Thursday, 10 January 2013

rise & shine


Welcome to my very first blog. How strange those words look! I never thought I'd be a blogger but here I find myself one. I hope that those who traverse my blog will do so with an open mind and an open heart as I share parts of my journey with you. My life has changed immensely in the last few years and this is a place where I want to share some of those things with you. From living with a chronic illness to eating a raw vegan diet to believing in a saving God to sharing my detox tips and tricks, hopefully you will find something interesting and insightful here. I encourage you to comment on posts (but if you don't have anything nice to say please don't say anything at all!) and if you have any topic requests please feel free to ask.

So, here is my first recipe for all you lovely boys and girls. A part of my health regime is to make and consume a daily juice. When I am juice fasting or detoxing (as I am in the middle of doing now), this is a favourite juice of mine to have in the mornings upon waking.

good morning juice

2 medium apples, cored
1 medium orange, peeled
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 to 1/2 inch cube ginger root
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

Pass ingredients through a juicer or blend ingredients in a blender and strain through a nut milk bag, cheesecloth or an old stocking (if you choose this option please make sure you wash it before juicing!). Enjoy!

Juices are absorbed within 15 minutes so you will quickly benefit from the nutritional properties of this juice, which includes the vitamins A, B, C and E along with the minerals potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, copper and iron. The good morning juice is an excellent cleansing juice and the addition of cayenne pepper will help to improve your metabolism and aid removal of waste.

If you don't have time to make a fresh juice in the mornings try starting your day with one to two glasses of warm water, preferably filtered, with the juice of half a lemon to encourage cleansing, at least half an hour before you eat your breakfast. I encourage you to try it for a week and see if it doesn't make a difference to how you start the day, which will hopefully be in a lighter and fresher way.

Well, that's all for now. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and I look forward to sharing more with you!



  1. Well done on creating your blog and your very first entry Brooke. I look forward to following your blog. Good luck! You'll be great!
    Cathy xo:-)

  2. Brooke, thanks for sharing with us. i'm so sorry to hear about your are in my prayers. i look forward to hearing more about your journey to healing and want you to know i have already been inspired to live a healthier life! thankyou!
    x emilie

    1. Thanks Emilie, that's very kind of you! I appreciate your support, thank you. Hope you're well xx