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Indoor events keep healthy caterers busy with energising and creative seasonal menus

This time of year in the UK forces many healthy mobile caterers to do more indoor events. Passion 4 Juice have been very busy keeping people healthy at retreats, corporate events and practical pop up kitchen workshops. Perhaps you have a special event, corporate gathering, conference or even a wedding where you would like healthy catering? We can cater for indoor and outdoor events in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wales, Cardiff – we go a long way to please our clients. As you can see we even travel to Australia. Passion 4 Juice mobile juice bars are perfect for festivals, events, conferences, retreats, pop up private parties, corporate parties, weddings and shows. We offer healthy catering, juices, smoothies, raw vegan delights, coffee, waffles, herbal teas, fermented traditional foods, salads and wraps. Our specialty is special diets, healthy food, and nutritionally rich, locally sourced, organic produce. Strange diets and in tolerances are not a problem for us – we love doing raw, vegan delights.

This is the time of year of coughs and colds. We inspire people to be healthy by creating practical workshops in your own kitchen. Experts in nutritional healing, we run juicing and self-care workshops, retreats and health events to help you feel more energised, vibrant and healthy. If you would like to join our juicing community, keep up to date with recipes, healthy hints, tips and inspiration! Sign-up to our newsletter to download a taster of our recipe book or buy the full version online.

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Five Star room service delivered at Subsonic Music Festival in Australia

Your wildest dreams for five star services have just come true.

How would you feel if you were staying in a five star resort in the beautiful rainforest in Barrington Tops Riverwood Downs but you were too hungover to leave your room?

Passion 4 Juice is offering the best service imaginable at a festival. The best possible hangover cure delivered direct to your tent door or resort room. 

Picture this – you have been dancing all night long, your feet are aching and so is your head.  Passion 4 Juice has the solution. 

We can deliver an iced cold immune boosting hangover cure with pineapple, ginger, apple, orange and a shot of the good stuff like guarana and ginseng.  You can chose from an extensive home delivery menu that also includes fresh hot waffles, ice cold smoothies, beautifully decorated smoothie bowls and healthy snacks. Our smiling staff will make sure you are completely sorted. We will keep you hydrated, energised and ready for more dancing.

The spikey juice dome is open 24 hours for your juicy pleasure.  The staff are experts in nutrition and will be there to offer healthy hangover cures for when you need it most. 

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Top Fruit Juice Recipes To Combat Aging

Anti aging Juice recipes

All of us have to go through aging. But nowadays, most women and men age prematurely due to the lifestyle and diet the follow. The main reasons for premature aging include free radical damage, toxicity and vitamin deficiency. This results in sagging, wrinkles and blotchy skin, joint pain, graying of hair and hair loss, etc. There are hundreds of facial treatments and creams available to promise you a younger look. But, these methods often use chemicals damaging the skin. Instead, you should include in your basic diet plenty of foods rich in antioxidants such as nuts and seeds, fresh fruits and veggies, lots of hydrating fluids and healthy fats. Besides, you need to avoid refined sugars, processed foods, and soft drinks, which are inflammatory foods & lead to premature aging. Now, I am going to share with you a few juicing recipes for anti-aging.

1. Cucumber Juice

A mineral named silicon found in cucumber is good for connective tissue in the body. Including silicon in the diet will aid in gaining amazing results for skin, hair, and nails. This delicious juice is high in silicon and vitamin A, which help to improve the strength of hair and nail and control cholesterol levels as well. They are also a good remedy for reducing anti-aging signs and improving complexion.

Things you need:

  • 1cucumber
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 1 celery stalk

Procedure:

Use the whole cucumber without peeling the skin because the silicon is found in its skin. Combine all the things and later blend them together. After that, drink with ice. Drink the juice regularly to reduce wrinkles soon.

2. Cucumber, Avocado And Kale Juice

Basically, this juice provides the skin the natural glow because it is full of antioxidants and anti- inflammatory qualities, vitamin C, A, and B as well as healthy fats. This juice will hydrate the skin, eliminate toxins, and make the hair and skin healthy.

Things you need:

  • Handful of kale
  • 1 medium size cucumber
  • 1 celery
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 apple

Procedure:

Take all the ingredients and wash them thoroughly. Then, put them on the juicer and add some ice cubes and process. Finally, enjoy this juice.

