Solar Shine Juice

 

Solar Shine JuiceSOLAR SHINE JUICE

Ingredients:

  • 1 pear
  • 1 green apple (recipe calls for 2 apples)
  • 2 carrots(washed)
  • 1/2 lemon(recipe says 1 inch slice of lemon – I went all out! hehe)
  • 1/4 cm of ginger(according to taste)
  • 2 ice cubes(or crushed ice)

(Double recipe if needed for more than 1 meal in the day)

Instructions:

  1. Juice the apples, lemon, ginger & carrots(in that order)
  2. Serve in tall glass or wine glass over ice

The lemon taste with the ginger makes it a little spicy but divine!

Absolutely amazing in taste and the colour is incredible!

When making this juice, consciously bless and invoke all the goodness of the ingredients being added for strengthening and healing of your solar plexus.

Get on this :)

 

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Pas’ Greenie Juice

(remember to always go by your intuition of what your body needs & only use recipe as your guide )

Ingredients:

  • 3 celery sticks
  • 3 small carrots
  • 1 apple (Preferably green)
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 1/4 bunch of watercress
  • 1 1/4 cucumber
  • 4-5 leaves of Kale
  • 1 peeled lemon
  • 1 peeled orange
  • stem of broccoli
  • 1/2 avocado

Instructions:

  1. Juice the watercress, cucumber, kale, broccoli, lemon, apple, pineapple; then celery sticks & carrots, then orange
  2. Put 1/2 avocado in blender, pour in juice and blend
  3. Serve in tall glass or wine glass over ice

Result:

A very green taste(some mint would probably help to lift it up a bit more, but I didn’t have any) but all in all, full of taste and goodness. Had this as my after workout juice today.

As you can see from pic, even my daughter sucked it all down. She loved it so much that she was trying to eat the foam when the juice was finished, saying, “This is yummy, Mummy!” It’s the best way to get those greens into her :)

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Pas’ Brekky Juice

Pas’ Brekky Juice

(remember to always go by your intuition of what your body needs & only use recipe as your guide )

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 2 apples(green or red)
  • 1 banana
  • psyllium husk(a few sprinkles or to your taste)
  • a cpl of spoonfuls of organic yoghurt

Instructions:

  1. Juice the pineapple & apples
  2. In blender, Put in banana, yoghurt & psyllium husk & blend
  3. Serve in tall glass or wine glass over ice

Result:

Amazingly yummy..the pineapple taste comes through the most and fills you up until the next snack or meal :)

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JM’s Nature’s Super Blend

Nature’s Super Blend

This recipe originates from Jason Vale’s 5 day Detox

(remember to always go by your intuition of what your body needs & only use recipe as your guide )

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 celery stick
  • 2  carrots
  • 2 apples(golden delicious & granny smith used in this recipe)
  • 1/4 green capsicum
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1/4 zucchini
  • 1 large handful Spinach or Watercress or Kale
  • 1 peeled lime
  • 2 cm broccoli stem
  • 1/2 avocado

Instructions:

  1. Juice the apple, spinach, zucchini, celery and juice
  2. Then put in put in cucumber, lime, green pepper, carrots & broccoli stem
  3. Put 1/2 avocado in blender, pour in juice and blend
  4. Serve in tall glass or wine glass over ice

The Benefits:

Contains Vitamin A, B Vitamins, folic acid, vitamin C, E, K, potassium, sodium, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, manganese, etc….

Great for your body from head to toe.

Result:

This juice was still vibrant in its colour but to be honest, not so great on the taste side. I didn’t mind it but it’s an acquired taste I would say. The taste of watercress & capsicum comes through quite strongly but makes it a little tastier with lime :) I made sure to remember that this juice was full of amazing goodness for me and that helps also :)

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Some extra facts about the main greens in this juice:

Avocado: flushes cholesterol; lowers blood pressure; prevents stroke; protects the heart; defends the blood sugar levels; curbs cancer; smoothes skin

Cucumber: counteract toxins & lifts depression’ cleanses the blood; influences the heart, spleen, pancreas, stomach & large intestine; quenches thirst’ moistens the lungs; purifies the skin; acts as a digestive aid; helps treat kidney & bladder infections when drunk as juice

Watercress:  a member of the broccoli & kale cruciferous vegetable family; high Vitamin A&C; minerals such as calcium & iron, folic acid & lutein are amongst many; excellent functional food for cancer prevention; great for blood purification

