I love my job. I am one of the lucky few who has followed their passion and gets to do what they love every day. Helping people to improve their health and feel better than ever using great nutrition is just so rewarding. And believe me, I do not do it for the money!
But every now and then, a little perk turns up that makes my job just that little bit more rewarding. After writing and blogging about smoothies and green smoothies for what feels like a lifetime, it's wonderful to finally have this recognised.
When the lovely people at Russell Hobbs sent me their brand new 3-in-1 Ultimate Juicer to try out and create my very own smoothie with, I did do a little whoop. I do love a kitchen appliance, and to be sent one by the manufacturers is just a teeny bit exciting!
The 3-in-1 Ultimate Juicer is a juicer, press and blender all in one machine. So you get to make smoothies using a freshly made juice for a delicious flavour, maximum nutrient content and minimal...
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Check out my latest recipe for this delicious and cleansing green smoothie. It's packed full of alkalising vegetables, low-GI fruit and healthy fats which are great for your skin and won't send you on sugar rollercoaster.
You know I love a smoothie! They're easy on the digestion, portable and a great way of packing lots of nutrient-rich colourful vegetables in one meal.
If you need a kickstart to get you back on the health wagon this is a great place to start. It's super simple to prepare and you can enjoy it straight away. I even made a little video!! My first attempt at editing, so be kind!
The full recipe for the smoothie can be found below this clip:
1 stick of celery
2-3" chunk of cucumber
1/2 an avocado
1 dsp coconut oil
1 dsp chia seeds
1 slice lemon, unpeeled
1 chunk ginger
200ml unsweetened almond milk
Blend in a high speed blender and enjoy straight away.
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I’m a bit obsessed with my Nutribullet and I’m always being asked about smoothies so I thought it was only fair to share my 5 favourite Nutribullet recipes with you.
There are lots of other blenders out there in various price ranges so there’s no need to feel left out. I’ve recently been introduced to the Breville Blend-Active which comes with portable spouted bottles that I personally feel are less cumbersome than the large Nutribullet cup. However, I do so love my Bullet!
Smoothies are such a versatile food/drink. They are great for breakfast but equally fab for a mid-afternoon snack instead of a slab of sugary cake. They’re also great for sneaking extra veg into kids without them realising! Who knew you could hide spinach in a blueberry milkshake?!
The key to making a well-balanced smoothie is to make sure you include the following components:
– Vegetables – you really can blend any veg. Green leafy veg like spinach and...
I’ve been dreaming up this green smoothie all day. As I am now on a one-handed countdown (4 days!) until my holiday, I’m doing a last-minute, slightly panicked pre-bikini detox. Nothing but juices and smoothies all day, and then fish and vegetables in the evening (this really is only for a few days, I wouldn’t recommend this long term!)
As you can imagine, by 3pm today, I was pretty starving. I don’t do well on juice detoxes, as you know. I had been concocting my afternoon smoothie since breakfast. It had to have to have all the components of the perfect smoothie:
Whilst I am enjoying my new work challenge as a lecturer and clinic supervisor at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, I may have a come across a little too keen to impress the boss. I made the rookie error of happily volunteering to take 167 exam papers home to mark. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a nice little bit of remuneration, but boy is it monotonous. I’ve taken to timing myself. My personal record is 9 minutes 42 seconds, but that poor student had left so many blank spaces, I’m not actually sure they turned up on the day. And then there’s the super-students who have clearly revised so hard, they want to make sure they fill every line, even if the information they are providing is a little superfluous. Sadly, there are no extra marks for extra knowledge. Just answer the question.
ANYWAY! (can you see how I’m procrastinating?)
I needed a break from the marking, and something delicious and energy-boosting to get me through the rest of the pile...
Try this heavenly dairy-free alternative to a regular hot chocolate – just perfect for curling up with on a snowy day like today:
250mls almond milk
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cocoa powder (Suma make a dairy & gluten-free alternative)
I, rather decadently, whizzed up all the ingredients in my Nespresso milk frother but if you do not have one of these (I admit they are more of a luxury than an essential kitchen appliance) then do it the manual way instead: make a paste with the cinnamon and cocoa powder in a little cold almond milk, then whisk in the warmed almond milk and pour into your favourite mug. This is mine.
Wrap your frosty fingers round the mug and make soothing mmm sounds between each sip.
Happy Snow Day!
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