Juices, Smoothies & Shakes
An apple a day keeps the doctor away!
Immune Boosting Winter Shots
6 -7 large green apples, cored and sliced
Chunk of fresh ginger
3 small pieces fresh turmeric
Place 1/2 a green apple with 1/2 cm piece of ginger through the juicer and repeat until you have used all the apples. Juice the turmeric. You will have approximately 600ml juice.
I always prepare this on a Sunday so that my freezer is filled for the next 2-3 weeks. Pour into individual small freezer pots and freeze immediately.
Remove one or two shots from the freezer every morning for that winter boost. Defrost at room temperature or leave the container in a little warm water for 10 minutes or so.
Of course the most nutritious way is to make the shots fresh every morning – but we all lead such busy lives!
Apples – an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, pectin and other fibres. Most of the important nutrients in apples are contained in the skin, so buy organic if possible and of course leave the skins on.
Ginger – always use fresh where possible. Ginger is acknowledged for its anti-inflammatory compounds and is an aid to combating nausea. (Individuals with a history of oxalate-containing kidney stones should avoid over consuming this food).
Turmeric – fresh turmeric is becoming well known through recent research, for its anti-inflammatory properties and its antioxidant effects.
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Start your day the powerful way
Energy Burst Smoothie
3/4 cup – coconut milk. Alternatives might be oat, almond or brown rice milk. (Rude Health or Isolabio if you are not making your own).
1 handful spinach
1/2 tbsp sunflower seeds
1/2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 pitted date
1/4 cup oats or cashew nuts
1/2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
1 lime zest and juice (unwaxed)
Blend the dry ingredients first for a finer texture, then add the rest. For a chilled finish add 3 ice cubes at the end.
This provides a super healthy start to the day with a broad array of vitamins, minerals and protein and has slow sugar releasing qualities which will keep you fuller for longer.
‘Winter Protection’ Juice
1 large courgette
1 large carrot
1 large beetroot
1 bok choy
2 celery sticks
Half a small head of broccoli
1 avocado, peeled and stone removed
1 scoop of super greens powder of your choice
Juice all the ingredients, except the avocado and super greens. Once juiced, place in a blender with the remaining ingredients and some ice. Blend and enjoy.
Power packed to help support your immune system during cold, damp winter days. It’s also very easy to digest if you are feeling off your food.