Zucchini:  High in manganese; lowers blood pressure; vitamins & minerals to prevent heart attacks & strokes; anti-inflammatory; fibre that prevents cancer in the bowels & colon; phytonutrients that helps with prostate health;lowers cholesterol; aids digestion; prevents constipation

Get on this! :)

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Sacral Power

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SACRAL POWER 

(remember to always go by your intuition of what your body needs & only use recipe as your guide )

When making this juice, consciously bless and invoke all the goodness of the ingredients being added for strengthening and healing of your solar plexus.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Oranges(leaving the pith-white bit)
  • 4 sprigs of Mint
  • Thin slice of ginger
  • 3 Carrots

Instructions:

  1. Juice the Orange, mint & ginger
  2. Then put in  carrots
  3. Serve in tall glass or wine glass over ice

The Benefits:

The pith of an orange has many of the nutrients that an orange contains.

The fresh mint and ginger add a great coolness to the taste and making this juice a great decongestant.

Result:

One word:

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

So full of flavour & so creamy. Yummy!

Some extra facts about the main ingredients in this juice:

Carrots: Diuretic; eliminates putrefactive bacteria in the intestines that cause poor assimilation; improves liver functions; stimulates elimination of wastes; treats indigestion; alkaline forming;clears acidic blood conditions; richest source of beta-carotene(cancer preventing properties); contains alpha-carotene, gamma-carotene(possess life extension properties that protect us from the toxic effects of free radicals),lutein, lycopene, xanthophylls & zeaxanthin.

Beta-carotene, lutein & zeaxanthin all concentrate in the retina of the eye.

Oranges: Boosts you immune system with high levels of vitamin C; guards your heart; fibre that helps lower cholesterol; folate; potassium helps lower risk for a stroke & keeps blood pressure under control; thwarts cancer as it provides carotenoid beta-cryptoxanthin, falconoid, fibre & folate & 15,000 other nutrients dedicated to our health!

When making this juice, consciously bless and invoke all the goodness of the ingredients being added for strengthening and healing of your solar plexus.

 

AFFIRMATION:

I am open to experiencing the present moment through my senses.

I am radiant, beautiful and strong

And enjoy a healthy, passionate life!

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JM’s Green Refresher

The Great Refresher

This recipe originates from Jason Vale’s 5 day Detox

Ingredients:

  • 1 pear
  • 1 green apple or Golden Delicious
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • Bunch of Spinach
  • 1 stem of broccoli
  • 1 lime peeled

Instructions:

  1. Put in apple, spinach, lime, pear & juice in that order
  2. Then put in broccoli stems
  3. Serve in tall glass or wine glass over ice

The Benefits:

Broccoli is a true ‘Super food’ due to its incredible vitamin C, K & A content. In this juice, it gives you over 100% of your RDA(Recommended Daily Allowance) of Vitamin C & K as well as over 25% of your RDA of Vitamin A.  Aids in body’s detoxification system, as it contains glucoraphanin gluconasturtiian & glucobrassicin  = 3 phytonutrients. This trio supports all steps in the body’s detox process, such as activation, neutralization and elimination of unwanted contaminants.

RESULT:

Simple but deliciously refreshing just as the name suggests! Yummy indeed :)

Except that I didn’t take the peel off my lime this time around, and that made it quite mmm … limey ..hehe and meant that it had to be drunk very slowly. But from past experience of having this juice, it is delicious and truly refreshing.

Your health is in your hands!

GET ON IT!

 

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No longer a slave to the scale

This blog entry has been a long time coming. I have been referring to it on Facebook for months now and here I am, finally writing it.

To be honest and truthful, I can’t remember the last time that I weighed myself!

I just remember making the decision to no longer be a slave to the scale!

How did I come to this decision and how have I stuck to this decision for the last (approx) 3 months?

If memory serves me correctly, it was not long after I returned from my vipassana experience in January 2013. The sense of peace that came over me after this experience, helped me to accept me the way that I am.  One of my lessons in that experience, was learning to be myself – warts and all, no matter what! So after returning home, I wanted to focus on good health and consistently exercising daily. I decided that this would be my main focus. I also realised whilst I was on the meditation course that I was only causing misery in my life by consistently getting on that scale everyday and allowing it to dictate how I will feel today. It wasn’t conscious. It was just the result of getting on that scale.

