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    Your 1 Day Juice Cleanse - the recipes, the plan, the shopping list

    Your 1 Day Juice Cleanse - the recipes, the plan, the shopping list

    Last month, my sweet little sis-in-law and I did a 1 Day Juice Cleanse, I posted everything Live in Instagram stories and couldn't believe the response!

    So many of you wrote telling me how keen you are to do the same at home, asking for exact recipes and any other helpful tips I could spare.

    So, I've typed out your recipes, your plan and your shopping list, I've included a few bits and pieces I thought would be most important to do before, during and after a mini detox, and even uploaded a compilation of those stories from IG in one handy video below...

    Enjoy!

    [If the video doesn't show up for you, watch it on YourTube here: https://youtu.be/Bm54366zsak

     

    The purpose of this mini cleanse:
    1. You probably have your own reasons, but for me it always comes down to my digestion. Having a break from foods is a wonderful gift to your overworked digestive system. Everyone deserves a break from time to time, your digestive system demands it.
    2. Getting a massive intake of nutrients and minerals in a day. Getting your 5 a day may be tricky enough, try getting 20 a day! By flooding your body with an overload of nutrients, it naturally crowds out the bad guys and makes detoxing natural.
    3. Giving your immune system a boost. When nutrients enter the body and toxins stir up, your cells reawaken and feel reenergised again to fight against free radicals. A periodic mini cleanse can really keep them in check.

     

    The shopping list (this plan is for 2 people):

     

    Fruits
    1 grapefruit
    3 large cucumbers 4 green apples
    4 sweet apples 1/2 large pineapple
    optional: 1 avocado

     

    Veggies
    7 carrots with leafy tops
    2 small beetroots
    10 stems of celery with leaves
    2 courgettes
    8 inch ginger root

     

    Leafy greens and herbs
    300g kale leaves
    30g mint
    50g parsley

     

     

    A word on organics:

     

    When consuming raw fruits and vegetables, especially in amounts as large as you will during a juice cleanse, it is ultra important that you don’t ingest the very poisons you’re trying to detox away- chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, etc.
    If the purpose of these sprays is to keep the bugs away, that doesn’t mean they will sniff it and leave… Insects lick or nibble on the fruit, chemical that is on top of the fruit or inside it, enters their stomach and blows it up. Literally. Think about this- the big difference between humans and insects is our size… so it’s just a matter of time for us. The more conventional products we eat, the faster we will develop stomach pains and the worse would be the consequences. 

     

     

    The Recipes (this plan is for 2 people):

     

    First of the day “The Fireball"
    1 Grapefruit with skin 
    5 inch ginger root with skin

     

    Mid morning juice “The Green Chlorophyll”
    2 large cucumbers with skin
    4 green apples
    200g kale leaves
    15g mint leaves + stalks

     

    Afternoon juice “The Rainbow”
    7 carrots with leafy tops from 2
    2 small beetroots
    10 stems of celery with leaves
    3 inch ginger root with skin

     

    Dinner juicy smoothie “The Reward”
    4 sweet apples
    1/2 large pineapple, skinned
    2 courgettes
    1 large cucumber
    100g kale leaves
    50g parsley
    15g mint leaves + stalks
    optional: 1 avocado (blend this in with juice!)

     

    Best juicing practice:

    Pass softer ingredients through the juicer before hard ones (cucumber before apples, pineapple before celery). If the soft items cause a build-up of puree in your juicer, push through a few hard items to clear the works.

    Pass leafy greens into the juicer before or with other veggies to avoid waste- if any leaves become stuck in the works, the other items will push them along.

    Fresh is always best. If you must make juice ahead of time, only make it for a maximum of 16 hours in advance to avoid it becoming heavily oxidised.

