I love to associate food with pleasure and nourishment, not diet or restriction.
I received so much help and support thanks to Geneen Roth’ books. One message was to avoid diets at all cost.
Today I made a classical green smoothie with bananas, spinach and dates. My tip is to rotate the greens though. You can use cilantro, parsley, basil, lettuce, dandelion leaves.
I am not a big fan of beetroot but beetroot is so beneficial for our health, especially as women because it strengthens the blood and cleans the liver.
I made an amazing juice out of 2 cucumbers, beetroot and a little bit of fennel tops. So good!
Of course I use a mylk bag for simplicity instead of a juicer.
My son and I went on a magnificent bike ride, soaking in the soft sun rays and amazing bright afternoon light. Along the road, we picked some wild cactus fruits.
I could not wait to experiment with these beauties. However I did not want to create a 100% fruit juice because I do not want to make my insulin levels peak.
So I added a nice bunch of dandelion leaves freshly picked from the garden.
The result? An out-of-this-world color, a dense and mesmerizing purple.
My lesson? Use a powerful blender only for this type of recipe, like the vitamix or blentec. I own a cheap blender which was not able to pulverize the seeds not the spikes of the cactus fruits.
The benefits of lemon are concentrated in its peel.
However I do not feel like drinking a super bitter juice with only lemon and its peel. The trick? Add cucumber! Lemon, lemon peel and cucumber go so well together in a delicious raw green juice.
Oh and you don’t need a juicer. A mylk bag is enough. This is what I use. Everyday.
Fennel is well known for its benefits on digestion. Moreover, fennel tops are amazing too. I used the stalks and fronds of a big fennel to make an anise green juice. For those of you who do eat raw, I found an article “Top 5 Ways to Use Fennel Stalks & Fronds” for more ways to use fennel tops.
I was taught by Markus Rothkranz and Cara Brotman than the best part of carrots is the greens.
Let me show you how to make an easy green juice with carrots greens and cucumber.
Let’s get loaded with vitamins!
Soak and sprout some red lentils (only a few hours are necessary).
Dice some cucumbers.
Mix into a nice raw vegan dressing of cashew nuts, parsley, dates, garlic, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and olive oil.
Enjoy my friend my sister!