I prefer to feel happy from the good food that I am taking into my body

I prefer to feel happy from the workout that I worked my ass off in today

I prefer to feel happy from the way that I am feeling in the clothes that I am wearing today because it may feel a little or a lot looser than before.

It’s amazing the changes that you notice when you step away from the scale!

561189_486076998114178_458303783_nWhy would we want to allow what someone else has invented as a way that was supposed to be to keep humanity healthy, become the thing that rules our minds and our lives?

The more I thought about it, the more I realised how crazy it was.

I am in no way, judging anyone else who allows this. I completely  understand why you’re there because I have been there but now I understand and see it in a new light and perspective. I know it’s not easy place to reach but I am writing this blog to share with you that it is POSSIBLE to no longer be a slave to the scale!

How have I stuck to it so far?

I have to say firstly, that it has not been challenging in the least. I see the scale in my walk in robe everyday, and I have no desire and no pull to wanting to stand on that scale. If I ever did have a momentary lapse of  weakness, I quickly had a vision & snippet of the feeling that I would have after standing on it and allowing it to be my master once again. And that was enough to have me walk away.

Since starting my weight loss journey over 2 years ago and embarking on it more as a change in lifestyle, rather than just a diet – starting my Facebook page, and experimenting with different things that I have been intuitively guided to, such as raw foods, juicing, smoothies, vegetarian dishes, nutrition in general, fitness and so much more – have helped me to focus on what’s best for MY body. Focus on what I am putting in and how I move it daily. Getting a better understanding of all the information that I am taking in everyday,and converting to my experience.

There are so many sites, people, inspirational quotes, sayings, etc..that have inspired me to be where I am today. All that knowledge and support that I have been receiving has brought me to this place. One where I can today, say and truly feel that I am looking after me & my family in the best way possible.

Somebody special & wise (my hubby) reminded my son last night, and I took that in for my own experience – “There is no arrival – it’s all about the journey!”

I think that this is my answer as to why I am still able to stand strong and no longer allow the scale to be the master of my life and my mind – the realisation and the experience that I am still on a journey. I have been able to shake off something that didn’t serve me and through that process found other things that are serving me in the highest light.

But in the meantime, it does not mean that I have the  ultimate power or that I am a guru or that I am the healthiest person on this planet !

No – not at all.

The scale is  just one of many obstacles that I have gratefully been able to overcome.

Just like the obstacles of junk food, soda drinks, excess sugar in our diets, exercise, and so many more that I have mostly overcome on this journey. It’s all just that. A journey.

Sometimes, I find myself being faced by these obstacles again – I like to see them as tests of my strength and my will. Most of the time, I win. Sometimes I don’t.

But it’s what you do to get back up.

It’s what you do to keep moving forward.

It’s what you do with that strength inside you.

Acknowledging it and embracing it makes it stronger.

So I would like to complete this entry just by saying thank you for allowing me to share my experience and wisdom obtained on this part of my journey. I share this as how it has changed my life, in the hope that it can potentially change somebody else’s along the way …

somewhere..

anywhere…

hehe.

I leave you with this quote and many blessings:

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JM’s Berry Banana Crunch

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This recipe originates from Jason Vale’s 5 day Detox

Ingredients:

  • 2 big handfuls of berries(I used fresh strawberries & blueberries for this)
  • 2 green apples or Golden Delicious
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp mixed seeds
  • Live Organic yoghurt

Instructions:

  1. Juice the apples in juicer
  2. In blender put ice, banana, yoghurt, psyllium husk, chia seeds or mixed seeds
  3. Pour Apple juice over the above 
  4. BLEND :)
  5. Serve in tall glass or wine glass over ice 

 

The Benefits:

Mixed seeds are an incredible source of iron, polyunsaturated fats, thiamine, phosphorous, selenium, copper, magnesium, folate, niacin, vitamin E. They contain a vast array of vital nutrients. A nutrition powerhouse and contain omega 3 & 6(Essential Fatty Acids EFA’s).

Bananas are the best source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.

RESULT:

To absolutely die for!

Who doesn’t love a refreshing FRESH smoothie!!!???

