Health Drinks

2/6/18

GOLDEN  MILK  SMOOTHIE

1 cup banana* (ripe, sliced, and frozen)
1 cup light coconut milk or almond milk (or store-bought // use full-fat coconut for creamier smoothie)
1/2 tsp ground turmeric (preferred flavor over fresh)
1 Tbsp fresh ginger (plus more to taste)
1 Dash ground cinnamon
1 Dash black pepper
1 Dash ground nutmeg
1 Dash ground clove and cardamom (optional // for more warmth + spice)
1/4 cup fresh carrot juice* (optional // for color, added sweetness + balances banana flavor)

FOR SERVING optional

1 Tbsp Hemp seeds

Instructions

Add banana, coconut milk, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, and nutmeg to a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth. If including, add cardamom, clove, and fresh carrot juice at this time (optional).
If too thick, thin with more coconut milk or water. If too thin, thicken with ice (or more frozen banana, though it will add more sweetness).
Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more cinnamon for warmth, black pepper for spice, ginger for “zing,” turmeric for earthiness / more intense color, or banana for sweetness. Adding carrot juice will also add sweetness and more intense orange/yellow hue.
Divide between serving glasses (ours are from West Elm) and enjoy immediately. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Freeze leftovers by pouring into an ice cube tray and use for future smoothies (either this smoothie or others you’d like to infuse with a golden milk flavor).

Notes

*If you’re trying to avoid/sub banana, we’d recommend using the recommended amount of carrot juice, swap the banana for the same amount of cauliflower, and add some vanilla protein powder for sweetness.
*Make carrot juice in a juicer, buy at the store, or add 1 raw or cooked carrot to the smoothie to a similar effect.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate based on full recipe calculated with light (canned) coconut milk and without optional ingredients.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 1)

Calories: 295 Fat: 13.9g Saturated fat: 11.6g Sodium: 23.3mg Carbohydrates: 43.7g Fiber: 4.6g Sugar: 17g Protein: 3.5g

15 /3 /17

Berry Delicious Detox Smoothie

Serves: 2

Ingredients
•    ¼ cup of Blueberries
•    5-6 large or 8-9 medium Stawberries (green crown on top removed)
•    1 small Banana
•    ¼ cup Water or Coconut Water
•    5-6 Mint leaves
•    1/4 cup Chia Seeds
•    1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar (I use Bragg’s)
•    4-5 Ice cubes
Instructions
1.    Wash the blueberries and strawberries. Pour the water into the blender, followed by the banana (broken into a few pieces), and the berries, turn blender on to mix.
2.    When all the fruits are broken down, add the chia seeds and apple cider vinegar, blend more. Then, throw in the ice cubes one at a time and mix for a while longer.
3.    Before serving, steep the mint leaves in the smoothie for at least 5 minutes in the fridge.
Enjoy!

17/11/16

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

(Serves 1)

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup cold purified water
¼ cup organic pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 small frozen banana, sliced
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

DIRECTIONS
Add all to Blender and Blend until creamy.

23/10/16

BERRY  SMOOTHY

Ingredients:

½ avocado
1 cup pure coconut water
1 tsp. raw honey
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil

Instructions:

Blend all of the ingredients except the mixed berries until smooth. Then, add the cup of berries to the blender and continue to blend until smooth. It’s important to wait to add the berries, or their coolness can lead to the coconut oil clumping.

26/9/16

Peanut Butter Maca Smoothie
Serves: 1
Ingredients

2 large frozen bananas
¾ to 1 cup plant milk
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth.

26/9/16

Kale Smoothie

Serves: 1
Ingredients

3 large kale leaves
2 tablespoons almonds
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 teaspoons maca powder
½-inch piece of fresh ginger (optional)
stevia or alternative sweetener to taste

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth!

26/9/16

Maca Madness Green Smoothie

2 frozen bananas
1 cup spinach
2 TBS pure maple syrup
2 TBS almond butter
1 TBS ground flax seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 TBS maca powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)

Serves 2

Place all ingredients into a high speed blender.

