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22.01.2019 - Hotel

Glowing skin from within

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With the help of fresh juices to healthier skin and more energy.

The holiday season is over, so it is about time to make some new year’s resolutions. How about an extra boost of energy and motivation, a fresh and glowing look or maybe even some pounds less? Fresh, homemade fruit and vegetable juices or smoothies activate the natural cleansing powers in our body and help to get rid of the ballast from last year. Our detox specialists compiled some recipes that are quick and easy and of course taste very nice!

 

Effects. We are convinced of the effects of fresh, homemade juices. They work best, if they are part of a balanced diet. A rich smoothie can replace one meal. In the long run, however, a balanced diet is more effective to improve the well-being, where beautiful glowing skin is a part of.

Preparation. For the preparation, you need a juicer and/or a powerful blender. Don’t forget to wash the ingredients thoroughly before use.

 

Juices for glowing skin

Elasticity, mainly coming from the structural protein collagen, is essential for a glowing complexion. With increasing age the body slows down its production of collagen. Among others, products rich in vitamin C stimulate the collagen production. Vitamin C helps with the synthesis of proteins in the body. Especially beneficial are dark green vegetables and citrus fruits. Additionally, antioxidants like lycopene, which are found in red fruits and vegetables (peppers, tomatoes, beetroots) support the collagen production. An extra portion of omega-3 fatty acids, which also helps with the production of collagen, is found in nuts, almonds and avocados.

 

Vegetable drink (ca. 500ml, 3x daily)

Ingredients:

1 lettuce

1 beetroot

3 carrots

3 courgettes

1 small bundle coriander

2 sticks of celery

1 cucumber

1 bundle small radish

1 avocado

Preparation: Extract the juice or blend to enjoy as a thick smoothie.

 

 

Citrus juice (ca. 200 ml, 1x daily)

Ingredients:

2 oranges

2 mandarins

1 thick slice of pineapple

1 lemon

1 tbsp. linseeds

1 tbsp. Manuka honey

Preparation: Peel citrus fruits, then blend everything. Drink slowly.

 

 

Nut smoothie (ca. 300 ml, 2x per week)

Ingredients:

¼ litre soy milk

2 tbsp. amaranth grains

2 tbsp. walnut pieces

2 tbsp. pollen

2 dates

4 almonds

Preparation: Blend all ingredients in high speed mode and fill them in a big glass. Enjoy the smoothie in small sips. Almonds and dates can soak in soy milk beforehand – that makes it easier to blend.

 

 

Juices for boosting your immune system

Green leafy vegetables are a true immune boost with great amounts of vitamin A and C. They support our lung, liver and kidney functions. At the same time, they help to fill up our calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium and phosphorous balance. Add cayenne pepper for a bit of spice, which stimulates the circulation. It also contains beta carotene and antioxidants. The recipes also incorporate ginger. Especially in the winter months, ginger unfolds its warming effect and stimulates the blood circulation in our body. Thereby, more oxygen is carried into our tissues and a protective shield against infections and bacteria is built. Ginger also keeps the sinuses open.

 

Green juice (ca. 2x 200 ml, one glass in the morning and for lunch)

Ingredients:

8 big leaves of kale

2 hands of spinach

8 big leaves of romaine lettuce

8 sticks of celery

1 big cucumber

2 small Granny Smith apples

2 big lemons

1 piece of ginger

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

Preparation: Extract the juice of all ingredients, add salt and cayenne pepper to the pressed juice.

 

 

Orange-Ginger juice (2x 200 ml, one glass in the morning and for lunch)

Ingredients:

3 big oranges

1 big grapefruit

2 kiwis

1 lemon

3 carrots

Optionally: 1 piece of ginger

1 tsp. cinnamon

Preparation: Peel all the citrus fruits beforehand and extract the juice of all ingredients.

 

Anti-Aging juices

Anti-Aging with antioxidants (2x 200 ml, one glass in the morning and for lunch)

Berries are rich in healthy antioxidants, which prevent from illnesses and tighten the skin. Antioxidants speed up the cell division and cell regeneration, which slows down with increasing age. Furthermore, antioxidants help detoxifying the body and support the liver activity. Also beetroot is rich in antioxidants and gives the juice a sweet taste.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of strawberries

1 cup of blueberries

1/2 green apple

1/2 beetroot

Preparation: Blend all ingredients.

