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  • Writer's pictureElise Rousse

The Green Power Smoothie

Call me crazy (or totally hooked), but  I need to drink my greens everyday - preferably in a cold-pressed juice! when I'm away, I make smoothies rather than juices, they are also very good and quite filling I must say. (Read the difference between a juice and a smoothie.)

If you're still wondering why you should drink green juices & smoothies, read more about their health benefits below. 


  • Pineapple, 1/4

  • Spinach, a big big handful

  • Lemon, 1/2

  • Cucumber, 1/2

  • Small handful of mint

  • Ginger, 1 cm

  • Ice cubes, 4


Peel the ginger and the lemon (try to keep as much of the white pith as you can, it contains most of the good stuff); brush the cucumber (same thing, all the good stuff is under the skin); wash the spinach and the mint. Dice the cucumber and the pineapple.

Chuck everything in your blender with the ice and add a tiny tiny bit of water if necessary; blend until smooth.

I would recommend having it for breakfast on an empty stomach so as to optimise the absorption of the nutrients.


The health benefits of green juices:

  • Contain a powerhouse of nutrients

  • Improve digestionImprove hydration

  • Rejuvenate the body

  • Give lots of energy

  • Promote healthy bones and a healthy heart

  • Make your skin glow

  • Increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables

To avoid the sugar rush, keep in mind the 30% fruit - 70% veggie ratio!


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