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If you are a follower of my Instagram you may have noticed that I’ve taken up juicing! For the past few years I have attributed my weight loss and good health to the fact I follow a Raw til 4 diet and start my day with a green or veggie smoothie everyday. It has honestly worked wonders for me inside and out. However I gained quite a few pounds on my last trip home, 10 to be exact (damn you Cornish pasties!), and while 5 came off rather quickly the other 5 seem to have stuck around. I wouldn’t usually mind, but I bought quite a lot of clothes while I was back home that are still rather on the tight side. So to give me a bit of a boost I thought I’d give juicing a try after watching the Jason Vale Super Juice Me documentary. I’m not planning to give up eating indefinitely, so don’t worry, but for three days this week and next I’ll be cleansing with juice and then after that have a juice day once or twice a week to clean out all those pizzas and burgers I eat. So since I haven’t been eating out over the last few days I thought I’d share 3 of my juice recipes. Despite being packed with veggies and nutrients they are totally delicious, and will have you feeling fighting fit in no time.

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ABCG – Juice
2 apples
1/2 a beetroot
1 carrot
2 inch piece of ginger

Directions – Depending on your juicer you may or may not need to chop everything into pieces first. I also need to peel my beetroot too. When you are juicing try to sandwich the ginger in between the apples so it doesn’t get discarded. Once all the produce has been juiced, serve over ice.

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Man-Go Go
1 cup of frozen mango
1 carrot
1 apple
1/2 a yellow pepper

Directions – Juice the apple, carrot and pepper, making sure to squeeze that pepper into the middle. Then pop your frozen mango into a small blender and add the juice and blitz for 10 seconds. Try to do it for as little as possible as you don’t want to warm up the nutrients you just juiced. Feel free to add more ice and the cutest straw you have.

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Green Goddess Juice
2 apples
1 cucumber
2 sticks of celery
3 kale leaves
1/2 a lemon
2 inch piece of ginger
2 inch of broccoli stem
1 teaspoon of spirulina
1 teaspoon parsley

Directions – I love this juice because it actually uses the broccoli stem which I always throw away, I just foolishly forgot it in the picture. This is a half juice, half smoothie, juice the apples, cucumber, celery, ginger and kale again being careful to sandwich the ginger and kale in between the watery fruits like the apples and cucumber. Then add the spirulina, parsley and lemon juice to a small blender and top with the lemon juice. Pour the fresh juice in and blend for 5-10 seconds, just enough to mix in the other ingredients, and then serve over ice.

 

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