Winter Blast

Recipe: Winter blast juice

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Rentia Greyvenstein

Rentia Greyvenstein

Rentia Greyvenstein - Registered Dietician (NZ), Qualified Chef

Difficulty: Easy

Ready In: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 Tbsp ginger
  • ½ daikon
  • 2 pears
  • 2 cucumbers
Ingredients - Winter blast


1. Prepare ginger

Peel the ginger using a small knife and cut it into small pieces.

Peel ginger
Peel the ginger.
2. Wash & cut

Wash the rest of the vegetables and fruits and cut them into bite-sized pieces. I usually soak the veggies and fruits in 1 tsp of baking soda for ten minutes, especially if they are not spray-free and organic.

Cut the vegetables and fruit - Winter blast
Cut the vegetables and fruits.
3. Juicing

Pass the ingredients through the juicer.

4. Add lemon

Add lemon juice to taste. Please feel free to use fresh lemon.

5. Ready to drink! 

Serve over ice or freeze into popsicles to enjoy later.

Juice the ingredients and freeze into cubes or popsicles - Winter blast
Juice the ingredients and freeze into cubes or popsicles.

This recipe was adapted from Joe Cross, who is an Australian entrepreneur, author, and filmmaker. Cross also promotes a diet rich in different vegetables and fruits and also enjoys juicing.

I have to say that I do not endorse going on juice diets, but juicing could be a handy way to add extra nutrients to diet and to give the digestive system a bit of a break.

I had a daikon left and some overripe pears from the market and felt like drinking something refreshing. You could also freeze them into popsicles.

Something to bear in mind is that juicing removes almost all fibre from the fruit, so if you are juicing fruit, it is very concentrated in sugar. That is why I like to mix fruit with vegetables, dilute it with water or eat it as a frozen popsicle.

Rentia is a qualified dietitian and chef who has worked in the food industry for the last decade, collaborating with companies such as Nandos and McCain, helping them with food product and recipe development. ​

She has had, and overcome, her struggles with food allergies and sensitivities and learned to navigate a pain disorder. She is well aware of the impact that food has on our physical and emotional well-being and believes that the food we consume is one of the best tools for healing available.

Rentia sees herself as a champion for healthy eating but is also a foodie at heart. Her passion is to enable people to eat foods that heal and nourish without making them feel deprived, and her special focus lies in child and maternal nutrition

Rentia is hosting cooking classes at different venues around Auckland and is also seeing clients at her practice, and through a tailored and client-based approach is assisting them to get back on the path of health and recovery. You can find Rentia at The Healing Plate.

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