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Summertime Juice

A refreshing and cooling juice to support your wellbeing.

Ingredients:

Carrots

Celery

Whole lemon or lime

Fresh ginger

Fresh mint

I like to have quite a few carrots in the drink as a base. I use about 5 large ones and several stalks of celery. One whole piece of citrus such as a lemon, a small sliver of ginger to taste and a generous handful of mint. Each person will like these flavours differently so it may take some adjusting to suit you.

Wash all ingredients well. I do not peel the carrots of lemon. Place in the juicer and then mix slightly when juiced. It can be cooled and then enjoyed. Often l will also add bok choy for a variety in the flavour but of course you can add any other vegetable that you enjoy.

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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Banana, Coconut, Lemon and Poppy seed cake (gluten, dairy and processed sugar free)

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A piece or two for morning tea!

This cake is made with real ingredients and as a result each of the flavours can be tasted when enjoying this cake. The fresh banana, lemon juice, lemon zest, organic shredded coconut and poppy seeds give this cake a lovely balance and depth of flavour which is extremely satisfying. When making this cake l used the base recipe that l have for all of my Paleo cakes and l was heading in the direction of a banana or lemon cake, when the idea came to combine them. I couldn’t resist adding poppy seeds as they go so well with lemon, and l adore coconut and the flavour is already in the cake from the organic coconut oil.

Place all of the dry ingredients  into a bowl and mix with a spoon:

2 cups of almond meal

1/4 cup of organic coconut flour

1/2 cup poppy seeds

1/2 cup organic shredded coconut

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

 Place all of the wet ingredients into another bowl and mix gently until combined:

6 free range eggs

1/4 cup organic coconut oil gently melted

1/4 cup raw organic honey gently melted (organic honey is fine).

2 large bananas mashed with a fork

Lemon zest and juice. I used 4 small lemons but you could use 2 large ones. Grate the zest into the mix and add the lemon juice.

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The dry and wet ingredients combined.

Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl containing the dry ingredients and mix gently but thoroughly with a spoon.

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Ready for the oven!

Place the mix into a greased and lined loaf pan and cook in a 180 degree celsius oven until golden. Use your own visuals and experience with your oven to determine if your cake is cooked and when done gently turn onto a cake rack.

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Just out of the oven!

I have tried this cake warm, just out of the oven and cold the next day. The banana flavour is more intense in the cake when hot and l preferred it cold the next day for that reason. It is quite a dense cake and held together very well. You could ice it with your favourite mix if desired but l just left it plain as there was so much flavour already and it is a very moist cake.

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I cut this cake as soon as it was out of the oven and the smell was lovely.

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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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Refreshing juice with ginger and mint

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A juice can be full of surprises depending on what ingredients you use. I tend to have the same vegetable based juice each day, but today l decided that my fridge was full of so many fresh and wonderful ingredients that l changed the mix. There isn’t anything too unusual about this drink but it is surprisingly refreshing, with the ginger and mint adding a lovely after taste. I love that with a juice you can  add different fruits, vegetables and herbs and the drink tastes different each time. One small glass is enough as this juice has a high sugar content and the juice l made today was enough for three people. I used my Oscar Neo cold press juicer which is divine and produces the most amazing juice.

Prepare your ingredients by washing, chopping or peeling as required. For the juice in the picture l used:

Half a green apple washed

One lemon peeled

One navel orange peeled

Two large carrots washed

Two large stalks of celery washed

One quarter of a fresh pineapple with the skin removed

A handful of fresh  mint

A small piece of ginger depending on your taste. I used about a half a centimeter piece and the ginger taste was very strong.

Process your ingredients in the juicer, stir well and divide into separate glasses. Drink and enjoy! I accompanied this juice with a small handful of raw activated nuts (good protein source) to stop my blood sugar levels from peaking, which can make me feel quite unwell.