Let’s face it, besides gulping down copious iced water, the healthiest way to cool down in our year-round humidity is having a flavoursome juice or smoothie. If you shudder at the thought of the sugar and artificial colouring that goes into your drink at the kiosk, the solution’s simple – make your own. All you really need is a blender – FairPrice Finest will provide the rest!
Simply toss 1 cup of blueberries, 1 ripe banana (sliced), 1 cup of unflavoured Gippsland Organic Yoghurt, 3 teaspoons of honey, and ice into the blender. We love blueberries, but you can replace them with any fruit of your choice. Add 4 teaspoons of flaxseed to the mix before blending if you want an extra boost of dietary fibre, vitamin B and omega-3 in your smoothie!
Naughty and Nice Chocolate Vegan Shake
Add 1 sliced banana, 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter, half a cup of fresh spinach leaves, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, and 1 cup of Drinho Homesoy Organic Soya Milk Drink into the blender, and let it rip! If you hate the taste of veggies, there’s no shame in adding more cocoa powder. At least you’re still eating your greens.
Triple Berry Tofu Smoothie
Before you go “whaaaa?”, you should know that tofu (inexpensive, high in protein, and low in saturated fat) smoothies are really under-rated. Mix up the three berries of choice – we recommend strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. 2 cups of this berry mix, 2 cups of Organic Valley Low Fat Milk, and 85 grams of Unicurd Organic Tofu go into the blender for this smoothie. Add a little maple syrup if you prefer your smoothies sweeter.
Skin Cleanser Juice
Alright folks, if you’d like something to improve your skin, this is it. Blend 1 sliced cucumber (with the skin on), half a bunch of fresh parsley, 100 grams of organic alfafa sprouts, 4 sprigs of fresh mint, and a cup of water. We can’t say much for the taste (add some honey, if you need it), but you know what they say about the price of beauty!
Going Green Juice
This all-green combination consists of kale (1 cup, about 3 large leaves), seedless green grapes (1 cup), 1 sliced cucumber, 1 small green apple (cored and cut), and half a cup of water. The kale provides an extra dose of iron, vitamin K (essential for good blood and bone health), and vitamin A. Strain after blending, and thin the concoction if you want with more water.
This article was contributed by Honeycombers.