Creamy Winter Veggie Soup

I have to share this recipe, I actually came up with it by accident, using my left over veg from christmas dinner!

It tasted soooo good and even my sister loved it, so that is saying something .. her actual words were  “did you make this ?! It’s really nice” in a not very well hidden surprised voice ..  Love you Emzie 😉

Okay so here it is:

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1/4 of a suede
  • half a leek
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 sachet of  organic coconut cream

I cut everything into large cubes, added to pan, and boiled for about 20 minutes. Once all veg was tender, transfer to blender  with some of the water and add coconut cream and blend. You can add more water depending on how thick you like your soups.

Add sea salt and pepper and serve!! Again another recipe you can make if you only have 30 mins to spare!

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Love Sarah xx

Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at juice rehab@hotmail.co.uk
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Chocolate & Cinnamon Oat Cookies

I LOVE baking around christmas time! and when it’s a chilly winters day/night and i want to cosy up with something warm and sweet.

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I’ve managed to avoid all the processed sweet treats over christmas and these are one of my favourite healthy cookie recipe’s that have got me through any temptation.

These are super easy to make and a great sweet treat that is full of only natural sugars and slow releasing ones too! So these will keep you full for longer and loaded with the great stress reducing b vitamins.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup of oats (i used gluten free)
  • 1 tsp of Manuka Honey  (raw (unheated) if you can..) take out honey if vegan, use applesauce instead
  • 2 mashed bananas ( i like mine nicely ripe)
  • 1 tbsp of  Raw Cacao powder ( you could use carob instead or leave them plain) or you could add some nut butter or peanut butter.
  • 2 tbsp of  Organic raisins
  • pinch of vanilla powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of xylitol
  • 2 tbsp of chopped mix nuts

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Mix well in a bowl, place onto baking paper in cookie shapes and bake for 25 minutes.

Easy Peasy and a great healthy snack you can make in 30 minutes if any cravings arise at this festive time of year!!

Love Sarah xx

Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at juice rehab@hotmail.co.uk

Day 4 Juice Cleanse and Day 5 Breaking the Cleanse

I’ve completed my winter cleanse and i’m happy to say it went really well!

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Day 4 :

  • 1 litre of Lemon, Msm, Stevia water
  • 1 litre of Beetroot, celery, apple
  • 1 litre of Lemon, ginger Juice
  • 5-6 cups of herbal tea

Day 5:

  • 1 litre of lemon, msm and stevia hot water
  • 1 litre of strawberry, blueberry, spinach and coconut water smoothie
  • Raw blended soup.
  • 5-6 cups of herbal tea

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I decided to break my cleanse on day 5, I felt I could have gone on for longer as I found that my body was super happy and satisfied with just juice, I had no cravings or hunger, but because of prior arrangements this weekend, I needed to break my cleanse to work back slowly to solid foods for the weekend where i will be enjoying a healthy early xmas with my  family.

Breaking the cleanse in the right way is very important as you don;t want to shock the body, you need to ease if back in gently, and be gentle on your digestion.

This is what I usually do on the day of  breaking  a cleanse and the following week:

  • First day – Juice in the morning as usual, then a smoothie in the afternoon, followed by a blended raw soup in the evening.
  • Second day – Juice in the morning, salad for lunch, the adding in some fats like avocado, and a little soaked nuts.
  • Third day – Juice in the morning, salad for lunch, cooked veggies of tea.
  • Fourth day – Juice in the morning, Salad for lunch adding some cooked grains like Quinoa, Cooked veggies for tea.
  • Fifth day – Juice in the morning, salad for lunch, and adding some animal proteins in like, fish and eggs after the 5th day.

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I’m feeling light, bright and vibrant and ready for the festive season ahead 🙂

 

If you have any questions on juice cleansing i’d be happy to help .

 

Love Sarah xx

Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at juice rehab@hotmail.co.uk

Day 1-3 Winter Juice Cleanse

I like to do a Juice Cleanse with the change of the season.. so every 3 months or so.

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I’m on day 3 and it’s been a very enjoyable cleanse, I’ve done a number of  juice cleanse’s over the last 4 yrs.. and as your body becomes cleaner and your intake of nutrients/Minerals  is higher the body actually requires less food, and I have experienced this myself.

I did a 30 day juice cleanse in 2010, this one was my longest and the other cleanses have ranged from 1 day – 10 days.,

I used to give myself a set number of days that I would do the cleanse for ,but as I’ve gone on I find  it’s better for me to now just listen to my body as i go along.. so I’m on day 3 and i will see how i feel tomorrow and carry on with the cleanse or reintroduce some smoothies/soups back in. It’s very important to break a cleanse/fast the right way with light food, otherwise it can be a shock to the digestion and undo some of the good you did whilst cleansing.

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My first day juice cleansing :

  • 1 pint of hot lemon water
  • 1/2 litre of beetroot, celery and carrot.
  • 1 litre of beetroot, carrot, celery and mint.
  • 1 litre of tomato, garlic, red pepper, celery, kale and cayenne pepper.

I also consumed a 3-4 cups of herbal tea to keep warm.

Felt quite tired.. and had a headache in the evening and a few hunger pains, cravings for food, but only lasted one day.

Day 2 :

I had 3-4  cups of herbal tea throughout the day

Didn’t feel hungry at all today, my lemon water kept me going until 3pm, where I had my first juice of the day, and then my second around 6pm. experienced lots of mental clarity, and energy all day.

Day 3:

  • 1 litre of lemon and ginger tea.
  • 1 litre of apple, cucumber, parsley and celery.
  • 1 litre of  Beetroot Gazpacho
  • 2 – 3 cups of herbal tea, my body temperature was stable and i didn’t experience the usual juice cleansing chills..

Feeling very positive, happy, grateful, productive, calm, and much lighter in mind and body. Have had no detox symptoms since the headache on day 1, and feeling really good.

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I make sure i do the following daily to assist the toxins out and to have a more pleasurable cleanse:

  • dry body brush
  • take zeolites (touchstone) hands down my favourite
  • Milk thistle capsules at night
  • Hot bath each night to induce sweating and assisting toxins out through the pores
  • Enema’s, (I did 1 on day 3) I do these more often if i am experiencing more detox symptoms
  • Yoga and meditation to keep the lymph moving and circulation to keep warm

I think this has been the easiest cleanse so far.. and I have no idea at the moment how long I will cleanse for.. I will see tomorrow how I feel intuitively.

 

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I’ll keep you updated on my results and experience over the next few days.

Have a Juicy day !!

Love Sarah xx

Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at juice rehab@hotmail.co.uk