Karen is an Eating Psychology Coach. She is the creator of the Conscious Eating Programme: Changing your thoughts about food to transform your body and your life.
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In my last newsletter I talked about my personal experience of discovering the benefits of juicing, so today I’d like to share with you some of my favourite recipes.
I chose the Caribbean Delight because it best describes me! It’s also a great way for me to hide celery, because until last year I had NEVER eaten celery!
I use the Green Me Up Scotty recipe when I’ve been eating away from home a lot as it’s a quick way to get all the greens I’ve been missing in one quick hit.
The last recipe is to celebrate the Christmas season showing that you can have a delicious sparkling drink without alcohol.
1 Pink Lady apple (rich in vit. A, C, Folate, E, B1, B2, B6, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Chromium)
1 Mango (rich in vit. A, C, Folate, Niacin, Potasium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron)
1 inch diameter slice pineapple (rich in vit. B, C, E, Folate, Potasium, Iron, Calcium, Sodium, Phosphorus)
Spinach (rich in vit. A, C, E, Folate,B.K. Beta-carotene, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium,Sodium, Iron, Selenium, Flouride)
1 stalk celery (rich in A. B6, C, K, Calcium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulphur, Chloride)
Ginger stalk to taste (rich in vit. C, B6, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese)
½ Lime, skin peeled, leave pith on ( rich in vit. A, C, Folate, Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Iron)
Coconut water, to suit individual taste, (rich in Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Zinc and Copper)
GREEN ME UP, SCOTTY
2 Apples (as above)
Bunch of kale (rich in vit. A, C, Niacin, Folate, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Manganese, Selenium)
Bunch of Spinach (see above)
Broccoli (rich in vit. A, C, E, K, Folate, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Sodium, Magnesium, Chromium)
½ Lime, skin peeled, leave pith on (as above)
Ginger to taste (see above)
2 inch slice cucumber (rich in vit.C, A, B, Beta-carotene, K, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium)
½ lemon, skin peeled, leave pith on (rich in vit. A, C, Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium)
Watercress (rich in B, C, E, Beta-carotene, Folate, Sulphur, Calcium, Iron, Sodium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Chlorine)
Parsley (rich in vit. A, B, C, K, Folate, Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Manganese)
Rhubarb (rich in vit. C, K, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium and Manganese)
CHRISTMAS SURPRISE (No alcohol!)
Cranberries (rich in vit.B, C, Beta-Carotene, Folate, Iodine, Calcium, Chlorine, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium)
Mixed berries (rich in the above)
Slice of lemon (as above)
All the above recipes should be freshly squeezed in a juicer. I usually don’t follow a recipe and just ‘chuck it all in’ as it really depends on what I’ve got in the fridge. I have a preference for ginger and apples so tend to put these ingredients in all my juices, but it really is up to you which fruits and vegetables you use.
I’m often asked to advise on the best juicer, so I’ll outline some information you need to consider when purchasing. You must also understand the difference between a juice machine and a blender. They are two quite different entities.
A juicer extracts the pure juice from fruits and vegetables leaving behind the pulp, whereas a blender does just that, it blends them together. The number one consideration is the price. You can buy juicers from as little as £50 up to several hundred so first decide how much you want to spend.
The next consideration is how the juice is extracted. There are many different types of juicers on the market and as space is limited here, I urge you to research high-speed centrifugal juicers which is a fast spinning grinding blade, whereas masticating juicers works by crushing or chewing the fruits and vegetables and yields more juice.
Some machines take the whole fruit down a wide chute whilst others require the fruit and vegetables to be cut up quite small. Some careful consideration might also be on the guarantee or warranty on each type of machine. Some only give a year or two, whilst others give 10, 12 and even 15 years. You need to think of what you want to be juicing, e.g. some juicers don’t juice leafy veggies like spinach and wheatgrass.
Another consideration is washing and dismantling the machine after each use which can be quite time consuming. You might also want to consider weight and height of the machine if counter-top space is limited. As you can see there are numerous considerations when buying a juicing machine, and each type has its pros and cons.
Recommended websites are: http://www.ukjuicers.com/knowledge/choosing-your-juicer and http://www.mercola.com/article/juicer_comp.htm
Watch out for my new 7 day video challenge: Changing the way you think about food, coming soon! For a free 30 minute consultation, contact me, Karen Thorne, Eating Psychology Coach, on 07804 529371.