Here’s a great recipe for the ABC Detox Juice, (ABC – where the ‘A’ is for Apple, ‘B’ is for Beetroot and ‘C’ is for Carrot), which is great for strengthening the immune system, helping problematic and blemish-prone skin conditions and also where acne, weakened eye vision and blood pressure are a problem:
A great time saver for Green Smoothie lovers!
Here’s one shortcut to making sure you don’t need to put in extra effort every morning into being healthy!
When making a fresh batch of green smoothie in advance, simply freeze individual portions of the freshly made smoothie in an ice-cube tray or silicone cupcake baking tray. Divide the mixture among the ice cube tray or silicone baking tray sections; place the tray in the freezer and freeze until solid, (this takes about 3-4 hours).
When frozen, take out the frozen green smoothie portions from the tray and place in an airtight container; return this to the freezer until ready to use. Now you’re well prepared to make a green smoothie each morning if you’re short of time!
When you’re ready to make a smoothie, place 1 cup of water or coconut water and 4 or 5 green smoothie cubes into a blender and blend until smooth. For most blenders, its best to carefully slice the smoothie cubes into halves first before placing in the blender container to help make blending quicker and easier. You can cut the time further by making the green smoothie mixture in the first instance with an avocado and a tablespoon or two of coconut oil.
If you’re having trouble taking out the frozen portions, try placing the bottom of the tray in warm water for several seconds; just be careful not to thaw the contents.
Energy is beautiful; Have you got enough of it?
Being energetic and having a lust for life is a beautiful thing. That sparkle in your eye can disappear however if you’re feeling lacklustre and a shadow of your former self!
Feeling drained will always stop you from doing what you want to do and can slow you down. Start the day off pepped up with something delicious like this quick smoothie to give you back your energy and feed your sparkle!
(by @Shahena_Ali, Naturopathic Nutritionist & Naturopath)