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Juicing Detox 101.

Friday, June 12, 2015


Detox is super modern buzz word lately and you can find numerous recipes online but not all are equally beneficial and working equally well for detox. It's really important to try to find a good, knowledgable resource before you try to mix and match your own juices. This is especially important if you have some kind of eating disorder or any chronic condition or if you are pregnant or nursing, in this case it's best to consult your doctor before doing detox on your own.

MY STORY

I'll be very honest with you, I always loved eating fruits and vegetables and my mum (forcefully) made me and my sister drink vegetable and fruit juices from a very young age so this detox & juicing trend is not something new,  it just came back in 'fashion' just like the 70's fringe bags. I don't smoke or drink (maybe a mojito, gin tonic or a glass of red wine once in a blue moon) but I do drink 1-2 coffees a day. I make time time to cook at least 2 healthy meals a day for my family and we don't eat out a lot, at most 2-3x per month.

However (very) recently since I turned 30 I noticed (regretfully so) that my metabolism isn't what is used to be, I am working from home now and moving a lot less then before and although I am trying to exercise as often as I can I can feel like my muscle tone isn't what it used to be back (like...yesterday) in my 20's.  

Like all the experts will say, 80% of good health is what you eat and drink and 20% is exercise so I decided to make a conscious choice and invest a bit more time into choosing my groceries and preparing my meals with a little bit more care and love. My boyfriend is a professional athlete so I got another great reason to take special care of how and what I cook.

My friend Anka introduced me to juicing. Not that is matters but it's related obviously, Anka is super physically active and a perfect fitting model size thanks to her healthy lifestyle choices. :) 

She is a vegan and she is researching and testing numerous juice recipes and reading various books about juicing and healthy nutrition for years now so she recommended me to invest in a cold-press juicer should I decide to juice on a regular basics. I am still searching for a good one and will share with you once I find it.

Since I don't have a proper juicer but only blender which is great for smoothies but makes to thick of a drink to be good for juicing, I did one day detox yesterday with professionally prepared 5 juices, one glass bottle of organic almond milk and a shot of ginger and lemon concentrate to drink with water from  Lo & Lo juicing bar in Barcelona.

WHY YOU SHOULD TRY IT

Just like I used to, when I mention the importance of eating healthy, juicing and exercising to some of my friends they say stuff like: 'I don't have time for all that', 'It's to complicated' or 'It sounds expensive' but then they do complain about being tired all the time, overweight or doing crash diets. 

My response to this kind of comments is simple - you need to care about your own health, you need to love yourself and your body to be willing to make an adjustment in your diet and your lifestyle and stop putting junk in your body.

 Just going to the gym and doing manicures and pedicures won't make you healthy and pretty if you eat crap. Once you make this a priority, you will feel better, you will be more positive, in a better mode, you will focus better at work and you will be a better role model for your kids and your family.

LO & LO ONE DAY JUICING DETOX PACK

Juicing is a good way to introduce natural vitamins, minerals and other goodies from fruits and vegetables into your diet, especially if you naturally don't prefer taste of some fruits and vegetables. Multivitamin pills cannot give you the same value natural juices can.

Yesterday I did my first one day professionally prepared detox by   Lo & Lo Juicing team. The package cost me about 30 Euro and it contained of 4 juices, 1 almond milk and 1 smaller concentrated immunity shoot in about 0.5L glass containers.

Lea from Lo & Lo Juicing recommended me to drink green 'Love Greens' and 'Detoxify' juice in the morning and red 'Energy Boost' juice in the afternoon, a small yellow 'Immunity shoot' I drank mixed with 0.5l water through the day and orange 'Balance' juice I drank in the evening. 

Love Greens: apple, green pepper, cucumber, kale or chard, ginger and lemon
Detoxify: apple, fennel, cucumber, turmeric or ginger, parsley.
Energy Boost: apple, beet root, carrot, turmeric or ginger, lemon.
Balance: apple, carrot, turmeric, lemon.
Immunity Shoot: ginger & lemon concentrated juice.
Almond milk: 0.5l

I choose a day when I worked full day from home to do this detox as you will need to go to pee more often :) Around about 1pm I felt a bit woozy so I mixed a half a bottle of almond milk with small banana in a blender and drank. I didn't feel hungry at all during the day, in the late afternoon after my third drink I already felt energized and alert as if I had a cup of coffee. 

Did you ever try juicing at home ladies? 
Share your recipe in a comment!

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