A good way to start the day nutritionally is with juicing or smoothies
Our juicing past…
We started juicing 20 years ago with the iconic greenstar juicer that crushes, not masticates veggies/fruit – with its redeeming feature (hell to wash!) being – it juiced fresh wheatgrass
For anyone who is wanting to support effective detoxing and nutrition…juicing is a great way to quickly and easily get good nutrition into your body – especially good for fussy kids!
We juiced: carrots, apples, beetroot as a base, spinach, then added lemons, root ginger, fresh wheatgrass etc
I used to grow wheatgrass in trays in our greenhouse and pick daily for juicing…but once I started teaching full time that system went out the window…to the point where I started buying wheatgrass powder from health food stores.
Personally, I don’t believe that you get the same nutritional benefit from a powdered product as you do from the ‘real’ thing” especially when you can control how you grow your wheatgrass.
Once teaching, Juicing became too time consuming and the incredible ‘nutri-bullet’ had arrived on the scene – so smoothies replaced this every-morning ‘nutritional’ ritual in our house
We used: frozen/fresh berries, kale/spinach, kefir, banana, other seasonal fruit, hemp oil, root ginger, root turmeric, lemons, soaked whole nuts, wheatgrass powder and Vital Reds powder (https://gundrymd.com/supplements/)
Now I’m pondering…
So coming back home to help Gregor run Bushlore Herbal Co, I again had more time to set back up some of the systems that lay waste during my teaching years…Fresh Wheatgrass being one
I am using my old Greenstar juicer (many cheaper options on the internet these days) to juice a tray of wheatgrass at a time, and then pour the wheatgrass juice into ice cube trays…freeze them and I am now adding wheatgrass ice cubes to my smoothies – Thinking that fresh wheatgrass organically grown and fed with sea salts and seaweed is more nutritious than in powdered form.
It also saves time as I am juicing a whole tray at once (you can also juice beetroots or carrots with the wheatgrass) and then freezing it in ice cube trays for future use.
I did try to run fresh wheatgrass through our Nutribullet as part of a smoothie mix but it was stringy and didn’t mix properly.
Growing your own Wheatgrass…
You will need:
- Seed tray
- Good quality seed raising mix
- Organic wheat or barley
- Ocean solids, fish fertiliser and/or rock solid (wheatgrass will be as nutritious as what you feed it as it grows – check out Wally’s gardening products at: https://www.0800466464.co.nz/
Fill seed tray with seed raising mix. Spread thickly the wheatgrass/barley seed so it almost cover the seed
Finely cover the seed and water (incl your additives if any to the water)
Leave in a sheltered place away from birds! – Harvest once by cutting with scissors and then juice
Dare yourself to do a six week liver detox rebuild programme
Your liver replaces most of its cells within six weeks. This creates a great opportunity to detox and rebuild your liver.
- All your need to is stop or restrict coffee, alcohol, sugar/caffeine drinks and smoking for 6 weeks.
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- Follow a regime of juicing and/or smoothies to replace nutrients to help rebuild healthy liver cells.
The majority of people will have more energy, feel invigorated, sleep better and have a stronger immune system.