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Refreshing green juice

A cold pressed juicer is wonderful for making green juices!

This is a wonderful juice to drink on a really hot day. I like to vary the greens in my juices and when l can purchase or grow good quality bok choy it is wonderful to juice. This recipe uses a cold pressed juicer which helps to retain the nutrients in the delicate greens. When l was recovering from chronic illness several years ago green juices were an important part of my day and now they are just a delight to drink. This juice is a really stunning colour which makes it very inviting to drink and a green juice can be a wonderful re-energiser when you are feeling a bit worn out from the day. An afternoon pick me up is how l like to think about it and the nutrients are readily available so you start to feel better in a very short time. On a hot day if l am slightly dehydrated l sip this drink slowly and it is an excellent energy booster.

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A beautiful colour

This juice is a really stunning colour which makes it very inviting to drink. A green juice can be a wonderful re-energiser when you are feeling a bit worn out from the day. An afternoon pick me up is how l like to think about it and the nutrients are readily available so you start to feel better in a very short time. If it is a hot day and l haven’t had enough to drink sometimes l need more than just water and sipping this slowly is a great energy booster.

Ingredients:

1 green apples with the skin on (well washed)

2 sticks of celery with the leafy ends included

1 lebanese cucumber-well washed

1 bunch of bok choy or a similar green

1/2 a lemon with the skin on

A 2 cm piece of fresh ginger

A small handful of mint.

Process this in the cold press juicer and drink it straight away. Some added ice will give it a nice chill.

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Crispy Baked Cinnamon Chicken

 

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Crispy Cinnamon Chicken served as part of a delicious salad

This chicken is moist on the inside and crispy on the outside with a lovely rich spicy flavour. When l say that, remember that l eat quite plainly so my version of spicy is very mild. I have cooked this chicken several times now and the combination of cumin and cinnamon is delicious. You could add a dressing to your salad which would add another element to it, but l actually think that this salad had everything. There was crunch from the greens, moisture from the avocado and tomato, crunch from the seeds and spice from the chicken. The combination of raw and cooked ingredients really gave this dish a good balance of flavours.

This was enough to serve two adults and three children. You will need two free range chicken breasts. Give them a wash and place them in a glass baking dish. Drizzle the chicken with Olive Oil and sprinkle with ground black pepper, Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt, a good pinch of Cumin and a teaspoon of Cinnamon (I used organic Cinnamon). Turn the Chicken fillets over a few times in the oil and spices so they are nicely coated. Cover with Aluminium Foil and bake in a 200 Degree oven until the chicken is cooked through. Place under a grill and brown both sides of the chicken until golden.

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The Free Range chicken is oiled and spiced. Top with Aluminium Foil and place in the oven.

Place the meat on a chopping board and slice as desired. I had this lovely chicken with a green salad, seeds (sesame & Pumpkin), avocado and roasted beetroot chips.

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The cooked Chicken was looking and smelling so good!

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You can pile the sliced Chicken on top of the salad or spread it out more as in the first picture.

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A juice for a hot day!

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This juice is a really stunning colour which makes it very inviting to drink. I rushed off in the car yesterday to pick my children up from school and forgot to take my drink bottle with me. I literally have this drink bottle which is filled with filtered water with me at all times and sip it constantly. By the time l got home l was really thirsty as it was a very warm Melbourne afternoon and l was gone for around one hour. Because of my digestive issues l just couldn’t drink enough water to catch up and l was so busy making lunches and dinner that l started to crave a really refreshing juice, rather than a meal. I made the rest of the family a lovely roasted free range chicken served with salad and myself the very delicious juice pictured above. Over about an hour l managed to drink it all and l felt thoroughly satisfied and my strong thirst was gone. I usually share my juices with the family but on this occasion l decided that l should spoil myself and as l had cut up half a watermelon for my husband and children to eat for dessert, they seemed not to notice what l was having. I also tried out my new stainless steel straws which l can highly recommend. I always drink through a straw which is related to sensitivity in my teeth and the plastic ones were such a problem to dispose of and a real waste. I bought a pack of four stainless steel ones which came with a little brush to clean them. Not being able to bite them as you can with a plastic straw takes some getting used to, but they are wider than a normal straw so you get a good amount of liquid through them.

Ingredients:

2 green apples with the skin on (well washed)

1 lebanese cucumber-well washed with the seeds removed

1 bunch of bok choy or a similar green

1/2 a lemon with the skin on-washed

A small handful of mint.

I processed this through my cold press juicer and had it straight away. It would be nice with some ice added and a small amount of ginger would add to the taste.

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