IMMUNITY

 

You know the feeling –  runny nose, itchy throats, coughing and sneezing. Most of us need a little bit of support from our friend, food when it comes to winter colds.

This gorgeous pink juice, full of colour, freshness and a pinch of heat is the perfect rescue remedy. Inflammation is your body’s way of responding to stress and infections.  When we talk about stress this doesn’t just mean being bogged down under a ton of paperwork, it’s area’s of your body that are overworking, out of balance and need a little bit of care. This recipe is full of anti-inflammatory properties that will ease and relieve your congestion, improve immunity and boost your energy.

3 carrots, washed and peeled

1 beetroot, washed and peeled

1 blood orange or any orange that is available to you, rind and pith removed

Thumb of fresh ginger

Thumb of turmeric root

Pinch of black pepper

Pinch of chilli powder

1. Juice all ingredients, apart from cayenne pepper and black pepper 

2. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and black pepper and serve over ice

3. Enjoy! 

 

POST WORKOUT

After working out, your body needs to rebuild its glycogen stores that have been used up during exercise. It also repairs and regrows muscle proteins. It is important to eat the right nutrients soon after you exercise to help your body do this faster. This juice is filled with

2 medium oranges, peeled and cut

35g whole, raw almonds

1 medium sweet potato, scrubbed and chopped

1 medium apple

thumb of ginger (optional) 

120ml water

1. Pop everything in a blender. You may have to scrape the sides down occasionally. Blend until smooth

2. Strain juice into a glass. If you need to, thin out with more water

3. Enjoy!

 

DIGESTION

The digestive system is one incredibly important system of the body. It breaks down our food into smaller pieces so that our body can use it as nourishment and energy. Building new cells and giving us life! Anything we can do to help our digestion will increase overall health. Pre and probiotics from fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and kefir or taking capsules helps to maintain a healthy bacteria in our guts. Juices are really easy on the digestive system, allowing the body to easily absorb all the incredible nutrients and giving you lots of lovely energy.

1 cucumber

1 fennel bulb

Handful of fresh mint leaves

1 inch piece of fresh ginger

2 stalks of celery

Apple (optional)

1. Juice ingredients

2. Enjoy! 

 

CONCENTRATION

Do you struggle to stay focused on one task? Maybe you need a little help with staying alert? Instead of grabbing the coffee, try drinking this juice instead. It contains many of the nutrients that are key to maintaining brain health and alertness. Beetroot, the pretty pink thing, is not only a great ingredient to detoxify the liver, it also helps to improve blood circulation with transports oxygen to the whole body and the brain, leaving you feeling more alert. Chlorophyll, which is the green pigment in plants helps to oxygenate the blood which creates and increase in brain function and physical energy.  

2 medium beetroots

1 carrot

1 apple

1 handful spinach

1 handful kale

Thumb sized piece of ginger

½ lemon with peel

1. Juice ingredients

2. Enjoy! 

 

STRESS RELIEF

Stress is something that is present in all of our lives. We cannot live without it and so it’s good to have a few little ingredients that can help.

Root vegetables such as carrots are a great source of fiber and carbohydrates which help boost the production of serotonin. Oranges are jam packed full of vitamin C which has been shown to reduce stress levels. It is always a important antioxidant that boosts your immune system.

2 big handfuls spinach

1/2 pineapple

3 to 4 stalks broccoli

3 to 4 stalks celery

1 large or 2 small carrots

1. Juice ingredients

2. Enjoy! 

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