Thursday, 7 July 2011


Not the processed version of the same name that was popular in the 1970s.. this is fresh,living and exceptionally good for you.

1 raw beetroot
1 stick celery
2 apples
chunk courgette
chunk cucumber
1/2 avocado flesh
1tbsp flaxseed
1tbsp natural yogurt (optional)

Beetroot is great for boosting stamina and making muscles work harder, it also contains potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, and folic acid. Beetroot also contain carbohydrates, protein, powerful antioxidants and soluble fibre.

Courgettes are 90% water, low in calories and fat. They contain vitamins A and C, plus folate and potassium.

Cucumbers, like watermelons, are 95% water, they keep the body hydrated and help regulate the body’s inner temperature. They also help the body flush out toxins.

Celery has been used as a diuretic for centuries. Its diuretic effect comes from its balance of potassium and sodium which helps to flush out excess fluid from the body.

Avocado is a powerhouse of vitamin E which protects our skin from free radicals.

The phytonutrients in apples can help you regulate your blood sugar. Recent research has shown that apple polyphenols can help prevent spikes in blood sugar through a variety of mechanisms.

The omega-3s in flaxseed can help reduce the inflammation that leads to conditions such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine headaches, and osteoporosis.

Yogurt improves natural defense, it contains a good amount of phosphorus and 88% water. People with a risk of osteoporosis should eat at least one serving of yogurt per day.

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