Warming Winter Sunshine Juice/Smoothie

| 2 December 2014

Juicing gives to you as much as you give to juicing. Even in modern, super-busy lives juicing – like coffee and tea – can be a home-made ritual. Like some people say: if you don’t have 10 minutes, you don’t have a life.:)

This week we not only sharing a fresh, super seasonal and medicinal juice/smoothie recipe but also reminding about the key aspect of juicing: the importance of incorporating some high-quality, cold-pressed oils to make sure the phytonutrients and the plethora of pigments (the colourful stuff) get absorbed and used by your tissues.

Onto the recipe first:

Spiced Warming Winter Juice

Serves 2-3

Ingredients

1 large handful of goji berries

1 large handful of pine nuts

1-2 cups of water

1 banana (optional)

juice of:

1 large organic sweet potato

3 large organic carrots

1/3 of butternut squash

1 large golden beetroot

1/3 inch of fresh turmeric (optional)

2 TBLS cold-pressed oil

Method:

First blend goji berries, pine nuts, and water till you get a smooth mix (include banana for extra sweetness if you prefer). Then juice sweet potato, carrot, squash, turmeric, beetroot. Mix both parts together. Add extra cold-pressed flax or cedar nut oil. Enjoy!

So why oil? And why do we add all these ingredients to the juice?

Blending in extra medicinal ingredients into your juice (making it a sort of a light smoothie) is GREAT for colder, darker months and ensures that the energy from the juice is released slower and you will have fuel for longer.

Goji berries work particularly well with carrots and orange-colored juices in general as both are rich in vitamin A and carotenoids and are great for eyes, skin, and general immune wellness.

Remember, as we mentioned earlier, the goodness from raw plant juice is only fully extracted with the help of fat/ high-quality oils – some phytonutrients are fat-soluble only. So get some cold-pressed flax or pine nut oil and pimp your juice today!

With much Celebration & Appreciation,

Aiste, Joel & the Wild Team xoxo