Here are some delicious smoothie recipes for day 3-5
Berry Banana Crunch
Sweet scrumptious mixed berries blended with freshly extracted apple juice, natural yogurt, creamy banana then naturally fortified with a generous sprinkling of mixed seeds, all loaded with essential fatty acids.
It’s creamy, fruity, nutritious and very filling!
What To Mix
Golden Delicious Apples x 2
Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries x 2 handfuls in total (fresh or frozen*)
Natural Yogurt x 2 tablespoons (use soya if vegan, or leave out altogether if you prefer and use a whole banana instead)
Banana x ½ fair-trade
Mixed Seeds x 1 tablespoon (these usually come in a mixed bag containing sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and linseed, but any variation on this will be fine)
Ice Cubes x 1 handful
Feel free to buy a bag of frozen mixed berries even if they contain slightly different berries. Alternatively, if a certain berry is in season and you want to use just one type, again feel free. Personally I love this recipe with just two handfuls of fresh blackberries when they are in season.
How To Make
Juice the apples and pour into the blender.
Add all the berries, natural yogurt, banana, seeds and ice and blend for a just a few seconds.
Top Tip: if you use frozen berries there is no need to add extra ice to the blender.
NB: If you don’t like bits in your juice or a little crunch, leave out the seeds. Why Mix It Up? Mixed seeds are an incredible source of iron, polyunsaturated fats, thiamine, phosphorous, selenium, copper, magnesium, folate, niacin, vitamin E and the list goes on. They contain a vast array of vital nutrients, which is not surprising as the seed is the foundation for building the entire plant. Mixed seeds are an excellent supplement to your diet as they are a nutrition powerhouse and unlike most fruits and vegetables, they also contain omega 3 and 6 EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids).
The Green Refresher
Fresh apple and succulent thick pear juice combined with cool, cleansing cucumber juice, mineral abundant spinach juice, super healthy broccoli juice and a little cheeky twist of lime – Nutritious yet delicious!
What’s In It?
Apple x 1 Pear x 1 (Conference pears are best) Cucumber x ¼ medium Spinach x 2 large handfuls Broccoli x 2 cm chunk of stem Lime x 1 (peeled, but keep the white pith on) Ice Cubes x 1 small handful
How To Get Refreshed?
Juice everything but try and sandwich the lime, broccoli and spinach in between the apple, pear and cucumber to ensure maximum juice extraction. Pour over ice and enjoy. Why Broccoli Juice?
Broccoli is renowned as a true ‘super food’ and one of the reasons for this is due to its incredible vitamin C, K and A content
Broccoli is renowned as a true ‘super food’ and one of the reasons for this is due to its incredible vitamin C, K and A content. The broccoli alone found in this juice will supply you with over 100% of your RDA of vitamin C and K as well as over 25% of your RDA of vitamin A.
Nature’s Super Blend
Delicate, ripe, creamy avocado combined with the refreshing juice of mineral rich vegetables, the delicious soft flavours of fresh velvety apple juice and then infused with a generous kick of zesty lime.
The Ultimate Ingredients
Apples x 2 (Golden delicious or any of your choice)
Spinach x 1
large handful Courgette (Zucchini) x ¼ of medium
Lime x 1 (wax free and peeled)
Organic carrots x 2 medium Cucumber ¼ medium
Broccoli Stem x 2 cm chunk
Celery x ½ stalk
Green Bell Pepper x ¼
Avocado x1/2 medium
Ice Cubes x 1 small handful
How to make this Natural smoothie
Juice all the ingredients except the avocado and ice. Pour the juice into a blender along with the avocado flesh and ice and blend until smooth.
Why it’s one of Nature’s finest? Contains vitamins A, most of the B vitamins including folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, sodium, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, manganese and the list continues. This smoothie is good for every part of your body from your eyes, to your heart, your liver and right through to your skin.
