Juicing

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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The Vitamin C Juice

Call me crazy but after a long day at work, juicing relaxes me. I love creating new juices with whatever fruit and veggies I have; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. This one is definitely a winner! It’s hydrating, sweet and a little spicy. I’d recommend it on a hot summer day although it also works its magic on a cold and rainy winter morning.

It’s a Vitamin C powerhouse!  All its ingredients are source of vitamin C: lemon, carrots, celery, fennel, apple, pear, and ginger! You might want to consider taking this at least once a week to help you strengthen your immune system.

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The Five-Day Juice Detox – Day Five!

Day Five! Hurray! The week flew by, but I’m not unhappy it’s getting to an end. I kicked my a** to go to Crossfit early this morning, and I was actually incredibly performant! I can’t believe the amount of energy this detox has given me. Clear mind at work, great mood and feeling pretty good about myself, it has been very satisfying to rise up to the challenge.

Day Five looked like this. I couldn’t follow Jason Vale’s plan for Breakfast and Dinner as I didn’t have any beetroot and blackberries, so I created two different juices with what I had left (and they were yummylicious!).

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