Daily green smoothies can do amazing things for your health….. clearer thinking, brighter skin, maintain regular bowel motions , help cleanse your liver and promote healthy gut flora. Fantastic for hormonal, gut and skin problems and getting you energised for life. You may have one for breakfast either by itself or with a boiled egg or porridge or as a snack. Fantastic for that 2-3pm energy slump instead of a coffee and cake.

Makes: 3 large glasses

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 cups water or coconut water
  • 2 handful leafy greens (baby spinach, baby cos, kale, etc)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple or pear
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1/2 lebanese cucumber

Optional anti-inflammatory super-charge: add 1 small knob fresh turmeric, 2 slices fresh ginger, 3 tablespoons hemp seeds, 1 tablespoon maca powder before blending.

Method:

  • Add all to a blender & whizz until smooth.
  • Store in fridge  for up to 24 hours or consume on the spot.

Variations: Aim to keep the ratio of fruit:vegetables equal or more vegetables. Other fruit options – fresh pineapple, mint, berries, mango, kiwi fruit, orange (no skin), lemon (no skin). Make your own, the combinations are endless.

NB: If you blender is not very powerful, put greens and water in first and blend until smooth. Then add remainder of ingredients through opening in top of the lid until all processed.

Great blender options: Sunbeam Cafe series (2000 watts), Nutribullet, Thermomix, Vitamix