What Are The Benefits of Green Juice

I am a mum, step-mum, business owner, fur baby mama, school parent rep, after-school sport side-line enthusiast, spontaneous mess eradicator, weekend children taxi service, inventive meal preparing 40-something old women. Sound familiar? If you are anything like me it can be, yes, exhilarating, wonderful and stimulating but also, frankly, exhausting! And I mean extreme exhaustion!

A couple of years ago, in throes of my normal manic life I felt utterly exhausted and was told by my doctor I was also now on the path of perimenopause. Oh. Dear. God.

At that moment I decided there had to be something I needed to incorporate into my daily life to help me cope, give me extra energy and not have me falling asleep at 7pm listening to my little ones read.

Enter Green Goddess.


Ok, not really, this is just what I have named my daily green juice. A savior and now necessary part of my daily routine.

So what are the benefits of green juice?

Green juice essentially drenches benefits-of-green-juiceyour body in plant nutrients that are known to be beneficial for your health and weight loss and include strengthening the immune system, cleansing the body of toxins and enhancing your body’s ability to carry oxygen. What does that mean really? You will look and feel great!

If you break it down, a key ingredient is celery. Raw celery juice benefits alone are well documented: lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, helps us digest things easier and is a natural anti-inflammatory.

what-are-benefits-of-green-juiceAnother key ingredient might be kale. The benefits of kale are also well documented from being a potent source of vitamin so, to being packed with Powerful Antioxidants Like Quercetin and Kaempferol. What do these do? Help eradicate free radicals and fight or slowdown the aging process as well a having anti-cancer, anti-viral effects.

Best Time To Drink Green Juice?

First thing in the morning after you wake up!

Why? because this is when it will have the best impact upon your insides and therefore your digestion, bloating, weight loss etc.

This isn’t so easy when you are in the habit of having a coffee or tea and it isn’t easy to break that cycle. And sometimes, yes I do break the juice discipline because sometimes when I wake up I am dying for nothing but a fresh pot of coffee.

But if you can manage to give this a go, and remember, if you stick to it for 21 days then it is more likely to become a habit, then you absolutely will feel and see the benefits. And when you do slip up you will find yourself craving to get back to it.

Yes it really does work! I have been doing this now for 2 years and it absolutely has had a positive impact on my health, ability to function and concentrate better and to combat the complete list of perimenopausal symptoms.

Best Juicers For Green Juice

best-juicer-for-green-juiceFirst Up you will need a Magic Bullet or Ninja, to blitz everything. Some people use a Juice Extractor for a smoother, “bit” free drink. However, for true health benefits I definitely recommend a Ninja or Magic Bullet because all of those little “bits” aka fiber, are incredibly good for you.

Best Green Juice Recipe

I am believer in simplicity and sustainability in all aspects of life. So this definitely goes for a juice that you can simply add into your morning routine and make a habit. In other words, don’t over complicate it.
You really only need a few ingredients to get all the benefits mentioned above.


This recipe of mine is extremely refreshing and is one I can easily make every morning and typically produces 2 medium glasses – see pic below –

  • Say 2 inches of a cucumber, cut into chunks
  • 2 celery sticks, approx 3-4 inches long
  • 1/4 lime or lemon, to squeeze
  • A few sprigs of parsley,
  • 100ml of organic coconut water
  • a small handful of ice
  • 1 teaspoon of organic vitamin powder (optional – see below)

Blitz all of this in your juicer for about 20 seconds – longer if like a very smooth consistency – and then enjoy!


**If you can’t get organic you can soak the veggies in 3 parts water and 1 part white vinegar for about 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

Best Beauty Supplement / Best Energy Supplement for Women

This is optional but from my personal experience, adding this to your morning juice ritual has many added benefits including combating fatigue, suppressing menopausal symptoms like anger or headaches and bring added vitality and luster to the skin along with other longer term benefits such as healthier hair, nails, digestive system, immune support and bone & joint health.

There are quite a few powder supplements on the market and I can only vouch for 2 which I have used.