3. Beetroot Juices

Beetroot is a good food that is useful for health and skin care since it is packed with vitamin A and C, fiber, folate, manganese and potassium as well. Besides, thanks to its antioxidants, it helps to fade away dead skin, thus reviving the skin. It also supports the liver to promote detoxification which helps to reduce the aging process.

Things you need:

  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • ½ cup of beetroot
  • ½ cup of strawberries
  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • Kale leaf

Procedure:

At first, wash the blueberries and strawberries thoroughly and remove their seeds. Next, put them in 1 juicer. Then, wash, peel & dice the beetroot and after that, put it in that juicer. To the juicer, add the Kale leaf & blend them together. Thereafter, drink with ice if desired. This juice will strengthen & brighten your skin as well.

4. Apple & Blueberry Juice

This combination is rich in antioxidants, pectin and chlorogenic acids. This will help to reduce aging lines, gives you protection against brain – aging and works as an anti bacterial.

Things you need:

  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 2 apples

Procedure:

Firstly, wash the two ingredients thoroughly and remove their seeds. Put them in one blender and blend to make a juice. You can add some ice to it and drink this tasty drink immediately. Consume this juice regularly to notice your skin tighten and shine.

5. Delicious Drink

This juice will boost up the energy with glucose and is filled with antioxidants. This amazing juice is also filled with phytonutrients that encourage the immune system, giving you prevention from dangerous diseases.

Things you need:      

  • ¼ cup of cucumber juice
  • ¼ cup of carrot juice
  • 1 cup of apple juice
  • ¾ cup of kale juice
  • ¼ cup of organic plain yogurt

Procedure:

All you need to do is combining all the above-mentioned juices together and mixing them well. Add the yogurt to it and later blend it. You can add some ice and consume chilled.

6. Beetroot, Blueberry & Apple Juice

This juice aids in eliminating toxins from the body. It also slows down the aging process. Particularly beetroot is high in folate, fiber, vitamin A, C as well as minerals such as magnesium and potassium, all of which will help to revive skin. The nitrate in beetroot enhances the blood flow to the brain.

Things you need:

  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 beetroot
  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • 3 lettuce leaves
  • ½ -inch ginger
  • Juice of half a lemon

Procedure:

At first, wash all the veggies and fruits thoroughly. Take the beetroot and peel its skin. Take all the veggies and dice them into pieces. Then, put them in 1 juicer and blend well. After that, squeeze lemon juice and add ice to it. Finally, enjoy this tasty juice.

7. Mix Berry Juice

This juice is full of antioxidants from berries, so it will help to combat free radicals and decrease signs of aging. Include this juice in your regular diet to get strong health and youthful vibrant skin. Try it right now!

Things you need:

  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds
  • ½ cup of raspberries

Procedure:

Take all the things except chia seeds and blend them in a juicer. Then, add chia seeds just prior to drinking. Consume it regularly to fight aging fast.

8. Carrot, Spinach & Broccoli Juice

This awesome juice protects the cells from free radicals because the ingredients present in the juice are full of antioxidants. Spinach and broccoli both contain vitamin E and selenium as well. Red pepper, broccoli and kale are loaded with vitamin C. Besides, carrots are great for skin care since they come with beta-carotene. Furthermore, beets are highly helpful for skin, brain, and general health & well-being because they are loaded with nutrients such as vitamin A, manganese and nitrates.

Things you need:

  • 1 beet
  • 4 kale leaves
  • 4 carrots
  • 5-6 broccoli florets
  • ½ cup of strawberries
  • 1 small bundle of Spinach
  • ½ cup of blueberry

Procedure:

You just need to blend all the things together until a smooth consistency is created. After that, consume this juice regularly to get youthful appearance and skin.

In fact, all the tasty juices help to fight skin problems efficiently. Try these simple natural juices for anti – aging & enjoy healthy and beautiful skin. Care for yourself & live a healthy life as well.

Guest Post by Nina Nguyen

Author Bio:                                                         

This guest post is by Nina Nguyen, a blogger with many years of experience on searching the best natural home remedies for skin or hair care and health issues.