26/9/16

Chocolate Nut-Milk Recipe (with Maca)

10 cacao beans (preferably peeled)
10 raw cashews (or macadamia nuts)
3 cups of filtered water
1 cup of ice
1 tablespoon maca powder
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 tablespoon of hempseed oil
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients,and drink

26/9/16

Thyroid Home Remedy Tonic

Serves 1
If you’re searching for natural thyroid remedies, this smoothie do the trick. It delivers targeted nutrition to help your thyroid function at optimal levels.
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Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min
Ingredients

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 very ripe mango, peeled and sliced
1 cup coconut water
1 cup hemp or almond milk
1 teaspoon maca powder
1 tablespoon MCT or fermented fish oil
1 dash of cinnamon
1 scoop Yuri Elkaims Energy Greens (or 1 teaspoon spirulina)
1 tablespoon chia seeds

Instructions

Blend together blueberries, mango, coconut water, hemp milk, maca, MCT oil, cinnamon, and energy greens until pureed. Add chia seeds and blend until well mixed.

27/7/16

Green Giant Vegetable Juice Recipe
3 to 4 cups washed green grapes
1/2 cup fresh cucumber
1/2 cup fresh zucchini
1/2 cup frozen or fresh sweet peas
1 stalk celery, cut into approximately 3 – inch pieces
1/2 to 1 cup of broccoli
1/4 to 1/2 medium sized avocado, peeled
Optional: Add tofu, wheat grass or sweetener to taste.
Add all of this to your blender and blend!

24/7/16

Turmeric Greens Smoothie

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS
1 cups spinach
1 cups coconut milk (full fat)
1 cups pineapple
1/2 cup mango
Juice of 1/4 lemon
1/2 teaspoon Purathrive Turmeric

DIRECTIONS
1. Blend spinach and coconut milk until smooth.
2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth.

12/7/16

Strawberry-Maca Super Shake

Makes 1 shake

Ingredients

½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup almond milk
½ tsp. maca powder
½ tsp. vanilla extract
3 seedless dates
½ cup  ice
Pinch sea salt

Directions

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

tips:

Use 2-3 Tbsp. raw honey instead of dates.
For a smoother shake, add an additional ½ cup each of strawberries and ice.
For a thicker shake, freeze strawberries first.
Add a banana to make a strawberry-banana shake.
Pump up the superfood power by adding cacao powder, bee pollen or greens powder.

Nutrition info:  494 calories; 18 grams fat; 85 grams carbs; 12 grams fiber; 10 grams protein

12/7/16

Watermelon and basil iced tea

Ingredients

8 cups of boiling water
8 tea bags
A slice of watermelon — about ⅛ of a medium-sized one, cut into small triangles
1 small bunch of fresh basil sprigs
Sugar, to taste is desired

Instructions

Pour 8 cups of boiling water into a heat-resistant pitcher. Add 8 tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes.
Remove and discard the bags and allow the tea to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Before serving, add the watermelon and basil and pour over ice.

18/6/16

(For each recipe, combine ingredients in a juicer or blender, then mix for 45-60 seconds. Yield is one tall glass.)

 Going Green (breakfast):

5 spinach leaves, chopped

3 kale leaves (remove stems), chopped

½ cucumber

1 cup romaine lettuce

2 sticks celery

1 apple (remove seeds), halved

1 lemon (remove rind)

1 piece fresh ginger

Seeing Red (lunch):

3 large carrots

1 apple (remove core/seeds), halved

2 red beets, quartered

1 orange (remove rind)

5 spinach leaves, chopped

1 piece fresh ginger

Orange Power (dinner):

1 cucumber

1 beet, sliced

1 large carrot

1 tomato, quartered

½ apple (remove core/seeds)

4 kale leaves, chopped

½ lime, peeled

½ lemon, peeled

Vitamin Fest (high in vitamins A, B, C, and E):

