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“Green Goblin” morning juice!

DSC06750This is a great way to start your morning! It has a bit more ingredients that my usual juices (I prefer them to have no more than 3) but it’s so good it’s worth the little extra effort.

This has been one of those weeks in which I needed an extra boost. Lots of (happy) work to finish my second book, meet deadlines etc. I find trying to meet deadlines quite dreadful. So I decided to try  the Chlorella powder I bought a while ago and never really used (despite having read tons about how good it is). I tried to create juices that covered the slightly “pondish” flavour of this algae, and I succeeded! I have been drinking Chlorella based juices the whole week  🙂

Without further ado, I give you….The Green Goblin!!!

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon Chlorella powder (or Spirulina or avoid if you don’t have either of them)

1 green apple

1 stalk of celery

1 bunch of spinach

1 quarter cucumber

Half a lime

100ml water

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How to:

1.- In your juicer jar dissolve the chlorella powder in the 100ml water.

2.- Juice the remaining ingredients.

3.- Pour on a glass with ice and Enjoy!!

DSC06761 What’s good about it?

Lime is rich in potassium and vitamin C, it’s a potent antiseptic and natural antibiotic, as the Vitamin C boost the immune system.

Apple is rich in potassium, Vitamin C, beta-carotene and pectin. It’s a  natural tonic which cleanses, lowers cholesterol and removes toxins from the body.

Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water. It is a good source of fats, carbohydrates, fibre, chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals. It contains all the amino acids, providing easy-to-digest protein. It also contains vital minerals such as magnesium and iron. The high level of chlorophyll in Chlorella helps optimize oxygen into blood intake.
One of the main uses of this algae is to detoxify, or cleanse, the body. It has been found to chelate, or remove, heavy metals from the body according to a Russian study performed in a group of workers from a foundry.

Cucumbers are almost 90% water; this high water content plus the dietary fibre in cucumbers, makes them very effective in ridding the body of toxins from the digestive system, aiding digestion.

Spinach is rich in iron, a mineral that plays a central role in the function of red blood cells, which help in transporting oxygen around the body, in energy production and DNA synthesis. It is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and Folic acid as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. Vitamin K is important for maintaining bone health and it is difficult to find vegetables richer in vitamin K than spinach.

Namaste,

Paula

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Refreshing Watermelon & Cucumber Juice

DSC06375As we are going on holidays tomorrow we are in the process of using up all the random bits of vegetables and fruit left so that we don’t have to throw them away or come back to a colony of fungi thriving in our fridge.

We bought quite a big watermelon a couple of days ago, and despite the high temperatures and the fact that we like watermelon, we haven’t been able to finish it. So, today was the day.  We just juice it with the remaining cucumber and half a lime to cut a bit through the sweetness, add a bit of mint and …Voila! An amazing summer juice!

Full of electrolytes and goodness.

The only work involved is removing the seeds from the watermelon, but it only took me 5 minutes.

Ingredients (for about 500ml)

Half a lime

A quarter of a big cucumber

500 grs of watermelon, de-seeded.

A sprig of mint.

How to:

1.- Place mint, cucumber, lime and watermelon on juicer and Go!

Tastes sweet, only a bit tangy and because watermelon and cucumber are both quite watery, the flavours are not too strong. If you add 150 ml of water to the mix, you’ll end up with something that tastes like a flavoured water.

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You can peel the cucumber to get an even pinkier juice; add some soda to make it fizzy or use one whole lemon instead of half a lime to make it a watermelon lemonade.

Have a great day! enjoy the sun!!

Paula

Ps. If you are looking for some other summer drinks, why not check out this refreshing Hungarian Lemonade (best lemonade I’ve had so far) or this amazing Strawberry-basil lemonade, both are guaranteed to fight the summer heat 🙂

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