I am often mentioning how to stay healthy and well it is not enough to just use Homeopathy and neglect other areas of your health. Instead you need to pay attention to your diet, exercise regime and your thoughts. There are several things that I do regularly to stay vibrantly healthy and full of energy and one of them is make a fresh, green juice every morning for myself and my family. If you are not already up to speed with the idea behind raw food, let me explain briefly.
Raw Food and Juices
Raw food contains important enzymes that are destroyed or de-natured when cooked so in eating raw food you not only provide extra nutritional beneifit to your body, but you also take in the enzymes that help the food to digest. This is turn means that to digest your food you do not need to use so much of your own energy and therefore you end up with an additional overall gain! In addition it is suggested that we are not made to eat cooked foods and that raw foods suit and alkinalise our bodies which promotes a disease-free state.
It is worth saying that this point that if you have a standard centrifugal juicer you will find it very difficult to juice greens with loads going in and not much juice if any, coming out. If you have what is called a masticating juicer, juicing greens is a breeze. In addition the centrifugal juices tend to heat the juice slightly and this means the enzymes will not last as long. With a masticating juicer, you can place you juice in a sealed thermos and enjoy it later in the day if you so wish, although fresher IS better!
Having been into eating raw foods for some years now I like to start my day with a green juice and the recipe we all enjoy most is here for you to share!
The Homeopathic Coach’s Morning Juice recipe
It is important that all of the following ingredients are organic as you do not want to add some great pesticides in with your breakfast!
Dark leafy greens such as kale, beet, spinach – large handful
4 sticks celery
1/2 small lemon
tiny slice of ginger
And if you want it to be very sustaining whizz half a ripe avocado afterwards to make it into a smoothie.
This recipe makes sufficient for a small glass for a family of four or enough for you to have two LARGE glasses each day.
Hope you enjoy it!
For the ultimate resource in raw food I recommend Karen Knowler – The Raw Food Coach!