The main advantage of making fresh smoothies and juices at home as opposed to consuming shop bought ones is that freshly made juices are a more potent source of nutrients and certain combinations have specific health benefits as they are packed with rejuvenating, healing and revitalizing nutrients. If you drink juices or smoothies on a regular basis you will benefit from clearer skin, greater energy levels and balanced overall health.
Here are some fabulous fresh juices and smoothies to try at home:
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- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 1/4 pink grapefruit
- 2 sticks of celery
- A few mint leaves
- 4 ice cubes
Juice everything except the mint. pour the juice into a glass over the ice and sprinkle finely diced mint on the top.
*Apple and mint help to elliminate toxins from the fat tissue. Grapefuit has a high vitamin C content and is an excellent cleanser for a clogged lymphatic system. The celery, apple and pear juice help to cleanse the subcutaneous tissues and improve kidney function.
- 1/2 avacado
- 6 brazil nuts (soaked overnight)
- 1/4 cucumber
- 1/4 stick celery
- 4 large apples
- Ice cubes
Scoop out flesh from avocado and blend with brazils and ice cubes. juice the rest, then add to blender and blend everything together until smooth.
*Brazil nuts contain lecithin, selenium and essential fatty acids, all of which are essential for good elascity of the skin and a glowing complexion. cucumbers are excellent for rejuvenating muscles and are also superb for giving back elasticty to the skin. Celery helps flush the system of excessive carbon dioxide. Apple juice is excellent for cleaning the colon and promoting goo-looking skin. Avocado contains essential fatty acids which all help to promote excellent skin.
Looking for a healthy and tasty snack bar?...these are packed full of essential fatty acids to help keep your skin, hair and nails looking great and will keep you satisfied for longer!
Try them for yourself, they are quick and easy to make too!
Fruit, seed & oat bars
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower kernels
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup of chopped mixed dried fruits (sultanas, apple, apricot, dates)
1/2 cup honey / agave nectar
¾ cup of boiling water
Stir together the honey/agave nectar and boiling water until it is blended well. Add the oats, wheatgerm, seeds, nuts & fruit into the water & honey mixture and stir well. Turn the mixture into a lined baking tray and cook at 180C until golden brown (approx 20mins).