     

     

    The day before:

    1. Whether your detox is for one day or 30, start getting your body and mind ready now.
    2. Start drinking lots of herbal tea or water (warm or room temperature is best).
    3. Pick up a dry skin brush and start brushing morning and evening to get the lymph system moving.
    4. Have a light vegan meal the night before, preferably raw vegan so the enzymes spark up in prep for next day.
    5. Most importantly, get excited about your cleanse! The most successful detox happens when you can't wait for it to start.
      During your cleanse:
      1. Please refrain from giving in to any stimulants (coffee, sugar, black tea, cigarettes), but feel free to drink as much herbal tea and room temperature water as you please.
      2. To support your body during the release of toxins, feel free to exercise however you like if it’s part of your usual routine. If not, then let your pores open up to eliminate toxins in a sauna or go for a long brisk walk.
      3. Relax as much as possible during the length of your cleanse and make time to be and feel creative- journal, draw, make a vision board, read, watch an uplifting documentary, walk, laugh and do what makes you happy.
      4. Get an early night. This will ensure you get plenty of sleep and will also help you from giving in to cravings when peckish :)
        The day after:
        1. If you are feeling energised and inspired to continue, I recommend that you do. This is usually your body’s way of telling you that this detox is exactly what it wanted and that it’s not quite finished yet. Feel free to make your own juices, smoothies and raw fibre rich snacks (like soaked seeds, whole veggies and salads), go out for a raw food meal or purchase a variety of vegetable based juices from a local organic cafe.
        2. Ease out of your cleanse carefully. It’s important that your body has a gentle transition and that you refrain from any stimulants for a minimum of 3 days after the cleanse has ended. Otherwise your body can go into ‘shock’ and ‘survival mode’ where it will hold on to all the bodily fats and slow digestion right down. Caffeine can be the hardest to stay without, so if you feel like you absolutely need it, drink clean organic coffee only and do not mix it with any milks or sugars. It is really important right now that you don’t confuse your digestive system and start combining foods. (BTW: my parents drink black coffee with a squeeze of lemon to balance the acidity, it sounds weird but you get used to it super quick and it can easily become your new fave!)
        3. You would’ve noticed your taste buds have changed and your appreciation for basic foods increased. Eat simple plant-based meals only, like soups, steamed vegetables, gluten-free seeds and grains, salads and fruits for a minimum of 2 days. 

         

         

         

        Cold & Flu Remedy in a Latte

        natural cold and flu remedy latte

        Tuesday was incredible.

        I got to hang out with some of the key players in the industry, dine with them, share ideas with them and hear about their research into the future of wellness. Not only that, I had the privilege to close the Food & Drink Innovation Network’s (FDIN) event with my own presentation.

        All while London was getting painted white out of our windows. Soooo beautiful! 

         

         

        Then, as though my immune system was holding out until the minute I finished speaking… suddenly I lost my voice, my head filled with cold, my throat flared up and my entire body started to ache. 

        Having managed to avoid being this ill for many years now, I basically forgot what to do and went to bed as soon as Lake went down.

        I woke up on Wednesday with the same conjunctivitis that she’s been fighting for the last few days. Plus everything I felt the day before was intensified three fold. Not. Ideal.

         

        I went through the cupboards and gathered whatever I felt like my compromised immune system might benefit from, that would be comforting at the same time.

         

        I made this below latte in a blender. Then I made it again. And two more times throughout the day. Today, on Thursday, I woke up kinda back to normal.

         

        That’s some speedy healing if you ask me, so a remedy recipe to bookmark for sure!

         

         

        Cold & Flu Remedy in a Latte

        • 1 inch ginger root, peeled and chopped
        • 2 tablespoons Manuka honey
        • 1 tablespoon almond butter (or tahini)
        • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
        • 1/2 teaspoon beetroot powder
        • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
        • 1/3 teaspoon ground black pepper 
        • 1 cup hot/boiling water

        -Blend everything and enjoy, while reminding your cells that they well and good and have a divine right to heal quickly and thrive.

         

        IMPORTANT

        There’s not a whole lot of Vitamin C in this latte and it’s something MAJOR for a cold, so I ended up eating lots of broccoli in my meals (way more Vitamin C in broccoli than lemons, would you believe?). Better yet, squeeze lemon all over your broc- tasty, zesty and vital. If it’s a serious cold, you might want to get serious about Vitamin C and get yourself some Camu Camu Berry Powder.

