Happy Easter everyone!
On Wednesday I told you all about the nutritional changes I’ve been making lately and the juicy anti-cleanse I started a couple of weeks ago. As I’m still going more or less strong (I’m awfully good at making exceptions, though), and, surprisingly enough, still enjoy the juices, I thought it would be a great idea to share some of my favourite recipes with you. Right on time for the caloric aftermath of the Easter weekend…
The Green Juice:
1 generous handful of spinach
1 generous handful of kale
3 celery sticks
2 large carrots
½ cucumber (not in picture)
Blend everything with some water, coconut water or apple juice (I use mostly coconut water and a hint of apple juice for sweetness), sprinkle some chia seeds on top and enjoy. Add more of your preferred liquid if you like your smoothie runny, or less if you prefer it thick. Strain the mixture if you don’t like the bits, or use a juicer instead of a blender. Fill the remaining smoothie into a bottle and keep it in the fridge for up to 2 days.
1. If you don’t like the taste of kale, add raw broccoli instead.
2. Store the raw kale and spinach in your freezer to keep it fresh for longer.
3. Add wheatgrass powder.
4. Enjoy it in the evening instead of dinner.
The Red Juice:
Do the same as above and enjoy!
1. Have it in the morning instead of breakfast.
2. Swap cooked for raw beetroots, but remove the outer layer before blending to prevent a ‘dirty’ taste.
The Yellow Juice:
Blend with the liquid of your choice and enjoy!
1. Perfect breakfast smoothie.
2. Drink before a workout. It will boost your energy levels enormously.
3. Add some cinnamon. It’s a great fat burner and goes very well with the fruits.
The Cashew Milk:
1 cup of cashew nuts
1 cup of water
Soak the cashew nuts in one cup of water for 2 hours, add the nuts and water to a blender and blend until smooth. Add a pinch of all spices and as much coconut water as you want to reach the desired consistency. Enjoy a big glass and store the remainder in the fridge for up to 2 days. This is by far my favourite of the bunch. It’s dinner and dessert in one.
1. Have it in the evening instead of dinner. It is high in protein and unsaturated fats and will definitely fill you up.
2. If you like it sweet, add a banana.
3. Knock yourself out with the spice…think cardamom, clove, anise…
4. Perfect drink to mix your protein powder with.
Have you tried any of them? Which one is your favourite?