You might call this a smoothie... But it feels much more like a creamy, dreamy milkshake. It's a great snack to boost energy levels or, if you're feeling adventurous, a crazy looking dessert. This is a practical way to increase your antioxidant intake to support inflammation, detoxification, anti-aging, skin health, fatigue, and fat loss. Really, anything you're looking to improve about your health.
In a high-speed blender, add 100g frozen berries, 75g-100g frozen spinach, 4 pitted dates (more if additional sweetness is desired), 20g flaxseed oil, roughly 1/2 tsp fresh turmeric root, and roughly 1 tsp fresh ginger root (optional). Add just enough water so that the blender will operate. Blend on high until creamy and all the ingredients are liquidised. Enjoy!
Sometimes, I miss ice cream so much it hurts. It makes it hard to remember (or care) just how bad all that incrediblely delicious sugar and cream is for the body. This recipe helps me stay true to my health goals without giving up or going without. Luscious strawberries are combined with nut milk and cashews instead of cream and dairy milk, while dates replace the sugar. This is one milkshake that you can enjoy! It makes an amazing accompaniment to a bunless burger with salad. Classic.
In a blender, combine 1 cup almond milk, 2 dates, 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract), and 30g (1 medium handful) cashews. Blend on high until creamy. Slowly add 1 cup frozen strawberries (about 150g), adding more almond milk, if needed. Blend until creamy and thick, but not too thick. Add another date if additional sweetness is required.
makes 2 medium shakes or one large shake.
This is a super-fuel smoothie that's great as a full meal after a heavy training session. I developed it to work with my Reboot Programme for fat loss. If that all sounds good, then carry on to the recipe!
In a high speed blender, combine 50g spinach, 30g kale (remove stalks first), 10g parsley, 75g apple, 75g strawberries, 10g raw seeds, 10g collagen protein powder (I like Grest Lakes grass-fed), 50g Sunwarrior vanilla warrior blend protein powder, 1 tsp ground turmeric, and 300 ml cold water. Blend on high until creamy, then add in juice of 1/2 fresh lemon and stir. EXACTLY the combination of nutrients your body is looking for after a heavy session. Plus, I love to use frozen fruit so the smoothie is chilled and yum yum yum!
Food as medicine. If you have aching, painful joints or clicky knees, try adding this smoothie to your daily routine for 14 days. It contains key phytonutrients from turmeric, ginger, chili, flax oil, and lemon to calm inflammation and pain and supplies raw building blocks from collagen, cruciferous vegetables, chili, and lemon to rebuild joints, tendons, and ligaments. (Bonus: you'll also boost detoxification and improve your skin!)
In a high-speed blender, combine 50g (two big handfuls) kale leaves, 1 stalk celery, 75g (1 handful) cucumber, 1/2-1 tsp ground turmeric, 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, 1/4-inch piece fresh red chili, 2 Tbsp collagen powder (try Great Lakes grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen), 1 Tbsp flax seed oil, and 250-500ml water (half as ice for a chilled version). Blend on high until smooth, then add juice of 1/2 lemon at the end. (Vitamin C is delicate and destroyed by the friction of blending.) Optionally, add 1 small apple or 10 grapes before blending for a small amount of sweetness and extra antioxidants.
If you find it tough to get in 9 servings of vegetables a day--which is the minimum genetic requirement for many of my clients--blended green juices are an incredible shortcut to achieve your needs. The ruby red colour in this comes from the incredible detoxification, cardiovascular superhero, beets!
In a high-speed blender, combine 1 large handful leafy greens (like lettuce, spinach, or kale), 1 small piece fresh ginber root, 1 large handful chopped cucumber, 1/4 small beet, juice of 1/2 lemon, and about 200ml water and/or a handful of ice. Blend on high until smooth.
This simple pick-me-up is perhaps the best kept secret in my nutrition arsenal. When you need a boost, it's there for you in a way that coffee, soda, or sweet treats never can be. Those things will always leave us feeling empty and worn out in the end, but a blended green juice provides nourishment that helps us regain real energy and vitality. It's wonderful in the morning as a sneaky way to get in 3 servings of vegetables, for a post-workout hit of antioxidants to aid recovery, or in the afternoon when you're feeling tired. And it's way better than juice because it retains the fibre alongside the nutrients, but by using a high-speed blender, the cell walls are cracked open to release all those nutrients and increase their absorption.
In a blender, combine 30g (1 large handful) spinach or Swiss chard, 100g cucumber (1 large handful chopped), 1 large chopped celery stalk, 250ml cold water, 1 handful ice (or alternatively, a bit more water), and juice of 1/4-1/2 lemon or lime or a sprig of fresh mint or basil (optional). Blend on high until very smooth. Enjoy!
One of the amazing things about green smoothies is the opportunity to get creative with diverse and yummy ingredients. Think basil sounds weird in a smoothie? Not at all--it is fantastically delicious!
In a high-speed blender, combine 90g leafy greens (I used 50g cos lettuce and 50g red lettuce), 10-15g fresh basil, 40g nuts and seeds, juice of 1/2 lime, 1-2 Tbsp flax or coconut oil, 20-25g plain or vanilla protein powder (I used 10g each Great Lakes Hydrolyzed Collagen and Sunwarrior vanilla protein powder), and 250-500ml water. Blend on high until creamy.
Stop! Don't throw out the greens from your carrot tops! Turn them into a tangy lemonade green smoothie.
In a high-speed blender, add 1 quartered apple, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 small handful carrot tops, 2 handfuls spinach or other mild-tasting greens, and 250ml water. Blend until smooth.
The perfect summertime smoothie! Feel cleansed and refreshed inside and out with a delightfully cooling combo of cucumber, celery, spinach, and pomegranate. You'll also feel satisfied and full of energy due to the perfect balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrate!
In a high-speed blender, combine one big handful spinach (40g), a few sprigs of flat leaf parsley (10g), 50g celery, 100g cucumber, 75g pomegranate seeds, 20g high quality vanilla protein powder, 2 Tbsp (25g) coconut or flax oil, 200g ice, and 150-200 ml water. Blend in high until smooth.
Feel decedently healthy in the morning! Yum, this smoothie is so tasty that you'll never miss those sugar-packed cereals or pastries. Instead, enjoy wonderfully balanced blood sugar and a nourished body.
In a high-speed blender, combine 65g mild-tasting greens (spinach or iceberg lettuce), 10-15g broccoli sprouts, 10-15g parsley, 1 small apple, 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 Tbsp whole flax seeds, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 1-2 Tbsp flax or coconut oil, and 20g high-quality vanilla protein powder (I like Sunwarrior). Blend until creamy.