Sunday, 9 September 2012

Juice, stir and blend : Summer time drinks

As the sun starts to shine a little brighter, and Spring starts to blossom, here are three of our favourite summer time drink recipes. Enjoy!

1. Super Greens Juice

Nothing feels or tastes better then a delicious, vibrant green vegetable juice.  A great way to start the morning as the weather warms up.

serves 2

* 1 cup of tightly packed kale (or spinach if you can't source kale)
* 3 stalks of celery
* 1 1/2 pears or green apple for sweetness
* 1 lebanese cucumber
* 1 cm of fresh ginger
* 1/2 lemon, zest and pith removed


Wash ingredients thoroughly and juice (put kale, lemon and ginger through the juicer first).  Stir and serve!

2. Agave-sweetened lemonade

Agave nectar is a fantastic healthy alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners.  Derived from the Agave succulent, it has a similar taste to honey yet a much lower glycemic index and is completely Vegan!

serves 4

* 950ml of water
* lemon slices for garnish
* 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
* 1/2 cup of light Agave Nectar


Mix all ingredients together, taste test and add extra Agave Nectar of lemon juice to suit your taste. Served chilled.

Blueberry Almond Smoothie

serves 2

* 1 large banana
* 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
* 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
* 1/4 cup of raw almonds
* 1 teaspoon of Chia seeds


Blend of high until smooth, and add more milk if too thick.  Serve immediately. 

Optional additions: hemp, flax or LCA mix or Greek plain yoghurt. 

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