GET ON IT:

 

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Coconut Flour Banana Bread & Muffins

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Coconut Flour Banana Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 cup very ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
  • 4 free range eggs
  •  60 grams organic melted butter or 75 gms organic coconut oil
  • 3 tbs of organic honey
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 tbs organic vanilla essence

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 145C
  2. Oil or butter a loaf pan and line with baking paper.
  3. Mash bananas and mix in butter, vanilla essence, eggs +/- honey if desired.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients: coconut flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine.
  6. Spoon into your lined loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 mins or until golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool in pan for 15 mins.
  8. Serve with butter or even a dollop of jam!
  9. Enjoy!!

Result: Maybe it takes practice to work with Coconut flour. I found it to be quite grainy this first time around. But still tasted yummy :)

Original source: www.chompchomp.com.au

Coconut Flour Banana Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 6 free range eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 2 tbsp melted organic butter
  • 2 tbsp Virgin organic coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp organic honey
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp organic vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp himalayan salt

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven at 180 deg.
  2. Mix coconut flour and baking powder in a separate bowl
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs gradually, and then add milk, honey, coconut oil, butter, vanilla and salt. Continue mixing. Then add the coconut flour with baking powder and mashed bananas.Blend well.
  4. Grease 12 muffin cups with coconut oil.
  5. Fill greased muffin cups with the batter.

Result: Again a little grainy, which would be as a result of the Coconut flour – think it’s an acquired taste but one that I can get used to. The family enjoyed them :)

Original source: www.grouprecipes.com

 

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Pas’ version of JM’s Ruby Tuesday Juice

Ruby Tuesday

This recipe originates from Jason Vale’s 5 day Detox

75c8e4bf3ed91909d59bb83531db66bcIngredients:

  • 1/4 pineapple(skin off)
  • 2 carrots(washed)
  • 1 small beetroot or half a large beetroot(cutting off the ends)
  • 1/4 cm of ginger(according to taste)
  • small bunch of fresh Basil or Mint

(Double recipe if needed for more than 1 meal in the day)

Instructions:

  1. Juice the pineapple, beetroot, ginger & basil or mint
  2. Then put in carrots
  3. Serve in tall glass or wine glass over ice

PicsArt_1405644303892The Benefits:

Beetroot has high levels of nitrates, keeping the blood vessels dilated,which reduces high blood pressure and improves stamina.

This juice is loaded with Vitamin B, C, beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium & potassium.

This is sooooooooooooooooo yummy!

Absolutely amazing in taste and the colour is incredible!

Get on this :)

 

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Pas’ version of JM’s Super Juice Recipe

b2bbfd0e70b42f41787e03144ff9f4c8I have embarked on the 5lbs in 5 days with Jason Vale this week. I am actually doing it more for the reason of detoxification, rather than losing weight as I am feeling that I have over indulged in the last couple of weeks. Listening to what my body needs and giving it what it wants.

Apparently the videos will still be up until the 19th of April, so I will post a link to the website here but I am not relying on the videos because of the limited time they will be there.

http://www.bigjuicespringclean.com/

He recommends that you download his 5lbs in 5 days app but I wasn’t in a position to do that, so for the first day I actually followed Day 1 in his book 7lbs in 7 days (a great book by the way). I only just watched the video today & found that for the 5 day program, he’s named this same juice”Veg Power Smoothie”

Anyway, on with the recipe! hehe

Keep in mind that this is a guide, as Jason says, use your own common sense or intuition as to how much of each of these ingredients your body would like. I didn’t weigh or make them exact to recipe. I used recipe as a guide and mostly used my intuition.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lime(peeled)
  • 2 Golden Delicious or Royal Gala apples
  • 1/4 Pineapple
  • 1/4 med Cucumber
  • 1/4 ripe Avocado
  • Ice cubes

(In the original recipe, he uses wheat grass  1tsp of spirulina, 1 cap of probiotic – I didn’t use it in the recipe I made last night, simply because I missed it! Had in in my breakfast instead this morning. Also, if you watch the video for Veg Smoothie, he doesn’t put these 3 ingredients in either)

Instructions:

  1. Juice the apples, pineapple, cucumber & lime. 
  2. Put the avocado flesh in to a blender along with the ice(and the above things that I didn’t put in)
  3. Blend everything until smooth, pour into a wine glass and ENJOY!

Not only was this vibrant in the colours, but in the taste as well!

I was sooo impressed.

I shared some with my daughter and eldest son, and they sucked it down in no time! :)

Highly recommend it to you all…I loved it and can’t wait to have it again :)

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