Don’t you just love seasonal produce? It is something marvellous about eating that which has just been freshly harvested and turning it into a meal. It makes you feel in tune with nature as well as the distant past, when eating seasonally was all that one could do.
Recently I have heard of many success stories relating to long-term juice fasting and detox. Everyone has their own reason for undergoing what may be quite a challenge – not eating solids for 15 or 30 days takes some doing after all. But for some, juice fasting may be the last in a long line of attempts to solve a stubborn problem.
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I have just returned from a very fun weekend skiing in Norway. It was desperately cold (-25C) and intensely sunny with scenery so breathtakingly beautiful it reduced us to silence on a daily basis. For anyone who’s never been, I can highly recommend it. But as we all know when it comes to skiing, sooner or later you end up at the after ski party where even the most responsible mother of two can end up dancing on tables. I can highly recommend that too. This post, therefore, is all about recharging your batteries and infusing your body with nutrients that may or may not have been lost in Scandinavia. What better way to do that than to bypass digestion altogether and indulge in some potent juicing this week.
The Green Swede Recharge Juice contains many vital minerals and nutrients including beetroot (protein, zink, magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium plus plenty of vitamin A and C), ginger (anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and a great digestion aid), lemon (anti-oxidant, vitamin C and an alkaliser once in the body) and carrots (vitamin A, B6, potassium, copper). It is an instant revitaliser that will recharge and help your body eliminate toxins whilst replacing lost nutrients.
The Immunity Booster Shot (taken from Anna Ottosson’s book ‘Halsodrycker) is an intense winter cold buster, packed with plenty of ginger, turmeric (potent anti-viral and anti-inflammatory whilst containing high levels of magnesium, potassium and calcium), orange (vitamin C), lemon and black pepper corns (anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial). Drink this as spicy as you can take it until you start to feel re-energised and back to normal. A little goes a long way and the idea is that you drink a small amount (a shot) of concentrated ingredients that really hits the spot.
Why don’t you try one of the juices below in addition to or in place of your regular green juice. I hope you enjoy them. Happy Tuesday! x
2-3 cm Ginger root
Ginger and Turmeric Shot
2-3 cm Ginger root
2 cm Turmeric root
1/2 – 1 Orange
8 Black Peppercorns
Juice all ingredients and drink immediately. X
Unless we have major reasons to change our lifestyle, we tend to be lazy and leave things as they are. Let’s face it. But you throw in a biggie, like illness, and we start to pay attention. Especially when it involves those we love.
James Colquhoin and Laurentine ten Bosch, the couple behind Food Matters, a brilliant documentary and subsequent web portal that has taken the world by storm, were shocked and devastated when James’ father Roy was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. For years they watched helplessly as Roy deteriorated into a world of his own due to the various meds and clinical advice he had been given. James and Laurentine finally decided to intervene, against the wishes of medical professionals, and began changing Roy’s diet by including healthier foods such as organic fruit and vegetables and experiment with natural supplements. Continue reading “Food Matters”