Feeling great on Day 4!
Feeling great on Day 4!
Here is how day 2 on the juice and broth fast panned out.
Have a great weekend!
This is day one of mn fast. It’s going OK.
But I’m NOT looking forward to cook dinner for the the family, when I’m only allowed a measly vegetable broth.
And will have to stop myself from going on Pinterest, way to many gorgous pictures of yummy food.
Now back to Jewel Mania on the Ipad and maybe a snooze.
Will post another video tomorrow.
There’s been a big media buz about the Savse smoothies from Georgia recently. (PPl lead or PR assault? I don’t know).
The company was started by a mother desperate to get her son to his eat his vegetables.
She came up with some yummy recipes with a mixture of fruit and vegetables where you can’t taste the vegetables at all.
I was very interested to see if this would work on my kids.
They like vegetables but It can be hard to get them to eat their daily requirements, and I have no idea how many veg and fruit portions they get at school.
Anyway, we had a little tasting session:
They liked all three of them, and told me they would be happy to drink them anytime.
My 9-year-old (the beyond picky eater) liked the orange one the most (strawberry, broccoli, celery) his least favorite was the green one.
My 5-year-old is a good eater and is partial to a detox Juice at my local café (Carrot, apple and ginger!) so I know he would not be a problem.
His favorite was the Red juice (beetroot, apple, avocado) and his least favorite was also the green one.
All in all a great result.
Next I got my magnifying glass out.
(Yes I know still no glasses, I have high hopes for the Stella McCartney collection that will be out soon!).
I can report that they do contain vegetables , but not as much as I would have liked.
But I guess you need loads of fruit juice to disguise the veg taste…
Every bottle contains 250 ml and between 5.9 to 8.0 grams of sugar.
The green one contains: 150 ml pear juice, 80 ml broccoli purée, 5 ml kiwi purée, 5 ml lemon juice, 5 ml banana purée, 4 ml kale purée, 1ml kale pulp.
The Red One Contains: 150 ml apple juice, 80 ml beetroot purée, 8 ml lemon juice, 5 ml lime juice, 5 ml mango purée, 1 ml avocado purée, 1 ml red pepper juice.
The Orange one contains: 150 ml orange juice, 80 ml strawberry purée, 5 ml kale, 5 ml spinach juice, 5 ml broccoli purée, 5 ml celery juice.
My kids don’t get fruit juice on a daily basis, unless it’s mixed with ”that green gunk”.
I would feel happy to put one of these juices in there lunch boxes if they need them for an excursion in school.
It’s certainly a better option than most other pre maid packed aimed at kids, but I would never rely on just juices for their daily intake of fruit and veg.
Have a great weekend!
Apple Cider Vinegar has been used as a natural remedy for centuries, it may help to lower blood glucose levels, it can promote weight loss & digestion, it can be applied to relive sunburn and to kill off skin fungus, the list goes on.
I found this pre-mixed vinegar drink from Bragg at the health store recently.
it’s a mix of apple cider vinegar, apple juice, cinnamon and stevia extract and It’s actually quite tasty!
I’m a huge fan of Bragg’s products and way of living,
It was reading Paul C Bragg’s book over 20 years ago that got me into fasting, and I still incorporate some of their ideas into my every day life, like the cleansing salad that I eat at least once a week.
More of that later.
Clean raw organic milk from grass feb cows is the bees knees!
Raw milk is full of goodness.
It contains all the essential amino acids, it has lactobacillus bacteria making it easy to digest the milk (people with intolerance might be OK with raw milk) and it’s fully packed with vitamins and minerals.
Raw milk tastes gloriously delicious of green grass, sunshine and happy cows!
Coffee with raw milk is a treat.
Obviously the milk has not been pasteurised, nor has it been homogenized, making the health benefits so much greater.
Pasteurisation kills bacteria, including the good ones, it also destroys the vitamins like Vitamin C, B12 and B6, and the digestive enzyme we need to break down the protein in the milk.
