2011-10-31

Mix vitagen with pear juice

My husband and I love taking juice. We basically blend all types of vegetable and fruit into juice. My kids aren't that keen to taste our invention in different types of juices. The most popular juices for my kids are just apple or orange juice.

After we had lunch at Genki Up, which Angeline blogged over here. I found so many new ideas in the drinks menu. Especially those mixing of Vitagen with fruit juice. It is so irresistible for me to try it out at home.

Most kids love Vitagen, so this is a good trick to get them take in more vitamins from fruit.
 Cutting pear into smaller cube and blending it with plain flavour Vitagen.
My first kid's fruit juice recipe is pear with vitagen. Drink plenty of fresh pear juice during the hot days can cool down the body heat and prevent sore throat.
 April said that it is delicious.
May said that it is sweet. Both gave me a thumb up.

Health Benefits
Pears are often recommended as a hypo-allergenic fruit that is high in fiber but less likely to produce adverse reactions. Pear juice is safe to be introduced to infants as they are mild, yet healthful.
Blood pressure: Pears have anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogen glutathione which help prevent high blood pressure and stroke.
Cancer prevention: The high vitamin C and copper content act as good anti-oxidants that protect cells from damages by free radicals.
Cholesterol: The high content of pectin in pears make it very useful in helping to lower cholesterol levels.
Colon health: When not juicing, eat the pear whole for its precious fiber that are highly beneficial for your colon health.
Constipation: The pectin in pears is diuretic and have a mild laxative effect. Drinking pear juice regularly helps regulate bowel movements.
Energy: You can get quick and natural source of energy from pear juice, due largely to its high amounts of fructose and glucose.
Fever: The cooling effect in pear is excellent in relieving fever. Best way to bring a fever down quickly is by drinking a big glass of pear juice.
Immune booster: The anti-oxidant nutrients in pears are critical in building up your immune system. Drink pear juice when you feel a cold coming.
Inflammation: Pear juice has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps relieve sufferers of much pain in various inflammatory conditions.
Osteoporosis: Pears contain high level of boron. Boron helps the body to retain calcium, thus prevents or retards osteoporosis.
Pregnancy: The high content of folate (folic acid) prevents neural tube defects in infants.
Shortness of breath: The summer heat may cause children to have shortness of breath with excessive phlegm. Drink pear juice during this period to help clear the phlegm.
Throat problem: The pears are in season during the summer for a reason. Drinking pear juice every morning and night helps to cool your body down during this time. It nourishes the throat and helps prevent throat problems.
Vocal chord: Boil two Chinese pear juice with some raw honey and drink warm. This is extremely healing for the throat and the vocal cord.

22 comments:

  1. Good Idea...!! Hm...... Time to do some blending too because the weather are so HOT nowadays...

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  2. What an innovative idea! Never thought of mixing vitagen with fruits. My juicing machine is now safely tucked away somewhere in my kitchen cabinet since my mother went back to hometown. *paiseh*

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  3. Never thought of drink like that! Lovely idea... Would like to try out someday...

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  4. Wow! Little May could finish the drink by herself, seriously?? Must be very very tasty, I reckon.

    Make me want to go and get a blender asap....

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  5. This gives me the idea that I shd dump in a pear in my juice-making session tomorrow, together with mulberries, some grapes, apples and celeries! Oh my, the glass looks very big on your younger girl. She can drink so much? How many bottles of Vitagen did you use to make the concoction for everyone? ANd do you add water too?

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  6. Yea, I actually snapped photos of those recipes for future reference... hehe, very useful!

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  7. Very refreshing juice...slurp...
    Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely evening.

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  8. wow..sounds absolutely refreshing n tasty..
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    Tasty Appetite

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  9. Great idea to use the vitagen. Kids just LOVE that! :)

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  10. it's really nice. My wife did it one day and I too followed what she did and make some for the family when she was busy. It's yummy.

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  11. Pea is so good for health ya!! I will get some peas for my next juicing session!!

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  12. wow, so healthy. really a great way to encourage children to drink more juices eh?

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  13. Vitagen really goes well with any fruit. I love this packham pear but I didn't know it has so many health benefits.... more reason to eat more now :)

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  14. wow! the most i did was cube fruits n pour vitagen over.. now.. i'll try blending them instead :D

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  15. that's a cool idea, brilliant!! and it's exactly those flavored vitagen sold in the market.. can try with other fruit combinations next time, sure the kids will love it.. oh, that glass may is holding looks huge, haha..

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  16. Whoa that's quite a lot of goodies from eating pears. tQ for the tips but one most important thing don't be in the shape of a pear.

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  17. that's a terrific idea! yes, i would say most children love vitagen! infact i havent tried juicing pear!

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  18. Yvonne, May didn't finish the glass of juice, she left half of it to share with her jie jie.

    Shireen, 3 bottles of vitagen with 2 pears, 2 bottles of vitagen with 1 pear.

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  19. That's brilliant! Anything with vitagen can get the kids to try right? Now you gave me idea otherwise the blender will turn into white elephant! hehe.

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  20. Never thought of blending fruits with vitagen. But first I need to get a juicer. I should start drinking fresh juices like you and your hubby.

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  21. Thks for sharing the tips. I've just started to blend fruit juice. Now i know i can add in vitagen.

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  22. Don't mind to try blending with Yakult next time as it is more concentrated and have a higher concentration of good bacteria to prevent constipation and diarrhoea. By blending with pear, not only it is good when the weather is hot, it is good for your kids digestion too.

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