         

        TURMERIC

        Turmeric is the anti-inflammatory ruling, antioxidant buzzing superstar of them all.  And it’s all thanks to curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, that we aren’t only limited to using this herb for healing and fighting disease, but also for strengthening our immune system, extending our life span, improving our skin, and becoming happier people. (Buy it here)

         

        BLACK PEPPER

        Peppercorns may have its health benefits but in this recipe, it plays more than a crucial role. The curcumin content of turmeric is actually only approx 3% by weight. To get the dosage required for healing you’ll need at least 1 gram of curcumin per day, which is basically 5 tablespoons of curry powder in a meal. Good luck with that. To top it off, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, so make that 10 tablespoons. Or don’t!… mix a little ground black pepper (it contains piperine) with turmeric, and the absorption is enhanced by 2000%. Suddenly a 7 gram tablespoon of turmeric, that would’ve otherwise only contained 0.21 grams of curcumic becomes equivalent to 4 grams in absorbable terms. Pass the pepper please! (Buy it here)

         

        GINGER

        Ginger is pretty much an antibacterial, antiviral, flu fighting, toxin releasing, mucus preventing, digestion strengthening, immunity boosting Ninja Warrior of dreams! No way was I to leave it out of my magical cold & flu remedy. (Buy it here)

         

        BEETROOT

        Beets’ latest and biggest claim to fame is  for their oxygen giving properties to especially key to athletes and those looking to boost their stamina. It’s all in the nitrates converting into nitric oxide in your body. Nitric oxide improves blood flow which is also important when you’re healing, detoxing and fighting inflammation. (Buy it here)

         

        CINNAMON

        I reckon God must’ve been in a good mood when he thought of giving one of his trees a bark so aromatic, so flavourful and so easy to grind up into powder that it would be added to some of the tastiest dishes, drinks and desserts in many cultures. It’s incredible for regulating blood sugar levels. Just think - cinnamon roll. Ok stop thinking about cinnamon rolls now, because this herb ranks #1 for its protective antioxidant levels and ability to fight infections and viruses. It’s a natural anti-biotic, anti-microbial and anti-viral agent, so don’t be shy with it. (Buy it here)

         

        MANUKA HONEY

        The higher the Active NPA or MGO rating of manuka honey is, the more anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal are its properties. If anyone has head my story, you might recall that honey contributed greatly to my healing at 14 years old. I was in hospital with a broken back and inflamed pancreas, while a catheter burst and spread infection through my bladder. No-one prescribed the honey to me, but my body intuitively craved it and I’m so happy I listened. Big big fan of Manuka right here. Oh and it’s native to my beloved NZ! (Buy it here)

          

         

        More on turmeric: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric#section2

        More on ginger: https://homeremediesforlife.com/ginger-for-flu/

        More on beetroot: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/01/25/beets-health-benefits.aspx

        More on cinnamon: https://draxe.com/health-benefits-cinnamon/

        More on Manuka honey: https://draxe.com/manuka-honey-benefits-uses/

          

         

         P.S. What do you crave? Doooo you crave anything at all? How often do you crave something and is it usually at a certain time of day, during a particular time of year or dependent on where you are in the world? My next class is all about cravings but I'll be putting it all into an article soon as well, so please leave your comments below, if you'd like me to cover something in it. 

         

        Healthy toddler diaries - the travel edition - 17 months

        Healthy toddler diaries - the travel edition - 17 months

        I was so nervous posting the last video of what I feed Lake in a day, because as you would've seen here, it revealed why I'm not bringing her up fully vegan.

        Although I'm the biggest advocate for plant-based living that I know, I never actually stated in all of my years of blogging that I am 100% vegan or 100% raw for that matter myself.

        But, since my blog was called 'Better Raw', the general perception was that there is no way my diet can be anything but...

        I knew that when posting the video, a few people might react negatively to the news and I mentally prepared to say goodbye to a lot of subscribers.

