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Fitness Speed Juice

Fitness Speed Juice

Our little Juicemaster Liam has been busy again creating a new juice for after exercise. Inspired by needing a big refreshment after playing football, he created this apple, orange, lime, carrot and pomegranate juice. This might just be one of his best yet!


  • 1 green apple
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 orange (whole, do not peel it)
  • 1 lime (whole, do not peel it)
  • 1/2 pomegranate (cut in half, seeds left in, not peeled)
  • 1 carrot, whole
  • a few ice cubes
  • Centrifugal or slow juicer


  1. Cut any of the fruit to fit into your juicer as required
  2. Juice the apples on the slower speed of the juicer
  3. Juice the carrot, pomegranate, orange and lime on the fast speed of the juicer
  4. Stir to combine the juices together
  5. Serve over ice

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds –  Riverman

Lemon, Lime and Ginger Green Tea

Lemon lime and ginger green tea

The weather has gotten so hot in Singapore that I am searching for new refreshing drinks to quench my thirst, but that also taste great. This is my latest experiment. It can be drunk either as a hot tea, or served over ice for a refreshing summer drink.


  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • 4 slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 green tea bag or 1/2 tsp of green tea leaves
  • 1 litre water


  1. Crush the lemongrass stalk either using a knife laid on top of the stalk and banging it with your fist, or using a clean meat mallet.
  2. Slice 4 slices of ginger approximately 0.5cm wide from your fresh ginger root
  3. Cut the lime into quarters to expose the flesh
  4. Place the lemongrass stalk and fresh ginger, along with 1 litre of fresh water into your water kettle (jug)
  5. Boil the jug / kettle
  6. Add the boiled water, lemongrass, ginger, lime pieces and green tea to a tea pot (preferably one with a filter).
  7. Allow the tea to brew for around 15 minutes so that the water has cooled down enough to drink. The tea will continue to increase in flavour the longer you leave it.
  8. Enjoy either hot or over ice with slices of lime for a refreshing iced tea.

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: The Map Room – The Map Room

Hulk Green Juice

Hulk Juice

Yesterday Liam decided that he wanted to make a green juice. It had to be “as green as the Hulk” he said. So he went through the fridge to find everything he could find to make a yummy green juice. This is the result of his efforts. The ginger makes it a warm, comforting juice.


  • 2 kale leaves (whole, washed)
  • 1 cucumber (whole, washed)
  • 1/2 lemon (unpeeled)
  • 1 lime
  • 5 apples
  • 1.5cm ginger


  1. Wash the Kale, apple, cucumber and lime. Remove the apple stalks.
  2. Juice the apples whole on the higher speed. Only cut them if needed to fit in your juicer tube.
  3. Juice the lemon, lime, ginger and kale on the higher speed. 
  4. Juice the cucumber on the lower speed. 
  5. Stir the juice and serve over ice.

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Vinicius de Moraes – Pure Bossa Nova



Thrive Rockmelon Juice

Thrive rockmelon juice

At the food market yesterday Liam decided that he was going to choose all of the fruits and vegetables, and rockmelon was amoungst his selection. This is his  creation this morning.


  • 1 rockmelon
  • 1 orange (whole)
  • 1 lime
  • 2 red apples (whole, washed)
  • 2 pears (whole, washed)
  • Centrifugal or slow juicer


  1. Cut the rockmelon into slices that will fit into your juicer tube. Remove the hard rind from the melon.
  2. Wash the apples and pears, and remove the stalks. (Only cut them if needed to fit into your juicer tube)
  3. Put the rockmelon, lime and orange (not peeled) through the juicer on the slow speed.
  4. Put the apples and pears through the juicer on the fast speed.
  5. Stir to combine all of the juices together and serve over ice.
  6. Makes 4-5 glasses.

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Haim – Days are Gone




Singapore Summer juice

Singapore Summer Juice

One of the joys of living in Singapore is the perpetual summer, and the abundance of tropical fruits. This juice was the perfect accompaniment to browsing through a Singapore guidebook to find our weekend excursion destination.


