Juicing up your skin – a conversation

June 17, 2021

On Wednesday June 16th our guest speaker Louise Camilleri from LC Natural Health & Beauty joined us to talk about Juicing and its affect on the health of our skin. It was such a great event I wanted to offer the video for anyone to view, to inspire and encourage everyone to take part in your own health care. Juicing is just one simple thing we can do to support the health of our body as we get older and it can be simple or as complex and nutrition packed as you’d like. Louise offers suggestions for great juices with ingredients you might not normally think to add in!

You can juice for general health & wellness or for the maintenance of good body weight, but don’t think of juicing as a weight loss approach. If you are wanting to lose some weight, take a whole body approach that includes eating a whole foods diet (with some juice added in), exercise, make good lifestyle choices, follow good sleep habits and reduce stress. 

Here are a couple of quick tips for successful juicing:

(click on the pic for a free green juice recipe!)

Watch our virtual conversation here

Louise offers her approach to Juicing and Menopause, which involves the 4 ”M”s and great information about choosing a well balanced juice for yourself...
  1. Mindset or mindfulness, which helps you to combat stress. We want to lower Cortisol levels and raise Endorphins!
  2. Movement, which controls stress and helps the body to produce less fat storing hormones. With movement comes better elimination of toxins from the bowel and the pores of the skin!
  3. Meals, which help control calories and assures good nutrition. Juicing also gives the internal body a rest (when you rest you repair) and allows for better digestion.!
  4. Metabolics, the is the stu that stimulates and moves our metabolism like exercise and supplements. Our metabolism is like a stress barometer and it needs to be taken care of and BALANCED.!

Directions for a well balanced Detoxifying Juice:

Choose a base liquid

You can use 1 to 2 cups of filtered water, raw coconut water, unsweetened almond milk or hemp milk, fresh apple or orange juice, herbal tea, green tea, unsweetened kefir or kombucha

Choose your base ingredients

Add 2 cups of fresh or frozen fruits or veggies, like apple, orange, kiwi, melon, berries, beets, cucumber, pineapple, mango, or peaches

Add some creaminess

Banana, avocado, coconut meat, unsweetened natural yogurts, blanched almonds, or almond butter, walnuts and cauliflower all add richness and creaminess to smoothies

Add some greens

Next add 1 to 2 cups of spinach, romaine, or radish greens; 1 cup kale, bok choy, Swiss chard, collards, beet greens; or 1/4 cup arugula or dandelion greens

Boost the nutrients

Choose one or more of the following: 1 tablespoon of chia, hemp or flax seeds; 1 tablespoon of coconut, flax, or hemp oil; 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of superfood powders like açai, pomegranate, camu, goji, wheatgrass, or broccoli sprouts; 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Spirulina or chlorella; or add 1/4 cup frozen raw broccoli or cauliflower. One of my favs…Hibiscus flower powder

Add some magic

Inspire flavour with spices! Add a pinch to 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne, red pepper flakes, turmeric, or curry powder, or 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or fresh ginger. Or try fresh (not dried) herbs like 1-1/2 teaspoons of rosemary, or 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of parsley, cilantro, basil, or mint. Lift the pungency of earthy root veggies or leafy greens with 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of lemon or lime juice and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of lemon or lime zest

Blend

Throw all of the ingredients into your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy

Would you like to get some great juicing recipes? Try Louise's Top Juicing Recipe ebook chocked full of nutritious and delicious juices!

(just click on the pic)

Happy Juicing!

About the authors

Cindy is a registered holistic nutritionist, registered acupuncturist, certified Pilates instructor and health educator. She is the creator of My Fit Over 50, working to empower women before, during and after menopause!

Louise Camilleri, founder, and CEO of LC Natural Health & Beauty has been an Entrepreneur for over 10 years working in her business as a Natural Health Practitioner, Beauty Food Advisor, Skin Care Consultant, Holistic Skin Care Formulator, Natural Perfumer, and Author. Find out more about Louise here.