2 apples (remove cores), halved

2 pears (remove cores), cubed

½ cup cherries (stems/pits removed)

Super “Salad” (ultra-low-carb):

1 tomato (remove core)

½ habanero pepper (remove seeds)

1 cup white cabbage

½ cucumber

4 kale leaves, chopped

1 lemon (juice only, squeezed into mixture)

1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)

½ cup filtered water

Peachy Keen (dessert-style recipe)

2 peaches

1 apple

½ sweet potato

1 dash nutmeg

2 dashes cinnamon

(Yields two servings

2/6/16

Pineapple Drop (serves 1)

Ingredients:
-½ cup pineapple
-½ orange, juiced
-½ lemon, juiced
-Crushed ice, as needed
-1½ oz. gluten-free vodka
-4 oz. lemon sparkling water
Directions:
1.) Muddle the pineapple, then vigorously shake with all the ingredients except for the sparkling water. Strain into a glass and top with lemon sparkling water.

25/5/16

RASPBERRY MINT FAT FLUSH WATER

Ingredients
2 Liters (64 oz.) Purified Water
1/2 cup raspberries
5 fresh mint leaves
1 lime – sliced

Instructions
Add all ingredients to a large pitcher.
Mix in a pitcher before bed and drink throughout the entire next day.

24/5/16

Lower Your Blood Pressure Juicing Recipe

(Calcium Rich)

Ingredients:
•    kale leaves
•    4-5 carrots
•    small beet
•    Handful of spinach
•    stalks of celery
•    1/2 apple (granny smith)
•    slice of pineapple
Directions:
Wash all fruits and vegetables. Cut the beet and apple to fit your juicer. Process the carrots last. For the pineapple, it is your option to leave the skin on or not (I prefer not to use the skin). Process all the ingredients.

8/5/16

The Turmeric and Lemon Morning Elixir
1 serving
Prep Time- 5 minutes
Cook Time- no cooking

Ingredients
What you’ll need…
1/2 of a lemon, squeezed for juice
1/4 – 1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1 cup warm water, and/or coconut milk (the coconut milk adds healthy fats, and helps absorption of turmeric)

How to make it…

Mix the lemon juice, turmeric and honey into your cup of warm water or milk. You will want to stir these ingredients well. Add cinnamon on top and continue to stir your morning elixir as you drink it — this will ensure that the turmeric does not settle at the bottom of your cup.
I would highly suggest always making sure to take turmeric with a source of FAT… taking turmeric with fat greatly helps your body absorb it.  So you could add a splash of MCT oil (coconut based) or even olive oil to this daily drink concoction to help your body absorb it better…

7/5/16

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker
SERVES: 6

Ingredients:
1.5 cups hot water
¼ cup honey
4 cups watermelon chunks, rind removed
3 lemons 1 cucumber,
peeled ½ cup cup fresh mint,
roughly chopped

Instructions:
1. Mix the honey into the hot water until it dissolves, then set aside until it cools to room temperature.
2. Run the watermelon, lemons, and cucumber through a juicer. Pour the extracted juice into a pitcher.
3. Alternatively, you can put the watermelon and cucumber in a high speed blender and blend until smooth but you will want to make sure there are no seeds.
4. Juice the lemons by hand, then stir into the pureed watermelon mixture. Pour through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.

27/4/16

Berry Delicious Detox Smoothie

Serves: 2

Ingredients
•    ¼ cup of Blueberries
•    5-6 large or 8-9 medium Strawberries (green crown on top removed)
•    1 small Banana
•    ¼ cup Water or Coconut Water
•    5-6 Mint leaves
•    1/4 cup Chia Seeds
•    1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar (I use Bragg’s)
•    4-5 Ice cubes
Instructions
1.    Wash the blueberries and strawberries. Pour the water into the blender, followed by the banana (broken into a few pieces), and the berries, turn blender on to mix.
2.    When all the fruits are broken down, add the chia seeds and apple cider vinegar, blend more. Then, throw in the ice cubes one at a time and mix for a while longer.
3.    Before serving, steep the mint leaves in the smoothie for at least 5 minutes in the fridge.

