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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 Juicy Veggie

Five-Day Juice Detox – Day Five (7pm)

Don’t be intimidated by all the ingredients below, they actually work very well together!

Ingredients

  • Gala Apple, 1
  • Pineapple, a 2cm slice
  • Lemon, ½
  • Kiwi, 1
  • Kale, a handful
  • Spinach, a handful
  • Celery, one stalk
  • Broccoli stem, 2cm
  • Fennel, a 2cm slice
  • Courgette, ¼
  • Ginger, 1-2 cm

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Seven shades of green

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Green juices are a healthy way to sneak nutrients into your diet if you’ve been lazy on salads.

This juice is surprisingly filling and a good way to detoxify your body. It will also fill you with energy and is incredibly delicious!

 

 

Ingredients 

  • Granny smith apple, 2
  • Cucumber, 2/3
  • Fennel, 1 big slice
  • Kiwi, 1
  • Lime, 1
  • Ginger, 2 cm
  • Celery, 1 stalk
  • Spinach or Kale, a handful
  • Avocado (optional)

Procedure

In a slow juicer, start with one whole apple, then add the spinach (stems first), cucumber, fennel, lime, ginger, celery, and finish with the second apple.

In a blender, add the juice and the kiwi (and the avocado if you want to) with a couple of ice cubes. Blend until smooth.

Enjoy!

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Fennel: Good source of vitamin C, dietary fibre, potassium, manganese, copper, folate and phosphorus

Cucumber: Excellent source of vitamin K and molybdenum. Very good source of the pantothenic acid. Good source of copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, biotin and vitamin B1.

Celery: Excellent source of vitamin K and molybdenum. Very good source of folate, potassium, dietary fibre, manganese and pantothenic acid. Good source of vitamin B2, copper, vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin A (carotenoids).

Spinach: Excellent source of vitamin B. Very good source of dietary fibre, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E , vitamin K, Thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese.

Kiwi: Excellent source of vitamin C (5 times more than in apples) and vitamin K. Very good source of copper and dietary fibre. Good source of vitamin E, potassium, folate and manganese.

Granny smith apple: Excellent source of vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants. Good source of vitamin A, iron and calcium.

Ginger: Excellent source of vitamin B-6 and vitamin B-5Good source of  potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.