It’s summer y’all, and we’re all officially craving refreshing, light, juicy goodness. Flowing with the seasons and nourishing your body intuitively is where it’s at. Tune in and cultivate an environment within that allows you to discern what your body wants and needs. So why not ask yourself, how do you truly feel like nourishing today?
Plants are impeccably healing for the body, and so is water! Juice a few plants, add some superfoods and/or herbs, and you’ve got yourself a tonic. What is a tonic you might wonder? A tonic is a formula of sorts, that supports and encourages healing of the whole body, or a specific organ system within the body.
This recipe is an introduction to one of our favourite tricks of the trade! Soup up your liquids – in this case, cold-pressed juice – with even more nourishment. This delicious tonic was made with organic celery, cucumber, peaches, chlorella, and grass-fed collagen.
Celery, cucumber, and peaches
These fruits and vegetables are naturally low in sugar + are packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Fruits and vegetables like these contain something called EZ water – a form of water that acts as an antioxidant within your cells and helps your mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell) generate more energy.
Chlorella is a green algae that contains incredibly high amounts of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytonutrients, and chlorophyll. It contains something called Chlorella Growth Factor, a complex found in the cells of the plant that has been shown to enhance some RNA/DNA functions when consumed! This all helps to support detoxification, reduce inflammation, stimulate tissue repair, boost energy, and encourage an alkaline internal environment.
(PS we add chlorella to The Other Green smoothie in-house)
Grass-fed collagen or marine collagen
Collagen peptides support healthy skin, joints, connective tissues, and bones. Adding collagen to your diet (in whichever form you’d prefer) provides you with the most abundant structural protein in the body.
There are different types of collagen within the body – for example type I, II, and III. Depending on the source of collagen supplement you choose, you’ll be getting different benefits along with it. Grass-fed collagen contains type I and type II, benefiting all areas listed above. Whereas Marine collagen contains mostly type I, being extremely supportive for your skin – think elasticity and firmness!
PEACHES + GREENS TONIC RECIPE
Prep time: 15 minutes
Kitchenware: juicer (we use this Omega Juicer!)
1 large bunch organic celery
1-2 tsp chlorella
2-4 tbsp grass-fed collagen or marine collagen
1. Juice celery, cucumber, and peaches and pour into a glass jar.
2. Add chlorella and collagen to the jar and shake, or use an electric whisk to combine well. Alternatively, you can add it to a blender and pulse until well combined.
3. Sit under the sun + serve!