September 20, 2014

Shiny Happy Skin: Juice to Make Us Glow. ~ Aisling McAteer

Juicing and Glowing

I recently returned from a two week trip to Cuba, a wonderfully unique place, like nowhere else I have ever had the pleasure and opportunity to experience.

I returned with a suitcase full of memories.

The chaotic, hot haze of Havana. The white sandy beaches and crystal turquoise waters of the North. The passion and salsa of the South.

One souvenir I managed to take home was my tired, taught parched skin.

It’s no mystery what caused this. The hot Cuban sun, the salt water, air conditioning on the flight and (let’s be honest here), over-indulging in delicious local rum!

If you’re in a similar rut, or your skin just needs an injection (the natural kind!) of antioxidants, then this juice is the answer. It will pump skin with powerful detoxifiers and antioxidants, feeding it from within instead of applying topical solutions, which often don’t work.

Prepare for hydrated, dewy, glowing skin!

1/2 avocado
2 cups kale leaves
2 cups chopped cucumber
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 cup parsley
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Squeeze of lemon

Blitz it up in the blender and enjoy!

I prefer to use water in my juices, but a suitable alternative like almond milk or coconut water also works. If you’re making this in advance and need it to stay fresh in the refrigerator, add an extra squeeze of lemon juice. This will help keep the avocado from browning. Also leave out the chia seeds, otherwise you’ll have a chia seed pudding!

Please remember to buy organic where possible.


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Susan Mar 6, 2015 10:42am

How is this a red drink when you have kale and parsley,with nothing red in it?

Aisling McAteer Sep 23, 2014 6:43am

Hi Janet. About 600ml will give a good consistency. I usually drink my juices from a large mason jar so I try to use just enough water to fill them up. If you feel 600ml is too thick you can add more to thin it out.

Janet Armstrong Sep 22, 2014 8:42am

You stated you preferred water/milk in your juices….How much?

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Aisling McAteer

Aisling McAteer is a nutritionist born and raised in beautiful, green Ireland. She is currently residing in London where she can be found making a mess and a splash in her kitchen, stretching out the stresses of a busy life at yoga or tending to her urban garden. Her intention is to promote healthful foods that provide nourishment to both body and mind. She believes that a healthy lifestyle is something that should be affordable and attainable by all. Life is about balance… Creating new veggie juices while eating eating chocolate, running off her hangover, being charitable and buying clothes she most certainly cannot afford.