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Detox and cleansing juicing recipes

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Detoxing allows your body to rid itself of toxins that have accumulated in many forms, preservatives, colours, additives, heavy metals and chemicals we have been exposed to at home, work or outdoors. Also allergens in food and the environment, medicinal drugs and body products all add to the amount of toxins in our bodies, no wonder sometimes our systems can’t cope if we are run down, our poor bodies have to fight infection or illness on top of filtering out the junk and toxic overload.

A detox may last 6-12 weeks or you can do a quick cleanse for 3+ days, your body will thank you for the benefits no matter how long you do it for.

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What to make with juice pulp

After making my juice this morning, (ginger, lemon, carrot and apple) I looked at all the pulp and thought it a shame it was going into the compost again, I have fed other green pulp to the chickens before but it was a bit zingy, anyhow I popped onto my bestie google and asked the question “what to make with juice pulp”?

A very good website appeared called Vegetarian times and I found this really helpful article:

 

One of the questions I get asked most about juicing is “What can I do with the juice pulp?” Tons of things! Read on for 20 of my favorite uses for leftover juice pulp—and get inspired to reduce your food waste and make fantastic use of healthful fiber.

1. Blend pulp into a smoothie to add fiber.
2. Add to a soup to thicken and boost fiber and nutrient density.
3. Use fruit pulp to make frozen “pulpsicles” or fruit pulp ice.
4. Make a veggie broth by boiling pulp with water, herbs, and spices, then straining.
5. Make a “fruit tea” by boiling fruit pulp with water, adding spices such as cinnamon or ginger, cooling, and then straining.
6. Use veggie pulp to add nutrient density to mac n’ cheese or pasta sauce, or layer into a lasagne.
7. Make fabulous fruit leathers.
9. Use in homemade veggie burgers or fritters. Pulp adds moisture, flavor, and nutrition.
10. Mix pulp into baked goods like muffins, cakes, bread,  dehydrated or baked cookies, and granola bars. Celery, onion, carrot, sweet potato, spinach, apple, and berry all work beautifully.
11. Use fruit or veggie pulp to add flavor, texture, and moisture to pancakes.
12. Make dehydrated pulp crackers.
13. Use pulp for raw pizza crust.
14. Make pulp marmalade.
15. Make a pulp crumble by mixing pulp with fruit and juice, reducing, and then topping with oats, spices, nuts, or seeds.
16. Dehydrate and make trail mix with raw nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
17. Dehydrate and use like bread crumbs.
18. Use in DIY skincare recipes like scrubs, masks, and soap.
19. Mix pulp into your dog’s food or make dog treats.
If all else fails:
20. Feed it to your chickens, freeze it in ice cube trays to use later, or compost it

 

I ended up adding it to a pan with water, cloves, cardamon, cinnamon, rosemary, thyme, honey and blackberries and turing it into a winter tonic. Thanks for the inspiration Vegetarian Times! Pop over to thier site for more suggestions by readers.

Happy Juicing (P.S. if anyone invents a self cleaning juicer, let me know! )

Tomato chutney recipe River Cottage

I have a massive amount of tomatoes that hadn’t turned red last week on the allotment and a fellow plot holder advised I pick them all in case the frost came and they would be ruined, I ended up with 7 & 1/2 pounds of tomatoes altogether, I used the red ones for breakfast and pop the others in a large bowl with some bananas in the hope they would turn ripe.

A week later and not much progress, some had started to go bad so I got my trusty River Cottage year cookery book and found a great recipe for ‘glutney’

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Banana, frozen raspberry, carrot and apple smoothie

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Perfect for when you need something sweet but have no cake or are trying to be a good girl or boy 😉

This tastes like a fruity carrot cake in a glass, so much more healthier too. We love smoothies!

2 carrots and 2 apples juiced

2 bananas

1/4 bag frozen raspberries – these are best frozen to give the cold taste plus you don’t need ice cubes!

Pop everything in the blender with half teaspoon of ginger or juice a piece of fresh ginger with the carrot and apple, whizz it up and serve.

So yummy and good for you.