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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sea Buckthorn Juice - Vitamin Bomb


You may not have heard anything about this miracle plant but you will find out now everything you need to know about it. It is a shame that sea buckthorn is not as famous as goji berries because basically they are the same. Sea buckthorn berries are extremely rich in antioxidants and vitamins, especially vitamin C and vitamin A. The amazing thing about this plant is that not only the berries are good for your health, you can also use its buds or its bark which have anti-inflammatory properties and also help in lowering the cholesterol level. Even more, sea buckthorn berries help you lose weight in a healthy manner by inhibiting your appetite and in the same time fueling your body with vitamins.

I use sea buckthorn oil as a night cream. I combined it with some almonds oil and it is doing miracles to my skin.

Now let's talk about this juice. It is very easy to make and of course very healthy.  See the recipe below.

P.S. Have you ever heard of sea buckthorn? Did you use it in any way? Looking forward to your comments.

Ingredients:

·         - 500 g sea buckthorn berries
·         - water - as needed to make 1 l of juice
·         -  honey - as much as you want; some like it sour, some like it sweet *
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* By the way, I'm a weirdo! I love sour juices, and by sour I mean really...really sour! And not to mention the bitter drinks like coffee - bitter isn't enough to describe how my coffee tastes.

Directions:

Rinse the berries. Add them in your blender with some water and blend very well. Add some more water until you have 1 L of juice.

Now the annoying part. Take a strainer and use it to separate the pulp and seeds from the juice. After the most liquid is separated, squeeze the pulp some more until it is almost dry (we don't want to waste any vitamins do we?). I really don't know if this works just as well with a juicer because I don't have a very powerful one, but you can try.

Add honey or any other healthy sweetener ( no sugar! not good for you!).


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6 Comments:

At August 19, 2011 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Magic of Spice said...

I have never heard of buckthorn berries but this juice looks wonderful and I am intrigued by the oil as well.

 
At August 19, 2011 at 9:59 AM , Blogger Gourmandelle said...

Yeah, unfortunately they're not very popular but they should be! If you ever see buckthorn berries at the farmers market don't hesitate and buy them.

 
At August 19, 2011 at 6:26 PM , Blogger basilmomma: Heather Tallman said...

Beautiful site! Wonderful photography!

 
At August 20, 2011 at 1:26 AM , Blogger Gourmandelle said...

Thank you so much Heather!

 
At September 2, 2011 at 1:34 PM , Blogger Toby said...

I've read somewhere that the sea buckthorns are a bit tarter than goji... do you find that to be the case?..

At any rate, its gotten me to buy my own tree.... thanks!

 
At September 3, 2011 at 5:40 AM , Blogger Gourmandelle said...

It's great that you have a sea buckthorn tree! Sea buckthorn berries are sour but if you mix them with honey or any other natural sweetener the taste will no longer be a problem; their juice will taste like lemonade combined with orange juice, so it is quite pleasant.

 

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