Juicing for pregnancy

by Christina Agnew,

Juices are a great, quick way to get essential nutrients into your body at any time of life. However they are especially valuable around pregnancy, when the body's nutritional and hydration needs increase. While you should not do a juice cleanse during pregnancy or if you are breast feeding, you can do one to help prepare your body for pregnancy and also as part of your recovery.

Midi Fairgrieve, a nutritional therapist and fertility expert, says: "Planning for pregnancy is possibly the first and most important step you can take towards getting your body, diet and lifestyle into shape. Freshly made organic juices are a perfect way to boost your overall health and detoxifty in preparation for conception; or as a way of adding additional nutrients to your diet once pregnant. Juices were the foundation of the diet I followed to overcome infertility and I subsequently carried on juicing throughout my pregnancy and beyond!"

Radiance co-founder Christina Agnew says: "I had a daily green vegetable juice throughout my pregnancy and I'm certain that it made all the difference to my energy levels. Once I had finished breast feeding and taken some additional time to recuperate, I felt ready to do a cleanse to help get my body back to being strong and lean. My normal Greens Cleanse would probably have been too much for me at that time, so I went for a Build Your Own so that I could include plenty of greens but also high anti oxidant fruits and a nut milk for protein.

A simple pregnancy juice 

For many pregnant women, there are some days (particularly mornings!) when you just can't face eating anything. If this happens, drinking a fresh juice is the good way to boost your nutritional intake. The recipe below contains ginger to help with nausea and some greens to avoid spiking your blood sugar levels too much.

Apple, Celery, Fennel and Ginger Juice (serves 1)

  • 1 medium apple
  • 2 large sticks celery
  • 1/2 fennel bulb
  • 1cm root ginger, peeled or scrubbed

Cut the ingredients into small pieces and then feed through your juicer. Stir together and drink immediately.

Our favourite Summer Salad Dressings

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

We find that it's the dressing that can really make or break the salad so here are our 3 favourites for summer to escalate your healthy meals:

Sweet - Citrus Tahini Dressing from Angel's Belly (we love this with a kale salad)

Makes 160ml (Serves 2)

3 – 5 tbsp (½ orange) fresh orange juice

1 tbsp  fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp tahini

1 tbsp  Apple Cider Vinegar

2.5 tbsp maple syrup

2 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp fresh ginger, roughly chopped

1 very small clove garlic (optional)

½ tsp Himalayan salt

1 tbsp olive oil (optional)

Black pepper

(Blend all ingredients)

Rocket Pesto from Hemsley and Hemsley (perfect with a spiralised courgette salad)

1 large bag of rocket, approximately 120g

1 large clove of garlic

25 whole almonds (soaked overnight in filtered water with a pinch of sea salt, rinsed and drained) or try 12 brazil nuts

1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar

6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1 pinch of sea salt, or to taste

Black pepper to taste  - rocket is quite peppery

70g chopped/grated parmesan. or even goats' cheese (can be left out if dairy free)

(Blend all ingredients)

Optional: ½ teaspoon raw honey, as rocket can be a little bitter 

Passon Fruit Dressing from Jamie Oliver (with his Sweetheart Cabbage Slaw is lovely) 

1 large orange

3 ripe passionfruit , plus extra to serve

2 tablespoons cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

(Mix all ingredients)



February Goody Bag Worth £150

by Christina Agnew, , link

January flew by in a blur of new year's resolutions and now it's time to keep the health kick going as we head into Spring. We're offering you some extra motivation in the form of this very special wellness goody bag worth £150. This contains some of our favourite products to integrate into your daily routine for better energy levels and skin health, amongst many other things! Read on for the full breakdown of what's included. Enter the code GOODYBAG at checkout when ordering a 3 or 5 day cleanse to get your goody bag!


  1. Antipodes Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator and 15% discount voucher for Content Beauty/Wellbeing
  2. Cru8 Raw Cookies 2 pack
  3. Equi London supplements - either Fundamental or Beautiful (full box)
  4. Four Sigma Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix
  5. GoodVibes fitness class voucher 
  6. Love Raw bar (either Cacao and Maca or Rosehip and Lemon)
  7. Mindful Bites cashew nut and baobab nut butter
  8. Nature’s Sunrise Liquid Chlorophyll
  9. YesMum Wellbeing cards

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