The Perfect Juice For Your Mood - By Pressed Juices
Posted on 09 August 2015
At Vie Active we are a big fan of juices, smoothies and other raw goodies - not only can they offer a great nutrient hit, but they are also perfect meal replacements and give you just the boost you need. Our friends at Pressed Juices make a delectable array of juices and raw food to help you with everything from a detox to an energy boost.
We spoke to the nutritionists at Pressed Juices (did you know that each store is managed by a nutritionist there to help you will your nutritional needs) and they gave us the run down on the best juices and raw treats for what your body needs.
The best Juice/food for Energy
As the name suggests the Smooth Energy is the best choice when looking to boost your energy levels. The banana and avocado provide energy boosting B Vitamins. Avocados in particular are a fantastic source of Vitamin B6, helping your body to release energy from your food. Bananas provide both fast and slow releasing carbohydrates for a steady boost in energy. It is also rich in potassium and magnesium, which can assist in fighting fatigue.
To Kick A Cold
The immunity Elixir features some seriously powerful cold fighting ingredients including ginger, turmeric, kakadu plum, orange, lemon and black pepper. Ginger contains zinc, an essential trace mineral for fighting colds and flus. It also has antiseptic properties and works like an expectorant on the lungs, expelling phlegm and relieving congestion. kakadu plum, a native Australian fruit is the richest natural source of Vitamin C in the world and contains phytochemicals such as gallic acid, which is antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal.
To Help you Focus
If your having trouble focusing throughout the day make sure you start with a nutritious breakfast like the orange and blackberry chia pudding. The chia pudding provides protein; healthy fats and fibre which are key to balancing your blood sugar levels and providing lasting energy to the brain. Chia seeds are also a source of brain boosting omega 3 fatty acids as well as B Vitamins, which can improve concentration, memory and mood.
After a grueling session at the gym a post workout smoothie is a great choice to assist in muscle recovery and exercise adaptation. The Banana Salted Caramel in particular has a great combo of good quality carbohydrates for muscle glycogen synthesis, protein for muscle repair and electrolytes to replenish those lost in sweat.
To Help You Sleep
The Spiced Almond ‘Mylk’ lightly warmed on the stove is the perfect nightcap to assist in winding down for the night, and may help you sleep. Almond milk is rich in the mineral magnesium, which reduces stress and helps muscles relax. A small serving of carbohydrates at night can induce sleepiness by increasing levels of Serotonin. Serotonin is the brain hormone responsible for sleep regulation and mood.
To Cure A Hangover
A hangover calls for a juice that is both delicious, nutrient dense and incredibly hydrating. The Zest 4 with coconut, pineapple, cucumber and lemon provides just that! With loads of electrolytes, vitamins and minerals, you’ll be feeling better in no time.
To Cure 3pm Sugar Cravings
If you suffer from 3pm sugar cravings, you probably find yourself making sneaky trips to the vending machine to get your afternoon fix, followed by a serious guilt trip. To banish cravings and nourish your body with a real food treat try the Raw Salted Caramel & Macadamia Thyme Tart. It is every bit as delicious as the original, but made from nutrient dense whole foods like macadamias, raw cacao, almond butter, dates and coconut.