Kiddie Friendly Green Juice – AKA Dinosaur Juice

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I never thought in a month of Sunday’s I would be able to get my children to drink Green Juice, they seem to have built-in aversions to any vegetables so hiding them is key for me.

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I actually can’t take all the credit for this, as the starting block came from Peppa Pig (don’t all life affirming moments when you are under 5) and the episode when they made smoothies and juices including a Dinosaur Juice. Suddenly drinking some green wasn’t so unappealing but it still had to taste good. So I upped the fruit content et voila, the kids love it, phew!

This recipe is;

  • A splash of Filtered Water
  • 2 large handfuls of Kale
  • 2 sticks of Celery
  • 10 Strawberries
  • Half a medium Pineapple

I throw everything is my amazing Blendtec (new love of my life) and 40 secs later, have this wonderful juice.

Here is the Peppa Pig episode if you think your kids could benefit from learning about Dinosaur Juice!

Happy Juicing x

 

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 24 – Super Smoothie

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Love a Super Smoothie

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 24 – Super Smoothies

I love a smoothie.  I just love imagining my cells being flooded with goodness as I drink them.  So yummy and the fruit helps settle my sweet-tooth as well.

My real tip though is use Coconut Water in place of Milk.  Great if you want to cut down on lactose and Coconut water is fantastic and rehydrating your body naturally.  And the Coconut flavour goes great with fruit.

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My Favourite Smoothie Recipe

  • 250ml of Coconut Water
  • 10 Strawberries
  • Handful of Blueberries
  • 1 Banana
  • Tablespoon of Oats (keeps you fuller for longer)

Also, hoping the summer weather stays, you can chuck a lot of ice cubes in to make it seriously refreshing.

Happy smoothing x

Easy Quick Healthy Tip 15

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Bluebliees as my daughter calls them

Easy Quick Healthy Tip 15 – Blueberries

I LOVE Blueberries and a good thing too because they are a superfood.  They have one of the highest anti-oxident capacities of all fruits and vegetables.  This fact is amazingly fantastic for us because, anti-oxidents are essential to our healthy living.

Free radicals are the nasties that attack out bodies from the inside.  They damage our bodies on a cellular level.  We are exposed to free radicals through diet, environmental factors such as pollution and smoke.  We basically can’t really avoid them.  Free radicals also cause wrinkles!  This is where Blueberries and anti-oxidents come in.  Anti-oxidents help ‘kill off’ and combat free radicals, kicking them into touch.  The more anti-oxidents we consume, the better!

So basically Blueberries can help slow down wrinkles!  I think that says it all???

The best way to eat your Blueberries is raw, that way you are getting the maximum goodness from them – don’t rely on Blueberry muffins for example.  A few fantastic ways to get them in your diet.

  1. Freshly washed straight out the punet.  The little balls of blue goodness are so yummy, I really don’t think they need anything else.
  2. A handful of blueberries ontop of your breaskfast.  I think they are particularly good with a little homemade granola and yougart.
  3. Blueberries + 1 banana + ice + a little milk + a blender = the most delicious healthy anti-oxident smoothie.

BlueberriesI often see Blueberries on offer but they don’t stay fresh for long but then I found out you can freeze them.  According to the World Healthiest Foods; New studies make it clear that we can freeze blueberries without doing damage to their delicate anthocyanin antioxidants.  After freezing blueberries at temperatures of 0°F (-17°C) or lower for periods of time between 3-6 months, researchers have discovered no significant lowering of overall antioxidant capacity or anthocyanin concentrations.  These findings are great news for anyone who grows, buys, or picks fresh berries in season and wants to enjoy them year round. They are also great news for anyone who has restricted access to fresh blueberries but can find them in the freezer section of the market.  So now I buy double oif they are offer and freeze them.  You can put frozen fruit directly into your blender and it makes it a lovely ice cold drink.

So a delicious fruit that’s deliciously good – awesome! x

Easy Quick, Healthy Tip 1

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c58cd5ac739111e3ae19124868a8b882_5Whilst we are all trying to get healthy and detox in January, I thought I would give you an easy quick health tip everyday, to help you on your way….

Easy Quick Healthy Tip 1:  Add a handful of rolled oats to a smoothie.

As rolled oats pass through the bowel they drag all toxins out with then, helping you keep a nice clean healthy bowel.  On top of all the lovely vitamins and minerals you are already getting from your smoothy.

This smoothie is a punt of blueberries, two bananas, handful of organic rolled oats, 200ml of milk and about 20 ice cubes, all blended together, made 4 full glasses, one for each member of the family!  Delicious!

Nicola x

Summer Berries Super Goodness

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What you will need…

– A cup of Strawberries

– Half a cup of Blueberries

– 50g of Goji Berries

– 1x Banana

– A tsp of Linwoods milled Flax, Sunflower, Pumpkin & Sesame seeds with Goji Berries.

– 2x Tbsp of rolled Oats

– A cup of your choice of Milk or Water

Literally chuck it all in the blender & hey presto a delicious smoothie, full of super-foods, antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins & essential fatty acids…. all that & it tastes delicious!

In this lovely warm weather I have also been adding 5 or 6 ice cubes to give it a seriously refreshing taste.

I honestly think Juices & Smoothies are the easiest way to get some seriously good stuff into your diet in the most delicious way.  I have not stopped since seeing my nutritionist (as well as eating a much healthier diet) & I feel so much better, but this smoothie really is becoming a firm family favourite.

Hope you like it.

Wishing you health & happiness x