There’s an expression that my granny used to say which was “ne’er cast a cloot, til May is oot”. She was from Edinburgh, Scotland, and roughly translated it means “ don’t put away your winter woollies until the end of May, or you’ll end up freezing cold and wet!” I would say this year, she was on the money‼
However, now that June is here, it seems we have turned a corner. The dull days do seem to be over (hope I’m not speaking too soon!) and the lazy hazy days of summer are feeling tantilizingly near. I am feeling confident enough to put away the majority of my winter woollies, and bring out the shorts and t-shirts. You’re probably doing the same. However, as we dig out the short shorts, bikinis and swim shorts, the short sleeved shirts and skimpy sundresses, it’s worth doing a bit of an assessment as to the state of the affairs in the body department. In my house at least, it seems that the extended winter months have taken their toll, and the warm comfort food, the casseroles, breads, cakes and cookies have found themselves sitting comfortably in areas where they really shouldn’t be and aren’t appreciated!
I was therefore thrilled when reading one of my juicing books, to find a recipe for a metabolism boosting juice which I am really enjoying and it is certainly getting me zinging again! That and the regular 30 minutes running with Abby the retriever, and I am soon going to be feeling ready to put my gardening shorts on in public!
Here’s the recipe, it really is delicious.
Metabolic Boost Juice
3 sprigs parsley
2 sticks celery
1 spring onion
1 medium red or green pepper
Peel the grapefruit and de-seed the pepper. Wash all ingredients, trim, chop and put through the juicer.
The pepper, tomatoes, parsley and orange are all rich in bioflavonoids to support the capillaries. The grapefruit stimulates fat metabolism and celery helps to remove excess fluid. It’s a fat melting, metabolism boosting glory in a glass!