Although the sun has been shining A LOT as of late, I’m not being fooled. Autumn is definitely on its way and with that, the joy of comfort foods returns. Oh yes, I am the first to admit to being a lover of all things cozy and would happily have stew, curry and broth in the sofa on a daily basis from mid-September to mid-March. However, if there was to be one favorite dish on the Autumn menu, a humble plate of roasted vegetables would score top marks for three very valid reasons. (more…)
Is it just me or did this summer come and go way too fast? It feels like I have not had a chance to use half of my summer wardrobe and now it’s almost too late. I say almost as I’ve decided to fight autumn every step of the way. It helps that I’m off to Spain for a lovely wedding this weekend and sunshine and bikini are some of the menu items. I will enjoy every minute of the sun and festivities. (more…)
In our quest to spread health and wellbeing the Green Swede way, we are pleased to announce our brand new juice delivery service which will kick off in South West London initially.
By subscribing to our juice delivery service you’ll receive fresh juice to your door step on a weekly basis without the hassle of having to make it yourself.
We will start to deliver in South West London initially to these postcodes; SW13, SW14, TW09 and TW10 – with the aim of eventually being able to deliver to Greater London and rest of the UK too.
We’re currently delivering to the wonderful people of South West London at the following postcodes
We aim to eventually deliver to Greater London and rest of the UK too. At this point we will not be able to fulfil orders from post codes other than listed.
Don’t live in one of our delivery postcodes but still want great juice? Fill in our form at the bottom of the page to let us know.
Anti-aging Juice (x5)
Kale, Spinach, Celery, Cucumber, Ginger, Lemon, Apple
This alkalising and immunity boosting green juice is a god send for your skin including green leafy vegetables which we tend to not get enough of through diet. The 100% organic ingredients are cold pressed to ensure that optimum nutritional value is retained in the juices. Read more.
Recovery Juice (x5)
Carrots, Orange, Apple, Ginger
A refreshing and hydrating post workout tonic that is perfect to energise tired muscles and quench your thirst the healthy way. Filled with electrolytes to refuel and supply the minerals you’ve lost due to sweat, this great tasting drink hits the spot after a hard workout. Read more.
5 x 250ml bottles | 5 x 500ml bottles
Recovery + Anti-aging Juice Bundle (x3,x2)
Combine our popular Recovery Juice with the Anti-aging green juice to add variety to your weekly juice delivery. This combo works the muscles and your skin by adding vital anti-oxicants and electrolytes to recharge your skin. Fab after a strenuous work out when you need to refuel and recharge aching muscles or when you need to boost flagging energy levels after a long day at the office or in school.
Cleansing + Recovery Juice Bundle (x3,x2 )
Beetroot, Carrot, Lemon & Ginger (red)
Supercharge your detox and recovery with this nutritious bundle. The juicy combination of cleansing and recovery will invigorate and refresh. The Purifying Juice includes the all-powerful beetroot, a pungent blood purifier and cleanser of the liver, kidneys and gall bladder. Read more.
Rainbow Juice Bundle (x2,x2,x1)
This is the choice for those who like to have a wide variety of colours and flavours. By choosing the Rainbow Juice Bundle on a regular basis you are providing your system with a comprehensive mix of nutrients, which would be hard to achieve through eating alone.
5 x 250ml bottles | 5 x 500ml bottles
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Don’t live in one our delivery postcodes but still want great juice?
Initially our delivery service will focus on South West London but we hope to expand to other areas too in due time. Please register your interest below and let us know if you are interested in us delivering to your area, how often and what type of juices you are interested in.
By now there is no getting away from Joe Wicks (@thebodycoach), the high octane PT and wellness wunderkind from Surbiton, also known as The Bodycoach. Whether his frantic London accent in his 15 second Instagram video recipe tutorials floats your boat is neither here nor there, this Jamie Oliver on speed is definitely going places thanks to the astonishing before and after photos of devotees who’s fat loss and muscle gain beggars belief. He is also, let’s face it, rather easy on the eye. (more…)
The end of summer always comes tinged with a certain duality. On the one hand it is fab to be back in my old groove, make green juice, see my house with new eyes after being away and meeting up with friends I’ve not seen for a while. On the other hand, however, it is the stark realisation that we’re heading for colder weather, routine, school runs, more rain and cold and so on. I’m not sure I’m there just yet.
