Why Beetroot Latte’s Are All The Rage…

Why Beetroot Latte’s Are All The Rage…

For those of you who are already hardcore juicers, you are likely already familiar with the amazing taste of beet juice. For those who aren’t, you may be kind of unsure but trust me, it’s amazing! Just the right amount of dirty sweetness and packed with performance boosting nutrients. So why not heat it up? I recently had a conversation with a friend in Australia who was talking about this new rage beverage- the beetroot latte. Since I love beetroot so much in the summer I decided I needed to know more…and of course duplicate it.  The health properties alone are way above the average corner coffee house latte and the colour, wow. It’s pink and as a girlie girl I love everything pink. But it’s not all about the pretty factor, let’s look at the nutrition: Rich in antioxidants, including betaine which helps protect our cells from stress. Since stress is something none of us can escape I would say this is a powerhouse of a latte. It also promotes the synthesis of creatine (body builders listen up!) which helps improve your muscle strength, growth and power. It also lowers the lactate within your muscles which helps to delay muscle fatigue so you get a performance boost. So it’s great for athletes, but what about non-athletes? Well it will give you a huge energy surge without the caffeine all the while helping your joints and liver health too. Ok so beet juice rocks now how about a recipe? Check out my soon to be famous beetroot latte Tip: Looking to boost your matcha latte? Add a little beetroot juice...
Why do I drink wheatgrass?

Why do I drink wheatgrass?

This question is one I’m frequently asked, along with the typical what does it do? Well my answer is pretty much – what DOESN’T it do? It is used by many holistic and alternative facilities for treatment and health, it is doing wonders for many and to be honest it is a staple in my program. It just so happens to be one of the BEST sources of chlorophyll out there, once catch though, you have to juice it fresh and consume it right away. None of this frozen or powdered juice crap that is being marketed to the masses as a super-food, you just aren’t reaping the benefits like you would from the real deal. Now some companies ‘flash freeze’ and if this is done correct you are supposed only losing around 20% of the nutritionist… so they say. So how much chlorophyll is in wheatgrass juice and why should you care? Well you are looking at 70% chlorophyll and that stuff just so happens to help build the blood… If you were to look at the molecules under a microscope you would see that they very closely resemble that of the hemin molecule ( that is the pigment that combines with the protein to form hemoglobin. One major difference is the chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium as its central atom where the hemin molecule contains iron, other than that they are almost identical. So what is Chlorophyll? Chlorophyll is the molecule that absorbs sunlight, it is a chemoprotein commonly known for its contribution to the green pigment in plants, and is related to porthole (the red pigment of blood)....