5 Powerful benefits of Celery Juice

Celery is going to become your new go to juice this January, let me tell you why?

It’s highly nutritious and has unique regenerating properties to help heal your liver which you need after the holiday season.

Let’s go… Celery does the following:

  1. Heals the gut
  2. Strengthen bones
  3. Purifies your blood stream
  4. Highly detoxifying
  5. Anti-inflammatory

 

In a nutshell… celery is an alkaline food. It helps to get rid of acid, toxins and cleanse the liver and bloodstream like no other.

It gives you the feeling of post-meditation bliss and an internal “ahhhh.”

  1. Gut

Celery contains special nutrients in its fibers which are realized when the vegetable is juiced.

A compound called apigenin will help with stomach inflammation.

2. Strong Bones

Celery is very high in calcium and silicon which helps to regenerate and strengthen damaged bones.

It is high in Vitamin K which plays an important role in bone metabolism and protection against osteoporosis.

3. Purifies the blood stream

Celery contains a particular compound called coumarins which promotes the activity of white blood cells and assists the vascular system.

This helps the blood flow, reduces blood pressure and purifies the bloodstream

4. Highly detoxifying

This green stalk wander is hydrating and makes the body alkaline, making it effective for balancing the body’s pH level and neutralizing any acidity in the body. This, in turn, helps protect healthy cells and balance essential mineral levels, lowering the risk of heart disease, protecting bone density, reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, and helping to maintain a healthy weight.

5. Anti-inflammatory

Two special compounds in celery, polyacetylene and luteolin, make celery an anti-inflammatory powerhouse

NOTE: Celery is on the dirty dozen list, so we highly recommend you buy organic celery

Shops that sell organic food that I recommend in Johannesburg:

My Pilates Sunday Recipes

This dish is so delicious!!!!

💧2 1/4 cups water

🥛1 cup milk/ almond milk

🌼1 tablespoon butter

🌙1 cup GMO free polenta from @natures_choice

🧀1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

🌱2 fresh basil leaves, chopped

🍴salt and ground black pepper to taste

⚡️1 tablespoon butter, chilled and cut into pieces

🍅2 tomatoes, sliced

🧀1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

🌱2 large fresh basil leaves, chopped

Add all ingredients to list

Directions

Preparation ⏰

10 minutes

Cook⚗️

30 min

Ready In🍽

40 min

Preheat oven to 230 degrees. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish.

Place the water, milk, and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Add the polenta and stir with a wooden spoon until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup Parmesan cheese and 2 chopped basil leaves; season with salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer the polenta to the prepared baking dish and arrange the remaining chilled pieces of butter over the top.

Bake the polenta in the preheated oven until bubbly and beginning to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven.

Decoratively arrange the slices of tomato over the top of the polenta, spread the remaining basil leaves over the tomatoes, and sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

Return to the oven and bake until the tomatoes are warm and the Parmesan cheese is bubbly, 5 to 10 minutes.

I made it! It’s delicious 😋

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How to grow an Avocado Tree & Save

Highly flavored and nutritious, avocados signal a healthy diet, whether we’re talking about guacamole or salad. If you like not having to make regular trips to the grocery for your daily supply of fresh avocados, try growing an avocado tree at home. It’s surprisingly easy. In 10 easy steps, you will see how you too can get a full-grown avocado tree from a little seed, making the whole process very educational and easy to remember.

🥑STEP 1: Without cutting the pit from the avocado, remove and wash clean of all the avocado fruit. You must make sure you don’t remove the brown skin from the pit! 

🥑 STEP 2: All avocado pits, despite not being perfect round shapes, have a top and bottom side. From the ‘bottom’, the future roots will grow, as for the ‘top’ the sprout will do the same. You can find which is which by looking after the slightly pointier end. When you noticed that, you found the top. In opposition, the bottom will have a flat end. It’s important to place the bottom in water, so the roots will begin to gently grow. 

🥑 STEP 3: Next, stick 4 toothpicks into the top side of the avocado seed. Make sure the injections are made pointing down at a slight downward angle and are spaced evenly around the circumference. Wedge the toothpicks strongly because they will allow you to place your avocado base in the water but still have the fruit hanging over a glass. 

🥑 STEP 4: Place the glass with the half-submerged avocado in a place with sunlight. Use a clear glass for this operation, so you can observe when the roots start to grow. It’s useful for warnings of mold, bacteria and fungus growth, so you can change the water when it’s needed. You can do the latter regularly every day, as many professionals recommend, but it’s better to change the water every 5-7 days. 

🥑STEP 5: Sprouting can take as long as 8 weeks, although many websites suggest only 2-4 weeks. The best advice is to be patient. And pay attention so the seed goes to the necessary stages of sprouting: the outer brown seed skin will slough off as the top of the avocado pit will dry out and form a crack; the crack will extend and to the bottom side of this, a tiny taproot will begin to emerge; this will grow longer and longer until a small sprout will peek through the top of the avocado pit. Don’t forget to maintain the taproot submerged, because not doing so will be synonymous to the death of your plant. 

🥑 STEP 6: There are a few tricks when it comes to planting the newly born sprouts. When the stem reaches 183 in length, cut about 100cm off it, as this will make the new part grow faster. Cut and put it in a rich humus soil pot, when it has reached 183cm again, plant your tree in a medium pot. Before placing in a sunny area, make sure that you leave the top half of the seed exposed. 

🥑 STEP 7: In this stage of planting your own avocado, you need to know two things about its relationship with water: the soil should always be moist. If you start to see yellow leaves, it’s a sign you exaggerated and over-watered it. No need to panic though. Let the plant some time to absorb the water and continue after it has dried. 

🥑STEP 8: Encourage the plant to grow larger, by pinching out the top two sets of leaves. Do this when the stem has reached about 380cm in height. Repeat the method when another 138cm have grown additionally on the plant.

🥑STEP 9: If you happen to come across some nasty bugs, like aphids, you will need to wash them off the avocado. You can do this by showering or gently hosing down your plant. When there are no more pests on it, spray the avocado tree with a solution of water mixed with a few drops of dishwashing liquid and one teaspoon of neem oil. Check in 4-5 days to see if it’s clean. If not, repeat the process until it is. 

🥑STEP 10: In the autumn or winter, if it gets cooler than 45 degrees F, you must bring the baby avocado tree indoor, so it won’t freeze to death. And there you have it. All you need to know about how to plant your own avocado tree from a seed. After a couple or so years, the tree will begin to give fruit. On some occasions, some trees take about 15 years to bear fruit, and some never do at all. Even if your commercial avocado – seed you used to plant the tree – is one of the tasteful fruit on Earth, don’t expect that yours should be the same. 

Naturally grown avocado are different. You can grow several avocado trees together to aid with pollination and ensure your fruits are good as well. 
Enjoy 🥑