  • 3 carrots (whole, unpeeled, washed)
  • 1 guava (whole, unpeeled, washed)
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 lime (whole, washed)
  • 2 red apples (whole, unpeeled, washed)
  • Centrifugal or slow juicer machine


  1. Cut off the top and bottom of the pineapple. Cut off the tough exterior, and cut the pineapple into quarters so that it fits into the juicer tube.
  2. Wash the skins of the other fruits, and cut them only if required to fit into your juicer tube.
  3. For a centrifugal juicer, turn the juicer to speed 1 (slowest speed). Juice the pineapple, apples and guava.
  4. Turn the juicer up to speed 2 (fastest speed). Juice the carrots and lime. 
  5. Turn off the juicer. Stir the juice to combine the fruits.
  6. Serve over ice straight after juicing. Including the lime ensures that the apples will not turn brown quickly, so it will keep for a few hours if you prefer, but it never lasts that long in our house.

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse





Grilled Salmon with Green Mango Salad

Grilled Salmon and Green Mango Salad

This is a very fresh, summary dish inspired by our recent trip to Thailand. While the mango salad takes a little bit of preparation work, there are no difficult techniques. Coconut Aminos and Kaffir lime leaves might not be familiar to you, so we have included some notes on these ingredients below.


  • 2 Salmon fillets
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 5 red shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cm fresh galangal, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, chopped (deseeded when using a hot chilli)
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1,5 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1/4 tsp maple syrup
  • Splash of water
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • 1 raw green mango, peeled and cut into thin strips of 3 cm long
  • Handful fresh coriander, roughly copped
  • Few Thai basil leaves
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped and with the middle stem of the leaf removed


  1. Season the fillets with sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Fry the fish in a little coconut oil for a couple of minutes until done and set aside.
  3. Fry the shallots, garlic, galangal and chilli in the same pan as the fish for about three minutes.
  4. Add the coconut aminos, maple syrup, water and lime juice and give it a stir.
  5. Take the pan of the heat and add the mango, coriander, basil and kaffir lime.
  6. Mix well and serve with the fish.

About Kaffir Lime Leaves: The kaffir lime is a fruit native to tropical Asia including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. It is used in Southeast Asian cuisine. If the recipe calls for kaffir lime leaves and you can’t find any, skip the leaves. Don’t substitute. The fragrance is so distinct that it is irreplaceable.

About Coconut Aminos: Coconut Aminos is a Gluten Free replacement for Soy Sauce. It often comes as a shock for people who are new to their Gluten Free lifestyles that Soy Sauce contains Gluten (wheat is often the first ingredient), but not all soy sauces are created equal. There are Gluten Free Soy Sauces available (including from popular Soy Sauce brand Kikkoman), but Coconut Aminos is also a useful replacement, and available from good Health Stores.

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: John Legend – Love in the Future

Blue cod with Coriander and Lime

Blue cod with coriander and lime

This is a very simple but delicious dish. It only takes a couple of minutes to prepare so it is great for those days you come home from work and do not have the time or feel like cooking but still want a nice and healthy supper!


  • 2 white fish fillets like cod or baramundi
  • Handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper
  • Coconut oil for frying
  • Olive oil


  1. Season the fish with a generous amount of sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan and fry the fillets (skin side down first) for 2-3 minutes  depending on the size and thickness.
  3. After a minute or three, turn around the fish and fry couple of minutes more.
  4. Sprinkle over a splash of lime juice, transfer to a plate and garnish with the coriander.
  5. Add the a little olive oil to finish.

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Metronomy – Love Letters




Courgette and Tahini Lime Dip

Courgette and tahini lime dip

This is an easy to prepare dip which goes well with cucumber, carrots and celery sticks for an afternoon snack.


  • 2 Courgettes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Handful fresh coriander
  • Couple of mint leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Splash of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp tahini


  1. Put all ingredients in a blender end blend until smooth.

Nice as a snack with cucumber, carrots and celery sticks.

About tahini
According to Wikipedia, Tahini is made from sesame seeds that are soaked in water and then crushed to separate the bran from the kernels. The crushed seeds are soaked in salt water, causing the bran to sink. The floating kernels are skimmed off the surface, toasted, and ground to produce an oily paste.

Because of tahini’s high oil content, many manufacturers recommend refrigeration to prevent spoilage. This is particularly true among makers of raw, organic tahini, who will often prepare their tahini at low temperatures and ship and store it in refrigerated cases to maximise quality and shelf life. Used in middle eastern cooking, it has a peanut buttery flavour.

Music to go with it…
Kraak & Smaak – Plastic People