The weather is all over the place at the moment. There has been a difference of 10 degrees in just a matter of days so even though we were sweltering last week I am currently wearing a cardigan to keep the chill at bay. But on one of those meltingly hot days last week I was inspired to juice some summer fruits to cool us all down.
In the latest Delicious magazine is a Belinda Jeffery recipe for Summer Sunrise Juice that proved irresistible. The juice in the glass looks as pretty as a picture as the different fruits are juiced then poured into the glass one by one to form a rainbow of juices. My rainbow layering wasn’t so obvious sadly. Belinda does specify in her recipe to use tall glasses – I will remember for next time and hopefully that is the trick as my glasses were a bit on the short side.
Even if you cannot be bothered with juicing the individual fruits then pouring them one by one into the glass artfully then just juice it altogether and drink it up. To describe it as ‘delicious’ does not give it justice. The simple combination of rockmelon, pineapple, oranges and strawberries is stunning. The perfect drink to share on a Summer weekend brunch.
summer sunrise juice
(slightly adapted from Belinda Jeffery’s recipe from Delicious magazine)
5 oranges, peeled and quartered
500g punnet of strawberries, hulled
1 rockmelon, peeled, seeds removed and roughly chopped
1 pineapple, peeled, seeds removed and roughly chopped
mint leaves to serve
Pop 6 tall glasses in the fridge to chill.
Juice the strawberries and oranges and set aside. Juice up the rockmelon and set aside. Juice up the pineapple and set aside. If you haven’t got a juicer then you can whiz the fruit up in a blender and strain.
Fill the glasses with plenty of ice. Pour in half the strawberry and orange juice into the base of the 6 glasses, tilting the glass as you pour so it runs down the inside. Carefully pour in the rockmelon juice in the same way followed by the pineapple juice and finish with remaining strawberry and orange juice. Top with a few mint leaves and serve immediately.