Juice + Nourish is written by Rosemary Ferguson.
After a very stressful week, I’m turning to this book to gain energy and nourish myself. I was kind of on a junk food bender, so it’s really nice to touch base with my roots. Mary takes about chronic conditions such as inflammation, IBS, bad skin can all be signs of that a digestive system can be in trouble. Juices can be tailored to help heal the gut.
Juices VS Smoothies; Some say that juices and smoothies are high in sugar, but Rosemary uses a lot of fruits and veggies that balance the blood sugar and help any insulin intolerance issues. When you juice, you are removing insoluble fibre, what you are keeping is the soluble fibre. Soluble fibre slows down any sugars that may be absorbed and therefore avoids a sugar spike.
She has photographs for almost every recipe. The only thing I would’ve liked to see the page number they are on, instead of the recipe number, but it’s a minor detail and the recipes are easy enough to find.
There’s 7 chapters in this hard covered book.
Chapter 1: Detox and Heal which deals with Rehydration Recovery, Liver juices, and Gut Health.
Chapter 2: Rest and De-Stress which deals with Stress Relivers, mood boosters and Sleep aids.
Chapter 3: Energize which deals with Energy Boosters, Blood sugar balancing and Heart Health.
Chapter 4: Protect and Strenthen which deals with immunity Boosters, Cold & Cough Soothers, Anti- Inflammatories.
Chapter 5: Calm and Balance which deals with Hormone Balancing for Women, Hormone Balancing for Men
Chapter 6: Care and Preserve which deals with Anti-Aging, Healthy Skin & Hair, Weight Loss Aids and Work Out Recovery.
Chapter 7 is all about the Detox Plans.
I’m excited to share a recipe with you. It’s in the Energize section. Normally, I don’t like beets in my juice as they tend to be earthy, but with the pineapple mixed in it’s a real nice treat.
Rosemary is well known for helping your memory and concentration. The sage will help balance your hormones, especially if you are at the start of menopause, as it can really help with hot flashes. The combination of these herbs will help the brain fog clear, and leave you feeling like you can take on the world!
- ¼ pineapple, rind removed
- 2 beets
- 2 stalks of celery
- 6 radishes
- 1 tsp rosemary leaves
- 1 tsp thyme leaves
- 6 sage leaves
Pass all the ingredients through the juicer, wrapping the rosemary and thyme into the sage leaves, otherwise they will get lost in the juicer.
Credit line: Recipe from Juice + Nourish: 100 Refreshing Juices and Smoothies to Promote Health, Energy, and Beauty © Rosemary Ferguson, 2015. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold. theexperimentpublishing.com
Sorry- there’s no photo, a sip turned into gulping down the juice.