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Recipe: Vitamin C Secret Green Smoothie

Not only is this delicious smoothie bursting with over 100% of your daily requirement of vitamin C – you’d never know it was hiding a bunch of greens in there too! When I made it, it came out a wonderful deep red, thanks to just a touch of beetroot and a dash of pomegranate juice. A great way to load up on greens without drinking something, well, green! This is very low sugar for a smoothie as well, as it’s a good balance between fruit and veg.

Green Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 200ml water
  • 50ml pomegranate or acai juice
  • 1 large handful fresh spinach
  • 1 handful fresh blueberries
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • ½ orange, peeled
  • ½ raw beetroot, peeled and chopped

Green Smoothie How To:

1) Whizz together all ingredients in a high powered blender. Serve over a touch of crushed ice
2) Enjoy!

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Recipe: Clean and Green Vegetable Juice

No matter how healthy a lifestyle we may lead, sometimes every day pressures can catch up on us and leave us feeling a little run down. Get yourself back on track with this vibrant, nutrient dense green vegetable juice.

I invested in a juicer about two years ago, and its one of the best purchases I have ever made for my kitchen. If you don’t have one, try whizzing this up in a high powered blender. You’ll get a little froth on top, but the health benefits will all be there.

Green Vegetable Juice Ingredient:

(enough for 2 large glasses)

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 4 tightly packed cups of spinach
  • 10 kale leaves
  • 4 inch piece of ginger
  • Juice 2 lemons

Green Vegetable Juice How To:

Juice all the ingredients on full power, bar the lemon.

When done, stir in the lemon juice and serve immediately!

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Recipe: Energy Boasting Smoothie

We all have those days where we feel like we’re running on empty. Fear not! This smoothie is bursting with Omega 3s, vitamins, antioxidants and essential amino acids, so you’ll be sure to have your game back in no time! It's also easy to make – so no excuses!

Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 2 handfuls of blueberries
  • 2 handfuls of Blackberries
  • 2 handfuls of Raspberries
  • Juice of one orange
  • 1 tbsp linseed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas (try freezing them first)
  • 1 avocado

Method:

Its not rocket science! Just throw everything into a blender, and blitz until smooth. For even more nutrients, try adding a handful of leafy greens.

Do you often make smoothies? Do you ever add protein powder? ‘d love to hear your thoughts on smoothies in the comments below.

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Recipe paleo Mango, Passion Fruit and Coconut Smoothie-min

Recipe: Mango, Passion Fruit and Coconut Smoothie

Start the day like you’re on a tropical island! Smoothies are quick and easy to make – perfect for a grab and go breakfast. Make sure your coconut milk is as pure as you can find it – check the ingredients!

Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Juice of two oranges
  • 2 passion fruit

Smoothie How To:

1)     Split the passion fruit in half and squeeze into a sieve. This way you catch all the delicious juices, but none of the crunchy seeds (which don’t work that well in a smoothie!)

2)     Add all of the ingredients to the blender with a  handful of crushed ice if you have some to hand. Blitz for a good 2 – 3 minutes, then serve and enjoy!

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Primal Smoothies

I've started to have smoothies some mornings when I'm in a particular rush, since they are so quick to make and can be packed with nutritionally dense Paleo foods.  I'm also going to start making up a smoothie to take to the gym with me – that way I'll be able to have something in the post work-out window – I often miss this valuable time, in my return from the gym.

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Today I tried a smoothie from Primal Toad's Toadally Primal Smoothies ebook, the “Clumsy Popeye”. I thought this one would be a good choice after an early morning gym session, as it is packed with antioxidants – and protein in the form of protein powder.

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I put water, frozen blueberries, cashew butter, Chocolate Primal Fuel, spinach coconut milk & ice in my blender for a few minutes – and then served, with some shredded coconut on top.  It doesn't get much easier than that!  I thought the spinach taste might not be to my liking, but the main tastes were the chocolate, coconut and cashews – I really enjoyed it and will definitely be making this one again.  There's a whole section on green smoothies, which I'm keen to try – it seems like a good way to get in lots of good nutrients.

Do you often have smoothies?  Are they something you have as a meal, or as a post workout recovery drink?

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