Wunderlust 108 – Brisbane kicks off Saturday 30th May, 2015. I will be on stage at 11.30am ( forecourt) – Southbank Parklands.
I promised a FREE recipe to all who attend from my Published Book – The Joy of Real Food
Apple Lime and Apple Juice
Apples eaten with the skin on have 17% of the RDA of fibre. They are high in quercitin and vitamin C, great for immune support..
The Querctin and pectin found in apples are also beneficial for digestive complaints.
They also have anti-viral properties making them a suberb choice to help fight off colds, bronchitis & other viral infections.
From an Ayurvedic perspective Apples are Vata aggravating ( more on this in my book the Joy of Real Food) and cause gas and bloating. combining them with the lime will help combat this as the lime is oiliating.
Chemical Free: Apples are on the list of HEAVY pesticide residues.. so stick to organic.. or wash them thoroughly..using warm water with lemon juice/ ACV.
Carrots are perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant nutrient that was actually named for them: beta-carotene. However, these delicious root vegetables are the source not only of beta-carotene, but also of a wide variety of antioxidants and other health-supporting nutrients. The areas of antioxidant benefits, cardiovascular benefits, and anti-cancer benefits are the best-researched areas of health research with respect to dietary intake of carrots. (All coloured fruits and vegetables are high in phytochemicals and fabulous medicinal properties!)
Limes are high in pectin, minerals, cleansing and oiliating. Phytochemicals in limes boost the immune system, perfect forcombatting winter viruses! They may also great for balancing cholesterol levels and lowering BP and heart. Limes contain quercitin which is very effective against inflammation..
To select limes: Choose shiny and those heavy in weight. Dark green limes have more flavour than those turning yellow.
Turmeric ( optional) is a potent anti inflammatory – high in Curcumin ( the orange pigments) This wonder herb is used for any type of inflammation.
Since the time of Ayurveda (1900 Bc) numerous therapeutic activities have been assigned to turmeric for a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including those of the skin, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal systems, aches, pains, wounds, sprains, and liver disorders. Extensive research within the last half century has proven that most of these activities, once associated with turmeric, are due to curcumin. Curcumin has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus has a potential against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic illnesses.
Try it also with black pepper! Yum!
Carrot Lime Apple
This is a great anti-inflammatory boost, full of antioxidants and natural goodness. I ordered a juice in a café one afternoon with carrot, lime and apple as it sounded delicious. I was informed it was “fresh”, but it turned out the lime was cordial, the apple, packaged and only the carrot fresh. As a result I came home and created my own.
Ingredients from nature:
2 large apples
2 inch piece turmeric root
2-3 limes, peeled
Juice all ingredients and pour into a glass. YUMMMMM!!!
This recipe is from The Joy of Real Food – Available on Amazon, Balboa, Barnes Nobles, Dymmocks, Booktopia and various other online stores.
Autographed copies ( Australia wide) are also available HERE
More recipes are also available in Rowena’s New You Detox Transformation Program – Valued at $149 ( special wanderlust price – $79 – one week only)