 

 

Skin tightening broccoli juice (ca. 200 ml in the morning)  

Broccoli contains a lot of vitamin C, which not only fights infections but is also an essential component of the cell protection. Celery is rich in vitamin K, which protects the skin’s elasticity and supports the tightening of the skin.

Ingredients:

2 small broccoli

3 carotts

3 sticks of celery

1/2 green apple

Preparation: Blend all ingredients.

 

 

De-Stress juices

Food with the vitamins A, C and E fights free radicals and helps to relieve stress. At the same time, it supports the vitality of our body cells. We like to use carrots, melons, beetroot, strawberries, oranges, lemon, endive salad, spinach, broccoli, pepper and tomatoes. Minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium promote relaxation and regulate the heartbeat. They are mainly found in whole grains, nuts and seeds.

 

Juice of beets (ca. 200 ml for breakfast or in the evening)

Ingredients:

3 leaves of red cabbage

1 tomato

1/2 beetroot

Preparation: Blend all ingredients, maybe add some water.  

 

 

Strawberry-Banana shake (ca. 200 ml, every third day for breakfast)

The Strawberry-Banana shake contains valuable antioxidants, cleanses the organism and works relieving. Strawberries increase the endorphin levels.

Ingredients:

8 strawberries

1 green pear

1 ripe banana

1 spoon yeast

Preparation: Blend all ingredients, maybe add some water. 

 

 

Vegetable juice (ca. 200 ml with a main meal)

Ingredients:

1 tomato

some parsley leaves

½ a celery

5 leaves of spinach

5 leaves of endive salad

Preparation: Blend all ingredients, maybe add some water. 

 

 

Alkaline juices

If you would like to incorporate some detox days in order to free your body from ballast such as slags or toxins and deacidify it, alkaline juices are an ideal addition. Keep in mind to stay hydrated while doing the detox days. This can be done through drinking green tea, herbal teas (e.g. from birch leaves or stinging nettle), water without gas, vegetable juices (e.g. from carrots, spinach, celery, tomatoes), freshly pressed fruit juices (e.g. from pineapple, apple, oranges), unsweetened apricot juice, elderberry juice, grape juice or grapefruit juice.

Vegetable-fruit juice (2x 200 ml, one glass in the morning and for lunch)

Ingredients:

3 oranges

2 apples

2 carrots

1 piece of ginger

Preparations: Peel all the citrus fruits beforehand and extract the juice of all ingredients.

 

Alkaline carrot juice (ca. 200 ml, for breakfast)

Ingredients:

3 carrots

1 medium size cucumber

1 green pepper

2 tomatoes

1 medium size beetroot

Preparation: Extract the juice of all ingredients, maybe add some water.

 

 

Detox shots

Detox shots have an intense taste and work as true nutrient boosts in the body. Especially in the cold season, they help to prevent colds as fresh ginger and turmeric are known for their warming and anti-inflammatory properties. Our tip: Drink a Detox shot before breakfast, keep the other one in the fridge and use up later in the day.

 

Lemon-lime shot

Ginger works anti-inflammatory and has a positive effect on the digestive tract, while lemon and lime work alkaline-generating and give an extra dose of vitamin C. A splash of agave syrup reduces the intense taste of the Detox shot.

Ingredients:

1 lemon (pressed or peeled)

1 lime (pressed or peeled)

1 thumb-sized piece of ginger (peeled)

Preparation: Put all ingredients in a blender. Optionally, add a splash of agave syrup and blend 2-3 minutes. 

 

Apple-lime-turmeric shot

Turmeric is an important healing plant because of its antioxidant effects. Lime boosts the immune system and has anti-inflammatory properties. Apple is a vitamin bomb and creates a pleasant taste.

Ingredients:

1/2 green apple

1 lime (pressed or peeled)

1 thumb-sized piece of turmeric (fresh, peeled)

Preparation: Put all ingredients in a blender. Optionally, add a splash of agave syrup and blend 2-3 minutes. 

 

 

Carrot-lemon-turmeric shot

Carrots are rich in vitamins and minerals: carotene, potassium and many vitamins of the B-group make the perfect addition to turmeric and lemon. They all protect from colds and are beneficial for beautiful skin.

Ingredients:

1 carrot

1 lemon

1 thumb-sized piece of turmeric (fresh, peeled)

Preparation: Put all ingredients in a blender. Optionally, add a splash of agave syrup and blend 2-3 minutes. 

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