        Knowing that the most important thing to me is the health of my family and being authentic, I felt comfortable showing the world how I prepare my child her eggs 3-4 times per week, because not only have I done a mad amount of research around this topic, I also didn't want anyone to get the wrong idea and to keep following my posts believing they were following a strictly vegan mother.

        As anticipated, some words no one wants to hear came my way.
        As anticipated, some people unsubscribed and unfollowed.

        To my shock however, the support and words of encouragement flooded in overwhelming volumes.  

        The amount of emails, comments and love that came our way brought me to tears.

        For the millionth time in my life, the gratitude I felt towards this community was too much to bear.

        Thank you for sticking around and for letting me speak my truth. I literally feel like it is YOU that I write to every time I blog. So, thank you for that.



        I made a new video (almost 5 months ago now, but only just found time to edit it) and it's now up on YouTube!

        It's the TRAVEL EDITION of "Healthy Toddler Diaries- What I feed my 17 months old in a day".

        Check it out below or keep scrolling for the menu and a whole lot of handy links that take you directly to products and articles I mention in the vid...

         

         

        Here's what's on the menu...

        BREAKFAST #1
        Millet milk & Probiotics

        BREAKFAST #2
        Fruit salad, or 
        Free range egg omelette

        LUNCH
        Porridge

        DINNER
        Hummus plus Rice & Veg stuffed peppers, or 
        Baked aubergine

        SNACKS
        Water & Green smoothie, or
        Homemade raw seed & fruit bars, or
        Dates & prunes, or
        Plain avocado, or
        Toasted nori crisps


        Handy links in order of appearance on video…

         

        Millet milk: http://amzn.to/2z7pdBI

        OptiBac probiotics: http://amzn.to/2A5mM0T

        Previous video on why egg yolks not egg whites: https://tanyasliving.com/blogs/tanyas-blog/why-my-child-isnt-vegan-what-i-feed-my-16-months-old-in-a-day-video

        What is dowsing: https://tanyasliving.com/blogs/tanyas-blog/what-is-dowsing-and-what-do-i-use-it-for

        Ella’s Kitchen: http://amzn.to/2xHzQHX

        Corfu Imperial Resort: http://www.corfuimperial.com

        Muesli bars from seeds and strawberry powder recipe: https://tanyasliving.com/blogs/tanyas-blog/why-my-child-isnt-vegan-what-i-feed-my-16-months-old-in-a-day-video

        Tribest’s Personal Blender: http://amzn.to/2A30TyV

        Udo’s Choice Beyond Greens: http://amzn.to/2zUxCps

        Clean 15 & Dirty Dozen article: https://tanyasliving.com/blogs/tanyas-blog/dirty-dozen-clean-15-clean-and-mean-18-when-to-buy-organic

        Clearspring’s Seaveg Crispies: http://amzn.to/2A4UX8M

        Neal’s Yard Remedies Sunlotion: http://amzn.to/2iR89Kp

        Raw Cheezecakes to order: https://tanyasliving.com/collections/all

         

        Thank you.
        I love you.
        You are the best.
         



        P.S. Don't worry, I'm not going all carnivorous on you, it's only plants and eggs that we're talking here. Mostly plants though.

        What a day of alkaline cleansing looks like

        What a day of alkaline cleansing looks like

        As you might know, we offer our Alkaline Cleanse packages only three months per year. Since we put a limit to how many we're able to offer, they usually sell out pretty quickly.

        We send these detoxes all across the UK, which is amazing as we are now able to produce more than just enough to service London.

        But, I still receive messages from many of you not residing in the UK as well as requests for tips from those that can't afford my Alkaline Cleanse, so I decided to take a day to document what the detox involves, what ingredients we put into it and how I recommend everything to be taken, so you can do your own cleanse at home :)

        Here we go...

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        Today, I'm doing my own #AlkalineDetox #TanyasCleanse. FUN!