(For each recipe, combine ingredients in a juicer or blender, then mix for 45-60 seconds. Yield is one tall glass.)

18/1/16

Going Green

5 spinach leaves, chopped

3 kale leaves (remove stems), chopped

½ cucumber

1 cup romaine lettuce

2 sticks celery

1 apple (remove seeds), halved

1 lemon (remove rind)

1 piece fresh ginger

 

18/1/16

Seeing Red

3 large carrots

1 apple (remove core/seeds), halved

2 red beets, quartered

1 orange (remove rind)

5 spinach leaves, chopped

1 piece fresh ginger

 

18/1/16

Orange Power

1 cucumber

1 beet, sliced

1 large carrot

1 tomato, quartered

½ apple (remove core/seeds)

4 kale leaves, chopped

½ lime, peeled

½ lemon, peeled

18/1/16

 Vitamin Fest (high in vitamins A, B, C, and E):

2 apples (remove cores), halved

2 pears (remove cores), cubed

½ cup cherries (stems/pits removed)

18/1/16

Super “Salad” (ultra-low-carb):

1 tomato (remove core)

½ habanero pepper (remove seeds)

1 cup white cabbage

½ cucumber

4 kale leaves, chopped

1 lemon (juice only, squeezed into mixture)

1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)

½ cup filtered water

18/1/16

Peachy Keen (dessert-style recipe)

2 peaches

1 apple

½ sweet potato

1 dash nutmeg

2 dashes cinnamon

(Yields two servings

26/10/15

Papaya-Ginger-Beet Smoothie

1 cup water
1 cup chopped beet greens
½” piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
½ of a ripe papaya
A couple grinds of sea salt
Ice cubes and extra water as desired

Add the water, beet greens and ginger to a high-speed blender jar and process on high until smooth.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high until you have a jar full of fluffy, pink goodness.

26/10/15

Seasonal Detox Juice Recipe

INGREDIENTS:
•    1 apple
•    ½ head of cabbage
•    1 green pepper, seeded
•    3 sprigs parsley
•    4-5 broccoli florets
•    1-inch (2.5 cm) piece of ginger
DIRECTIONS:
1.    Wash and prepare all ingredients.
2.    Add ingredients through the juicer.
3.    Serve juice and enjoy!

26/10/15

Carrot-Apple-Lemon with a Kick

INGREDIENTS:
•    4 carrots
•    2 apples
•    1 lemon
•    1 to 2 fresh chile peppers* OR pinch cayenne pepper powder
DIRECTIONS:
1.    Peel the lemon or scrub well.
2.    Wash and scrub the remaining produce and chop to fit juicer, if necessary.
3.    Juice ingredients. If using, add cayenne powder at the end and stir.

26/10/15

Antioxidant Power-Up Juice

INGREDIENTS:
•    ¼ red cabbage
•    1 sprig of rosemary
•    ½ inch knob of ginger
•    2 oranges
•    1 beet (beetroot)
DIRECTIONS:
1.    Peel the orange.
2.    Wash and scrub the remaining produce and chop to fit your juicer, if necessary.
3.    Juice & enjoy!

24/10/15

Hair Model’s Secret
4 leaves Romaine lettuce
½ cup alfalfa sprouts
1 cucumber
1 lemon
If your hair is thinning, receding or slow to grow, alfalfa belongs in your juicing repertoire. This juice promotes healthy hair growth and prevents breakage. Peel the cucumber if it isn’t organic and definitely go organic on the rest of the ingredients to get all of the nutrients you need.
24/10/15

Cutter’s Cocktail
2 large kale leaves
1 cup spinach
1 broccoli floret
1 cucumber
1 lemon
This should be one of your top juices to drink when you’re cutting. It will help rid your abdominal area of flab caused by toxin buildup and help your metabolism to melt that fat away quickly.
Be sure to peel the cucumber if it isn’t organic. The lemon is essential and most of the metabolism-boosting nutrients are in the peel, so be sure to use organic lemons for this juice.
24/10/15

