Let’s face it, organic gardens and natural nutrition were probably not typical topics of discussion in most people’s childhood households. In fact, they rarely made an appearance in conversation until the past few years. Frozen dinners and fast food cheeseburgers were perfectly acceptable meals in most families, followed by a dessert of chocolate-covered donuts or rich, creamy ice cream.
Times have changed since then, and so has the general attitude toward daily diet, although our appetite for tasty fare has grown in abundance. As food lovers and health junkies at Yeotown, we have made it our mission to enjoy a life that contains succulent flavours and extraordinary wellbeing. Kale and the variety of appetizing meals prepared with this gorgeous green plant have made it easy to satisfy our tastebuds and give our bodies the nutrition it craves. Besides being one of the most detoxifying foods on the planet, kale contains a bevy of nutrients. For starters, it is brimming with disease-fighting antioxidants and flavonoids, which help lower our risk for chronic inflammation. It is also loaded with omega 3 fatty acids and an assortment of vitamins, which strengthen the immune system, aid in digestion and boost the skin’s health.
Our amazingly talented chef, Julia, is an expert when it comes to whipping up mouthwatering, nutrient-dense dishes. One of her most popular beverages at our health retreat is the Green Gets Gorgeous, a refreshing cold-pressed juice known as a Yeotini: Yeotown‘s healthy and alcohol-free twist on the renowned Martini. It contains leafy greens along with many other curative ingredients. Watch the step-by-step instructional video for this invigorating concoction and find the recipe below.
Green Juice Recipe
Green Gets Gorgeous
1 Handful of Leafy Spinach
1 Handful of Kale
Small bunch of Parsley
½ a head of Celery
1. Juice or blend all ingredients until well combined.
*Best processed in a slow, masticating juicer or blended in a high-speed Vitamix blender.