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Juicing: Natural Energiser JuiceSo last week was the official Big Juice Spring Clean, but due to a number of airport days I decided to postpone my spring clean to this week. The Big Juice Spring Clean is based Jason Vale’s brand new 5lbs in 5 days Juice Master Detox that was given away free in Closer magazine. Over the next 5 days I will consume the freshly extracted juice from the following ingredients:

  • 25 apples
  • 6 pears
  • 2 medium pineapple
  • 18 medium carrots
  • 3 cucumbers
  • 2 medium courgettes
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 3 large bags spinach
  • 1 small bag kale
  • 4 bulbs raw beetroot
  • 1 fennel
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 packet sugar snap peas
  • 1 broccoli
  • 2 medium parsnips
  • 3 ripe medium avocados
  • 14cm ginger root
  • 1 lemon
  • 7 limes
  • 4 oranges
  • 1 banana
  • 1 punnet blackberries
  • Mixed berries i.e. blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries
  • 150g natural yoghurt
  • Mixed seeds i.e. sunflower, pumpkin, sesame & linseed x 1 small bag
  • 1 large pot of mint
  • 1 large pot of basil

Day 1 features my regular wake up juice, the Ginger Shot following by 2 portions of Turbo With A Kick and 2 Natural Energisers.

The Natural Energiser

Creamy, sweet and mellow pineapple juice is the perfect balance to the mineral rich juice from the cucumber, spinach, sugar snap peas and courgette. This juice is then taken to the next level by adding a hint of fennel and a dash of zesty lime.

Not only is this juice creamy and delicious, but unlike the array of artificial energizer drinks (that ultimately rob your body of nutrients, cause stress to your vital organs and send you on a roller coaster of refined sugar energy highs and lows) this juice will energize you the natural way – say “high” to nature!

Juicy Ingredients:

1/4 pineapple
1 large handful of spinach
1/4 cucumber
1/2 courgette
1cm chunk of fennel
15 sugar snap peas
1/2 lime (with the skin on)

Method:

Simply Juice all the ingredients and pour over ice.

I was unsure what to expect having never juiced fennel before, but this juice is delicious. Definitely one I will be making again after the 5 day program.

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Cystic Fibrosis A Race We Must Win2013 Miles in 2013

I am doing my 2013 miles in 2013 challenge in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as I have been surprised since I started fundraising for the CF Trust just how many people are unaware of this disease and so I hope my efforts will not just raise money, but also awareness of the UK’s most most common life-threatening inherited disease.

The first person to commit to sponsoring my 2013 mile challenge has committed to 1p per mile (£20.13 in total) and this got me thinking. I am hoping that as many as possible of those reading this will commit to do the same and the best thing is, if each person does this on a “pay as you go” type approach all you will need to part with is approx £2 just after each pay day. In January I completed 205.9 miles, in February I completed a further 200.9 miles and in March I completed 185.7 miles. If you can please spare £5.93 to help the Cystic Fibrosis Trust it will be greatly appreciated.

The easiest way to give your sponsorship is to visit my Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/2012-AYearWithoutBeer-CF.

2013 Miles in 2013 – The rules

The rules for my 2013 miles in 2013 challenge are quite simple:

  1. All miles must be completely self powered (no motors, sails, etc)
  2. I must be able to evidence all miles, either via GPS or with a picture of any static gym equipment

To complete my 2013 miles I will be running, cycling, rowing and who knows, I might even try a few other self powered methods along the way.