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Topic: JUICING for mental health

  1. Shelll
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    31 January 2021 in reply to monkey_magic
    It tasted sweet, a bit tangy, refreshing and a bit earthy. Quite yum really. Beautiful colour too
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  2. monkey_magic
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    23 May 2021 in reply to Shelll

    Hi everyone,

    Popped back in because I just made a new juice with what I had left over in the fridge.

    2 small oranges

    1/2 peeled de-seeded lemon

    2 handfuls baby spinach

    1 large carrot

    Small piece ginger

    1 green apple

    Turmeric

    I felt the need to get some fruit & veg into my diet today plus needed the medicinal properties of the ginger to boost me through the end of a cold and the anti- inflammatory properties of the turmeric to help heal some pain. Just trying stuff out.

    I'm still a huge fan of juicing...and blending and still haven't bought a sugary one from the supermarket since investing in my juicer.

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  3. Shelll
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    23 May 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    Sounds really nourishing that juice MM.

    I was attempting to do another smoothie /juice challenge. I only lasted 1 day. So I may keep posting in here.

  4. Shelll
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    23 May 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    I made your juice earlier on MM. I had everything except the turmeric. It tasted tangy and nourishing. Pretty sure ginger can be good for pain as well.

    Thankyou so much your post helped me to get to it. I was struggling with motivation. I just simply made the juice after I read your post.

    My blood pressure has been high, so the medical people have said. That is one reason I like to put beetroot in some juices to help lower it. Which it has in the past.

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  5. monkey_magic
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    23 May 2021 in reply to Shelll

    Oh great Shell,

    Yeh it was a tangy one.

    The beetroot one I make is my fave. Raw beets, celery, carrots, apples, and watermelon. Makes me feel really good.

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    24 May 2021 in reply to monkey_magic
    These are great recipes monkey and some of the best are the ones we make randomly.Ginger is such a great healing ingredient to put in.
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  7. Shelll
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    25 May 2021

    Hi MM, Mark and all

    Been slow going with making a juice. But I did it. It had:

    2 apples

    1 zucchini

    1/2 parsnip

    2 handfuls of spinach

    Juice of 1 lime

    Maybe something else, cannot remember. Brain is not concentraing good. Not enough sleep.

    But juice did feel nourishing, and lime is yummy

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  8. Shelll
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    25 May 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    That does sound awesome. Gosh I love watermelon. I may have made it before too, if you mentioned it previously. I cannot remember.

    I made your one with the oranges in it again. I put more ginger in it this time. So a bit less tangy, more gingery. But I liked drinking it.

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  9. monkey_magic
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    26 May 2021 in reply to Shelll

    Wow Shell,

    You are definitely one for making unique and surprising juice combinations!

    Getting those nutrients in is sure to give your skin a clear and healthy glow!

    Hi Matchy!

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  10. Shelll
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    27 May 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hi all,

    MM, yes definitely my skin does look clearer, healthier. Juicing carrots,beetroot and cucumber in particular makes my skin look like that.

    Today I made a variation of your orange one. It had oranges, lemon, apple, carrots, 1 /2 cucumber, cos lettuce and ginger. Very nourishing feeling.

  11. Shelll
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    27 May 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    And MM, don't feel pressured to reply to me. All cool.

    I am just going to use your thread (if you are happy with that) to help myself be consistent with juicing.

    I do really feel better when I drink fresh extracted juices every day.. Its like my body soaks it in.

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  12. monkey_magic
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    28 May 2021 in reply to Shelll

    Yeah sure Shell,

    Use this thread to your advantage.

    I'm currently on a quest to buy some beets, celery, apples, watermelon and carrots.

    Need a juice too.

    I read that giving beetroot juice to athletes helped their stamina.

    I've just had a protein shake and added some strawberries and yoghurt to it since I don't have ingredients to juice. Time to go shopping.

    You are right about the body soaking in extracted juices as it doesn't need all that time in our digestive system. You go girl!! Get that boost!

  13. Shelll
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    28 May 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    You make smile with your "You go girl!! Get that boost!" MM. That is awesome. And right back at you.

    I am drinking a juice as I write this. Your orange type one again, plus I added cucumber.

    Hey after you wrote about watermelon the other day. I went out and bought some last night. I was going to use it in a juice, just ate a piece of it this morning. And then continued to eat it. Hope the one you buy in your quest is as delicious as my one was. Great fruit to juice, as it yeilds a lot of juice those watermelons hey.

    Never really been into protein shakes. It would have filled you up, did it? I like those frozen organic strawberries. Forget the brand of them.

    And beetroot has a lot going for it. Excellent to detox our livers as well. Didn't know that about athletes and stamina... I like learning about vegetables and fruits and what healing properties they contain. And you can get a good dose of it when you drink juices.

    Keep on going MM

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  14. Shelll
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    1 June 2021 in reply to Shelll

    Drank a juice which had 2 large carrots, 1 apple, lime and watermelon yesterday.

    This morning drank a smoothie which had soy milk, cacao, dates, banana and vanilla

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  15. monkey_magic
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    3 June 2021 in reply to Shelll

    Hi Shell & any fellow juicers & blenders!

