Philips #HealthyHabitSwap…

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My New Years Resolution goals are going surprisingly well.

I am really enjoying running again and love working out at the gym when I have some spare time. I particularly love the spinning classes. Getting to push yourself really hard, knowing you have had a good workout once you have finished.

Running is very slowly but surely starting to feel easier again, just my pace I want to work on now. I want to knock off 5 minutes on my Parkrun time this year. To get back to my PB; Which was one of my goals for last year, but that is a whole different story!! 

Being part of a running club definitely, helps to push myself more. 

Me at the end of Parkrun on Saturday. Still smiling too!!

My next step is improving my eating habits. One thing I struggle with is all kinds of treats. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and when I have done some exercise I tend to lean toward the biscuit tin for some instant energy!

A few weeks ago Philips asked me if I would like to take part in their #HealthyHabitSwap campaign. The #HealthyHabitSwap focuses on the everyday benefits of juicing and starting new habits so we can make healthy life choices rather than a quick fix New Year’s resolution.

A great way to swap the biscuits, chocolates and cake for a nice and healthy fruity drink instead.

They sent me this Avance Collection Juicer to try and make my own drinks. How cool is this juicer!!

The Philips juicers allow juicing to be a convenient healthy habit that young professionals and families can fit into a busy lifestyle, and the Philips Avance Collection Centrifugal Juicer features unique Fiberboost technology, allowing for 50% more fibres in your glass for a more wholesome juice.


Off to the shops to buy some nice fresh fruit and vegetables. We came back with lots of yummy fruit treats Mangos, Oranges, Apples, Red & Black Grapes, Kiwi’s, Pineapples and Grapefruits. Wow.


First up I made a drink to kick-start the day with a healthy juice instead of my morning cappuccino:

Serves 1

Orange, kiwi and carrot breakfast drink:

You will need:

  • 1 Orange 
  • 1 Kiwi
  • 2 Carrots 

Method:

  1. Peel the orange, kiwi and carrots. 
  2. Chop the fruit and veg into large chunks suitable to fit into the juicer. 
  3. Pop onto setting for extra fibre for a few seconds until all fruit is juiced. 

Swapping a can of pop at lunch for a juice:

Blueberry, kiwi, pineapple, grape and apple lunchtime boost:


You will need:

  • 1 Kiwi
  • 50g Blueberries
  • 50g Red grapes
  • 50g Peeled and chopped pineapple 
  • 2 Apples

Method:

  1. Wash the blueberries and grape add to the juicer.
  2. Add chopped pineapple.
  3. Peel kiwi and chop into 4, add to the juicer.
  4. Cut the apple into 4-8 slices and add.
  5. Pop onto setting for extra fibre for a few seconds until all fruit is juiced.


Having a juice at 3 pm instead of a sweet snack, to stop the afternoon slump:


Carrot, apple, orange, pineapple, grape and kiwi afternoon buzz:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Carrots
  • I Medium apple
  • 1 Orange
  • 4 Pineapple chunks
  • Handful red grapes
  • 1 Kiwi

Method:

  1. Peel carrots and chop into 4. 
  2. Cut apple into 4-8 pieces
  3. Peel orange, chop into 4
  4. Wash grapes, peel and chop kiwi and add pineapple chunks to a bowl.
  5. Place all in the juicer. Pop onto setting for extra fibre for a few seconds until all fruit is juiced.

About the Philips Avance Centrifugal Juicer:

Unique FiberBoost technology in the Philips Avance Centrifugal Juicer lets you choose between a clear juice and a thick, wholesome juice with up to 50% more fiber²


RRP:

HR1918/81 (white) – £170
HR1922/21 (silver) – £220
We have been loving making juicy drinks and still have lots of fruit to experiment with. I am making a nice mango and orange with a few other ingredients popped in later once the children are home from school.

I am loving this juicer. It is so easy to use and quick and easy to clean. Phillips say you can clean it in under a minute and although I forgot to time it myself, I would say they are right!! It was so quick to clean which is a bonus!!

About this post:

I was sent a Philips Juicer and voucher to pick up some ingredients. However, all thoughts are my own.

