Happy new year! I hope you’ve had a fantastic time celebrating Christmas and are bursting with enthusiasm for 2015. Most people including myself however start off January not feeling their best after overindulgence during the christmas holiday. I’ve decided to post one of my favourite things to drink when I want to feel healthy and treat myself with an abundance of goodness, – a green vegetable juice. I have a cold press masticating juicer which is fantastic at preserving most of the nutrients while juicing your fruits and vegetables. It’s a bit pricey but a fantastic investment for your health. I also just bought a nutri bullet for my husband as an early birthday present and so far we’re lovin it. It’s cheaper than my juicer and a good option if a juicer is off the budget. A few of these green drinks during the week and you’ll reap numerous benefits. I want to make 2015 a really positive and healthy year so here’s to a great year full of great food, invigorating excerise and positive attitude x
Makes 600 mls approx
• 100g baby spinach
• half cucumber
• 4 sticks celery
• 2 carrots
• 1 inch fresh ginger
• 2 apples – core removed
• 1 lime
Wash all your fruit and vegetables. De core the apples. Peel the ginger with a tea spoon. Cut the fruits and vegetables to fit your juicer.
Place all the ingredients except the lime into your juicer one at a time. Pour into your glass. Squeeze over the juice of the lime. Enjoy!
Here’s the juicy bit . . .
What a powerhouse of nutrients this juice is! After 15 minutes of ingesting your cells are reaping the benefits of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients all in their raw unaltered, unprocessed state. With juicing its the fibre that is removed which means the potent nourishing liquid is easily absorbed into your bloodstream and to your cells. Very little effort is needed to prepare this food for assimilation. Also with juicing you tend to consume a lot more veggies compared to when you eat them whole. This is because the fibre from whole veggies fills you up quicker.
Juicing is an excellent way to keep nourished particularly for anyone who is undergoing chemo and radiotherapy treatment. Very often these treatments leave people feeling nauseated with low appetite. How awful is this when it is at this time that you desperately need excellent foods to help combat this illness. There are some very encouraging cases of people who have gone into remission or cured themselves from cancer by eliminating certain foods, choosing organic to reduce the chemical load the body has to detox and by regular juicing.
‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ but I think ‘ a green juice per day keeps illness at bay’!