As a foodie and a health nut I tend to focus my attention on what’s going on in the fridge in times of uncertainty – there is something very calming about the restocking of supplies which after a long time away are utterly depleted. Summers always means falling off the health wagon one way or the other. Too much of everything. And being a woman in my late 40s I know there are things I need to eat and drink to be healthy and hormonally balanced. (more…)
On a recent visit to Cambridge I was struck by two things; the city’s incredible beauty and the abundance of small, cool cafes serving up a variety of vegan, gluten-free fayre to the city’s students. There is something special about university towns. Bicycles are a key mode of transport, there is a distinct lack of chains in comparison to independently run cafes and boutiques and students seem open and willing to embrace healthy ways of eating. We saw green juices and smoothies, gluten-free bread, quinoa salads, sweet potato brownies and organic coffee. The cafes and restaurants were simply decorated, sometimes in converted industrial spaces, and featured knowledgable staff and live music.
Compared to my corner of South West London, with the obligatory Cafe Nero, Costa Coffee, Pizza Express and Cook, Cambridge’s cafe and restaurant culture felt refreshing and forward-looking. Perhaps students should be part of city planning as catering for them must be an art form in itself. By nature is has got to be inexpensive, central, healthy, quirky, cool and generous – most students we saw sat with laptops and were in no rush to leave.
Even if you are not interested in college life or food you can always do punting. Your arms will ache but it is brilliant fun and you’ll see all the beautiful colleges from the river – just don’t fall in! Below are some of the places we went to and loved.
Some of the places we loved…
These two great coffee places – one located in the city centre close to the river and the other in an old brewery that plays host to live acts – buy their green coffee beans directly from traders who source what they consider the most interesting and sustainable and often organically certified coffee directly from the farmers. We tried their filter coffee and organic espresso which were both great. The gluten-free bread we had with breakfast actually looked and tasted like ‘normal’ bread and was toasted to perfection. Other brekkie items were porridge with cinnamon and honey. See their menu here.
The Gwydir St. branch has a full programme of live gigs that are posted on their website and the night we visited, the father/daughter jazz duo (Rachel Johnson) performed a fantastic set. Really worth seeing.
The fantastic gluten-free bread we had at Hot Numbers Coffee was actually courtesy of this little Portuguese bakery tucked away in a residential area. They specialise in a selection of British and Portuguese artisan breads and pastries that are world-famous in Cambridge and have been written about in The Guardian’s top ten budget cafes and restaurants in Cambridge. If you are there, stop by and get a gluten-free loaf – but go early, when we came to buy they had sold out!
We came to this quirky, industrial looking cafe for lunch and were really pleasantly surprised. They served a great selection of fruit and veg juices that were simply delicious. My salad was divine and filled with mango, rocket, spinach, asparagus, juicy cherry tomatoes , sweet potato and sesame seeds. The generous slice of Frittata was filled with feta cheese, sweet potato and spinach with a lovely side salad. We walked out feeling light, healthy and virtuous.
Cold winters and moderately warm summers have some benefits. Berries. Sweden may not be your top destination for a tan but when it comes to edibles readily found in nature you can’t go wrong. Red currants, black currants, gooseberries, raspberries, wild strawberries, cherries, lingonberries and blueberries are all readily available and plentiful wild. Tart and crisp, they add colour, texture and nutrients during the summer months and it is a great way for kids to pick their own breakfast dressed in pjs and armed with buckets.
Filled with anti oxidants, potassium and good fibre, berries are natures way of keeping us well. They can be mixed into smoothies, porridge, granola or eaten on their own and it’s all good. This morning’s breakfast was a simple but delicious berry mixture and avo toast. My perfect start. X
1 cup berry mixture (red currants, cherries, gooseberries for example)
Small handful pumpkin seeds
5 mint leaves, chopped
2tbs coconut yogurt
Juice 1/2 lemon
Mix berries, herbs and seeds. Pour over lemon juice. Serve with dollop of your choice of yogurt. Enjoy! X