Monday, September 15, 2014

Tour de Luxembourg

Lovely days with the family, great modern arts, iron and steel, walks in the forest and excellent cuisine.











Thursday, September 11, 2014

seven days detox: day 7





















Last day! I'm looking forward to using my teeth again. Tomorrow I'll have a huge green salad with grilled goat cheese..


08:00     cup of hot water with a slice of lemon

10:00     Sweet Beet Smoothie

13:00     Pear 'n' Parsnip

16:00     Sweet Beet Smoothie

19:00     Pear 'n' Parsnip

before sleep: a cup fennel tea with a teaspoon Manuka honey


The recipes:

Sweet Beet Smoothie
(yields 2 juices)

1 apple
2 carrots
1 bulb raw beetroot
1 large handful dark berries (fresh or frozen)
1 handful ice cubes

Juice the apple, carrots and beetroot and pour the juice into a blender along with the berries and the ice. Blend for a few seconds and enjoy.

Pear 'n' Parsnip
(yields 2 juices)

1 apple
2 pears (conference pears make a lovely juice, but any will do - just make sure they are hard as you get more juice)
1 medium parsnip
1/2 lime (peeled, but keep the white pith on)
4 sprigs fresh mint
1 handful ice cubes

Juice the ingredients, pour over ice and enjoy.

If you liked this seven days programme I strongly recommend you try the Jason Vale programme 7lbs in 7days. There is an absolutely fantastic App with an interactive shopping list, how-to-make  videos, audio coaching, 7 days juice diet, beautiful images and more.


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

seven days juice detox: day 6

Day 6 is a take-away-day. I prepared the juices last night to take them with me on a trip to Berlin. The little True Fruits  glass bottles are perfect for refill.




The recipes:

Plum and Blackberry Crunch (you may use any berries you like)



Have a nice day!


Sunday, September 07, 2014

seven days detox: day 5


Overabundance of apples and grapes in our garden! So today's menu contains a lot of non alcoholic Rosé and non alcoholic White Wine, because the grapes in full ripeness don't allow much storage.

08:00     cup of hot water with a slice of lemon

10:00     Non Alcoholic Rosé

13:00     juice master's detox special   

16:00     Non Alcoholic White Wine

19:00     juice master's detox special   

before sleep: mulled Non Alcoholic White Wine sprinkled with cinnamon

The recipes:

Non Alcoholic Rosé
(yields 1 juice)

2 apples
a bunch of white (green) grapes, ideally taken straight off a vine
a small handful raspberries (I took some frozen ones)
ice cubes

Juice and pour over ice.

Non Alcoholic White Wine
(yields 1 juice)

2 apples
a bunch of white (green) grapes, ideally taken straight off a vine
1 slice lemon with rind on
ice cubes

Juice and pour over ice.

juice master's detox special

3 apples
1 carrot
1 slice lemon with rind on
1/4 yellow bell pepper
3 cm slice cucmber
1/4 stick celery
3 cm brokkoli stem
3 cm slice beetroot
1 avocado
a handful of ice cubes

Juice everything except the avocado, pour the juice in a blender with the avocado and the ice. Blend until creamy.



Saturday, September 06, 2014

seven days detox: day 4




08:00     cup of hot water and a Ginger Shot (aka Healthy Espresso)

10:00     Utterly Orange

13:00     Greyhound Soup

16:00     Dreamy Detox

19:00     Greyhound Soup

before sleep: Kusmi Tea Detox Grapefruit (can't get enough of it!)






Purple potatoes make grey soup. It does'nt look too appetizing but gives you the unique opportunity to present your brightest china and flowers without the food stealing the show!


The recipes:

Utterly Orange
(yields 1 juice)

2 juicy oranges (peeled, leaving pith on)
150g natural yoghurt
1/2  banana
a small handful crushed ice

Juice the oranges and pour into the blender. Add the yoghurt, banana and ice into the blender. Blend - pour - enjoy!

Dreamy Detox 
(yields 1 juice)

2 apples
1 slice of lemon with rind on
1/4 cucumber
1 stick celery
1cm piece fresh ginger
handful ice cubes

Juice everything and place ice and juice in a blender. You may skip the blender, but it's better and smoother with the blender.

