A while ago, I read this post from Nadege at Relaxed Hair Health about how she drinks freshly juiced fruits and vegetable each morning and the impact it can have on hair growth. I was intrigued by the idea but entirely too lazy at the time to explore it further. It wasn’t till I started my weight loss journey that I took a fresh look at the concept of juicing and started incorporating it into my diet and routine.
For the last three weeks I’ve been drinking a fruit and vegetable smoothie every morning; within 30 mins of waking up. I can’t really call it juice because I use the blender, so it’s more of a pulpy mix. I don’t follow any recipes, I just throw in whatever happens to be in the fridge; but my staples are apples, pears, carrots, spinach, ginger and cucumber. I add seasonal fruits like strawberries and mangoes if they’re on sale but I tend to avoid bananas due to it’s high calorie content.
I love it because each morning I get a concentrated dose of vital nutrients and a low calorie breakfast in one. It’s super quick and easy to do and I always feel more energised after drinking it. To make the smoothie more hair focused I’ve begun adding Aloe Vera juice, Flaxseed, Kelp powder and Brewers Yeast. My aim is to reduce the number of dietary supplements I take in tablet form and replace them with natural food sources. Using a mix of mineral rich green vegetables and Vitamin rich fruit means I don’t need to take generic vitamin/mineral supplements and adding Flaxseed and Kelp means I can cut out my omega 3, fish oil and iron supplements. I plan to add Spirulina, MSM and Silica in due course.