Let’s talk about beets, baby…

IMG_7175Beetroot has come a long way from being seen as something pickled in a jar. This fibrous, sweet and iron rich root vegetable has been used since the Roman times where it had a reputation for being a blood purifier and cleanser of the liver and intestines. Continue reading “Let’s talk about beets, baby…”

Nutritious Red Winter Cocktail

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If green juice is a step too far for you, fret not.  One of Green Swede’s weekly juice customers professed that the green juice he was receiving on a weekly basis was ‘an acquired taste’. This has not stopped him from drinking it – after all he knows it is incredibly healthy – but he is probably more excited with his slightly sweeter carrot/orange/apple/ginger combo that is  also part of his weekly juice order. And it is all good. Continue reading “Nutritious Red Winter Cocktail”

Spooky juice

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Had to share this super yummy recipe for a skin rejuvenating juice that is adapted from Elisabeth Peyton-Jones’s great new book Cook Yourself Young. If you have not heard of Elisabeth I thoroughly recommend her books about eating to look and feel younger (Eat Yourself Young was a best seller a few years back).  She is a trained herbalist and naturopath that advises clients around the world on how to slow down the ageing process by choosing foods which makes you look and feel healthy. Continue reading “Spooky juice”

Post Workout Recovery Juice

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One of the best pieces of advice I have ever been given is that in order to stay healthy you’ve got to keep eating. Sounds like a  no brainer perhaps but don’t we all tend to reduce intake when waist lines increases? It is a totally understandable reaction and one which we think will gain us quick benefits – only it doesn’t. Stop refuelling and your body goes into lock down and holds on to all you’ve got. Yes, the fat too. So the key is not to stop eating but to change what you are eating in order to get your bod to start utilising nutrients in a more effective way. Continue reading “Post Workout Recovery Juice”