Top things to love about Autumn? Colourful scenery, candles, cashmere jumpers, welly boots, warming stews, curry and good red wine. Love it! Unfortunately Autumn is also a time when flu’s, colds and Noro viruses sets in. What to do? Build up your armory to combat the bad stuff head on so you can enjoy the good stuff. Continue reading “Top Autumn Tips”
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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”
Goddess Green Juice with Rainbow Chard
Green juice Goddess! Yes, this is my beautiful mother who’s been juicing for the past six months and is well into her seventies. She is a picture of health and radiance and has lost several pounds too. Each morning she trawls her local supermarket in Stockholm to find the best green vegetables for her big daily juice. Talk about poster girl for the Green Swede! Continue reading “Goddess Green Juice with Rainbow Chard”
If green juice feels unpalatable first thing in the morning then why not try to have it as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon pick me up instead. Your body will welcome the nutritious, enzyme rich rocket fuel at a time when you might have been reaching for a coffee and KitKat.
Make it in the morning before you head off and take it with in a resealable container to be had when you are ready. The great thing about green juice is that you can put practically any veggies you have at home in your juicer and more often than not it will come out tasty. If in doubt, add an apple or two.
Contrary to popular belief it actually does not take that long to make a juice. Most modern juicers can take whole fruits and veggies without the need to peel and cut up (with the exception of lemons) and I often leave the pulp inside the machine until I have time to rinse it out – if your morning is busy just leave it until you come back. Top tip! My friend Kathie places a plastic bag in the pulp compartment to make cleaning out a bit easier.
Here’s what went into this morning’s juice:
1 1/2 cucumber
4 stalks celery
2″ piece of ginger root
2 small pears
5 large leaves Swiss chard
Handful of spinach
Juice the lot and add coconut water at the end to dilute to your required flavour. Enjoy. X