Healthy Juice

Shot of Spring
Juice Recipe
“Spring is a time for growth, rising upwards with force from your roots, values and purpose that you know instinctively are at your core.”
SPRING! Wonderful spring.

I’ve been back in the country for less that 8 weeks after my volunteering in Nepal and the winter blues were already setting in, so spring couldn’t come soon enough.

The equinox is a time for letting go of the past, those things that are holding you back and…. This is a time for growth, rising upwards with force from your roots, values and purpose that you know instinctively are at your core.

It’s a time for planting seeds of ideas and watching them bud beautifully, according to your focus and intention.

This is an incredibly special time of year, seeing life surging around us and breathing in nature; the fresh, earthy, dewy smells that fill our lungs with energy, excitement and possibility.

To celebrate, my wonderful patients this week will be given a Shot of Spring juice to move their Liver Qi, overcome the stagnant energy of Winter and come out of hibernation with positivity, vitality and force. Recipe below.

Stagnation is what often leads to digestive complaints, anxiety, depression and lingering sinus infections (coughs, colds, headaches etc.), so you may be seeing quite a bit of this around at the minute.

Acupuncture works with your body to remove this stagnation, tapping in to your body’s potential to heal and regulate itself for long term health. It’s not about rigid routines; it’s responsive to your need as your body changes and as the seasons change.



Wash all produce well
Peel the lemon and core apple
Add all ingredients through juicer and enjoy!

Servings: Makes 2 servings (approx. 500-600 ml)


1/4 courgette or cucumber
8 celery stalks
4 apples
Handful of kale, including stalks
1 lime
2 inch (5 cm) piece of ginger

Optional: Wheatgrass/Barleygrass

Extra Info

Drink the juice straight away. After 24 hours it will begin to lose its nutritional properties.

Using any kind of juicer is absolutely fine but the Slow Masticating Juicers extract more juice and retain more of the fruit/vegetables nutritional properties. They’re worth doing a little research on (

About Kimberley

Kimberley, Acupuncturist and Clinic Director at Life + Lemons, is a registered TCM (Traditional Chinese Medical) Acupuncturist, passionate about helping women reclaim their feminine edge. After graduating with a First Class Honors in York, she has undertaken specialist training in the area of pain management, natural conception, IVF support, menopause + pelvic pain (endometriosis/dysmenorrhea).


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