My favorite, is Welleco Super Elixir, Original welleco-beauty-supplement-powderwhich has a sort of pineapple taste, not too offensive. They also have a lemon ginger flavour if you are not keen on the pineapple. It might seem expensive at $80 a refill bag but this goes a long way and lasts considerable time (2-3 months). And if you are want something really chic to sit on your counter top, rather than storing away in the cupboard, check out here, the Glass Caddy It is beautiful, reusable packaging in addition to an amazing product

The other is the Beauty Chef. This is endorsed by the lovely Naomi Watts who stocks this product in her stores Onda Beauty. There are quite a few in the Beauty Chef range, and the one I have tried is the Glow Inner Beauty which noticeably contributes to better skin and fighting fatigue.

What I have also found with adding either of these, but in my case, particularly Welleco Super Elixir, is it aids with how to get rid of a bloating stomach and combating many other symptoms of perimenopause. Which for me in my early forties has become a real issue on a daily basis.

Will You Start Green Juicing?

So, if you are an over 40 women or a mum, step-mum, single mum, working mum, or just a multi-tasking woman needing some extra support at a cellular level, then do this.  It is so easy, inexpensive and has almost immediate positive benefits.  If you love my recipe or have other ideas, I’d love to know.  Please drop me a line in the comments below.

Sass x

Keto Meal Plans For Women


**Spoiler Alert:  This delectable Diet Plan works for Men AND Women to lose weight, in fact the whole family is going to love it!

This might just be the best diet for over 40, pre-menopausal and menopausal women.  Now that’s a sentence I didn’t think I would be writing ! Let alone googling and generally obsessing over… but here I am, sometimes on the fast train, sometimes on the slow boat, but nevertheless on the path to Menopause and what is most annoying about this journey is the change in my body, slowdown of my metabolism and general intolerance to a lot of foods that I could before eat by the bucket load.



Well, what IT IS NOT is another unrealistic, unsustainable fad diet plan you are going to hate, nor is it a series of horrible shakes and liquids (I personally find these loathesome) and most importantly, this meal plan is not going to leave you with ‘hangry’ headaches.  As we women know, an ‘hangry’ headache is our (and our loved one’s) enemy number one!

So what IS it? 

In a nutshell: lip-smacking delicious meal plans, that you, and whoever eats the meals you prepare is going to ADORE and while meeting your diet goals.

It is an 8 week customised meal plan based on your goals with foods you like and which you and your family will love to eat.

It is easy to follow, with step-by-step instructions so you don’t need to be a chef to prepare it let alone read the recipes.

It is legit; certified nutritionists, personal trainers, and chefs united to develop keto meal plans that are effective, convenient, cost-efficient, and enjoyable.

It has a nutrition plan with food variety to ensure you’ll get a wide range of nutrients and boost the likelihood you’ll stick to your diet.

It comes with a downloadable shopping list each week that details every needed ingredient you’ll need the upcoming seven days.

The combination of ingredients have a host of health benefits from luminious skin, to combating fatigue, to yes, dealing with those menopausal intolerances.

And lastly,  if you aren’t happy, It comes back with a money back guarantee.

7 Day Keto Meal Plan – what does it look like?

As described above, the Keto Plan really is a Done For You meal program. yourself following their recommendations

There are the best low carb fruit whilst on the “ketosis”   >>  Can’t wait a second more?  Sign Up Here


Then there are the Keto Carbs, with a 80% / 20% recommendation to follow, and so the list goes on… Keto Condaments, Keto Drinks and of course…

A myriad of Keto sweet treats!  keto-sweet-treats

The recipes are inspired and versatile for any occasion.

Keto-Bacon-kimchi-deviled-eggs   Like these Keto Bacon and Kimchi Deviled Eggs

Or this Keto Chicken Florentine

What more can I say, other than jump on board and try it for yourself.

CLICK HERE OR ON THIS PIC BELOW to get yourCustom Keto Plan.

And if you really don’t love it, don’t forget the money back gurantee.

Happy Cooking!

Sass x

How To Quit My 9 to 5

How to Quit my 9 to 5

Last Friday night, scrolling through Instagram whilst waiting at the school pickup, I hit on Elle Macpherson’s story, as one does, which bounced me to a very inspiring wellbeing account, which then led me to affiliate marketing.  I might be the tortoise here joining this niche, but as I have delved in further, it might just be the answer with how to quit my 9 to 5!

