The Wonders of Wheatgrass – Lisa Fortuin


Have you ever noticed that green patch of grass they always have at Kauai? I’ve always assumed it was just for decoration till one day I saw them cutting it and juicing it for a customer. So I did some research and found out that this grass, known as wheatgrass is extremely healthy for you and by taking just one small shot of wheatgrass juice every now and then, you can benefit your health tremendously.

Wheatgrass is one of the most potently healthy substances on earth and you’ll feel a change in your health just after a few weeks of taking it. One shot of wheatgrass contains about 1kg of leafy green vegetables, over 90 minerals and essential enzymes. It’s a powerful detoxifier for the liver and blood, and the amino acids in wheatgrass can protect you from carcinogens like no other food or medication.

Other benefits include:

  • Increased red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure
  • Stimulation of the thyroid gland and suppresses appetite
  • Prevents bad breath and promotes  healthy gums
  • Neutralizes toxic substances like cadmium, nicotine, strontium, mercury, and polyvinyl chloride.
  • Restores alkalinity to the blood, wheatgrass can be used to treat peptic ulcers and gastrointestinal tract infections
  • Returns hair colour to its natural colour and has been used to counter act hair from turning grey
  • Improves skin condition, restores youthfulness and clears up Rosacea
  • Externally applied it can be used to treat itching, sun burn, athletes foot, cuts and burns and acne

Wheatgrass can be consumed in many different ways; you can find it in capsule form at your local health shop or buy wheatgrass powder and mix it into smoothies or juices. The most common and potent way of consuming wheatgrass would be to put the grass through a juicer and drink a shot of wheatgrass juice (which can be done for you at Kauai or at home if you own a juicer).

As the famous phrase goes nothing good tastes nice, the taste of wheatgrass isn’t for everyone and it does take a bit of getting used to. So here are a few recipes you can try if you’re not brave enough to take a potent shot of wheatgrass but still want the healthy goodness:


Tropical Passion Wheatgrass Smoothie

* 2 kiwi
* 1 guava or papaya
* 1 cup pineapples
* 5 strawberries
* 1 orange
* 2 shots of wheatgrass

 Combine all juices and serve slightly chilled

Sweet Grass Special

* 2 large red apples

*1 large orange

*1 teaspoon certified organic honey

*pinch finely ground cinnamon

* 1 shot of fresh wheatgrass juice

Juice apples and orange in standard juicer. Combine apple, orange and wheatgrass juices in a pitcher and stir to combine. Warm honey until it liquefies and mix into juices. Pour into individual glasses and dust lightly with cinnamon. Enjoy!


The new version of you – Fabiana Brito

Sleekgirls community has become a very popular page on Facebook due to the fact that this is a community created for women in order to encourage each other to become mentally and physically healthy.

The Sleekgirl community was firstly created by Elan Lohmann, founder of Sleek Geek SA community, and run and coordinated by Celeste Vandewalle. Elan and Celeste have become such a great inspiration for the South African people since they encourage and motivate these people into taking care of their lives.

All sleekgirls look up to the beautiful Celeste after viewing her amazing body transformation in the past couple of years. Girls have started to believe that it is possible to change their life and body around and be the girls they deserve to be.

This is a community for girls who want to be healthy. This is a community for girls who want to motivate each other to find that happy place themselves. This is a community for all South African girls to join and enjoy the beauty of being healthy, feeling good and looking good.

All of the members on this Facebook page are SleekGirls and they are proud to say that they have transformed their body and have changed their lifestyle for the better.



You will conquer whatever you truly believe you will achieve!

Today was the second time my dear friend, and motivation/inspiration, Charly and I hiked up Lion’s Head this week! It was a spectacular day! Not much of a breeze, not a cloud in the sky! We met up with two of her friends, who kinda forced us to step it up a notch in comparison to Tuesdays hike! It was boiling hot, and every step I took was one hundred times worse than Tuesday! At times, I honestly thought I wasn’t going to make it, but once we got past the ugly part, and up to the final leg-doing the chains, ladders and the rock climbing it wasn’t as bad…until the very end, where my legs were shaking, I felt like I could quite possibly throw up and it was just so boiling hot!


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But, like all things in life, you need to keep going until you reach the top, or you just live with regret. Truth is, I knew I was capable of doing it, but my silly mind was playing tricks on me. If I could do it on Tuesday, I could do it today-despite how hot it was, and despite what my legs were telling me. As Charly always tells you-your body will thank you! And, it sure did when I had reached the top! Once again.


Once I was up there, I looked down and felt absolutely victorious! As if I had finally conquered all my personal problems in life. I felt as if I was looking down on them, and all of a sudden seeing them as these minute things that were so unnecessary! What an incredible feeling! We relaxed at the top for a little while, just taking in the extraordinary views surrounding us! Then it was time to go down. On Tuesday we ran down, and I was ready to take this on, once again! So, off we all set. Jumping down rocks, climbing down the chains and ladders, and all of a sudden came the part we were all waiting for! And, with a skip, hop and jump-before we knew it we were at the bottom again, where we began 2 and a bit hours before. WE RAN DOWN! We did. And, it was the best feeling in the World. I looked up-and there stood that mountain I had yet again dominated! That feeling of accomplishment.


And, as we drove off-I looked back up at that mountain of wonders-and silently waved, blew a kiss goodbye and thought, ‘Thank you! Thank you for helping me have faith in myself. Thank you for helping me achieve this one thing that I needed and wanted so badly.’ Til next time, Lion’s Head. It won’t be long! See you next week!