Category Archives: Smoothies & Drinks

Lemon in Water

It is important to drink enough water everyday to stay fresh and hydrated! Our body is 90% water. The recommended daily amount is 1500-2500ml which is about 3-5x 500ml glasses of water, juices or smoothies! Drinking water is also fantastic for detoxing and gives you radiant, clear skin!

Every morning I like to have a refreshing glass of lemon juice squeezed into water.P1010161

The benefits of this include:

  • Rehydrates you first thing in the morning
  • Stimulates liver detoxification
  • Stimulates your digestive juices before breakfast
  • Activates your root, solar plexus and throat chakras.

Note: Lemon is acidic and if drunk daily in the long-term it may cause tooth erosion. It is best to drink it through a straw to avoid contact with the teeth.

Ingredients

500ml Filtered water

1/2 Lemon

Method

Pour yourself a glass of water.

Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the water, making sure to catch the seeds!

Enjoy your refreshing drink!

Cashew and Almond Milk

It is really rewarding making your own cashew and almond milk. It is so quick to prepare and just as tasty as the shop bought almond milk, but without the artificial preservatives! I added cashew butter for extra deliciousness! Store your cashew and almond milk in glass bottles to be eco-friendly.

Cashew and almond milk

Makes 1.2L

Ingredients

100g               Almonds

1tbsp              Cashew nut butter

2tbsp              Agave nectar

¼ tsp              Pink Himalayan Salt

1000ml           Filtered water

Instructions

Soak the almonds overnight, changing the water at least once.

Drain the almonds.

Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix for 1 minute.

Pour into glass bottles and store in the fridge.

You can pour your almond milk onto cereal or use it in smoothies!

Cashew and Almond Milk

Yield: 1.2L

Cashew and Almond Milk

Ingredients

  • 100g Almonds
  • 1tbsp Cashew nut butter
  • 2tbsp Agave nectar
  • ¼ tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1000ml Filtered water

Instructions

  • Soak the almonds overnight, changing the water at least once.
  • Drain the almonds.
  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix for 1 minute.
  • Pour into glass bottles and store in the fridge.
  • You can pour your almond milk onto cereal or use it in smoothies!
  • http://www.katesvegancooking.co.uk/2014/12/11/cashew-and-almond-milk/

    Vegan Mango Lassi

    This sweet drink is enjoyed in India with a meal. To make it vegan I have used almond milk inside of dairy milk and my Banana & Cashew Ice Cream recipe as the vegan yoghurt. It is quick to make and so delicious!

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    Serves 4

    2                      Ripe Bananas

    50g                  Cashew Nuts

    2                      Ripe Mangoes

    200ml              Almond Milk

    300ml              Filtered Water

    2 tbsp              Agave Nectar

    ¼ tsp               Ground Cardamom

    Make the vegan yoghurt by blending the ripe bananas and cashew nuts for 30 seconds.

    Slice the mangoes into quarters and then peel off the skin. Chop up the flesh and add to the blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend for 1 minute until smooth.

    Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately!

    Green Smoothie

    Detox with this delicious, creamy green smoothie! The flaxseed provides added omega-3!

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    Serves 2

    1                      Ripe Banana

    1                      Apple

    3                      Dates

    ½                     Avocado

    1tbsp               Flaxseed

    2 Handfuls       Spinach

    300ml              Almond Milk

    300ml              Filtered Water

    Chop up the apple and add to the blender with the banana, dates and flaxseed. Cut the avocado in half, remove the stone and scoop out the flesh into the blender. Now add the spinach on top and pour in the almond milk and then the filtered water so it just covers the top layer of spinach.

    Blend on full power for 30 seconds. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

    Berry Smoothie

    This tangy, pink berry smoothie is full of antioxidants! It is so quick to make and will give you an energy boost!

    Berry Smoothie

    Serves 1

    Ingredients

    2                      Apples

    Handful           Raspberries

    Handful           Blueberries

    Handful           Strawberries

    500ml             Filtered water

    Instructions

    Slice the apples and add to the blender along with the raspberries and blueberries. Pour in the water so it just covers the fruit.

    Blend for 30 seconds and pour into a glass.

    Tropical Pineapple & Mango Smoothie

    A refreshing smoothie full of enzymes and vitamins! This pineapple and mango smoothie will remind you of tropical destinations.

    Tropical Pineapple & Mango Smoothie

    Serves 1

    Ingredients

    1                     Ripe Mango

    1 slice             Pineapple

    1                     Kiwi

    1tbsp              Desiccated Coconut

    300ml             Filtered Water

    Method

    Cut up the mango and pineapple and place in the blender. Scoop out the kiwi with a spoon and add into the blender along with the coconut and water.

    Blend for 30 seconds.

    Pour into a glass and enjoy!

     

    You can view my Tropical Pineapple & Mango Smoothie Recipe on The Gluten Free Treadmill Sunday Smoothie Link Up!