Where to Learn Affiliate Marketing

Enter a search in google and wow!  Yes, it is overwhelming.  There are dozens of platforms and gurus puporting to have the goods to get you earning a million dollrs, like, yesterday.

Do watch highly successful marketers on Youtube.  Not just one but a handful.

Do watch or read reviews from ordinary people like you and me.

Do be realistic about what you can and are actually willing to do as compared with the millionaire success stories.

Do be aware of quick get rich and ponzi schemes.  As far as I can see there are a lot and if you don’t have $1,000 to outlay, then don’t borrow it for something that in all likelihood is not going to make you a quick million.

Do consider your tecnical knowledge and what support you will need to actually move forward.

Easy Affiliate Marketing Sites

Maybe not so much the marketing sites but systems/platforms to get you marketing.

There. Are. A Lot.  These are the ones I liked…

Number 1:  Wealthy Affiliate  this is the where I have offically begun my journey and so far am thrilled with my decision.  The training is super easy, the process is efficient and the community is positive and supportive.  I highly recommend immediately becoming a Premium Member at the discounted rate of just $19 for the first month as this unlocks a lot more tools you will need to seriously start your business.

Number 2.  Not so much a site to get started at, more of a mindset…There is so much hype about this guy, Wesley Virgin and to be honest I actually did purchase his Overnight Millionaire System.  To be frank, this is not a training program about becoming an overnight millionaire, this is more of  creating a positive mindset.  It is super reasoanbly priced with a discount immediately available and I highly recommend it if you are looking for some help repositioning your mindset to focused, positive thinking.

Number 3.  John Crestani, I just love his Youtube videos. It’s a sizeable investment at just shy of $2,000 .  I don’t know if his training system works as I didnt purchase it, but his Youtube videos are super informative and easy to follow and who doesn’t love an ironic beard!  Seriously though, he presents as relevant and savvy and would definitely resonate with a lot of people in his age demographic.  I’m betting it comes with excellent support and results if you are willing to put in the 4 hours a week he recommends.

Number 4:  back to Wesley Virgin, and click here to access his Done For You Services System.  Also a likeable guy, he is a mix of military drill sergeant and endearing goodluk/hardwork story.  He and his partner, Ariella Iorio have a program for $997.  It promises to do 95% for you.  Maybe this is the way to go to get on the wagon of making money faster, but I am not sure it is flexible to allow your own content.  Which is why I chose Wealthy Affiliate which for me seems a better fit longer term.

There are a bunch of others.  And I mean a bunch!

I really think for anyone who is a newbie like me, take a look around.  But if you are wanting low cost, easy to understand, excellent support and geniunely positive and caring community, look no further than Wealthy Affiliate

Lastly….Stop Overthinking and Take Action

Isn’t it so easy to overthink something?  My technical business background combined with an oversensitised radar for “too good to be true” almost stopped me from taking action.  This is the year of the Rat, and if ever there was a sign from the universe to just do it, that is it!  Stop Overthinking and Take Action!


It might not happen this week, but I am super inspired by how I can quit my 9 to 5.  Like everything in life there are no rewards without time put in, but with a disclipined commitment, using a platform that resonates with you and an easy affiliate marketing site with positive community that has your back, affiliate marketing might be your answer to quit your 9 to 5 too!

I’d love to know your experience or thoughts, please leave me a note in the comments below or you can email me at sass@moneylovelive.com

Sass x

About Me

Hello and thankyou for visiting!

To give you a little background, Money.Love.Live is run by me, Sass.  I am a a slightly over 40 year old wife, mum and step-mum passionate about wellbeing, positive thinking and living my best life.

This site intends to incorporate all aspects for living your best life from earning money, matters of love and relationships, to health, well being & beauty.

Whilst this site is aimed to be of benefit to women in my age demographic, the big 40 and over, a lot of this content is also useful for women and men of all ages and can be applied at home to benefit the whole family.

I hope this site is useful and also a place where like minded people can come together to share thoughts and ideas or real life strategies and tips for living a best life.

This world can sometimes be a confusing, fast paced and anxiety driven place.  I truly believe, and from my own experience applying simple daily practices that have been around for centuries in eastern cultures, we can all find find balance and live a wonderful, purposeful life.

I really look forward to interacting with you and helping you too live your best life.

Sass x