        'Fun', because not only have I done it before but I designed it my way. I've tried many juice cleanses and noticed that long term they weren't right for me. I needed some solids to make it through; and because I felt so lethargic and starved, I noticed the pH of my body going from slightly acidic to very acidic! I played around with food combinations, added probiotics, fibre, more chlorophyll, calcium and other nutrients and minerals to the mix, spaced out all the 'snacks' strategically and BAM!... Alkaline result!

        My alkaline cleanse comes complete with your own set of pH Strips so you can also monitor your own #AcidAlkaline levels through the day (or buy your own litmus paper from a Pharmacy). 💚

        tanya's cafe alkaline cleanse

        [7:30AM] SPICY CHIA

        Here is my first 'meal' of the day on #TanyasCleanse #AlkalineDetox. I say 'meal' because it is complete nutritionally. The chia provides protein and cleansing fibre, the lime is the most alkalising food of all and the cayenne is there to fire up your digestion.

        If chewing it, you'll receive extra benefits- this meal will be able to mix with your saliva, which is the first step of digestion within your system.

         

        tanya's cafe alkaline cleanse

        [9:00AM] ALKALISER JUICE & PROBIOTICS

        This is our signature organic cold-pressed juice at Tanya's. It's made of kale, spinach, cucumber, lemon & green apple. Greens contain high levels of alkaline minerals, including magnesium & calcium, but they won't digest well if the juice is gulped down. Sip slowly & focus on it making you shine from within.

        Either empty the OptiBac probiotic sachet into the juice or dilute in water to have as a shot, but try to have the probiotics at the same time as sipping on the juice. Optibac offer an amazing line of live cultures for every one of your needs & this one in particular is 'for a flat stomach', because it helps against bloating during the cleanse. I recommend taking probiotics every single day for healthy intestinal flora. 💚

         

        tanya's cafe alkaline cleanse

        [10:00AM] DETOX DUST SEEDS

        Enjoyed crunching on these super delicious activated sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds. They have been soaked to make them easier on the digestion, then sprouted to boost the nutrient value and their pH, then coated in spices which promote detoxification (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, rosemary, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, pink salt) while strengthening the immune system. Finally they’ve been dehydrated below 47degrees C to keep them raw and full of enzymes.

        Please chew lots and do not mix these seeds with any liquid. If you are thirsty, let them digest first, then drink after 30 minutes. 💚

         

        tanya's cafe alkaline cleanse

        [12:00 PM] DOCTOR JUICE

        This organic cold-pressed juice contains beetroot, carrots, celery, green apple, lemon and ginger. The root vegetables are helping to keep me grounded and balanced, while lowering the discomfort of toxin release from my body during my #AlkalineDetox #TanyasCleanse today. The antioxidants and electrolytes within the juice will provide you with energy and mental focus, while looking after your immune system too!

         

        tanya's cafe alkaline cleanse

        [2:00 PM] KALE WHEATGRASS CRACKERS

        These crackers are packed with fibre to scrub your insides clean. They contain sprouted oats (all gluten free), hulled flaxseeds, chia seeds, kale, sunflower seeds, ginger, cracked pepper, pink salt and lots of wheatgrass powder.

        Please do not flush them down with any liquids, chew them slowly on their own. Your body is designed to provide you with enough fluids for ideal digestion and it is possible to restore this memory within it in as little as three meals. Solids are not to be eaten with liquids and you will get great health benefits following this alkalising principle. 💚

         

        tanya's cafe alkaline cleanse

        [4:00 PM] VISION JUICE

        This organic cold-pressed juice is the healthiest afternoon treat. It contains organic carrot, orange, mango and fresh turmeric root. The anti-inflammatory properties within the juice will help settle any bloating or joint issues, while the sweetness from the fruit will take care of unhealthy cravings in a healthy way.

        Although citrus fruits are often mistaken for being acid, they actually leave an alkaline ash in your body after they are burned into energy. That’s true only and specifically for cold-pressed, non-processed and non-pasteurized juices, like the organic hand-squeezed juice I had at 4pm during #AlkalineDetox #TanyasCleanse.

