Hi there, I’m Laura and I write the healthy food blog Starloz where I share healthy recipes with the internet. After losing 52kg in 2008 and 2009, I decided I wanted to learn exactly how the body processed foods and the impact that different foods have on the human body. When I’m not studying Full-time to become a Nutritionist at the University of Sydney, I can be found writing my blog, developing recipes or listening to Michael Jackson on full blast.
Now that you know a little bit more about me, I’m going to talk about juice with you today. Now before you jump to conclusions, I’m not talking juice-fasting. I have never been a fan of fasting or dieting so I’m not going to even discuss it any further because it’s not something I feel needs to be discussed, ever.
Juicing, however, is a fun topic for me to discuss because it involves my true loves, fruit and vegetables.
Another fun fact about me is that I eat more fruit & vegetables than most people think is possible. They are incredibly delicious and that is why I enjoy it. I’m here today with a juice I made once and continue to re-create over and over again because the flavours are just sooo incredibly yummy.
The juice photographed here is packed with anti-oxidants, vitamin-C, potassium and several plant based omega-3’s. When I first started drinking juices on a regular basis, I noticed vast improvements with my digestion, a boost in metabolism and my immune system was functioning better than ever before. I can not speak highly enough of juicing, it has been an integral part of helping me achieve a healthy, happier internal system which has ultimately impacted me in the best way possible.
To create this juice (or any juice) is really simple. It doesn’t even involve a recipe because it really depends on what you have on hand. When I wake up in the morning, I start with a trip to the fridge where I scout my juice ingredients.
My first priority is to find a fruit or vegetable that I know will render a large amount of liquid. I’m talking oranges, apples, watermelon or pineapple because these fruits always produce the liquids. My next thought process involves getting my juice nice and sweet. I’m talking strawberries, passionfruit, purple-black grapes or kiwifruit. My last thoughts are to do with the fresh herbs or root vegetables I will use to further enhance my juice. I’m talking mint, ginger or celery.
Once I’ve selected my ingredients, I get to work. I slice everything and begin throwing the pieces into my juicer, tasting as I go until it tastes exactly how I like it.
Thank you to Lolly for allowing me to type my words and things here, it was a pleasure to write this post for you Lolly. If you would like to see even more from me, head over to my blog and explore my site for more recipes, rambling and pretty photography.