Excited to have this guest post from Coral, one half of 42Juice. The Brighton based company aim to make juicing accessible for everyone and to cleanse and heal people in a beneficial and natural way. Coral is pregnant with her second child and gives a little insight into her daily diet during pregnancy.
Where 42 Juice began:
We started 42 Juice in 2013 and our shop opened in September 2014. We started the company after my brother fell seriously ill a few years earlier, we saw first hand that through diet and nutrition he managed to heal himself and come off a lot of medication. We wanted to be able to share this with other people and make organic juices more easily accessible after we had seen what a positive impact they had on our lives.
Where do you live and with whom?
I live with my daughter and her father in Brighton, just by the lovely seaside.
What is your favourite juice at the moment? Does Ava like them?
My favourite juice has to be our Healing Green juice, its packed full of dark green leafy veg like spinach and Kale – but also has an apple to sweeten slightly, The balance is just perfect and you know you are getting some goodness into your bod. Ava surprisingly loves all our juices… She says that she’s grown a little bit bigger and stronger after every juice!
Where is your favourite place to eat and thing to do as a family at the moment?
I have 2 favourite places to eat in Brighton, one is the restaurant where one of our juice bars is based called ‘SIX’ in Hove, it has the yummiest selection of Organic food. Another is a place called Silo where they source all their food as locally as possible and make everything on site, they aim to have no waste and have such positive ethics and values.
Our favourite thing to do at the moment is going to visit my dad, who lives in a log cabin – completely off grid in the forest. as spring is starting to appear its just becoming so beautiful, to watch it all come to life. I feel like Ava learns so much being surrounded by nature and I love watching her confidence grow.
With regards to my daily routine when it comes to pregnancy and diet, It has gone up and down so much within the last few months. You may think that owning a juice bar means that I’m constantly guzzling the green stuff. Well… Sorry to say it, but during the first trimester of this pregnancy the smell of Kale kinda sent me sideways! I was really confused and a bit upset as I felt guilty that my little baby might not be getting all the nutrients he/she deserves, was I just being a wuss?!
Luckily, week by week my healthy appetite came back and that feeling has now passed and I’m actually loving my fresh green juices again! I’ve found that juicing has really helped with my energy levels and are a really easy way to make sure you are getting a load of raw vitamins and minerals to me and the baby.
I’m 18 weeks pregnant at the moment and my daily diet looks a bit like this:
(obviously changes a lot from day to day depending on where we are and what food I can get my hands on…)
Green Juice (made with Ava’s help – I find that if she helps to make it then she’s more likely to drink it.)
Handful of spinach and Kale, a cucumber, 1/2 an avocado, a slice of fennel, a stick of celery, 1/2 a lemon, a handful of alfalfa sprouts, a thumb of a broccoli stalk and an apple.
If I’m at work then I’ll often make a smoothie packed with berries and banana, throw in loads of hemp seeds and spirulina for protein, add some coconut oil then blend with our home made almond milk.
We also sell the best shots of tumeric, ginger, lemon and orange. These are Amaaaazing as tumeric is a fantastic superfood and has SO many healing properties. So I’ll often have one of these mid morning too.
If i’m peckish then and apple and a handful of nuts normally keep me going until lunch.
1pm – Lunch
Roast vegetables are my calling at the moment, with some lentils or aduki beans a dollop of hummus and toasted tamari seeds… Works so well! I’m loving sweet potatoes, aubergine and cauliflower with loads of garlic at the moment. I also try and add some kind of fermented food into the mix, like sauerkraut so that I know we are getting some raw, live probiotics, which are really important for anyone, especially when you pregnant.
3pm – afternoon slump
Beetroot juice is great at giving you energy and I love our ‘Unbeetable’ juice at 42. Its cold-pressed carrot, beetroot, apple and lemon.
I’m pretty addicted to hummus at the moment so as an afternoon snack I love cucumber and carrot sticks dipped in organic hummus.
6pm – dinner
Okay, raw broccoli and kale salad might not sound appealing, but if you marinate it right – this really works and is SO good for you, Kale is high in iron which is super important when pregnant.
This is nice with avocado, sprouts and sprinkled with hemp seeds with falafel or almond cakes lightly cooked in coconut oil – adds a bit of density to the salad.
Evening – If I get that late night urge ( which is more often than not) I LOVE booja booja cacao dairy free, organic ice cream. Or a coconut based yoghurt, fruit and granola.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t my diet every day and as I said, I’ve only just got back into my healthy self.
Its really important to try and remember to take a good quality pregnancy mulitvitamin throughout pregancy, to make sure you aren’t missing any nutrients that are vital for the growth of your growing baby. And don;t hold back on healthy fats… ‘low fat’ diets are complete B.S and aren’t good for anybody, especially not pregnant mamas.
Its all about balance and trying to feel comfortable and healthy in your body, it will make your pregnancy a whole lot easier. Gentle yoga classes are a great thing to incorporate. Just try not to worry about whatever you are doing, you are growing a human being inside of you and that can be EXHAUSTING. Don’t give yourself a hard time about any of it, the baby can sense your happiness… And we all want a happy baby!!
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