Juicing

What you need for a perfect smoothie

smoothie

Bear in mind that a juice and a smoothie are 2 different things. You make a smoothie with a blender, and a juice with a juice extractor. It’s a bit more difficult to blend apples for example, but you can blend pineapples, mangos, cucumbers, melon, etc. Here is another example, you can’t juice a banana, it’s way to soft and you wouldn’t get any juice out of it.

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1. Start with a base

  • Water
  • Coconut water
  • Plant milk (unsweetened of course)
  • Chilled tea

2. Choose your fruit

  • Bananas (the riper the better)
  • Berries
  • Cherries
  • Mango
  • Kiwi
  • Papaya
  • Orange
  • Peaches

3. Choose your vegetable

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Cucumber
  • Courgette

4. Choose boosters & flavourings

  • Dry spices (cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, turmeric)
  • Fresh herbs (parsley, coriander)
  • Fresh ginger
  • Fresh turmeric
  • Seeds (flax seeds, chia seeds)

5. Add a healthy fat (but you don’t have to)

  • Coconut oil
  • Flax oil 

6. Make it thicker (again, optional)

  • Nut butter
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Rolled oats
  • Greek yogurt

7. Add an extra sweetener (optional obviously)

  • Medjool dates (or just soft dates)
  • Raw honey
  • Pure maple syrup

 

Here is a tip : Add a few ice cubes or frozen fruits (berries for example), it makes the smoothies much creamier!

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