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Green Juice For Healthy Skin And High Energy

green-juiceFirst I would like to say, if you aren’t juicing, what are you waiting for!?

Second I would like to say to the naysayers, and there are always a few, who state “…but you should EAT your veggies and fruits to get the much needed fiber!” I agree! I completely agree.  But juicing is something to do in addition to eating those fruits and veggies.  Cold pressed fresh juice packs a ton of nutrients. When you add more veggies to fruits in the mix, you don’t spike your blood sugars like regular juice can.

I’m sharing this recipe with you for interest’s sake.  Take it and run with it or bypass it, it’s up to you.  Either way, this is something that I do every day and wanted to share with all of you!

Organic Green Juice For A Damn Sexy Glow And High Energy

Ingredients:

One bunch of celery, washed and chopped into small sticks

Two cups of baby spinach

Five green apples, chopped (you can put the whole apple in)

One lemon (save the seeds to plant later, makes a lovely little green plant)

Ginormous chunk of ginger (not from China, the organic one from Peru)

Two enormous field cucumbers, seeds and all (do not peel, just wash)

 

How To:

Wash and soak all your organic produce to remove any handling germs.

Chop as stated and put to one side.

Haul out your juicer, and go to town.

Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.  You can stretch this to 48 hours but your juice will not pack as much nutritional punch as it does in the first hours.  This combo yields about 2 quarts of juice but since we live in Canada to you that is….around one and a half liters or so.

Guzzle it down a few times a day when you get tired of your water.  It will fuel you like no other. Hope you enjoy this amazing juice!

 

Gillian :)

xo

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Put Your Feet Up

young-couple-enjoying-romantic-moments-in-nature-picjumbo-comLife is unfolding before us at a phenomenal pace.  We need to take some of the moments afforded us and put our feet up to see how that feels for a bit.  We  need to stop striving and trying so hard and just BE.  Being is half of what we are, human beings.  So let us put into practice what we are named for. Let’s try BEing for once.

Nothing is in our control, and this is actually a good thing.  It means you can relax! We need to remember this as life picks up the pace, gets a little too hectic and out of whack.  We are at peace when we sit in silence, or drink a tea, or take the time to meditate.  Read a chapter. Enjoy a cookie.  Do your nails.  Nap for a half hour.

BE for once.  Tis so good for the soul xo G

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Beet Juice For Glowy Skin

beetA recipe I love as of late is one I adapted from Oh She Glows! by Angela Liddon.

It is a simple beet juice recipe, full of the antioxidants and nutrients your skin needs to glow that healthy glow!

For two servings:

3 medium sized beets*

2 cucumbers

2 green apples

2 carrots

1 lemon

 

Scrub and quarter your beets, leave the greens if they are attached, and the root.  You want all this plant nutrition in your juice!

Peel and chop the carrots.

Slice apples into chunks, lose the core, keep the skin.

Remove the rind from the lemon, cut into quarters.

Cut cucumbers but leave skin on, and make sure the pieces fit down the juice chute! LOL

 

Juice your ingredients and serve it chilled for best taste.  I love this one! Beets are flourishing now at farmers markets and grocery stores…so go crazy and make some beet juice for your own great health.

*beets may need to be lightly steamed if they are too large to cut

I am almost back to my regular schedule.  Wednesday September 7th I will be full time again.  Thank you for your patience during these summer hours, it has been nice to be home with my kids.

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Why I Love Waking Up In The Morning

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I work five days a week in my little yet transformative, powerful, blissed out space I call The SPA on King. It is a haven for good smells, steamy hot towels, basalt rocks slick with essential oils, and more.

I belong here.

I thrive in this environment of volcanic ash masks, collagen gels, Balinese oils and warm blankets.

It is my Mecca.

It is my happy place.

I know this may sound strange, but I really believe I was born to encourage soul work and relaxation in people.  Not a day goes by in my life where I don’t strive to improve myself, and I am continually crossing paths with like-minded women who become loyal clients and friends.  My hope is that you will see yourself differently after an encounter with me at my spa.  You will leave my company with a little more knowledge about yourself than you had when you first walked in the door.  There are magical little nuggets of inner wisdom always on the cusp of the surface, and with some tweaking, shoulder massage, some conversation and some time to think quietly too – you will discover them easily and they will make your soul sparkle with joy! Relaxation is transformative.  It is key to breaking blocks in the mind and body.  It is essential for your beauty – your outer glow.  You will leave elevated, on path, and feeling serenely peaceful.  I warn you, it’s contagious.  So please rebook at the time of your appointment so you don’t miss any more regular opportunities to bliss out with me in the sweet turquoise spa.  I work with just one client at a time, to maximize your relaxation experience and provide undivided individual attention to you.  And I’m super excited to see you soon.

 

Gillian xo

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