Orange Blossom

Avocados are extremely good for the skin, mainly because of their high vitamin E content. Combined with parsley, asparagus and orange, this juice makes a great cleanser and skin tonic. If you have a particular skin problem, drinking this juice regularly should really make a difference – it is extremely effective and much cheaper than many skin creams on the market.

 

Makes 2 glasses

1 small avocado
small handful of parsley
75g/3oz tender asparagus spears
2 large oranges
squeeze of lemon juice
mineral water
orange wedges, to decorate

  1. Half the avocado and discard the stone pit. Scoop the flesh into a blender or food processor. Remove any tough stalks from the parsley and add.
  2. Roughly chop the asparagus and add to the avocado. Blend thoroughly until the smooth, scraping the mixture down from the side of the bowl, if necessary.
  3. Juice the oranges and add to the mixture with lemon juice. Blend briefly until the mixture is very smooth. Pour the juice into two glasses until two-thirds full, then add ice cubes and mineral water. Decorate with chunky orange wedges. 

Tip:

The orange and lemon juice in this blend means that the avocados will not discolour, so you might want to refrigerate a glass for later on. If it has thickened slightly, stir in a little extra mineral water.

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