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4 large collard leaves (or chard)
1 red bell pepper
½ cucumber
1 avocado
2-3 ounces alfalfa sprouts
1 lime
1 carrot, grated
½ tsp. wholegrain mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
½ inch grated ginger
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil


1. Wash the collard leaves, cut off white stem at the bottom that has no leaves and place them in a bath of warm water with juice of half
a lemon. Let soak for 5 minutes. Dry the leaves off with paper towels and using a knife thinly slice down the central root (to make it
easier to bend the leaves for wrapping).
2. Slice avocado, cucumber and pepper into strips
3. In a bowl or using a food processor, mix the garlic, ginger, mustard, lime juice and olive oil. Mix until properly combined.
4. Place a collard leaf on a plate and layer red pepper, cucumber and avocado slices, alfalfa sprouts, grated carrots and drizzle a tablespoon of dressing over it.
5. Fold over the top and bottom and then wrap up the sides. Slice in half and serve.


Serves: 4

1 sweet potato

2 parsnips

2 carrots

1 red onion

1 tsp. honey (optional)

2 turnips

1 daikon radish (or substitute/add in your favorites, like squash)

2 tbsp. olive oil

Pinch salt and pepper

Handful rosemary, thyme or sage (fresh if possible)

1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F) degrees.

2. Wash and chop all vegetables into large bite-sized pieces.

3. Place in a large baking dish with sides.

4. Drizzle with olive oil and honey; mix well to coat each vegetable lightly with oil.

5. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs.

6. Bake uncovered for 25-35 minutes until vegetables are tender and golden brown, checking every 10 minutes to stir and make sure veggies are not sticking.

Carrots are very good for improving vision and brightening the eyes. Celery is a natural diuretic which aids water retention. Juice also cleanses toxins from the body and improves signs of skin ageing.

Juice is packed full of vitamins A, B6, C, E, K, beta-carotene, calcium, folic acid, magnesium, sodium, potassium and iron.

4 carrots

2 celery sticks

½ lime

1 orange

4 ice cubes

Juice all ingredients, add ice and enjoy! Serves 2.


1kg bag of carrots
2 apples
1 fennel
½ lemon with rind left on
4 ice cubes

Juice the lot and enjoy!

Apples are packed full of Vitamins A, B1, B2, and B6. The pectin in apples forms a gel in the intestine which eliminates toxins.

Carrots are rich in Vitamins A, C and K, beta-carotene, potassium, calcium and iron. They help in reducing cholesterol, aid in the prevention of heart attack, promote healthy eyes, skin, and help in cleansing the liver. Most of the benefits of carrots are attributed to their high fibre and beta-carotene content.

Fennel contains Vitamins B and C, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. They help in reducing intestinal gas and bloating, and have a calming effect on digestion.

Lemon contains vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium and magnesium. It cleanses the system, eliminates toxins and neutralizes harmful bacteria.

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