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Green Juice, Not Just a Trend

GreenGreen juice has become a part of everyday life. It’s on almost every restaurant or coffee shop menu. It’s in the hands of your colleagues and many celebrities. But, green juice shouldn’t just be a phase you follow until the next trend. The Hulk Juice has been the superstar of my eating plans for many years because the benefits stand the test of time and aren’t just seen or felt as a trend.

You may know that green juice is good for you, but do you know why you should drink it and what it actually does in your body?

The Hulk Juice is filled with vitamins and nutrients that is absorbed into the bloodstream and transported to various parts of the body immediately. Your body doesn’t need to break down the juice, so you’re giving your digestive system a mini-break.

Immune Boost, After One Glass
It’s filled with antioxidants and phytonutrients which help to resist damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are not good, they weaken and burden our immune systems. The Hulk Juice also boosts gut health, which ends up improving your immune system as well because part of it is located in the gut. It works in the gut by assisting microorganisms to absorb nutrients in order to be strong enough to protect us against disease. It also alleviates constipation and regulates bowel movements. The regular bowel movements is also due to green juice’s detoxification properties.

Detox Made Easy
The body is designed to detox itself, but drinking green juice actually helps the natural detoxification process. It also supports the various stages of detoxing by ensuring that the body has the required nutrients to clear out toxins. It also improves the health and function of the liver; which is responsible for detoxification. The result of the detoxification is a less bloated stomach, reduction in cellulite and a clearer complexion.

The full body spring clean also touches the reproductive organs which improves your fertility. Hulk Juice is also great during pregnancy and postpartum recovery.

Glow Inside-Out with this Beauty Elixir
The effect of what’s happening on the inside is seen on the outside. Hulk Juice slows down the aging process making you appear more youthful. Your complexion will clear, your skin will glow and your eyes will become brighter. The ingredients also improves the health of your nails and hair. The vast beauty benefits of green juice is also due to hydration and its rich concentration of Vitamin C, Antioxidants and Vitamin E.

Boost Your Energy the Green Way
Not only will you SEE the effects of the body detoxing, but you will also FEEL them. You will feel healthier, lighter and more energetic. Hulk Juice is a great start the day and is the perfect snack when you have energy slump as it gives you an instant boost. In addition to these benefits, the Hulk Juice recipe found in the Glow Cleanse e-books also boosts your electrolyte levels, helps alleviate stomach cramps and nausea and acts as a natural antibiotic.

It’s a Family Affair
Kids will benefit from the addition of veggies during growth and development. Teens will benefit from the natural energy it provides. The elderly will also benefit from it as assists to alleviate some of the ailments that they may be faced with.

Hulk Juice also helps prevent or lower chronic illnesses, helps fight cholesterol and is anti-inflammatory which may prevent blood clots. It can also help them digest much-needed nutrients, especially for the elderly who are beginning to lose their appetite, which can happen as we age. Research also indicates that drinking green juice every day helps keep the heart healthy and regulates blood pressure and blood sugar levels.Hulk Juice also helps with cell regeneration has cancer-fighting properties, helps to shed weight and reduces inflammation in the body. It also aids in the production of red blood cells, assists the blood to transport oxygen better and can even help treat anaemia.

The Hulk Juice increases, your family’s intake of veggies and greens, especially if you’re not eating enough of these nutrients. With that said, having a Hulk Juice is not about drinking your greens instead of eating it. Ensure that you are eating enough veggies and greens.

Now that you are more informed about what’s in your green glass, hopefully when you drink it you can visualise these benefits entering your life. If you want to take these Hulk benefits forward and capitalise on alkalising your nutrition, I’d suggest following the entire Glow Cleanse, which is inflammatory-free (i.e. gluten and dairy free), which is perfect for the entire family.

