Archive for February, 2015

H&H: Juicing for Beginners with Curry’s

Juicing vs Smoothie Making

A couple of weeks ago Currys invited me out to try their range of Juicers, an alternative to smoothie making where you only get the juice from the ingredients with no pulp. Since I’ve just joined the gym and I’m trying to improve my health I thought it was a pretty good idea to try before I thought about buying!

Super awesome bonus was I got to hang out with Daisy from Prettygreentea for the day. We met at the Blognix event in Birmingham last year and I just love having a blogging buddy that is so into business like I am. Working for yourself can be lonely at times, so I really enjoyed sharing some ideas with Daisy over a Chai Tea at Bundobust (recommended!) before we headed down to play with juicers!

Juicing with vegetables
My first impression of the juicers were that they were huge! We have a tiny blender that I use for smoothies and milkshakes so the juicers looked like giants in comparison – I really wouldn’t have the space to keep one on our worktop.

The first juice we tried included ginger, cucumber, apples, carrots and beetroot. Beetroot?! It was surprisingly tasty and not too sweet. I would never have thought of including those ingredients.
We then got to make up our own recipes and I loved how easy it was to use the juicers; you can literally toss fruit in there, whole (except oranges – they need peeling, and any stoned fruit needs the stones removed).

Juicing Recipe: Lime, Apple, Cucumber, Pineapple

My recipe was lime, pineapple, cucumber and apple and it came out vibrantly green and soooo tasty, oh my! I think lime is my absolute key juice ingredient. Here’s a few tips I learned:

// Even though you can throw in whole fruits I cut my apple in half and would recommend that you peel away the lime skin if you don’t like a bitter taste to your juice.

// You can add supplements to your juice by popping in a spoon of chia seeds for extra protein or a splash of flaxseed oil that can help with skin complaints like eczema and psoriasis.

// It’s much better for you, especially if you’re dieting, to make a juice from vegetables as fruits contain a lot of natural sugars. For more nutritional advice you can head to NutriShan.

Juicing with fresh tumeric, ginger and beetroots

Best Vegetable Juice Ideas
On the whole I really liked the juice and the variety of flavours you can whip up. I loved the simplicity and I think I would really enjoy drinking a fresh juice everyday as opposed to a smoothie or milkshake… or even as well as. However I think the size of the juicer (and the price!) puts me off, at least until I can get a bit more organised at home! You can read more about our day over at the Curry’s Blog!

Have you tried juicing? Or do you prefer the more traditional smoothie?
Loves x xx

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Featured & Found: January Blues


small business on instagram

January seemed to pass by in a bit of a blur. I definitely had the January blues and really struggled to keep focussed on projects. Looking back over my Instagram I had a better month than I thought: Trips away, evenings out and I put together the makings of some new jewellery ranges. It’s never as bad as it seems!

Keep up on Instagram!

FeaturedThanks to these lovelies who have featured Onetenzeroseven!
New hobbies dreamed up by me and Our Handmade Collective! – New Year, New You, New Start
A great review of the Showcase Spectacular before Christmas – Out & About by Pretty Nice
And I’m also in their AWESOME round up of local designers – Designer Directory

FoundAwesome stuff from the web!
6 Useful Business Podcasts – Prettygreentea
Productivity For Busy People – Claireabellemakes
“In five years, will this matter?” and 44 other life lessons – POPSUGAR
Why jealousy and envy are ruining your life – Kim Lawler Creative
These Gin & Tonics look too good to drink! – Amy Liz

 What are your favourite things from the past month?

Loves x xx

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