Greyhound Soup

3 potatoes "Blauer Schwede"
the white part of a leek
vegetable broth to cover the vegetables

Cook until the vegetables have softened, then blend. Before serving top with a dollop of fresh goat cheese and a nasturtium blossom. Sprinkle with chili salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Friday, September 05, 2014

seven days detox: day 3



























08:00     cup of hot water with a slice of lemon

10:00     Totally Green

10:00 - 12:00 walk through forest and meadows

13:00      Pear, Parsley and Basil

16:00     Totally Green and a cup of Kusmi Tea Detox Grapefruit (delicious!!)

19:00     Pear, Parsley and Basil  (no soup today)

before sleep: cup of warm almond milk with a teaspoon Manuka honey








The recipes:

Totally Green
(yields 2 juices)

1 apple
1/4 medium pineapple
1 cm ginger
1/2 medium courgette
1 large handful of  Swiss chard leaves
1/2 lime, with the skin on
1/2 avocado
handful of ice cubes

Juice all the ingredients except the avocado and the ice cubes. Pour the juice in a blender and blend with the avocado and the ice.

Pear, Parsley and Basil
(yields 2 juices)

3 small apples
1 pear
1cm piece ginger
1cm slice lemon, with the skin on
1/2 medium courgette
1/4  cucumber
5 cm stick celery
2 sprigs parsley
2 sprigs basil
1/2 avocado
handful of ice cubes

Juice all the ingredients except the avocado and the ice cubes. Pour the juice in a blender and blend with the avocado and the ice.

I'm happy to answer another question today: Do you peel the fruit, the beetroot, the ginger etc? Do you cut out the apple core?
















I try to use everything with root and branch!
I usually wash the fruit and cut it in pieces as seen in the picture. Even the lemon.  Exceptions are pineapple, lime, orange, melon and avocado. As for the lime and the orange I try to let the pith on them, because the pith contains a lot of nutrients. I clean the beetroots and the carrots with a vegetable brush.
I juice apples and pears with the core, herbs with the stems.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

seven days juice detox: day 2




08:00     warm glass of water followed by a Healthy Espresso

10:00     Plum and Blackberry Crunch

13:00     Turbo... with a kick!

16:00    Plum and Blackberry Crunch

19:00    Beetroot and potato soup with a hint of almond milk

before sleep:  a cup of Yogi Tea "Schoko" with a cloud a almond milk and a teaspoon Manuka honey
  

















The recipes:

Healthy Espresso

1 apple
a generous piece of ginger (1-2 cm)

Juice both, beginning with the ginger, and feel instantly energized!

Plum and Blackberry Crunch
(yields 2 juices)
1 handful of ripe and sweet blackberries
1 handful of plums, pitted
1/2 banana
1 tablespoon mixed seeds and nuts (sesame, linseed, pumpkin seed, cashews)
2 tablespoons natural yoghurt
1 glass of almond milk
1 glass of water or a handful of ice cubes

Put all ingredients into the blender and blend just for a few seconds.
A creamy, crunchy and filling smoothie!

Turbo... with a kick!
(yields 2 juices)
2 apples
1/4 medium pineapple
1 handful spinach
1/2 lime, peeled
1/2 stick celery
3cm chunk cucumber
1cm chunk ginger
1/4 medium avocado
1 small handful ice cubes

Juice all the ingredients except the avocado and the ice. Pour the juice in a blender together with the avocado flesh and ice and blend until smooth.


Beetroot and potatato soup

2 beetroots
1 potato
enough vegetable broth (instant is fine) to cover the vegetables
sea salt and freshly ground pepper to your liking

Cook until the vegetables have softened, blend and add a hint of almond milk.


A few questions I have been asked since I started the seven days:

1) What should be the exact amount of each juice?
Each juice should yield at least 250ml, 400ml is fine. 500ml feels too much to me. I take it rather liberal and add some ice cubes or water if I want more liquid. Or I juice an extra apple.

2) What is the approximate overall amount you drink during the day? 
The 4 juices plus about 4-5 big mugs of water or tea. The amount depends on how cold I feel (more hot water or tea) and on how hungry I am. At the beginning of the detox I drink more than during the last days.

3) Do you take any supplements while detoxing?
I alternate between Schindele's Mineralien and wheatgrass powder, one teaspoon a day added to the water or juice.

4) How do you fight a hunger attack?
In case of bad hunger SOS Jason Vale suggests to eat a banana, an avocado or a raw fruit bar.

5) Do you recommend sports while detoxing?
A huge "YES". The more you exercise the better for your mind and body.
Yoga, long walks, running, a bit of rebounding are perfect.

6) What else can I do to further enhance the detox?
Take a long bath with sea salt, get a deep tissue massage.

If you have more questions, I'm happy to answer them.