The Power of Juicing for a Healthy, Happy Life

Juicing has to be one of the most exciting elements I have added into mine and my children's lives.
I had always heard amazing benefits of juicing and its ability to heal our bodies...but I only ever had the odd juice.

Then one day in a moment that felt like synchronicity during a period of stress an ill health I happened across Joe Cross's documentary, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead  and the whole world went quiet as I watched. Not something that happens very often when you have 2 kids and one is a young, toddler!
I was just totally captivated and inspired by it.

It was living, filmed proof off the power of juicing for a healthy, happy life.
 
Not just beautiful, juices are life energy in a glass.
Juicing is this incredible way we can give our bodies amazing healing and heath boosting nutrition in a way our bodies can access incredibly fast with little effort.
What are some of the benefits if juicing?
  • Weight loss.
  • Increased Energy.
  • Immune boosting. Our immune system is our own personal army and defence system, anything we can do to support it and protect it is .
  • Drastically increases your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables easily which is always a great thing!
  • Liver Cleansing and Support. Your liver is such an important part of your body. Your liver cleans your blood and removes harmful and dangerous toxins from your body, you need it in a really great healthy state. The sad thing is they say it is actually quite common for a large proportion of us all to have fatty deposits and livers not in the best state, and this is not a good thing at all. Plus giving your liver a detox improves general wellbeing and even improves your skin in so many ways and helps skin conditions like acne.
  • Lusher hair. Due to all the nutrients it is said that juicing can improve hair growth and condition. 
  • Digestion. Due to the fact that juicing gives your body a large amount of nutrients while your digestive system has to do little work this is amazing for resting your digestive system and allowing it to heal and look after itself, which is so beneficial for everyone and especially anyone with an autoimmune disease, bowel or digestive issues. 
  • Cancer fighting abilities. Due to the extreme amount of antioxidants juicing is said to help prevent and fight cancer, so it is enormous benefit to everyone. There is amazing research out there on this field alone.
  • Cold and flu fighting. Due to all the nutrients in a powerful raw easy to access formula juicing is an incredible way to help your body and immune system fight off all sorts of colds, flu's and bugs.
If you have kids juices are a fantastic and easy, fun way to get a big does of vegetables into the kids!!

This Christmas and with the new, fresh year coming up upon us I think one of the best investments we can make for our family and our own health is actually fresh homemade juices using something like the Vitality 4 Lifes Juicers. I use my juicer so often it s honestly one of the best investments I ever made in my home and for my health too.
 I also make small juices in glass bottles for the kids to take to school sometimes and I just love the feeling of giving them a juice with their breakfast in the school morning, or after school on the way to sports or dance knowing what a powerful does of nutrients their bodies are getting.

Plus if your keen to get Summer beach body ready then juicing is your new friend! It can help you drop dress sizes, reduce bloating and clear up skin so you can GLOW this Summer!

We have a few favourite juice recipes but this beautiful, rich Healthy, Happy Life juice is a current favourite!
A Healthy, Happy Life Juice
 
Ingredients
2 cups chopped watermelon
1 large beetroot
1 &1/2 cups fresh green kale
1/2 large cucumber
1/2 cup baby spinach greens
1 red apple
1 green apple
4 long stalks celery
 
Method
  • I juice the beetroot, watermelon and red apple together.
  • Then I juice the kale, spinach, cucumber, green apple and celery.
  • In serving glasses I pour some of the red juice then top with some of the green and while it ends up dark you get this lovely swirling effect of the two colours on top, which adds to decorative effect - not essential you can absolutely just juice it all together of course!
Toddler Tips
  • I purposely left the ginger out of this one as my kids often find ginger in a juice just too much, sometimes you can hide it but it is nice to have some juice recipes that are ginger free for them too.
  • I highly recommend letting the kids make the juices with you!! Kids love putting the fruits and veggies in and turning them to liquid and this fun element means they are going to be excited about trying them
  • If kids, especially older kids are new to juicing, you will want to start with extra fruit in there like apples and then slowly reduce the fruit and increase the veggies over time.
Notes
  • For an extra anti inflammatory effect you can add a little fresh turmeric.
  • Make yourself a large batch and keep one in the fridge for an afternoon pick me up.
 
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Recipe, styling and photography (c)rebeccamugridge2014
This is a sponsored blog post with Vitality4life.
Information on this blog is general interest only and based upon the authors own experiences and should never be taken as medical advise or replace the expert opinion of your doctor or medical professional.

28 comments:

  1. When available, prickly pears make for a delicious juice! Add some limes and watermelon and it's a real hit!

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    1. Ooh wow I haven't tried prickly pear in a juice before!

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  2. What a great giveaway. I particularly like raspberries and bananas juiced up at the moment and a few blueberries too. I tried to visit your FB page but I couldn't get it to work. Will try again later.

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  3. My favorite is when I mix spinach, blackberries, pineapple, and oranges... Yum!

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  4. I am such a massive fan of juicing and it was the Joe Cross movie which did it for me too. I'm mostly a vegetable juicer now and am completely in love with my cold press juicer which I've had for about a year now. Love, love, love it.

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  5. I like beetroot juice mixed with a bit of celery - it gives me energy and keeps me happy.I like to drink it very slowly to the maximum benefit from it.
    My son has eczema and he likes watermelon juice and healthy skin juice ( celery,pear,carrot,beet, mung sprouts) - both these varities keep his skin happy..

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    1. Beetroot is incredible isn't it!! Sometimes I just make straight beet juice! Soo many health benefits! That is awesome to hear about the eczema juice!

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  6. I love a sour concoction of lime, mint, pineapple and grapefruit!

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  7. Mango, Banana, And Raspberries are my absolute favorite at the moment!

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  8. Watermelon, strawberries and apple.... thanks for the reminder Bek must do more juicing!!!!

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  9. I've been a bit slack on my juicing too - I have a cold press juicer .
    I love celery, carrot , beetroot and an apple for sweetness with a bit of lemon served over ice !
    After chemo I was hooked on juice every day. I am all inspired to juice up right now.

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  10. I haven't been juicing much lately. I love the way juice seems filling to me and I know I've just had an amazing intake of healthy nutrients!! Must get back into it

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  11. Will have to try this one! I've been trying to get in the habit of making at least 3 juices a week. Especially now that it's summer. Perfect way to start the day.

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  12. I would love to juice all the Summer stone fruits I love the taste of but can't handle the feel of... peaches and apricots are so yummy but their furry skin sets my teeth on edge! What a perfect way to avoid that but still enjoy their wonderful taste!

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  13. Whatever I juice I always have to add lime and ginger gives a great fresh zingy taste great with beetroot and carrot

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  14. My husband and sons love to experiment when creating juices. The kids love it. Their latest juice was apple, carrot, kale and spinach.

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  15. Drinking juice is very useful if you want to stay healthy. Just one glass of juice can give you the sufficient energy for whole day with a fresh mood.

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