Share your green journey with me. I love to hear it. Pop us an email at info@rushtush.com

Love,

Rushda  

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Carrot Cake Oats

Spice up your regular morning oats with this recipe for Carrot Cake Oats. One of our followers Rizwaana (Instagram: @rsrloves) created this delicious recipe. It is a great way to disguise veggies into your breakfast, especially for those who are a little picky with vegetables.

125-250 ml Coconut Water
1/2 Avo, Cut Into Pieces
1 Small Banana
1 tsp Lime Juice
1 Medium grated carrot
2-3 Tbsp Jungle Oats
1/4-1/2 tsp fine cinnamon powder
150ml coconut milk (feel free to sub any milk you like)
150ml water
1 tsp ghee (or coconut oil)
Granola for texture

1. Add your ghee to a pot along with the carrots and cinnamon. Allow this to soften. Add your oats and cook for a minute or so 
2. Then add your water and milk
3. Reduce to medium heat and allow to slow cook until creamy.
4. It is sweet however if you want you can add a bit of extra honey or sweetener.
5. I garnished with granola and yogurt, but I found the yogurt to overpowering so you can decide for yourself.

If you would like to up your protein content you can add egg white. I usually add this at the end and stir it in.

Enjoy!

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Coconut and Avo Smoothie

Avocado is highly rich in nutrients and for this reason, it’s often regarded as a superfood. It is rich in vitamins and contains high levels of necessary healthy fats. Try this recipe for an easy way towards a nutrient boost!

125-250 ml Coconut Water
1/2 Avo, Cut Into Pieces
1 Small Banana
1 tsp Lime Juice
1 tsp Coconut Oil
1 tsp Raw Honey
A fresh mint sprig

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

*If you’re looking for an added boost of protein, you can also add in a scoop of RushTush Whey Protein.

Lots of love always,
Rush.

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Anti-Bloat Turmeric Juice

Our Anti-Bloat Turmeric Juice taken out of our Winter Glow detox guide might be the anti-inflammatory girl you’ve been looking for. Inflammation can be triggered and worsened by consuming sugary or processed food. Sugary and processed food contribute significantly towards cell damage and should therefore be consumed in moderation. Ideally, we should all be implementing a nutrient-rich diet with lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains, and good fats. For those days where we are lacking, Anti-Bloat Turmeric Juice can act as a tonic – in other words, pick-me-up, to help restore the body’s much-needed antioxidants and nutrients.

Anti-inflammatory turmeric acts as a stimulant, also offering anti-fungal and antiviral properties, warding off colds.

150ml carrot juice (buy from grocery or juice stores or juice your own)
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 1 lime
50g fennel
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
Blend.

Best enjoyed straight away, but also fine for on the go later.

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Deconstructed Apple – Momma Glow

My Momma Glow Guide for breastfeeding moms is a meal plan consisting of three main meals and three snacks. 

Snacking doesn’t have to be complicated during this time. The simplicity of an apple and peanut butter goes a long way. Apples are a great source of fibre and peanut butter is high in protein. Combined, they keep you feeling fuller for longer. Almond butter or cashew butter are excellent alternatives if peanut butter isn’t your thing.

1. Slice an apple into medium-thick slices. 

2. Spread your favourite nut butter onto each slice. 

3. Sprinkle granola/crushed nuts/trail mix/seeds over the nut butter.

You can have as many as you like!


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Princess Pea Smoothie – Veggie Glow

When you’re vegan or vegetarian, getting enough protein isn’t difficult if you know what you’re doing. My Veggie Glow Guide is a step-by-step guide on how to achieve a balanced vegetarian lifestyle. This protein-packed smoothie is just one of the recipes you can expect to enjoy when following this eating plan.


INGREDIENTS


1 Cup (250ml) of unsweetened Almond Milk
1 OR 2 Tablespoons of Pea Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons of Oat Bran.
Dash of cinnamon powder
1 Small Banana
2 teaspoons of peanut butter


Blend ingredients in a juicer OR a high watt blender to retain all the fibre for a slower release of nutrients


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Protein Power Rice – Bump Glow

My Bump Glow was developed to give you all the nutrients you need during your pregnancy.This protein rice bowl is perfect as is, but feel free to add any other protein of choice, be it chicken, tuna or shrimp! Seafood was my go-to when preggies! 

