Juicing

The Red Goddess

IMG_5420This red juice is a perfect pre-workout drink!

Beetroot is a super food that helps to build stamina and regulate blood pressure, detoxifies the liver, boosts energy levels and helps prevent inflammation.

On top of that, pineapple is good for the heart, it also has inflammatory properties, it combats joint pain, and strengthens the bones.

All in all ideal for athletes, but you don’t need to be one to enjoy it! (See more of the health benefits below.)

(As you can see from the picture, my cat on the other hand remains unimpressed!)

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The Power Green Smoothie

IMG_6427-1Call me crazy (or totally hooked), but  I need to drink my greens even on holiday! I would normally juice but since I can’t take my super slow juicer with me everywhere I go, I had to make smoothies – with a blender then. They are also very good and quite filling I must say. (Read the difference between a juice and a smoothie.)

If you’re still wondering why you should drink green juices & smoothies, read more about their health benefits below.  Continue reading

The Carrot ‘n Pear Juice

This juice is a very bright and happy way to start your day! You might think that carrots and pears are a weird combination, but it’s actually really good and creamy! 29497818_10156232722877640_303879445976973312_o

I love making up juice recipes; I made this one up with the veggies and fruits I had left. The important thing to keep in mind when you invent your own juices is to make sure that you roughly have a 70% veggie – 30% fruit ratio so you don’t end up with a juice that contains too much sugar.  Continue reading

The SweetBeet Juice

Beetroots (and most vegetables really) are best eaten raw since cooking might destroy most of the nutrients they contain. Or – my favourite of all – you can just juice them up. I find beetroots a bit too “earthy” though, but combined with some carrots and oranges, it’s perfect!

Ingredients

  • Beetroot, 1 large or 2 small
  • Carrots, 2 large
  • Lime, 1
  • Blood orange, 1
  • Fennel, a big piece (take a look at the pic)
  • Ginger, 2-3cm

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