Green Giant Vegetable Juice Recipe –

3 to 4 cups washed green grapes
1/2 cup fresh cucumber
1/2 cup fresh zucchini
1/2 cup frozen or fresh sweet peas
1 stalk celery, cut into approximately 3 – inch pieces
1/2 to 1 cup of broccoli
1/4 to 1/2 medium sized avocado, peeled
Optional: Add tofu, wheat grass or sweetener to taste.

Add all of this to your blender and blend!

19/10/15

Digestion Dominator

4 medium carrots
1 ½ cups spinach
1 broccoli floret
All of these ingredients work to speed up digestion and clean out your digestive tract so that you’re absorbing more of the nutrients in your food and juices. This is a great juice for the holiday season, when you tend to overindulge
in the bad stuff.
Remove the tops from the carrots before juicing and be sure to use organic broccoli.

19/10/15

Anti-Ulcer Probiotic Juice

2 Medium carrots
2 sweet apples
1-inch piece of ginger
½ head green cabbage
This juice is loaded with stomach-friendly probiotics. Cabbage and ginger are both incredibly effective for soothing an upset stomach or relieving the pain of an ulcer. This is a good one for the morning after or for those times when stress is causing stomach problems.
Remove the tops of the carrots and the apple seeds before juicing.

19/10/15

The Liver Cleaner

4 medium carrots
2 large collard leaves
2 large kale leaves
2 large mustard leaves
1 lemon
This blend of some of the most antioxidant-rich greens will clean out your liver in record time.
Be sure to trim the tops of the carrots and peel the lemon if it is not organic.

19/10/15

Beach Ready Blend

3 medium carrots
½ head of Romaine lettuce
½ head of cabbage
This juice recipe is a great one to use if you’re feeling a little bloated and puffy and need to get those abs popping for the beach, a photo shoot, or a contest.
Trim the tops from the carrots and be sure to use organic lettuce for this recipe.

19/10/15

The Age Eraser

2 carrots
¼ head purple cabbage
¼ head Romaine lettuce
This recipe is loaded with anti-aging antioxidants that will prevent or slow graying, promote hair growth and keep your skin looking young.
Trim the tops from the carrots and use organic lettuce and cabbage, as it’s impossible to wash away all of the pesticide and herbicide from commercially grown crops.

26/9/15

(For each recipe, combine ingredients in a juicer or blender, then mix for 45-60 seconds. Yield is one tall glass.)

Going Green

5 spinach leaves, chopped

3 kale leaves (remove stems), chopped

½ cucumber

1 cup romaine lettuce

2 sticks celery

1 apple (remove seeds), halved

1 lemon (remove rind)

1 piece fresh ginger

26/9/15

Seeing Red

3 large carrots

1 apple (remove core/seeds), halved

2 red beets, quartered

1 orange (remove rind)

5 spinach leaves, chopped

1 piece fresh ginger

 

26/9/15

Orange Power

1 cucumber

1 beet, sliced

1 large carrot

1 tomato, quartered

½ apple (remove core/seeds)

4 kale leaves, chopped

½ lime, peeled

½ lemon, peeled

 

