As we enter into the second week of January with Lockdown 3 in full swing, there seems to be a communal (and completely understandable) sense of low energy and mood. It feels a lot more difficult to muster up the usual motivation we tend to have at this time of year to re-establish healthy habits.
Don’t be too hard on yourself if this is the case, with the ongoing news messing with our usual routines and taking up so much headspace, it’s no wonder we feel exhausted. Be patient with yourself if this is the case - take it slow; those healthy routines will return when you have space for them.
In the meantime, considering a few realistic things we can do, or add into our diet / lifestyle, when there is time, could help to give us a positive boost!
Picking up one of our Garden juices or smoothies is a really easy way to ensure you are getting some all important vitamins and nutrients into your body, especially when you feel like you’re lacking the motivation, time or creativity to prioritise healthy choices. When you have so much to juggle, it can feel like a relief knowing you’re getting some quality nutrition from one of our colourful bottles!
Whether it’s helping to kick-start your healthy habits, or picking up a juice or smoothie for some added nutrients, hopefully today’s blog will help you to find a drink that suits your daily needs, along with learning a little more about the difference between the two.
Our juices and hot tonics are a quick and convenient way to absorb key vitamins and nutrients into the body. As they are juiced, the fibrous pulp is removed, which allows larger quantities of the fruit / vegetable (and its benefits) to be packed into one bottle.
Our smoothies are blended, and as the ingredients from the whole fruit/veggies remain, these drinks are fibre rich! As well as containing all of the nutrients from the ingredients used to create the drink, the remaining fibre leaves us feeling fuller for longer and can help to support digestive health.
Each of which a really healthy addition to a balanced diet!
See our list of juices and smoothies below and consider which would suit your daily needs.
Energise: Filled with greens; rich in antioxidants and vitamin K.
Glow: High in vitamin C and potential benefits for blood health. Fruit free so naturally low in sugar.
Thrive: Contains potential anti-inflammatory properties and rich in vitamin C, could help to support healthy immune function.
Alkalise: A hydrating drink, filled with greens and fruit free so naturally low in sugar. Contains a range of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Green Peace: Rich in protein and iron from the spirulina, healthy fats from the avocado and fibre from the fruit and veggies. A well balanced and tasty green smoothie.
Holy Cacao: Cacao is a natural mood booster – hurray! It is also rich in magnesium which is needed in the body for healthy function. The combination of chia seeds, almonds and tahini provide an additional dose of all important protein and healthy fats!
Purple Rain: Rich in antioxidants from the berries and healthy fats from the avocado. The baobab works to naturally satisfy sweet cravings too.
Strong: Full of plant based protein and a great source of energy! Perfect snack for a busy day.
Om Love: A personal fave - filled with fibre and flavour. More turmeric and ginger in there too for possible anti-inflammatory benefits.
Read more about our juices and smoothies in the ‘shop’ section of our website found in the drop down menu. Which one would you pick?
Here at The Garden, we take pride in offering the most nutrient dense meals all year around. Our juices and smoothies are a great way to add a new fruit or vegetable into your diet and the diverse choice on the menu means you can try something new on each visit! We focus on creating balanced and colourful meals that will leave you feeling satisfied and fulfilled. Offering take away breakfast, lunch and dinner – swing by and grab your January Garden fix!
Holistic Health Coach - Anna Whyte
The ‘Wellness with Anna’ philosophy focuses on taking a more balanced and holistic approach to health. Often, the tools needed to make a lasting change are already in your toolbox. I offer client led guidance in order to support the progress of an individual working to meet their personal wellness goals. I will not diagnose, treat or take responsibility for bringing about wellness change, but direct, listen and support development.
We work together on a journey to make health a main priority, both physically and mentally.