Saturday's smoothie

Healthy juice ideas

Life has been super busy recently, so when a Saturday with nothing in the diary other than a training session arrives I take full advantage of doing very little. I enjoy pottering around the house. Doing little jobs that I don't get time to do during the week, arts and crafts with Scarlett and generally anything that times my fancy. I love my juice drinks and during the week pop to a fab local fruit and veg shop that also have an amazing juice & smoothie menu. I do like to create my own though, but Monday to Friday it is more effort than it's worth. It does create a bit of a mess, so you do need a little of time. Scarlett adores putting the fruit down the shoot, so it seemed like a great mother & daughter Saturday afternoon plan. Plus it's super healthy!

I picked a true melange of fruits and veg. I am sure that many of you juicing experts out there will be saying NO that doesn't go with that! But, I don't care. I just picked a mix of some of my favourite fruits and added  some super foods and threw it all in to see what the outcome was.

My sous chef

My ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • Pears
  • Blueberries (super food)
  • Apples
  • Kale (super food)
  • Tea spoon of Coconut oil (super food)

There has been a lot of hype in the media about the benefits of coconut oil. It is now regarded as one of the new Super Food . Just a few of the benefits it claims to have (cos there are literally hundreds!) are:

  • It aids weight loss
  • Help Glucose intolerance, i.e helps control type 2 Diabetes 
  • Can be used as an intensive moisturiser 
  • Can help prevent sweet cravings
  • Boosts immune system

It can be a little messy, just some of the remnants ewwww!

The end result

OK, aesthetically it isn't the most pleasing (under statement!) although believe me or not, it was actually quite tasty. I threw a few ice cubes in to cool it down. The only problem was that I had to either drink it quickly or keep stirring it as in separated quite quickly.

Anyway I am full to the brim with Super Food goodness and even my top little helper has had a taste!


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