Take the juiciest oranges you can find and combine them with dense, rich, dark carrots and a large handful of refreshing gorgeous mint - then finish off with a dash of freshly extracted ginger for a truly divine taste indulgence.
This is such a welcome juice on day 4; it is one of the tastiest of the week and helps to make sure you complete the 5 days!
The Lovelies Needed For This Taste Explosion
Juicy Oranges x 2 (peeled but with the white pith on)
Dark Carrots x 3 medium
Fresh Ginger Root x ½ cm chunk
Fresh Mint x 4 sprigs
Ice Cubes x 1 small handful
How To CreateThe Magic
Peel the oranges, remembering to leave the white pith on - as this is where the majority of the nutrients are to be found. Juice the oranges, carrots, ginger and gorgeous mint - pour the juice over ice. Blend for 30 seconds, pour and enjoy.
Pear 'n' Parsnip
If you think this recipe won't 'float your boat' or that it sounds a little weird, then please have faith and prepare to be surprised. This is a really special and unique juice that will give you a new found respect for the so often overlooked parsnip.
If you think they are just good for roasting or mashing then think again as parsnips are an excellent addition to any juice.
Apple x 1 (preferably Golden Delicious)
Pears x 2 (conference pears make a lovely juice, but any will do)
Parsnip x 1 medium Lime x 1/2 (peeled, but keep the white pith on)
Fresh Mint x 4 sprigs with leaves Ice Cubes x small handful
How to make this medley?
Juice the ingredients by placing the lime and mint in between the pears and parsnip to ensure maximum juice extraction. Pour over ice and enjoy.
Sweet Beet Smoothie
Deep, dark yet surprisingly sweet beetroot juice blended with creamy soft apple juice, delicate amber carrot juice and then infused with decadent, luscious blackberries. This combination is simply divine and you wont believe that a juice with beetroot can taste so sublime.
Sweet Juicy ingredients
Apple x 1 (preferably Golden Delicious, but any will do)
Carrots x 2
medium Raw beetroot x 1 medium bulb
Blackberries x 1 large handful (or you can use other dark berries fresh or frozen)
Ice Cubes x 1 small handful
Blackberries are notable for their high levels of dietary fiber
How to sweeten up your beets
Juice the apple, carrots and beetroot and pour the juice into a blender along with the berries and ice.
Blend for a few seconds and pour into a beautiful glass.
Why Sweet Beet? Blackberries are notable for their high levels of dietary fiber, due to the way they are composed as an "aggregate fruit" composed of many individual drupelets. These individual drupelets contribute extra skin, seeds and pectin, making them among the highest fiber content plants known.
Ginger Shot - The Healthy Espresso!
There are certain things you have to experience rather than read about, and the Ginger Shot is one of those things. This is a little shot with a very big impact. I call it; ‘the healthy espresso’ and it will certainly give you a very sharp wake up call first thing in the morning. I recommend downing this baby in one (like people do with a shot of tequila) before your first smoothie and enjoy the rush as your senses are assaulted by a completely natural high .
- Juicy Ingredients *
Apple x 1/2 (Golden Delicious ideally, but any will do)
Ginger x 2 cm chunk (be generous!)
Make it in a shot!
Simply juice the apple and ginger by cutting the apple in half and effectively sandwich the ginger between the apple pieces (this guarantees a maximum amount of juice from the ginger) Down this in one and say good morning to your senses!
The Little Shot With A Massive Impact!
Regardless of whether I am on a particular juice plan or not, I make sure that the first nutrition to hit my system everyday is a Ginger Shot.
Not only was this super shot responsible for curing my severe hay fever, but it’s also a natural antibiotic; a wonderful decongestant; natural anti-inflammatory; great for travel sickness; it inhibits the formation of blood clots and helps to lower cholesterol.
Ginger is also loaded with minerals, including – copper, potassium, sodium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium. Ginger juice is simply one of the finest health tonics on earth.