Nourish & Glow || Feeling Green Juice Recipe
Despite my best efforts, I am definitely more of an all or nothing kinda gal when it comes to healthy practices, but I certainly feel much better when I’m giving my all, rather than my nothing … especially where health and wellbeing is concerned (guilt soon sets in when you’re scrolling through Instagram, eating a packet of biscuits whilst watching gym bunnies lift their own body weight). So, whenever I feel in need of a wellbeing boost a green juice is always my go-to.
Working for yourself and being at home most of the day can leave you VERY sedentary. And whilst most would see it as an opportunity to eat well and exercise more, if I’m not in ‘that’ headspace routines can easily slip – please tell me I’m not alone here 🙋🏻!
So, if you’ve been feeling a little ‘meh’, for whatever reasons, then might I suggest you try this delicious green juice also? It certainly isn’t a miracle cure but it’s made me realise how much I’ve been missing freshness in my life and how much happier I feel when I make better choices in my diet*
Apple, spinach and mint – green juice
4 apples – chopped
Large handful of baby spinach
1/2 cup of mint leaves
1 lime – peeled
Put it through a juicer and serve in a glass. You can make it in a blender but would need to pass it through a sieve first – and just look at the beautiful colour 🍃.
And why is this juice great?
I’ve found some recipe notes over on the The Juicing Collection to highlight how this juice can help keep you happy and well!
Vitamin C ✓ Vitamin A ✓ Vitamin K ✓ Folate ✓ Magnesium ✓
Required for: Immunity, heart and cardiovascular health, development of sex hormones, stress management, health and repair of skin and effective wound healing
Deficiency Symptoms: Frequent infections, poor wound healing, skin complaints, fatigue and listlessness, depression, easy bruising, bleeding gums and varicose veins.
Required for: Bone building and repair, blood clotting and preventing heavy menstrual bleeding.
Deficiency symptoms: Easy bruising, osteoporosis and heaving menstrual bleeding
Required for: Immune system, growth and repair of bones, skin, teeth and eye health.
Deficiency Symptoms: Dry skin, dull and dry hair, hard skin, reduced saliva production, ridged nails, loss of appetite, bumps on back of arms and other parts of the body, acne, mouth ulcers, sinus problems, poor wound healing and poor night vision.
Required for: Cardiovascular health, nervous system function, stress management, carbohydrate digestion, and metabolism into energy, thyroid function and mental clarity and function, as well as the absorbing of calcium into bones.
Deficiency Symptoms: Muscle cramps and twitches, nervous fidgeting, restless legs, hyperactivity and restlessness, insomnia, poor concentration, irritability, palpitations, and arrhythmias.
*And when we use the word diet we mean your everyday eating… not diet-ing – we don’t believe in such nonsense!