Monday, December 8, 2014


There are very few things that I love more than tubers + root vegetables. They provide so much grounding + sustained energy for me during the cold months. When I'm not roasting, boiling, or noshing on these beauties, I also like to juice them. Yes, juicing juicy tubers. Tubers, and more specifically yams, yield a surprising amount of juice and are more nutrient-dense than their counterpart carrots that often take the throne. Juicing allows chockfull of vitamins, anti-oxidants, + minerals packed into yams that can sometimes otherwise overcook to come out. 

Yams are the perfect tuber to balance hormones, mineralise the body, and supercharge the brain. It also boosts libido + is beautifying. Here is a recipe to obtain these harmonising benefits:

YAM JUICE | raw, vegan, paleo
½ large, organic yam, cubed | I use regular sweet potatoes or korean yams
1 inch knob of organic ginger
½ organic pomegranate, outer portion removed
1 organic Pink Lady apple
1 organic orange, skin removed
sprinkle of organic cinnamon

Gather the ingredients + juice, top with cinnamon + a dash of pink salt!

YAM MYLK | raw, vegan, paleo
1 large, organic yam, cubed
1 cup homemade raw pumpkin seed mylk | as I like to call it, mineral mylk
½ banana | you could use frozen if you'd like, but then the mylk won't have as much warming effect on the body
1/2 teaspoon maca | hormone-balancing + libido boosting root vegetable
1 teaspoon lucuma | Peruvian super fruit that provides an ice cream-like flavour
1 tablespoon tocotrienols | one of the ultimate skin foods, boasting with vitamin E
A dash of cinnamon
A dash of Quantum Pink Salt | balances electrolytes

Juice the yam, pour juice + mylk into blender with the rest of the ingredients, blend, + enjoy!

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