    Oh watermelon is excellent...lots of juice plus has less sugar than I actually thought compared to many other fruits.

    Your smoothie sounds delicious and nutritious as well!!

    Get that boost because of your juice!

    You'ld think I'm creating some kind of add compaign.

    Protein shakes don't fill me up for long...

    Made a concoction from what was left in the fridge & put it in a jug.

    Beets

    Green apples

    Celery

    Carrots

    Lemon

    Oranges

    Turmeric

    And the verdict; it's definitely good enough to drink!!

    What I like about fruit/veg juice is the fact they're potent with nutrition....

    Did somebody say.. natural medicine!!

    I'm all for it!

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    3 June 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hi monkey great to see the juicer still going and great healthy recipes.One interesting thing about watermelon is it does have a lot of different vitamins and minerals from vitamin A,B1,B6,C,calcium,magnesium as well as having Electrolytes so it is really good for you.One of the fruit with the highest Sugar is Fig.Interesting looking in sugar levels and vitamins and minerals of fruit.I did do some study on it many years ago.I wish I could remember it all.

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  17. Shelll
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    3 June 2021 in reply to Matchy69

    Hi Mark, I agree it's fascinating learning about all the vitamins, minerals and even healthy fats in fruits and vegetables. I have eaten dried figs, they are pretty sweet. As are medjool dates.

    Hey maybe you could study it again. Keeps our brains working

  18. Shelll
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    3 June 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    Hahaha... "Yeah get that boost because of the juice"

    I totally agree with it, as you know. And I also agree with all fruits and vegetables being flooded with healing nutrients. And juicing you really get a healthy dose of it going straight into our bloodstream.

    When I drink carrot and beetroot juices often. My skin just looks extremely healthy and clear with rosy cheeks. Cucumber as well.

    Cucumber yields a lot of juice as well.

    Your juice sounds awesome. Are you using fresh turmeric MM in that. And Mark if you are reading this, have you grown turmeric before. And also ginger? Would really like having a go at growing that, if it grows in my area.

    Yesterday I made a juice with watermelon, cucumber, carrot, orange, apple. Interesting colour that one

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  19. monkey_magic
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    4 June 2021 in reply to Shelll

    He,he...,

    Yes, that colour would be interesting...after imagining it.

    Ive been using powdered turmeric and have been after the fresh one but couldn't find any one time I went shopping.

    That would be great if u are able to grow your own. I wonder if I could do the same 🤔 I hope so.

  20. Shelll
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    4 June 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    Yes a greenish light brown juice that one. Tasted nourishing though.

    Today I made a smoothie it had pineapple, mango, coconut water, chia seeds and powered turmeric. Now that was a pretty color. A yellowy orange colour. And I was glad to get some turmeric into me.

    Are you still drinking your jug full MM

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    4 June 2021 in reply to monkey_magic
    Hi monkey ginger is easy to grow just plant a tuber and should shoot and will grow more tubers on it and you just dig up a piece when you need it.I would plant it in spring.Bunnings sometimes sell them in pots as well.Ginger tubers is dear to buy in the supermarket.I have always grown my own.
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  22. Shelll
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    6 June 2021

    Hi MM, Mark and all.

    Thanks for the tips about how to grow ginger Mark.

    Today I made a smoothie it had:

    Apple

    Banana

    Cucumber

    Spinach

    medjool date

    Ginger

    And coconut water

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    17 June 2021 in reply to Shelll
    Are there any juices that are suitable for winter to keep us healthy.
  24. monkey_magic
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    16 September 2021 in reply to Shelll

    Hi quirky,

    Any juice really is suitable.

    Ok, so I made a green juice and this is a favourite! It's a 2lt containers worth.

    Bunch kale

    8 apples

    10 cucumbers

    1/2 pineapple

    Add coconut water to taste.

    This is now one of my faves. You can also add celery if u wish!

    🥥🍏🍏🥬🥬🍍🥒🥒🥒🥥

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    16 September 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    Wow I can't believe I just found this thread now!

    Those are amazing recipes and so healthy!

    One that I loved:

    Frozen Mango

    Honey or Maple Syrup

    Any type of milk

    Yoghurt

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  26. monkey_magic
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    17 September 2021 in reply to missep123

    Missep123,

    You're smoothie sounds fantastic!

    I bought a juicer when I started this thread and it's honestly one of the best investments I've made!

    Feel free to add any juice and/or smoothie recipe to the list.

    I finally found fresh tumeric and made a tumeric, orange, carrot juice. It was delicious! I also make a ginger, orange, carrot one.

  27. monkey_magic
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    18 September 2021 in reply to monkey_magic
    Nothing has ever made me feel as good as these juices do! My skins clear, my migraines gone, my nerve pain has improved! I feel so well. Highly recommend drinking a home made juice or two a day!
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  28. missep123
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    20 September 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    Thank you!

    Ironically the smoothie I described above is based on one of my favourite smoothies from a shop which is called Monkey Magic (the same as your username!)

    I think juicing/drinking smoothies is a great way to get nutrients in. Especially if you make it yourself at home!

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