juice but in the UK we have these beauties in hedgerows up and down the country. They’re in plenty of smoothie recipes, but why aren’t we juicing these little blighters? We should be. Fresh herbs have the ability to transform an otherwise mundane juice in to something on another level. They’re full of vitamins and minerals which are especially potent when raw.
With this in mind, I created a blackberry, sage and cucumber juice as part of a series of 25 recipes for Vita Coco.
It’s the perfect Autumnal drink with its bold berry flavours and the sage brings in some of the rich earthy notes that we reach for as the days get cooler. Simply juice two handfuls of blackberries, half a cucumber and a small bunch of sage leaves. It’s best to feed the sage in first so that the other ingredients can carry the flavour through the juicer. When juicing the more aromatic herbs like sage and rosemary, remember that they can pack quite a punch so you’ll need much less than parsley for instance. Once the juice is done, top up with 330ml of Vita Coco’s lovely coconut water.
I’ll be sharing a few more of my favourites from the collection over the next two weeks so keep your eyes peeled for them if you’re on the look out for some new juice and smoothie recipes. I’ve loved working on this project and I’m so pleased I can finally share them with you! You can browse some of my other recipes in Vita Coco’s twitter gallery along with some gorgeous cocktails and mocktails made with their coconut water too.
If you’d like to get involved with some juice and smoothie fun, you can use the hashtag #cococreations to tweet your favourite juice or smoothie for the chance to win a 3 month supply of Vita Coco, Nutribullet blender and a fruit and veg hamper!