Or smoothies to be accurate.
Yes, this past two weeks the three of us have drastically increased our nutrient intake trying out various juice and smoothie recipes using my new juicer.
I came home from holiday recently and realised how much better I felt for the huge quantities of fruits and salad I had consumed whilst away.
I’m also getting married in July. I would have loved to fit in a few skin treatments before then but can see time getting the better of me so have decided to make my skin glow, working from the inside out.
Whilst mindful that we shouldn’t be drinking fruit smoothies morning, noon and night due to the quantity of sugars, albeit natural sugars, in consuming masses of fruit, I’ve had a few successes in squeezing in the odd vegetable here and there when no one was looking.
Here are my week’s highlights.
Whilst I’m quite happy drinking something that looks more like pond water than something that resembles a tropical cocktail, my daughter and OH are not. Yet.
Many of the recipes need the use of a juicer and a blender. You juice apples, citrus, celery, cucumber and root vegetables but you blend soft fruits and leafy vegetables like spinach and kale. But you could just make the recipes that used one or the other.
I’ve not yet got my daughter to take more than a sip of a green vegetable juice but she has been enjoying the breakfast smoothies which contain yoghurt and oats or muesli to help keep hunger ‘locked up til lunch’.
Unfortunately I have found it necessary to get up 10 minutes earlier to prepare our morning beverages. Not just to make the refreshments, but to clean the apparatus afterwards. This is not so much a bore as with the older machines but is still best carried out straight away.
So has it been worth it so far?
Absolutely. So far I have noticed three distinct things. Maybe coincidental, maybe not.
The eczema patches on my face have gone. OK, I have been away and seen some sun and am feeling a lot less stressed than a few weeks ago.
My, erm, cough, digestive system is much improved.
I went out for a few drinks my my OH last weekend and woke up without a hangover! I usually wake up with a splitting headache after just 2 glasses of wine. Last weekend I had 4! Is my liver working better???? Or maybe I am just more hydrated.
I will try the wine experiment again this weekend.
Love, Lucie x