At Juice & Glow we are passionate about promoting health & wellbeing. The future is our fabulous Glow Kids!
As parents, aunts, uncles and friends, we have a responsibility to nurture and educate them. Let’s ensure we give them something to ‘Glow’ about.
We are thrilled to have Louise Murray from @live_well_with_lou feature on our Blog during this busy BACK TO SCHOOL month.
Louise Murray is an Integrated Health Coach with the qualification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a Mindfulness Coach. She looks at nourishing people ON and OFF the plate by coaching them with nutrition advice as well as coaching around 12 different aspects of one’s life to take a truly holistic approach to wellness. Through her work Louise discovered that it’s busy working women, who often put their own needs last after family and career, benefit from her support the most. She helps them fill their lifestyles with healthy balanced choices and live truly well, being the best version of themselves.
We eat with our eyes first. When you find your food more appealing not only do you enjoy it more but you also absorb more nutrients from it! Crazy huh?!
Taking a little extra time to make food look fun and interesting not only lets you play with your creative side but it puts a smile on faces and increases nutrient absorption too!
Sometimes just changing up the way you eat your fruit and veggies can help kids give something new a try. This watermelon ‘pizza’ is a fun way to get some more healing fruits into your diet – and kids LOVE it too.
Watermelon hydrates, detoxifies and cleanses the whole body. It is rich in vitamin A and C as well as lycopene, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin – all of which work to protect your body from disease. Loaded with antioxidants, juicy watermelon will work hard to neutralise free radicals in your body to help prevent chronic illness.
I popped strawberries and mango on this pizza to help add to the immune system boosting work of the watermelon. Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C which helps boost the immune system and ward off colds, flu and respiratory infections. Mango is also beneficial for stress assistance and also viral protection.
Just slice up a watermelon and pop it on a plate. Top with a little dairy free yog (optional but highly recommended), then pop your toppings on. I topped our pizza with strawberries, mango, blueberries and mint.
Apple Ring Doughnuts
Healthy doughnuts – yayyyyyyyy! The perfect easy peasy snack, everyone in the family can enjoy these and the kids LOVE decorating them with the yummy toppings.
The clear favourite in my house is the almond butter, raspberry and @sweetfreedomuk Choc Shot combo, topped with desiccated coconut.
I have coated the apple in either almond butter or dairy free yoghurt, and then topped with raspberries, kiwi, blueberries, strawberries, pomegranate, freeze dried raspberries, almond flakes, desiccated coconut and @sweetfreedomuk Choc Shot. Get creative and have fun! Great after school family activity too!
Choc-Nut Butter-Banana Bites
These scrummy little bites taste like the Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream, only use 4 ingredients and are sneakily pretty healthy for you too – guaranteed to please kids and adults alike!
Use any nut butter you want ( I used cashew nut butter) and any chocolate you want (dark, milk, dairy-free). You can sprinkle anything you want on top. I sprinkled the utterly delicious honey roasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds on mine and they gave the perfect added crunch with a hit of honey which goes so well with the banana, nut butter and chocolate – plus they are packed with protein, fibre, and vitamin E.
Line a plate with baking paper, slice the banana. Using a knife spread nut butter onto a slice of banana as thick as you dare. Sandwich another banana slice on top. Pop in the freezer for around 2 hours. Melt your chocolate. Dip the banana bites into the melted chocolate and sprinkle on your toppings. Store in the freezer. . .
Get ready for some Roarsome Treats!
These super cute frozen dino snacks are a real hit with the little ones
Just pop the below mixtures into any ice cube tray moulds, freeze for a couple of hours, pop out and enjoy!
Triceratops: strawberry fromage frais
T-Rex: mixture of dairy free chocolate with dairy free yoghurt
Steggy: mango & passionfruit dairy free yoghurt
Brachiosaurus: strawberry fromage frais
Who fancies a pineapple pop? So refreshing and vitamin packed too!
Slice up a pineapple, pop a lollipop stick in, drizzle with melted chocolate, sprinkle with freeze dried raspberries, flaked almonds, dedicated coconut….whatever you fancy really! Freeze. Enjoy.
Best served with sunshine!
Mango & Pineapple Yoghurt Bark
This Frozen Mango Yoghurt Bark tastes amazing! Just 4 ingredients……. mix and freeze! Creamy natural yoghurt is whizzed in a blender with frozen mango. Top with pineapple pieces and desiccated coconut and freeze into a delicious and really healthy snack!
We love mangoes in this house. Mangos are a great source of vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex as well as health promoting flavonoids such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. In some places they are also eaten at night as they are thought to help prevent insomnia and give a better night sleep. (definitely worth trying with those little ones who like to get up in the middle of the night!)