Thirst by Nigel Slater

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  • Banana smoothie

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      A very basic banana smoothie. Good when you're in a hurry. I prefer a few more ice cubes in my smoothies, and his "medium" glass is quite large - I made half the recipe and still filled two glasses

  • Banana, honey and vanilla

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      A slightly more luxurious banana smoothie. Very nice, quite sweet. I prefer a few more ice cubes in my smoothies, and his "medium" glass is quite large - I made half the recipe and still filled two glasses.

  • Banana ice-cream shake

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      A bit too sweet for me. Make sure you only put in a little milk, else the shake will be too thin.

  • Beetroot, carrot and orange

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      Beetroot and orange is a classic combination, and it works very well in liquid form too. Dark red, even when using ordinary oranges. A good juice when you're feeling a little under the weather.

  • Carrot, apple, ginger, lime

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      As he says: Sweet and creamy with a snap of heat in the background. Worth cleaning the juicer for. It does make a lot - half the recipe was plenty for me.

  • Carrot and parsley

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      My first reaction: Not sure if I like this. My second reaction: Let's make another glass. And now it's definitely in my top three of juices. Interesting in a good way. Slightly sweet, slightly salty, slightly tart.

  • Carrot and celery

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      Won't be making this again. The carrot is not the right kind of sweetness to counter the celery. Apple works better.

  • Pink grapefruit, orange and pineapple

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      A sunny juice. Light yellow with a hint of rose. Sweet, fresh and fragrant. Children love it too.

  • Grapefruit and beetroot

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      Dark pink, sweet-tart, with more than a hint of bitter. This is definitely one you have to be in the right mood for.

  • Tangerine and mango

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      A great combination, fresh, sweet and bright.

  • Mango orange smoothie

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      Full, velvety, fragrant. To wake up feeling sunny, or to sip on a hot day. Really lovely. Works well with frozen mango too, but you will need to keep the blender running for a bit longer.

  • Orange, banana and orange blossom

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      Very fragrant, the flavors combine very well. I prefer a little bit more orange (or less banana).

  • Orange, ginger and mint

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      Refreshment with a lot of zing. With this amount of ginger it is quite sharp, but very fragrant and refreshing.

  • Orange and celery

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      This was worth trying. A good combination, somewhere halfway between sweet and savoury. Not really a juice to have every day, but when you are in the right mood it's great.

  • Nectarine yogurt thickie

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      Thick, creamy and pretty. I had some trouble getting the blender to blitz this, probably because my yogurt was too thick. I added the juice of one orange and that remedied it. This is basically the same recipe as the Peach and Lemon Yogurt (60).

  • Nectarine nectar

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      Simple. Lovely. I put a small squeeze of lemon in, which made it even better. I'm sure other citrus fruits will work too.

  • Peach and lemon yogurt

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      Thick, creamy and pretty. Do heed Nigel and take a yogurt that's not too thick: I had some trouble getting the blender to blitz this. I added the juice of one orange and that remedied it. This is basically the same recipe as the Nectarine Yogurt Thickie (56).

  • Pear, lemon and mint

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      I think my pears were too large, the mint and lemon got lost. I used only two of them, and they made three glasses instead of one small one. I might try this again with less pear and probably adjust my rating.

  • Pineapple and banana smoothie

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      Sweet as candy. A summer drink to share with your kids.

  • Spinach and apple

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      The combination is fine, but I want a lot more spinach. I could hardly taste it here.

  • Blueberry banana smoothie

    • wester on February 25, 2011

      Nice, sweet, pretty, creamy - just not that special. I don't really know what it is doing in the "indulgence" section.

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  • ISBN 10 1841157686
  • ISBN 13 9781841157689
  • Published Jun 05 2002
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
  • Imprint Fourth Estate Ltd

Publishers Text

Food writer Nigel Slater turns his enthusiasm for the pleasures of eating to the pleasures of drinking fresh juices. His book, full of recipes and advice, celebrates the pleasures to be gained from the "nectar of the gods". He explains that once you reconcile yourself to cleaning your juicer you're hooked: the benefits of a glass of fruit and vegetable juice can be felt almost immediately. In this collection of juicing ideas, he suggests elegant combinations (pear and watercress), comforting old favourites (banana, milk & honey), and clean-tasting, revitalising ideas (pineapple mint shake). For Slater, the health benefits - which are clearly explained - are an added bonus, a "glorious freebie".

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