Juices for Vitality!

Juices for Vitality

Feeling a little sluggish? Tired or just lacking energy? Want to surf longer, paddle harder and get wave after wave? Why not enter the world of raw juicing.

In such a technological age a lot of us seem to ignore or minimise natural therapies, when really they are the best thing for us. The team at Ola Nina has become a little juice crazed lately so we’ve decided to share all our recipes. For maximum juicing results use a juicer with a 1200 watt motor.

Below is one our favourites:
Berry Morning Delight

(Makes about two glasses)
You will need
 6-7 strawberries

A generous handful of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries

1 ripe banana

A cup of soy milk

A tablespoon of honey

Two tablespoons of vanilla yogurt

A teaspoon of chia seeds

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until a smooth texture. Add crushed ice if desired.

Spices for health

YUM! Next time you are in the kitchen add one of these delicious and nutritious spices to your meal. Healthy and tasty!

HEALTHY FOOD BUZZ

Spices have been used to heal the body for thousands of years, yet scientific research into their health benefits is still in its infancy. We look at the evidence for five common spices.

Turmeric

his bright orange spice comes from the ginger plant family and adds colour to many dishes.

In traditional Indian medicine it is used for a wide variety of conditions, including those of the skin, heart, lungs and digestive system.

Curcumin is the active ingredient and gives turmeric its vibrant colour.

Although our bodies can’t absorb much curcumin, small-scale studies suggest it has potent anti-inflammatory properties and so the potential to treat joint diseases such as arthritis and back pain.

Turmeric may be helpful in cutting cardiovascular disease and stroke risk. It’s thought turmeric can lower bad cholesterol and reduce the stickiness of blood, preventing blood clots.

A study of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) found…

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Making your very own smoothie

Great Smoothie recipe! Mmmmm perfect for an early morning snack!

Med School Never Ends

The word smoothie has its roots in the fruit based drinks made by Hippies in the 60s, at least according to Wikipedia. I started making my own a month or two after I started taking protein supplements. Despite fancy names like French Vanilla, they.don’t.taste.fantastic. I also realised I didn’t have a lot of fresh foods in my diet, so it seemed natural to mix the two into a post-workout evening meal.

[UPDATE : I read an article on men’s health that says, post workout, you want the protein to reach your blood stream fast. Article on BodyBuilding.com suggests you do something like this before your workout as a source of energy, reducing the chance of your body using protein (and muscle) as a source of energy during workouts and focus less on post-workout carbs.]

Here’s how I make mine.

  1. Ingredients
    A banana, a pear, a small bunch…

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