I have somehow become pretty obsessed with Smoothies and Juicing – Green ones in particular!
It all started when i was feeling rather lethargic, sniffly and downright sorry for myself. I knew i needed something nutritious and healthy – so i grabbed a green juice. I know that anything that generally tastes bad – is good for you. I also presumed green juicy smooth things are for Yoga/Pilates types who meditate all the time.
Oh how i was wrong.
My first sip of said green juice was surprisingly nice. By my third sip i was hooked!
I immediately started to research in how i could make these babies at home – the fresher the better (and cheaper… £4 for 400ml!!!!!). I soon realised that juicing and smoothing was FAR more popular than i had anticipated – being someone who is constantly reading up on the latest health craze going – i was surprised i had missed this one!
So, with bag of spinach in hand, i attempted my first smoothie at home. I decided smoothies were the way to go for me
1 – I cant afford to fork out for a juicer, it seems the whole food ones like this Philips Whole Fruit Juicer are the way to go.
2 – Smoothies create less waste – Yes there is more chopping and prep beforehand (but really – not that much), but from what i can gather, this means you are still consuming the much needed fibre from fruit and veg that most of us lack in our diet.
To make my smoothies i use my Cuisinart Soup Maker, an awesome present from parents this Christmas.
Anyway this is my favorite recipe i came up with – generally i find though that if you find the taste of your smoothie not quite right – add some more apple and coconut water, it seems to do the trick!
What You Knead Is...
- 2 apples - cored and chopped
- 1 Kiwi - peeled and chopped
- 1 inch piece of Cucumber - chopped
- 150ml Coconut water
- Handful of Spinach
- 1/2 a (small) thumb sized piece of ginger - grated (adjust according to your taste)
What You Wanna Do Is...
- Place everything into a blender and blend till your happy with the consistency.
- Makes about 3 250ml glasses.