Our Daily Green Juice

Our Daily Green Juice

green juiceIn attempt to get healthy I’ve been slurping this odd looking green liquid during my morning commute to the bewilderment of my fellow passengers, and while I admit it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing thing to digest as opposed to pretty but very fattening cupcakes, I’ve noticed wonderful results.

I’ve always been quite healthy and mindful of what I eat; I grew up with a father who I’ve never seen eat pizza or other junk food for that matter, I ate healthy packed lunches at school and I was never that kid who hated her veggies, but once university came along with its demanding schedule takeaways seemed to be the only way of feeding myself as I couldn’t be bothered to cook anything. But you can only eat rubbish for a certain amount of time before your body gives in – acne, fatigue and weight gain soon followed so I created a healthy eating plan and green juice fitted into the plan perfectly. Green juice is in the name really – juice made from mostly green vegetables and some fruit. Every morning just after I’ve fed Charlie (photobombing as per usual!) I’ll chuck whatever’s in the fridge in the juicer so one day it may be celery, spinach, green apples and cucumber but another day my juice might consist of kale, broccoli, ginger and lettuce. It does take up quite a lot of fruit and veg to make a decent amount to drink, but that’s because your juicer will eliminate fibre from whatever you’re juicing and that’s what makes juice stand out from smoothies; no fibre means there’s little digesting so your body gets to absorb the good stuff quicker.

What’s also quick is that I noticed a difference in my energy levels almost immediately. Breakfast which usually consisted of something quick and simple like tea and a croissant would give me a buzz but bring my energy levels down just as soon as it went up, but as the spinach, kale, broccoli and other vegetables I’m juicing are packed with nutrients like iron, chlorophyll and B vitamins, energy is released gradually. Those little nutrients have also worked their charm on my skin too, those months of funny looks on the train while I sip away have definitely paid off because it’s breakouts gone and glowing skin in when I look in the mirror. Sugar is mad addictive and inflames the skin, but doing something as little as cutting it out in the morning, juicing and then eating a proper breakfast has made the biggest difference in curbing my cravings for sugar which in turn then leaves my skin looking CRAY!

Let me know if green juice has been your tipple of choice lately – hook a sister up with some recipes..