Start the day the right way!

Or how to make a green monster….

I have to face it. I am NOT a morning person. Unless I am late for a train I always have to coach myself through getting out of bed! Even on a day where I am full of vibrancy and bounce, getting out of bed is always after ‘just a few minutes more’! I love my morning sleepy-eyed bedroom time.

Well if you are anything like me then you might like to know that this is something that could help! It sure helps me and keeps me on the straight and narrow all day.

I call it my GREEN MONSTERS!

One of our lovely guests at Raw Juice Camp named it this as it was what he had to face on a daily basis before getting out on to the beach to work out. (Oh it’s a hard life!)

It’s so easy to make – you don’t even need a blender you can just shake it up in a bottle or stir it up in your glass! It’s a great ‘flusher’ first thing in the morning before you eat breakfast (eating breakfast or solid foods should not be within those first moments of waking up!). I usually bolt down a glass first thing and slowly finish off the litre within the first hour of the day. It’s a GREAT way to let yourself GLOW and start each day eating clean.

Bring your food to life! You WILL feel the difference by starting the day with a fabulous green monster!

 

Stephanie Jeffs Raw Food Chef & Educator at Raw Juice Camp

Ingredients

* 1litre of filtered or pure water * teaspoon of Green Powder (get 20% off your order with this link * a teaspoon of aloe vera gel (optional)

Method

* whizz up in the blender for a couple of seconds * or simply add ingredients to a bottle of water and shake it up * or stir in a glass! * Drink and enjoy

Green Powder: (also known as power greens) green powders are usually dried vegetables and sea algaes in powder form. Typically they will contain spirulina, wheatgrass, chlorella and barley grass. These are some of natures most nutritious and cleansing greens. Find a mix that works for you from your local health store. I use Udo’s Beyond Greens and you can grab a whopping 20% off all their products using this link and EXPLORERAW20 at the checkout. It’s fabulous! It’s a delicate blend containgin flax which is super for a detox and has a cheeky cinnamon taste to it. Delish!

Aloe Vera: where do I start on this gorgeous superfood? It is an excellent source of nutrition and has 20 minerals, 18 amino acids, 12 vitamins and is a wonderful source of vitamin B12.

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