        Try sipping yours with closed eyes and visualise how your cells are waking up and guiding the acids to leave your system. 💚

         

        tanya's cafe alkaline cleanse

        [6:00 PM] ALKALINE SOUP 💚

        This soup contains whole blended vegetables for you to get all the fibre. It, like the entire #TanyasCleanse, is also free from nuts and mushrooms, which can be acidifying for the body.

        I prefer a warm soup, but would like to keep it raw, so I simply transfer mine into a bowl and add boiling water, then stir. As you are not microwaving it or keeping it over a burning stove, this won’t ‘cook’ the soup or kill any enzymes.

        Ingredients: cucumber, spinach, celery, lemon, mint, peas, avocado, basil, mixed herbs, cumin, pepper, pink salt.

         

        tanya's cafe alkaline cleanse

        [7:00PM] VEGGIE STICKS & TURMERIC TAHINI DIP

        Crunching on raw vegetables has been found to release serotonin and aid digestion. That’s an ideal combination for boosting your body’s pH also. Sesame seeds provide the highest form of calcium, which together with the lemon are the most alkaline way to end your day. The turmeric is high in anti-inflammatory properties, perfect for calming any uncomfortable toxin release.

        Remember to chew plenty and enjoy every bite consciously. Ingredients: carrots, celery, raw tahini, lemon, cayenne, pepper, pink salt.

        (I decided on a change of scenery and came out into the My Chelsea reception to have my dinner and just look at what I discovered in their guest book above!)

         

        tanya's cafe alkaline cleanse

        [ALL DAY] GREEN COMPLEX POWDER

        This 1 litre bottle includes 10g of Neal's Yard Remedies Green Complex Powder. Inside is a mix of spirulina, spinach, parsley, chlorella, seagreens ascophyllum nodosum, barley grass, wheat grass, green tea extract, acerola cherry extract (on manioc maltodextrin), oat grass.

        I simply add filtered water, shake shake shake and sip on it through the day while on the #TanyasCleanse. I also recommend that when you take a sip, imagine it flowing to your cells and purifying them, while you say ‘I love and respect every cell of my body. Being healthy is my divine right’.

         

        tanyasalkalinecleanse

        So there you have it!

        As you can see just a 1 Day Package includes more nutrients and minerals than many of us get in a whole week, but if you are after a nice internal scrub, glowing skin, weight-loss, mega energy boost, flatter stomach and serious improvement in your digestion, I'd really go for a minimum of 3 days, better yet- two lots of 3, so you get 6 consecutive days in total.

        1 Day - to give your digestion a break and boost pH levels - £69

        2 Days - for a system reboot and an all organ spring clean - £135

        3 Days - acid toxin release and a clean, slim, alkaline start - £199  

        Happy detoxing!

        Master of the Month | Kat Farrants | Power Wake Up Smoothie Recipe

        Master of the Month | Kat Farrants | Power Wake Up Smoothie Recipe

        Kat Farrants is a former city solicitor whose experience of getting stressed out about getting to the very best yoga classes led her to ask the best teachers if they would make videos so that we could say when class starts.  She founded Movement for Modern Life in 2013. She is passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to the very best yoga and wellbeing teachers, even those who work long hours in the home or office or live remotely.

        And today is the launch of Kat’s seriously exciting The Cellular Renewal Online Retreat!This 7 day online course combines delicious raw food detox recipes (can you guess whom by?) with transformative daily yoga and wellbeing practices to deeply cleanse, nourish and restore your body and mind. Free to member and only £37 otherwise. Check it out>>

        Meet our January’s Master of the Month…

        Kat Farrants Better Raw Master of the Month

        DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY OF EATING AND DRINKING.

        I start the day with two large cups of hot water and lemon. That makes me feel better about the next step, which is a cup of coffee. I then have my power smoothie, which I’ll sip on throughout the morning. Lunch is usually salad, again, with tons of seeds. I drink enormous cups of herbal tea throughout the day. At the moment I’m loving PositiviTea’s blends. I love my juicer and I may juice myself my favourite drink in the course of the day, which is carrot and apple. Delicious if the veg is organic and fresh. For dinner, I love a good vegetarian curry, simple veg stir-fry or a veg chilly which my friend and co-worker Victoria has given me the recipe for. This may be accompanied by a glass of wine, if I have company. After dinner I usually have a peppermint tea and before bed, always always a cup of camomile tea.

