Life Extension Magazine®

Issue: Nov 2018

Juice + Nourish

In her book, Juice + Nourish: 100 Refreshing Juices and Smoothies to Promote Health, Energy, and Beauty, naturopath Rosemary Ferguson provides juicing recipes specifically tailored for everything from stress to lack of strength. We provide a few for you to try.

By Rosemary Ferguson.

Going back at least as far as the ’70s, when fitness fanatic Jack LaLanne promoted the practice, juicing has been very popular among people who take a serious interest in maintaining a healthy diet.

That’s where Rosemary Ferguson comes in. As a full-time model in the ’90s, she discovered that juices made from combinations of fresh vegetables, fruits, and grains helped give her the boost in energy that she needed in order to keep up with the long hours her job often demanded. Now a qualified naturopath, Ferguson is focused on aiding clients with proper nutrition at her clinic in London. Her book, Juice + Nourish: 100 Refreshing Juices and Smoothies to Promote Health, Energy, and Beauty, is based on her many years of knowledge and experience in nutrition and juicing.

The book is organized by topic, with recipes specifically tailored for help in relieving everything from stress to lack of strength and low energy.

Here, we present a few of the recipes featured in Juice + Nourish, along with Ferguson’s brief notes on the nutrients contained in each of them. So crank up your blender and enjoy!


What you need to know

Juice + Nourish: 100 Refreshing Juices and Smoothies to Promote Health, Energy, and Beauty is written by an experienced naturopath, and contains recipes that relieve everything from stress to lack of strength and energy.

Asparagus SOS

Asparagus contains enzymes that help break down any alcohol residues left in your system. This amazing juice is packed with oxidant reducers and is far better than the hair of the dog—any day!

  • Small handful of spinach
  • 1 apple
  • 5 spears of asparagus
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1-inch to 2-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Pass all the ingredients through the juicer, except the lemon juice, stirring it in at the end.


Happy Every Day (smoothie)

This smoothie is high in tryptophan, which is essential to making serotonin, a good-mood chemical that stimulates both happiness and sleep. Maca helps to fight fatigue, and if you aren’t tired but full of energy, it will sustain energy levels—yippee!

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 zucchini
  • 10 raspberries
  • 2 tsps pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 cup (150 g) ice cubes
  • ½ cup (125 ml) filtered water

Place all the ingredients together into a blender and whiz together.


On An Even Kale

On An Even Kale  

This is a boosting juice that helps if you’re feeling fatigued in the morning. Much better than reaching for sugary drinks or food. It’s a superb versatile juice, a great way to start the day—in fact, a great way to start every day! It contains soluble fiber, which slows the absorption of fruit sugars into the body. Because the absorption process is slower, we get more chance to take in the nutrient too.

  • 4 kale leaves
  • 1 apple (green if you are diabetic)
  • 1 small pear
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
    (build up to this amount, start small!)

Juice the kale, apple, and pear, and then stir in the spirulina and ground cinnamon at the end.


Super Herb Helper
(juice or smoothie)

Super Herb Helper  

If you are feeling congested mentally or physically, this should help to clear it! The juice uses powerful herbs to help stimulate your system, clear the airways, and relieve any tension in the body.

  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 apple
  • 1-inch to 2-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • Pinch of Himalayan crystal salt

Juice the mint, zucchini, apple, and ginger, and stir in the lemon juice. Add the matcha green tea powder, turmeric, cardamom, honey, and crystal salt at the end, or you can whiz it all in the blender and make a smoothie.


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Recipes from Juice + Nourish: 100 Refreshing Juices and Smoothies to Promote Health, Energy, and Beauty© Rosemary Ferguson, 2015. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment.

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