21/9/15
 The Blood Flow Booster
2 large carrots
2 leaves Swiss chard
½ cucumber
½ beet
Pinch of cayenne
Beet, Swiss chard and cayenne all work to purify the blood and open your circulatory system right up. This is great for both getting oxygen and to your muscles and promoting a healthy heart.
Remove the tops from the carrots before juicing and feel free to adjust the cayenne to your taste.
21/9/15
 Cholesterol Buster
8 spears of asparagus
2 heads bok choy
1 cup spinach
1 sweet apple
1-inch piece of ginger
This blend of bok choy, asparagus and spinach really works to clear your bloodstream of unwanted cholesterol.
Remove the seeds from the apple before juicing and trim the woody ends from the asparagus if they’re especially tough or dry.
21/9/15
Fire it Up
2 medium carrots
1 ripe tomato
½ cup parsley
½ cup cilantro
½ medium beet
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 cup tonic or sparkling water
This juice is amazing for your morning juice or for wintertime. The cayenne and cilantro really warm you up and get the blood flowing.
Be sure to remove the seeds from the apples before juicing and trim the tops from the carrots.
20/8/15
Detox Madness4 large carrots
1 cup parsley
½ large beet
The parsley, beet and carrot in this blend all work like maniacs at cleaning your digestive tract and your kidneys.
Remove the stem end of the beet (unless it’s organic) and the tops from the carrots before juicing.20/8/15Brawny Brassicas ½ head of cauliflower
½ broccoli floret
3 medium carrots
The brassicas family of veggies (like cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts) is loaded with phosphorous.
Broccoli also adds a good hit of protein to this juice.
Trim the tops of the carrots before juicing and be sure to use organic broccoli and cauliflower.20/8/15Long Life Blend 3 apples (feel free to mix it up between tart and sweet)
3 medium carrots
This simple and cheap juice blend is loaded with free radical-fighting antioxidants. It also tastes amazing.
Be sure to remove the seeds from the apples before juicing and trim the tops from the carrots.
25/7/15
Carrot and Celery Blend
6 large stalks of celery
3 large carrots
The beta-carotene from the carrot and bone-loving properties of the celery make this a great overall juice that is really refreshing and fights the effects of aging on your eyes and bone strength.
Use organic celery as much as possible because it’s impossible to peel away toxin build-up on the stalks. Remove the tops from the carrots before juicing.
25/7/15
Digestive Dream
3 sweet apples, such as Golden Delicious
½ head of cauliflower
Cauliflower is amazing for your digestive system and so are the apples, which also add enough sweetness to make this juice taste great. Don’t forget to remove the seeds from the apples before juicing. Feel free to leave the green-base leaves of the cauliflower on for extra vitamin content.

25/7/15

Cabbage Patch
2 carrots
1 lemon
¼ head of purple cabbage
Cabbage is loaded with antioxidants that aid digestion and reduce inflammation. This juice is great at reviving you after a hard day as well.
Remove the tops from the carrots and peel the lemon if it’s not organic.

5/7/15

Slumber Party
4 stalks of celery
3 large kale leaves
1 cup spinach
1 lemon
Getting enough quality sleep is essential to muscle recovery. Spinach and kale are loaded with magnesium and zinc, which help you to get to sleep and to sleep more peacefully.
Peel the lemon if using a non-organic variety. Otherwise, leave the peel on for extra muscle healing Vitamin C.

5/7/15

The Recharger
2 medium carrots
1 cup spinach
1 broccoli floret
1 lemon
½ beet
If your batteries are running down, this is the juice to get you moving again.
This one will give you tons of energy, fast.
Remove the top from the carrot before juicing. Leave the greens on the beet if it’s not too bitter for you, otherwise you can remove them before juicing.

5/7/15

The Memory Activator
1 green apple
1 stalk celery
1 carrot
1 cucumber
½-inch piece of ginger
½ lemon
¼ cup parsley
¼ cup fresh mint
The mint, parsley and apples in this juice are especially good at helping your brain to retain information. Remove the top from the carrot and the seeds from the apple before juicing. If using non-organic, waxed cucumber, peel before adding to the juicer.

19/6/15

Superman’s X-Ray Vision Juice

6 medium carrots
1 cup kale leaves
Carrots and kale are loaded with beta-carotene, which is a super-powerful antioxidant that works to promote good eye health, especially improved night vision. Beta carotene also protects you
from macular degeneration, which is a real danger as you age.
Remove the tops from the carrots before juicing. The sweetness of the carrots balances out the bitterness of the kale, but feel free to add ½ an apple if you need to.