        WHAT (OR WHO) INSPIRES YOU TO EAT WELL AND STAY HEALTHY?

        I’m inspired to eat healthily purely by watching and noticing how my body feels. I like feeling light and energetic. So if I have a carb or sugar binge (which does happen!) or if I’ve been dining out on rich food, it’s just that I hate feeling less fresh inside me, so I’ll naturally probably have just juices or raw food the next day.

        WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD AND HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?

        I have many weaknesses. Coffee is one. Cheese is another. My method for dealing with both is to make sure I buy the best quality (small producers, always organic) of both – which means that I need less of them and enjoy what I do have more. I couldn’t afford to binge on either if I’m buying the best of them!

        MY TOP TIP FOR:

        Improving your diet is… ‘Eat less. And eat mostly plants’.

        Staying healthy while travelling is… spend time working out the best places to buy and restaurants to eat where they prioritise locally produced food, then you’ll see the real heart of the new town.

        Detoxing is… start every day with a detox of hot lemon and ginger. You’ll become addicted to how good this makes you feel.

        Immunising is… I make all of my dishes with lots of garlic. I love it, but also it’s great for the immune system. But I am also single.. It has it’s downsides!

        WHAT’S THE NICEST THING ANYONE HAS EVER SAID TO YOU?

        ‘You can do it’. Only when we have the confidence in ourselves will we be able to take risks, and really live life.

        HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?

        As someone who tried her best.

        IF YOU GOT TO KEEP ONLY 3 OF YOUR BELONGINGS: 1 THING FROM YOUR KITCHEN, 1 THING FROM YOUR GARDEN AND 1 THING FROM YOUR BOOKSHELF- WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

        1. My blender! I’d starve without it!
        2. From my garden – my apple trees.
        3. ‘The Four Desires’ by Rod Stryker. This book changed by life and will continue to do so.

        IF YOU COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY FOR 3 GUESTS (DEAD OR ALIVE)- WHO WOULD THEY BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU SERVE?

        Maya Angelou.
        Saffy, my dog who died two years ago – if I can bring her back for just one meal that would be heaven.
        Ellen De Generes.
        I think that Maya and Ellen would be such fun, it’d be a riot to have them there. And Saffy would just sit at the table with us, I’d cuddle her whilst I enjoyed and joined in with the fun and giggles with Maya and Ellen.
        Saffy would eat raw bones – her favourite. We’d have a lovely, raw, vegan curry with cashew cream. Everyone eats raw!

        WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THAT LIFE IS BETTER RAW?

        Simply because you can live a fun, filled life when you’re full of energy and health. I often get asked where I get my energy from. Raw food and eating mostly plants is the answer.

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        Our Master of The Month shares her favourite raw food recipe…

        POWER WAKE UP SMOOTHIE
        Serves 1-2

        Kat Farrants Wake Up Power Smoothie Recipe

        Kat says: I love this morning smoothie as I’m so busy I don’t get the time to make all the right food, and I know that this is the best way to start the day. It keeps me going til lunch – there’s a lot of it, I keep sipping it throughout the morning. All the seeds make it filling and provide me with lots of energy. I like to use Spinach and apples as they both grow in my garden, so I know that they are organic and fresh (in season!) – the spinach is a lovely veg to grow, it seems to keep giving right until heavy frosts. I try make my smoothie seasonal and is always organic, so alternate it according to what’s going on in the garden or available from the organic delivery company.

        • two handfuls spinach
        • root ginger to taste
        • root turmeric to taste
        • 1 x banana
        • 2 x apples
        • squeeze of lemon
        • 1 x tablespoon flax seeds
        • 1 x tablespoon sunflower seeds
        • 2 x tablespoons ground hemp
        • filtered water
        Wizz it all up!

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