Recipe: Recovery Juices & Smoothies
There may be a few weary eyes and sore heads hanging around today as the New Years celebrations come to a wind down and the office seems to be nearing closer. There is nothing better than to scare off a hangover and bounce back into it than with a cleansing juice or soothing smoothie. Luckily for me I received a new blender for Christmas so I’ve already been taking mine for a spin (literally) and been blending up those delicious summer fruits. Take a look at a few of my favourites below and fill your body with nutrients to get you feeling your best in 2014!
THE GREEN JUICE- First recipe is the essential green smoothie and a favourite of health advocate Lorna Jane.Blend together 1 apple, 1 lemon, 1/4 cup parsley, 1 cup spinach or kale and add 2 cups of water for blending or leave the water if juicing.
“Nothing beats nourishing first thing in the morning with a zing of lemon and some fresh green apple – now this is my way of waking up.”
THE BERRY SMOOTHIE- This next smoothie is a little bit more fun, it’s a delicious non-dairy breakfast smoothie from Body + Soul.Blitz together in a blender 1 banana, handful of almonds, handful of blueberries, handful or organic oats, sprinkle of chia seeds, 1 cup of skim milk and a few ice cubes.
THE BANANA SMOOTHIE- This is no ordinary banana smoothie with added nutrients with pineapples and orange it incorporates your favourite summer fruits. From the Edible Perspective.Blend up, orange juice (add in depending on how thick you like it), plain yoghurt, 1 banana, 1 pineapple, sprinkle chai seeks, sprinkle maca powder and handful of ice.
BOOSTER JUICE: This recipe I got from our lovely friends at Free People. With immune boosters like carrot and ginger this will have you fighting fit in no time.