19/6/15

Liver-Cleanser Detox

1/2 beet
1-2 large carrots
1/2 cucumber
2 large collard greens leaves
1/2 pear
1/2 lemon
Beets and beet greens are awesome for cleaning out your liver and the pears help your digestive system to get those expelled toxins right out of your system.If you’re using non-organic beet, be sure to
trim about 1-inch from the stem end and detach the greens from the stem before adding them.

19/6/15

Super-Green Energizer

½ cup kale
½ cup spinach
½ medium cucumber
3 stalks celery
¼ head of Romaine lettuce
¼ bulb fennel
½ large lemon
2 sweet apples
1-inch piece of ginger
This mix of some of the most nutrition-packed greens will rev you up like nothing else. The kale and collards also contain a pretty good portion of protein. This is an excellent green juice to use as your first juice of the morning.
Be sure to remove the seeds from the apples before juicing and then remove the “feathers” from the fennel as well. They can make the juice too bitter.

6/6/15

Parsley-Celery Detoxifier
3 stalks celery
2 large carrots
1 cup parsley
½ tart apple
Parsley and celery both excellent at cleaning out your liver and kidneys. This is a great recipe to use periodically to keep your organs humming at optimal function and a go-to recipe for those times when you’ve overindulged in food or drink.
Remove the seeds from the apple and the tops from the carrots, juice everything together and enjoy.

6/6/15

The Hydrator
2 tart apples, such as Granny Smith
½ large cucumber
The combination of apple and cucumber is excellent after a tough workout or if you’re spending a lot of time out in the heat.
Be sure to remove the seeds from the apples before juicing and to peel the cucumber if it isn’t un-waxed and organic.

6/6/15

Super Salad Juice
3 carrots
2 stalks celery
1 cup spinach
½ large cucumber
½ tart apple
This is one of the best-tasting green juices you will ever drink. The carrots and apple add just enough sweetness, as well as a ton of antioxidants.Remove the tops of the carrots and the seeds of the apple before juicing. Peel the cucumber if not organic.

30/5/15

Apple-Cucumber Zinger
2 tart apples, such as Granny Smith
1 medium cucumber
1-inch piece of ginger
The ginger in this juice adds flavor and helps rid your body of toxins. The cucumber helps clean out your kidneys and the apples aid healthy digestion and boost your immunity.
Be sure to remove the seeds from the apples and peel the cucumber if it isn’t organic.
Then juice together and drink up.

30/5/15

Lean, Green Fat-Burning Machine
2 cups kale
1 small piece of ginger
1 apple
1 cup spinach
3 stalks celery
1/2 cucumber
1/2 lemon
1/2 cup coconut water – optional
Ginger is a lot more than a garnish. It’s loaded with folic acid and anti-oxidants that prevent oxygen-based damage to your body’s cells by free radicals known as oxygen radicals. As a bonus, it cleanses your breath and even combats body odor. The kale and spinach have a ton of vitamin C and some extra protein for you as well.
Use organic un-waxed cucumber or remove the peel. If this one is a little bitter for your taste, add half an apple or pear to the mix.

30/5/15

Drink Your Greens
2 apples
1 cucumber
1 broccoli floret
A little bit of sweetness from the apple makes it easier to drink down some serious green power.
Try to get organic broccoli as it’s impossible to wash toxic residue from the florets. Be sure to remove the seeds from the apples, then juice and enjoy.

23/5/15

The Blood Booster

2 cups watermelon
1/2 lime
1 cup blackberries
small amount of grated ginger

Blackberries, watermelons and ginger are all amazing foods for detoxing your body, increasing digestion and mental clarity. Watermelon is also very high in citrulline which is a precursor arginine which helps to promote bloodflow.
Add the ginger in the middle of these ingredients so that the maximum amount of juice is extracted. If this one is too bitter for you, add ½ an apple.

