My Favourite Green Juice

Ahhh, green juice. I love it so much!

Liquids have honestly been a massive game changer for me. I have a pretty awful system, and I know that if I need to give my body a rest, I just need to juice it up!

Although I’m pretty rubbish at actually doing this every day (mainly because I don’t want to clean my juicer!) starting my day with a green juice usually sets me up for a pretty good health day. There’s something so amazing about infusing all your cells with amazing plant goodness right when you wake up. And honestly, I can feel the difference every single time I have a juice. It’s like I’m giving my body exactly what it’s been calling out for.

This juice is not only insanely hydrating, it’s full of detoxing, anti-inflammatory and healing foods. Juicing also removes any fiber, making it easier for your body to digest – seriously, 15 minutes and your body is just flooded with the good stuff. However, if you want that extra fiber boost you can stir in a teaspoon of wheatgrass powder. Easy peasy!

If you don’t have a juicer you can still make juice! Just blend all the ingredients together and then strain using a nut milk bag.

My Favourite Green Smoothie3

Ingredients
1 large cucumber
2 apples
1 fennel
4 stalks celery
1 large handful fresh mint
1 large handful fresh parsley
1 large handful fresh coriander (cilantro)
1 large stalk-1/2 head broccoli
1-inch chunk ginger (optional)
1 tsp Organic Burst Wheatgrass (optional)
Optional add-ins: sometimes if I want to really up the nutrient density of my green juice I’ll throw in a handful of watercress, rocket, romaine or kale. Generally, just look for super high nutrient dense greens and juice until your little heart is happy!

Method
Wash everything and juice! I generally find that putting the herbs between the two apples to get the most juice out of them.

Sweet Fennel Green Juice

One of the most important parts of my healing journey has been imbibing a whole lotta green juice. A few months ago I could get through at least three liters of freshly juiced greens a day. I honestly feel like it was the biggest game-changer for me in terms of my body being able to tolerate food again.

I haven’t been so good recently at juicing as much as I know I should be because I’ve been tired and lazy, but I’m trying to get back on it. I just really, really hate washing up the juicer! If I’m going to fight this relapse, I’m going to need as much green goodness as possible!

Why do I juice?

Juicing my greens is an amazing and easy way to get a whole abundance of veggies straight into my system. I often look at the huge pile on my chopping board before I get started, and I know that I’d never eaten all of them in a salad.

One of the most debated issues when it comes to juicing is fiber. Juicing removes the insoluble fiber from the vegetables, which leaves just the nutrients for your body to easily absorb. However, fiber is super important for a healthy diet, especially when detoxing. When your liver goes through its detoxification processes (I’ll be writing a whole post on this soon), it needs the fiber for all the nasties to cling on to for…elimination…!

I know that for my body digestion is tough, and so when I need a break or a reset I always turn to juice. Drinking my nutrients through juice allows them to go pretty much directly to my cells without the need to spend energy on digesting them – which not only gives me more energy throughout the day but also gives my system a much-needed rest. Additionally, some of the most micro nutrients become more available to our bodies, as they’re not the easiest to digest.

I was massively craving fennel juice today. Fennel is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, and antioxidant (I usually have fennel in my juice every day, and have a slight addiction to fennel tea!) and is known for its wonderful abilities to calm and soothe the tummy and digestive system.

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 fennel
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1/2 head broccoli (today I used a huge handful of purple sprouting broccoli)
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 lemon
  • tsp Organic Burst Wheatgrass (optional)

Method

Juice all the ingredients and stir in a teaspoon of wheatgrass if you’d like!

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Pretty in Pink Açai Smoothie

I apologize that I haven’t been posting much on any of my blogs or on my Instagram. My body and I are currently in a bit of a battle and I’ve been struggling to do anything, let alone eat.

I know that, for me, liquids are always the way to go when my body isn’t working so well, and so I’ve been forcing down a variety of smoothies and juices to try and make sure my body remains nourished. After all, you can’t be using food as medicine if you don’t eat!

This smoothie was one where I just threw everything into the blender and it turned out super delicious (with a gorgeous colour) that it certainly cheered up a very gloomy day.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • Handful each of frozen strawberries, raspberries and blackberries
  • Almond milk to blend. I like to make my smoothies super thick so I can eat them with a spoon, so add milk to whatever your thickness preference is!
  • 1-2 Medjool dates
  • 2 tsp almond butter
  • Powder from 4 Organic Burst açai capsules
  • 1 tsp each of Organic Burst Maca and baobab
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Pinch pink Himalayan salt

Method:

  • Throw everything in a blender and whizz until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!