Tune in

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Stressful life situations can bring out the worst in all of us. We over-analyze, fret, escape from painful feelings and generally keep ourselves super busy hoping things will get better or, ideally, go away. More often than not, however, looking outward for a solution to our problems tend to bring meagre returns – at the end of the day we can’t fix that over which we have no control no matter how much we try. Continue reading “Tune in”

Relaxing Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Curry

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Love a healthy curry, me. If you have a fridge full of veg that you might not want to juice, then you are a one step away from a curry. I liken a curry to a green smoothie (not literally but conceptually), a dish where you are able to fit in lots of nutritionally dense veg and where the whole is always greater than the sum of its individual parts. Continue reading “Relaxing Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Curry”

1 Green Juice = A Lot of Green Veg

When you start juicing it may come as a surprise that your carefully laid out vegetables amount to hardly any juice. Fret not. You need a lot of veg to make a green juice and not all veg are the same. Here is my low down on what makes what:

1. Mean greens: Kale, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Cavolo Nero, Parsley, Coriander, ginger, radish. Bring a lot of punch and nutrients but do not warrant a lot of liquids. This is fine as a little ‘shot’ goes a long way. You also need… Continue reading “1 Green Juice = A Lot of Green Veg”

Detox Juice

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I’m loving the  fat and juicy beetroot available in the markets right now and they cost next to nothing. I juice the whole lot, leaves and all, to maximise the detoxing qualities of this amazing root vegetable. It will add a sweet, earthy flavour to your brew which makes for a nice change. Beetroot increase the liver’s production of detoxifying enzymes, whilst betacyanin (that which makes the beet red) has antiviral and antioxidant  qualities. What’s not to like about that? Kids are back in school, life is returning to normal and there is no time like the present to stay healthy. Here’s my Thursday recipe. Enjoy today! x

Detox Juice

1 HUGE beetroot with leaves

3 celery sticks

2 lemons, peeled

Big handful of spinach

3 big handfuls of chopped kale

1/2 cucumber

2 apples

coconut water for diluting

Juice the lot and add as much or as little coconut water as you prefer – some may not like any. x