Drinking our greens, and reds, and oranges and, in fact, as many colours as we can get when it comes to our fruits and vegetables, is such a wonderful way to provide our body with a huge amount of nourishment, and one of the best steps we can take for greater health and vitality – why not commit to start incorporating this wonderful practice today.

By increasing our nutritional intake, the benefits are numerous, and include- eliminating food cravings, sleeping better, balancing your hormones, increasing your energy and even shedding unwanted weight, just to name a few. Instead of focusing on a diet and cutting out foods – why not start with adding more nutritious fruit and vegetables to crowd out all the bad stuff – you won’t feel hungry and need to reach out for those unhealthy snacks if your body is getting the fuel it needs to thrive. When you create healthy habits, not restrictions, it’s easier to cut out junk food, sugar and coffee without even thinking about it.

When you drink your juices, smoothies, or soups, you can consume so much more than if you were to eat them conventionally – flooding your system with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients, to recharge your body in order for it to repair and heal.

When we use a juicer or blender to whip up an enzyme laden super drink, we are breaking down the food, pre-digesting it so to speak, so that the nutrients can be absorbed more easily. This means that we are giving our digestive systems a well earned break, lowering the load so that the 65% of energy it normally takes to break down our food when eaten whole, can be used by our body to fight disease.

When making your juices, smoothies, or soups, it’s important to use a clean source of liquid – filtered water, organic coconut water and nut milks are wonderful, make green vegetables the base, stick to fruits that are low in sugar, such as berries and citrus fruits, you can add herbs and spices, sprouts and seeds and even hide the taste of those that you hate -  it’s so easy.

When it comes to deciding on whether to Juice or blend, then there are different factors to take into consideration, and it depends on what you are aiming to achieve. If you are just starting out, and only possess a blender, then start with smoothies. Although the blending process breaks the fibre apart, making it easier to digest, you are still receiving the whole food, and so it is more filling and sustains you for longer – it’s also easier to add things that are not easily juiced, like nut butters or fermented yoghurts. Its best to drink a smoothie straight away.

Juicing takes a little more preparation, time and effort – but if you are using a cold pressed juicer, then you can make more and keep them in the fridge for a few days before the enzymes start to deteriorate. When you juice, you are removing all the pulp and so it is absorbed a lot faster, giving you a supercharged boost without feeling like you’ve eaten a garden.

Juices, smoothies, soups and broth cleansing is fantastic for addressing allergies, arthritis, depression, migraines, headaches, pms, weight problems and much more – but for pregnant or nursing mothers, those taking medications or who have a serious medical condition, it is advised that they check and work with their medical health consultant.