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Healthy, easy and fun recipes to try with your kids

Healthy Tastes Amazing! Try these four effortless recipes with your kids over the festive holidays. They will revel in the tasty and nutritious snacks.

Healthy mini muffins for lunchboxes or snacks

Here is an easy recipe:

1 cup of vegetables like zucchini (courgette), asparagus, tomato,

2 rashes of bacon (optional)

2 eggs,

1 tspn. of pesto,

½ tspn. of olive oil. 

Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

Grease the inside of your cake or muffin tray.  This will make 6 small cakes or 3 large muffins.

Line the hole with bacon followed by thinly sliced or chopped veggies.

Mix the egg, salt and pepper and pesto together and pour over the veggies.

Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool in the tray before removing.

Chia pudding

2 cups of your favourite milk – coconut, almond, cashew. If you like a thicker option use half milk and half coconut cream or yogurt

½ cup chia seeds

½ tspn. of organic vanilla extract

2 tbspn maple syrup

¼ tspn. cinnamon

Pinch of Himalayan salt

Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Cover the bowl and leave for a minimum of 4 hours in the fridge.  Overnight is perfect. Serve in a glass bowl or glass jar as it can look so beautiful. Layer it up with your favourite fresh fruit, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, toasted nuts and seeds or dried fruits.  This will make 5 glass jars. It stores very well in the fridge as a base for a quick breakfast and can be layered up differently each day.  This can also be used as the basis for a smoothie bowl.  Here it can be seen with half the bowl as a thick blueberry smoothie and half the bowl as a chia pudding. It is topped with fresh fruit and a home-made muesli that has dates, coconut, apple and almonds.

I had fun preparing these in the dark during a power cut at the last retreat. The feedback was incredible – Jamie said it was the best breakfast he had ever eaten. It is so easy and you can make enough for a few days. It stores well in the fridge and you can vary each day with different fruit and toasted seed toppings.  This way you won’t feel like you are eating the same thing every day.

Nutritious Spelt Pizza Dough

Spelt is an ancient grain and is a different species to the refined wheat. It is easier to digest and higher in protein and fibre.

3 cups of sprouted spelt flour – you can get this at most good health food shops

1 cup of warm water

2 tspn of honey

1 packet of active dry yeast

1 tbspn Olive Oil

1 tspn salt

Mix 1 cup of flour with the remaining ingredients together in a bowl and allow to stand for 20 minutes until the mixture begins to bubble.  Once active with small bubbles, mix in the remaining flour.  The process of kneading is effortless if you own a Thermomix. If not, knead the dough for around 3 -4 minutes until the dough is soft and tacky. Lett he dough rise in a warm place for 90 minutes – it will double its size.  If you have time you can punch the dough down, divide into 5 balls and allow a second rise.  This will let the gluten do its thing and you will get a better result.  Roll the dough into the desired thickness, size and shape. Kids love shaping and rolling dough.

Courgette Spaghetti

So you have given up grains, but you still crave and love pasta! This is the answer. It is so easy, quick and very satisfying.

1 courgette/zucchini  per person

lemon juice

1/2 avocado

pinch Himalayan salt

1 spring onion

A drizzle of olive oil

1 tspn. of apple cider vinegar

Method

Using a spiralizer or spriali turn the courgette (or cucumber, carrot, sweet potato or beetroot – they all work really well!) into noodles. If you don’t have a spiralizer you can use a veggie peeler to make pasta ribbons. Sprinkle with sea salt as this will help marinate the noodles and soften them. Then drizzle with lemon juice, olive oil and apple cider vinegar.  Squish through large chunks of avocado and serve.

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The Best Green Smoothie Recipes Ever

You may have tried making a green smoothie, only to be put off by how disgusting it tastes. Here are five of my best favourite green smoothie recipes that will make you want to drink them every day.

Firstly there are a few tricks to making the perfect green smoothie:

A handful of ice will help make all the green fibre smooth and delicious.

Blending a bit longer than your regular fruit smoothie will also help grind down all the leafy green fibre and make sure you get a smooth, lump free finish. There is nothing more off putting than a lumpy green drink.

Decide how thick and sweet you like your smoothies. I like my green smoothies quite savoury but this may be a bit too full on when you start out. You can vary the amount of fruit and liquid to get the consistency you love. Don’t be scared to play around with adding extra liquid and ice if the end result is a too thick. If you want to make your smoothie a little sweeter, try a few organic dates, raw honey or maple syrup.

