An Accredited Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, Julie Graduated with distinctions from S.A. College of Botanic Medicine and Natural Therapies Pty Ltd. Professional Qualifications include: Naturopathic Doctor, Herbal & Homoeopathic Practitioner: Diet and Nutritional Medicine: Remedial & Therapeutic... more
There is no doubt that beauty comes from the inside out. Whatever you put in your body affects the health of your skin.
The same can be said for whatever you use on your skin. It will have either a detrimental of positive effect on your health.
I would like to share with you a favorite juice recipe of mine that will help to improve the texture of your skin, reduce sensitivities, and improve skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It will also improve muscle tone and your overall health by supporting healthy digestion, detoxification, reduce bloating and improve your energy levels.
Enjoy this drink daily, either as an early morning pick-me-up or a drink with your evening meal.
Cut and chop these ingredients, put them into a blender or Ninja bullet blender, and blend away, then drink. Bon appetit!
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 cup of kale, spinach, or chard
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
- 1 green apple
- 1/2 cup of parsley
- 1/2 cup of fresh pineapple
- Juice and zest of one lime or lemon
Health benefits of these ingredients
Kale: Plant protein (amino acids), antioxidants, fiber, calcium, vitamin A, iron, magnesium – essential for regular digestion, immunity and glowing skin
Lemon/lime: Contains high levels of vitamin C that assists with detoxification, anti-bacterial activity, blood purification, pH balancer, liver cleanser and immune support
Cucumber: Potassium, vitamin C – rehydrates your skin, reduces bloating, replenishes necessary electrolytes
Banana: A great source of fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A – aids healthy digestion/regularity
Celery: Calcium, B vitamins, iron, magnesium – as alkalizing properties, improves detoxification and reduces bloating
Green apples and red apples: A good source of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron and zinc. Apples also contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K, folate, and niacin. Apples have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties that protect against cell mutation and improve immunity. Apples also help to improve digestion, manage cholesterol levels, improve bowel function and are beneficial for people suffering from diverticulitis.
Ginger: Essential nutrients provided by ginger are - pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5) and minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Ginger has been found to be powerful in the fight with cancer. It is also being said by some that it is far more powerful than chemotherapy and of course without the harmful side effects. It has powerful antioxidant properties, and benefits reduction of heartburn and indigestion.
Parsley: High levels of vitamins K, iron, C, Folate with smaller amounts of copper, manganese, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, B1 and B3. Parsley is known to reduce the risk of cancer, improves immune function, reduces inflammation and swelling association with arthritis, improves kidney function and aids healthy circulation and heart function.
Destroyers of skin and organ health are excessive amounts of alcohol, soft drinks, pastries, cakes, biscuits, smoking, illegal drugs, and medications.
It is important to keep a check on your health and follow these three rules to achieve optimal health:
- Build a strong foundation: Healthy food, exercise, positive thought processes, and balancing of your emotions
- Making changes: Eliminate habits that will serve you no positive or healthy purpose, implementing changes that will improve your quality of health, happiness and vitality.
- Taking charge: Put into action your positive changes and actions that will serve you well!