Making juices and smoothies is so popular because they are so delicious and such an easy way to get rid of unwanted toxins. Try these lovely recipes for yourself.
This choco-peach smoothie will knock your socks off! It’s a healthy indulgence, and both the cacao and the blueberries are high in antioxidants. Use fresh blueberries if they’re in season, and frozen blueberries in the winter.
If you don’t like peaches, use mangoes! And if you want to add even more nurition in, simply substitute the water with coconut water. Add a little honey or stevia if it’s not sweet enough for you.
- 1 peach (or mango), with the stone taken out
- 1 cupful of fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
- 2 cupfuls of baby spinach (or another types of greens you like)
- 1 tablespoon of cacao powder (make it raw)
- 250ml of almond milk (or other milk)
Blend the liquid and the soft fruit, then add the greens and blend again until creamy.
This smoothie provides 89% of your daily vitamin A, and 157% of your daily vitamin C!
This super fresh detox smoothie is great for your skin, your liver, kidneys, and your tongue!
- Half a cucumber
- Half a cupful of fresh Italian parsley
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cupful of pineapple, cut into chunks
- 1 orange, with the seeds and peel extracted
- 2 cups full of dandelion greens or other greens
- 250ml of almond or other milk.
This smoothie provides 30% of the RDA of calcium, 102% of your vitamin A and 339% of your vitamin C.
Celery juice is easy to make with a blender or a juicer. If you have a blender, make sure you have a clean nut milk bag, sock or tights to strain the juice through to extract the celery fibre. If you have a juicer, juice the celery like you would any other vegetable.
- A bunch or packet of celery (preferably organic)
- 1 cucumber
- 2 apples. cored
Simply juice everything or blend the ingredients until smooth, then strain through your nut milk bag or other straining tool.
Orange and apple juice
Apples and oranges help with digestion, cut through fat and are detectable at the same time. Simply blend and strain, juice as usual, or blend just the apples and add the orange juice later to retain the pulp.
Apple and raspberry smoothie
Apples and raspberries are delightful together and superbly nutritious, too! This mix will refresh your body and mind after a long day.
- 1 apple, cored
- 55g of fresh or frozen raspberries
- 5 tablespoons of low fat yogurt, coconut cream or other milk
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 2 ice cubes
Blend the apples and water until smooth, then add the raspberries and honey. Then add the yogurt and blend until smooth. Put the ice cubes on top of the smoothie.
Swiss chard smoothie
If you have been adding spinach to smoothies with success and would like to try something new and exciting, it’s time to add some Swiss chard! Adding just two large Swiss chard leaves provides almost 200% of your recommended vitamin A, 32% of the vitamin C you need and 12% of vitamin E. It’s also high in calcium and vitamin K, copper, manganese, magnesium and sodium.
People who have had calcium-oxalate kidney stones should limit their intake of chard, as should people who are taking anticoagulants. Chards of all kinds go really nicely with bananas, pineapple, oranges, apples and pears.
When you buy chard, try to eat it within a couple of days. Keeping it in some plastic tubs in the fridge can help keep it very nice and fresh and it’ll keep more of its nutrients for longer.
- 1-2 large Swiss chard leaves
- 1-2 bananas, frozen or fresh
- 1-2 cups of water
Blend this smoothie until it’s creamy. Add more water if it’s too thick. This might happen if you use frozen bananas. Enjoy.