Look out for organic kale and spinach on special at the supermarket and freeze it. Simply prepare it in smoothie portions. Rip the kale from the stems before freezing. That way you will always have greens ready for your daily dose of nutrient rich leafy greens.

If you follow the simple 60/40 principle you should have yourself a tasty, delicious and energising drink that you will want to drink every day. Try 60% fruit and 40% green veg. Once you get used to the savoury taste you can begin to change the ratio. Combine this with 2 cups of liquid – nut milk, coconut water, kombucha, leftover steamed veggie water, or filtered water.

There is a huge range of leafy green vegetables to add to your smoothie. Begin with baby spinach. It blends quickly and the flavour is easily disguised by fruit. Kale, collard greens, chard, romaine and green leafy herbs like cilantro, parsley and mint are all great. Once you get more adventurous and used to the strong flavour of savoury smoothies you can add celery, broccoli, rocket, cucumber and dandelion leaves.

Always make double so you have some extra you can store for later or the next day. They will keep for 3 days in a glass, airtight container. If you get too busy and tired later in the day you have an instant pick me up, ready to go.

Green smoothies can be awesome after a night out. They can reduce bloating and are a great way to start the day. If you are used to having cereal or toast for breakfast, try substituting with a green smoothie. They leave you feeling full and energised but without bloating of the stomach.

Consider boosting your smoothie with oils, seeds, colloidal minerals, nuts and superfood powders. This is a great way to add in extra nutrients. Flax seeds, hemp oil, coconut oil, spirulina, hemp seeds and colloidal minerals are some of my favourite ways to get extra goodness into my family. You can also turn your best smoothie into a smoothie bowl. Pack your smoothie bowl with super energy boosters such as Acai, Maca, Guarana, Ginseng, Yerba Mate, Cola Nut and Spirulina. Making smoothie bowls are easy and fun. Click here to find out how. http://www.passion4juice.com/blog/370-how-to-turn-your-favourite-smoothie-into-a-delicious-smoothie-bowl

If your family are not quite ready for green smoothies you can try making a healthy chocolate milkshake with baby spinach. Here is a delicious recipe that turns a school yard favourite into a nutrient loaded chocolate milkshake. http://www.passion4juice.com/blog/363-dairy-free-sugar-free-healthy-chocolate-milkshake-the-whole-family-will-love

Super Green Smoothie

1 banana

1 Mango

1 Cup coconut milk

1 Thumb fresh ginger

4 Ice Cubes

1 large handful of mixed kale and baby spinach.

Blend all ingredients until it is thick and creamy.

 

Tropical Delight Green smoothie

1 medium banana

1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

1 cup pineapple, fresh or frozen

1 handful baby spinach,fresh or frozen.

11/4 cups coconut milk from carton

4 Cubes of ice.

Blend on high speed for 1 minute or until all the green is smooth.

Super Green Goddess

This is perfect for a beginner’s smoothie as you don’t taste the spinach.

2 cups spinach

2 cups water

1 cup mango

1 cup pineapple

1 banana

Delicious coconut lime super green smoothie.

This smoothie is creamy and delicious. It is a little more advanced with the celery and kale, but the cashews make it heavenly.

1 handful kale

1 stick celery

Juice of 6 limes

1 litre coconut water

1 Apple, leave the peel on but remove the core

1 Cup home brewed kombucha for excellent gut health and added probiotics

4 ice cubes, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 cup cashews

1 banana

Blend for 2 mins on high to make it super smooth.

The Bees Knees

This is one of my favourite super green smoothie recipes and one I use to substitute breakfast. It is filling, energising and slightly savoury.

1 Cup of homemade Almond milk

1 handful Kale and baby spinach

1 few sprigs of mint and parsley

1 stick of celery

1 organic cucumber with the skin

1 apple – skin on but core removed

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup kombucha tea

1 cup coconut water

1 teaspoon colloidal minerals

1 pinch salt

1 tablespoon super green powder

1 banana

1/ avocado

1 scoop of hemp seeds

1 pinch of chia seeds and a smidge of bee pollen.

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