Liquorice All sorts ~ Juice Recipe

Liquorice All sorts fruit and veg

Liquorice All sorts

  • Small handful of tarragon
  • Chunk of fennel
  • 2 pears
  • Half a cucumber
  • Chunk of broccoli stem
  • Half a lime
  • Chunk of ginger

Perfect for;

  • Treating insomnia
  • Relieving water retention
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Easing IBS

Liquorice All sorts Tarragon

Why I love it

I’m a little obsessed with adding herbs to my juices this month! The awesome additional health benefits of juicing herbs can not be over stated. Whether you’re looking to sleep better, reduce blood pressure, relieve the pain of arthritis or IBS, there’s a herb out there for you! The use of herbs as medicine are not a new phenomenon, these incredible plants have been used to heal for thousands of years. The reason I love this juice is the warm, spicy, aniseed flavour created by juicing fennel, ginger and tarragon. If you love liquorice you’re going to adore this one!

Juicing Recipe Liquorice All sorts

Addition of Tarragon

If you struggle with sleep because of anxiety, give tarragon a try. It’s great for insomnia – relieves stress and promotes a good nights sleep. With a warm, liquorice, aniseed flavour it can also numb toothache and pain in the gums. A bit like the effect of rubbing in clove oil.

Tarragon helps relieve water retention. If you train you’ll be interested to hear tarragon helps to increase muscle creatine absorption. Traditionally you’d consume loads of carbs to absorb creatine effectively. Try adding tarragon to your green juice instead!

Benefits of the other ingredients

Fennel contains anethole—the primary component of its volatile oil. In studies, the anethole in fennel has repeatedly been shown to reduce inflammation and to help prevent the occurrence of cancer. Fennel is also great for treating abdominal pain, diarrhoea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It stimulates the secretion of digestive and gastric juices, while reducing inflammation of the stomach and intestines, facilitating proper absorption of nutrients from food.

Pears are a wonderful source of pectin, perfect for lining the gut wall to prevent leaking toxins. Cucumber is hugely hydrating and cooling. It flushes out toxins and keeps skin glowing and fresh.  Broccoli’s nutritional profile is impressive. It contains high levels of fibre (both soluble and insoluble) and is a rich source of vitamin-C. Lime is equally high in Vitamin C and as with most citrus fruits, brilliant at reducing inflammation and finally ginger which can ease stomach upsets, colic, morning sickness and motion sickness.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s