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41 Comments

  1. Five Little Doves
    January 24, 2017 / 10:25 am

    As much as I love juice and the health benefits too, I just never find the time to get into it and keep it up. I go through phases where I promise myself I will and then it all goes out the window on a hectic Monday morning. I need to try harder!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Thanks for the comment lovely. Me too before. This one is so good as it is quick and easy to clean 🙂

  2. Amy
    January 24, 2017 / 10:50 am

    I just bought a juicer too! I got mine 2nd hand out of the local paper, but I totally love it. My favourite is: 2 apples, 1 carrot, 1 inch slice of lemon and 1 inch knob of ginger…absolutely delicious!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks Amy, whoo that sounds lovely 🙂

  3. Rhian Westbury
    January 24, 2017 / 11:35 am

    I used to drink a lot of juice to curb my sweet tooth but I found I had so much the natural sugar in them didn't do me much good x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks Rhian, I heard that fruit has a lot of natural sugar so I thought it would be good for us to all have a nice fresh juice each for breakfast 🙂

  4. Talya
    January 24, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Wow sounds like you are owning this so far! Well done you you deserve a massive pat on the back. Keep it up! x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Aww thanks Tayla 🙂

  5. Kate Fever
    January 24, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    I have always been a bit dubious about juicing, but it does seem to be popular and it can only be a good thing to get more fruit and veg into the diet! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks Kate. I'm not a big fan of veg but I am loving juicing carrots. Going to look for something else veggie to add next 🙂

  6. Tamar SB
    January 24, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Mm tasty! I'd love a good juicer.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks Tamar 🙂

  7. Grant Robson
    January 24, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Juicers are brilliant. You can just make it up as you go along with what you have, and make it personal to suit your tastes. And it's healthy. Win win win!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Thanks Grant, I love the fact you can chuck anything nice that you have in, in. It will come in handy when the apples need eating up quickly too 🙂

  8. Mary Murnane
    January 24, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    That juicer looks incredible. I want to try it!Marywww.marymurnane.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Aww, thank you Mary 🙂

  9. Sharon
    January 24, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    My Mum gave me a juicer that she had failed to use. This has inspired me. I must dig it out and give it a go!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks Saron, whoo lovely. I hope you get to make some yummy juice 🙂

  10. Jo
    January 24, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    These look yummy. I need to make some healthier food choices too, chocolate can be my downfall :/

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks Jo, eek me too. I am glad most of the chocolate has gone from Christmas 🙂

  11. Stella Olojola
    January 24, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Wow I found this post so inspiring. I am trying to improve my health and fitness this year.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Aww, thank you Stella 🙂

  12. Lisa Graham
    January 24, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    I'm glad the running is going well. The juice looks great, I have a bit of a sweet tooth and it's so hard to walk away from the biscuits.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks Lisa. Trouble is now the running is going well, I am aching more, so the biscuits are more tempting. Good job I make a juice to cure my sweet tooth 🙂

  13. Moderate Mum
    January 24, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Look at you! You're on fire. A running club is a great idea!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Thanks lovely. I love running again now I am part of a group 🙂

  14. ana de jesus
    January 24, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I need to improve my eating habits as well as I don't eat healthily enough! I love the sound of the carrot one!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks Ana, love adding carrots 🙂

  15. Natalia
    January 25, 2017 / 8:27 am

    I love those juices! It's a great goal to improve our habits like you are doing, well done! x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you Natalia, I am please with my first few weeks of the year. Hopefully I can keep it up !!

  16. Kara Guppy
    January 25, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I cannot decide whether to start juicing or not, I like the health benefits but the thought of the time it takes puts me off

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks Kara, this juicer is so quick and easy to clean away 🙂

  17. Jordanne Lee
    January 25, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    I love juicing, admittedly I haven't been doing it recently but I do want to get back to it. Well done for sticking to your goals so far and being in the running club. The blueberry, kiwi, pineapple, grape and apple one sounds delicious. Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 25, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Thank you Jordanne 🙂

  18. Jayne SMABL
    January 25, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Sounds perfect for a healthier lifestyle! Something I'm trying to make a start on 🙂 x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 26, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Thanks Jayne 🙂

  19. kerry norris
    January 26, 2017 / 6:59 am

    I don't think you can beat freash juice. This looks great x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 26, 2017 / 10:30 am

      Thanks Kerry, I love a nice glass of freshly squeezed juice in a morning 🙂

  20. Baby Isabella
    January 29, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    My mummy has often thought about juicers. As she forgets to eat, this would be great for her on the go too! #HealthyHabitSwap sounds like a great initiative x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 29, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Aww, thank you 🙂

  21. We're going on an adventure
    January 29, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

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