Juicing & Smoothies
Juicing and Smoothies with fruit and vegetables
After my first visit to a doctor over here in Spain, I was told that my Gilberts Syndrome was rearing its ugly head again and that I was also deficient in Vitamin C. So, I have started taking Vitamin C supplements, and made a conscious decision to increase my fruit and vegetable intake. The goal is to phase out the supplements. This blog is about that journey and providing you with some of the awesome juice and smoothie recipes that I have tried. Pop back to this page regularly, I have a feeling that it will be updated most weeks!
I am not a doctor or nutritionist. I am 'ickle ole me on my own journey and sharing the results. Please consult your own doctor before emarking on yours.
CHOCOLATE LOVERS SMOOTHIE
This is my favourite smoothie EVER! The better the ingredients, the healthier this is.
- 1 Banana
- 400 ml Almond Milk
- 1 tbsp of Chia seeds (or seeds of your choice)
- 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
BANANA AND PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE
- 1 Banana
- 1 Cup of frozen pineapple
- 2 Handfuls of spinach
- 1 Greek yoghurt pot
- Water to make the consistency / amount that you want
This juice shot is awesome, it takes your breath away, a warming way to wake up. You can feel this shot working instantly as the concentrated ginger hits your system. This elixir is a fab anti-inflammatory and has great antiioxidant properties.Studies have found that it can help reduce inflammation in arthritis, gut disease, asthma and some cancers. It can also help with controlling your sugars and boost weight loss....bonus!
- Ginger 1inch
- 1/2 an Apple or Lemon
You can make up a batch, store in a glass container in the fridge for up to 5 days
Not our favourite, but packed with goodness.My hubby chugged it down to get it over with, and I am still nursing mine as I type. Mr B said it smells like cut grass....and it tasted like it! LOL
- 3 celery sticks
- 1/2 a cucmber unpeeled (or whole spanish cucumber)
- 1 Apple (don't peel)
- 3 handfuls of spinach
I did this for my friends when we did a spot of gardening. It was a great hit, but I couldn't help but feel it needed something else....maybe some Vodka! LOL
- 2 Oranges (peel removed)
- 1 Lemon (peel removed)
- 1 apple
- 1 inch Ginger, with skin
- Add water for consistency / amount you need
I found this juice great for helping to clear my ongoing sinus issues. I have had sinus issues since childhood. It tastes great, albeit a tad hot!
- 1 slice of pineapple (or half a tin of pineapple)
- 2 peeled oranges.
- 2 celery sticks.
- 1 peeled lemon.
- I inch ginger (don't peel).
- 1 small chilli.
Please add your juice / blend combinations and experiences in the comments below