Skin Deep…Superfood!

You should never underestimate the power of freshly extracted fruit and vegetable juice.  Each glass is a far cry from ‘just a nice drink’. Each glass is packed with natural vitamins and minerals.  This liquid fuel has the power to give the body with vitamins, minerals, natural , natural fats, amino acids, anti-oxidants, enzymes and organic water.  Fresh juice drinks are designed to carry life-giving nutrients to exactly where they are required whilst at the same time flushing the system of any rubbish which may have accumulated.

When you make a fresh juice at home you’re not simply making a better tasting version of something you could buy in the  shops.  The juice magic only happens with a freshly made juice.  Don’t think for a moment that any juice or smoothie that you buy comes anywhere close to what you can make at home.  What most people don’t realize is that all shop bought juices and smoothies (even the innocent-looking ones which are 100% natural) have been heat-treated or pasteurized – a process which destroys a large section of the vitamins, minerals and all enzymes (the very life force of the plant).  The only way to get the benefit of fresh juices and smoothies is to go for the real juice bar or to make them yourself at home.

Making your own juice ensures you know exactly what went into it, how fresh the produce is and whether it’s genuinely organic or not.  Thankfully, the technology is now widely and cheaply available with wide-chute juicers, more extraction, large pulp containers for continuous juicing and dishwasher-safe machines.  What used to take half an hour and produce just a glass of juice now take just 10 minutes and makes a whole jug of enzyme-full, vitamin-rich juice.

There are a number of books and web sites that contains useful information and recipes.  Try 111.juicemaster.com and The Juice Master Keeping it Simple! By Jason Vale.

This juice recipe is packed with all the right vitamins and minerals to help with skin tone, elasticity and hue…

1/2 avocado, 6 brazil nuts, 1/4 cucumber, 1/4 stick of celery, 4 large apples (preferably royal gala) and ice cubes.

Cut an avocado in half, remove the stone, scoop out the flesh from one half and put into a blender along with ice and brazil nuts, juice the rest, add to the blender and blend for 45 seconds or until smooth. Please note that you might need to soak the brazil nuts before you put them in the blender.

A single cup of this juice has vitamins:  a, b1, b2, b3, b5, b6 c and e, iron, calcium, copper, phosphorous, zinc, magnesium, folic acid, beta carotene, selenium, lecithin and essential fatty acids.

To complete the smoothie, add G&G’s Organically Certified Essential Food, green super food, containing Spirulina as a high source of protein, as well as kelp, barley grass, pre-sprouted barley, quinoa, cayenne for digestion, bilberries for antioxidant properties, omega 3’s – a highly nutritious superfood that tastes terrific with your smoothie and sets you up for the day!

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