1 cup of brown rice (cooked)
Baby marrow
Cauliflower
Carrots
Spring onion
Cashew nuts (handful)
1 tsp of curry powder
Butter
1 egg

METHOD:

1. Prepare rice according to instructions
2. Heat butter in pan
3. Add vegetables, cashew nuts and raisins together and fry for 3 minutes
4. Add egg and rice
5. Season with curry powder, salt and pepper


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Winter Glow – Butter Bean and Butternut Curry

This hearty curry will see you through the coldest of winter days. Bursting with flavour and packed with nutrients, I like to make extra – it tastes even better for lunch the next day! This recipe uses butternut and butter beans but feel free to substitute as you wish. Tofu, egg plant, and chickpeas are all great options.

INGREDIENTS

1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 white onion
1 clove garlic, grated
1/2 lemongrass stalk, bashed with a rolling pin
120ml water
400ml coconut milk
200g butternut, cut into 2cm cubes
250g butterbeans
20g coriander leaves
FOR THE CURRY PASTE:
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp paprika
5cm piece root ginger
2 Tbsp brown rice vinegar
2 Tbsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime


METHOD:
1. Put all the curry paste ingredients into a food processor or blender and whizz until you get a chunky paste. Set aside. – Melt the coconut oil in a pan and sauté the onion and garlic for 1 minute. Tip in the curry paste along with the whole lemongrass stalk.
2. Leave the sauce to bubble for a further 2 minutes, then add another 4 tablespoons of the water. – After another 2 minutes, add the coconut milk and butternut and continue to cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. – Finally, stir in the butterbeans and half the coriander leaves, and leave to simmer for a further 7 minutes. – Test to see if the butternut is cooked, if not, simmer for another few minutes until totally tender. – Remove the lemongrass stalk before serving and sprinkle the curry with the rest of
the coriander.


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Quinoa Bowl – Slim Thicc

This meal from my Slim Thicc guide is completely balanced and combines all the food groups. It’s really simple to make and you can make substitutes along the way to make it appropriate for your dietary preferences or to use up leftovers in your fridge or make.

You can enjoy this meal combined into a salad or separate the different parts as you wish.

MAKING QUINOA

Use 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water in a pan.

Bring this to boil and then let simmer and place the lid on. Simmer until all the water has been absorbed, this will take about 15 minutes. You can see that it is finished when it is fluffy.

Take the lid off and fluff it a bit more with a fork.

Serve with a protein of your choice, for example, chicken or boiled egg. Add roast veg or any other leftover vegetables from your fridge.


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Roast Tomato and Red Pepper Soup – Winter Glow

This roast tomato and red pepper soup from my Winter Glow Guide is the perfect recipe to pull out when the weather starts getting a little cooler. Red peppers are a great source of Vitamins A and C as well as folic acid while tomatoes are packed with Vitamins C and K and potassium. 

Make a large pot, portion it out, and freeze for those midweek mealtimes when you want something wholesome but don’t want to cook. Serve it as you wish, depending on your health goals. Some ideas include a swirl of yogurt or coconut milk, crusty bread, or fresh dill or basil leaves.

INGREDIENTS:

6 large red tomatoes, quartered (I use about 600g Rosa tomatoes – more flavour)
1 large onion, chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, whole and unpeeled
1 red chilli, chopped
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup veg stock
Handful fresh basil (I add 1 tin of whole Rosa tomatoes for more flavour)

METHOD:

Heat the oven to 180°C. Place all the ingredients, besides the stock and basil, in a roasting pan and roast for 40 minutes until cooked through and slightly charred (I leave it up to an hour sometimes). Squeeze the soft garlic flesh out of the cloves and place with rest of the ingredients in a large saucepan. Add the stock and basil. Blend with a hand-held blender.

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