Healthy juice ideas
Life has been super busy recently, so when a Saturday with nothing in the diary other than a training session arrives I take full advantage of doing very little. I enjoy pottering around the house. Doing little jobs that I don't get time to do during the week, arts and crafts with Scarlett and generally anything that times my fancy. I love my juice drinks and during the week pop to a fab local fruit and veg shop that also have an amazing juice & smoothie menu. I do like to create my own though, but Monday to Friday it is more effort than it's worth. It does create a bit of a mess, so you do need a little of time. Scarlett adores putting the fruit down the shoot, so it seemed like a great mother & daughter Saturday afternoon plan. Plus it's super healthy!
I picked a true melange of fruits and veg. I am sure that many of you juicing experts out there will be saying NO that doesn't go with that! But, I don't care. I just picked a mix of some of my favourite fruits and added some super foods and threw it all in to see what the outcome was.
|My sous chef|
- Blueberries (super food)
- Kale (super food)
- Tea spoon of Coconut oil (super food)
There has been a lot of hype in the media about the benefits of coconut oil. It is now regarded as one of the new Super Food . Just a few of the benefits it claims to have (cos there are literally hundreds!) are:
- It aids weight loss
- Help Glucose intolerance, i.e helps control type 2 Diabetes
- Can be used as an intensive moisturiser
- Can help prevent sweet cravings
- Boosts immune system
It can be a little messy, just some of the remnants ewwww!
|The end result|
OK, aesthetically it isn't the most pleasing (under statement!) although believe me or not, it was actually quite tasty. I threw a few ice cubes in to cool it down. The only problem was that I had to either drink it quickly or keep stirring it as in separated quite quickly.
Anyway I am full to the brim with Super Food goodness and even my top little helper has had a taste!