Homogenization smashes up the milk particles into super small ones, so that the fat don’t rise to the top, there are health concerns that the body can’t deal with these fine particles.
I belive in eating food as close to the way nature intended as possible, so it’s a no brainer for me, and since I don’t live close to a farm, I head to the raw milk vending machine at Selfridges in London.
Raw milk is banned from mainstream sale in the UK, you can only buy it straight from the producers, which by the way I think is absolutely fantastic, I want to know who is producing my food!
To get around this ban Selfridges has installed a raw milk dispenser.
You take a bottle, put money in (£3.50 for a litre) and the milk comes out from a plastic udder (see pictures below). Genious!
If you’ve hung out in northern Italy, this is not new to you, raw milk vending machines are commonplace in the country that cares deeply about its produce.
You are not just kind to your body drinking raw milk, you are also helping farmers getting paid what they should for their effort.
Dairy farmers are struggling due to ridiculously low milk prices, by cutting out the middleman selling straight to the consumer the dairy farmers make a profit, I’m all for that!
Update: The FSA has removed the milk dispenser for testing, will let you know of any developments.
It’s really hard for me to look at this picture, I’m on a coffee detox.
I can’t tell you how much I love coffee, It makes me so happy, but I have gone without for 12 days now.
I love it, but I’m also severely addicted. I only have one or two cups a day, preferably from Starbucks, but breaking this addiction is hard!
The reason for giving up is because I’m planning on a gentle liver detox in the near future, and also because I think it’s healthy, on many levels, to break habits, It gets you in tune with your body.
Before I had kids I used to stop the coffee a couple of times a year, but because I do get completely incapacitated with horrible headaches and tiredness when giving up, that has not been an option, but now they are 8 and 4 I can just about cope… I’ll put a DVD on and doze off on the sofa..
This is how I come off coffee:
Day 1. I halv my coffee intake, if I normally have grande lattes I go for tall ones.
Day 2. Same as above
Day 3. Stock up on Neurofen plus!! I get decaf lattes and get ready for a severe headache/tiredness in the afternoon.
Day 4. No coffee whats so ever. Herbal teas with Stevia helps, Go to bed..
Day 5. Waking up feeling much lighter!
I’ve been off coffee for 12 days now, so I have thoroughly broken the chemical addiction, which feels really good.
Don’t worry, I love coffee way to much to abandon it completely, but one thing I’ve noticed is that it’s so much easier to wake up in the mornings.
I rely on a 3 Pink Drinks to keep me calm, relaxed and stress free.
The first is my evening Rose Water drink. I wish I could send you a sniff through the cloud, the smell is beyond delicious!
The gorgeous rose petals banish depression and relaxes you.
I take this at night, sometimes with a small piece of dark chocolate.
I add two teaspoons of a good quality Rose Water to a small glass of hot water.
The next pink drink is my Sole,the liquid sunshine.
A teaspoon in a glass of water cleanses and replenish in the morning.
Find out how to make Sole here.
And the third pink drink is a special occasion drink, a glass of Champagne with a delicious Hibiscus Flower as garnish.
Hibiscus tea was a favorite of Egyptian Pharaohs, It helps reduce inflammation and is an excellent source of vitamin C.
Put the hibiscus flower in a champagne glass add a teaspoon of the syrup and top up with bubbly, the bubbles make the flower opens up.
Champagne with Hibiscous Flower.
WB&Co Pure unpasteurized veg-only juice. All the goodness still intact, perfect for lazy days when assembling/washing your juicer is not exactly top of your list. Spinich-carrot-parsley is my favorite. Ultra green, ultra healthy (sadly not for pregnant women or kids).
Another great product for lazy days is Pedon’s Basmati Oat and lentils mix. Boil for 10 min - that’s it. Great healthy alternative to pasta when time is at an essence.
Talking of lazy days. I’m dreaming of having this concrete YES concrete sofa at the bottom of my garden spending a hot afternoon away with the fairies. Two drawbacks though, one, don’t have a garden only a roof terrace which would not be able to take the weight and secondly the price, a hefty £5000 at Selfridges.