23/5/15

Powerful Purification

2 medium carrots, tops removed
1 medium cucumber
½ large beet
½ head cauliflower
This is another blend that is especially good for purifying your body of toxins and infection.
If you can’t get un-waxed, organic cucumbers, peel them before juicing. You will also want to make sure your beet is organic. If not, cut off at least one inch of the end that connects to the stem, as this is where the pesticide residue collects.

23/5/15

The Bone Builder

4 large stalks celery
2 medium carrots
1 small bunch of parsley
1 lemon
Celery is one of the best vegetables to juice for strong, healthy bones. It’s also very mild in juice form. Add it to other juices that tend to be bitter and you’ll get a little help for your bones along with a more pleasant taste.
Cut the tops from the carrots and use an organic lemon so you can take advantage of the cell-building Vitamin C in the skin’s oil.

19/5/15

Great Skin From Within

6 medium carrots
½ bell pepper
If you have problems with acne or even if you just want to improve your skin tone and look more youthful, this is the juice for you. This stuff is better than anything you get out of a bottle or cream.
If the carrots come with the greens still attached, toss those in too.

19/5/15

Probiotic Power

1 cup of spinach
1 cup of purple cabbage
2 stalks celery
4 large collard leaves

This juice is loaded with probiotics. Use this recipe if you’ve had to take antibiotics and it will help replace the good bacteria wiped out by your medication.
This is also great for attacking those free radicals.
The celery helps neutralize the bitterness of the other veggies, but add half an apple if you need to.

19/5/15

The Alkaline Enhancer

1 cup kale
1 cup parsley
1 cup spinach
½ cucumber
3 celery stalks
1/2 lemon
2 large collard greens leaves
Small amount of cayenne
pepper – optional
Small amount of cilantro
This is one of the best juices there is for getting your body into a more alkaline state fast. If you’re fatigued, gassy, bloated or have been drinking too much coffee and eating too many acidic foods, this should be your go-to.
Be sure to buy organic, un-waxed cucumbers for this recipe. If you can’t, peel the cucumber before juicing.

 

14/5/15

Blueberry-Cabbage Power Juice

This healthy blueberry-cabbage power juice recipe is loaded with anthocyanins, which give the juice its pretty purple color and pack it with powerful antioxidants to keep your memory sharp. No juicer? No problem. See the juicing variation below to make this power juice recipe in a blender.

 

Makes: 2 servings

Serving Size: about 8 ounces each

Active Time:

Total Time:

Nutrition Profile

Ingredients

  • 1/4 medium red cabbage, sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 large apple, cut into eighths
  • Ice cubes (optional)

Preparation

  1. Working in this order, process cabbage, cucumber, blueberries and apple through a juicer according to the manufacturer’s directions. (No juicer? See Tip.)
  2. Fill 2 glasses with ice, if desired, and pour the juice into the glasses. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: No juicer? No problem. Try this DIY version of blended and strained juice instead: Coarsely chop all ingredients. First, place the soft and/or juice ingredients in the blender and process until liquefied. Then, add the remaining ingredients; blend until liquefied. Cut two 24-inch-long pieces of cheesecloth. Completely unfold each piece and then stack the pieces on top of each other. Fold the double stack in half so you have a 4-layer stack of cloth. Line a large bowl with the cheesecloth and pour the contents of the blender into the center. Gather the edges of the cloth together in one hand and use the other hand to twist and squeeze the bundle to extract all the juice from the pulp. Wear a pair of rubber gloves if you don’t want the juice to stain your hands.

Nutrition

77 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 27 mg sodium; 280 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (37% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

18/4/15
Ginger-Beet Juice

Makes: 2 servings

Serving Size: about 8 ounces each

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Profile

Diabetes appropriate | Gluten free |

Ingredients

1 medium orange, peeled and quartered
3 kale leaves
1 medium apple, cut into wedges
1 medium carrot, peeled
1 large beet, peeled and cut into wedges
1 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
Ice cubes (optional)

Preparation

Working in this order, process orange, kale, apple, carrot, beet and ginger through a juicer according to the manufacturer’s directions. (No juicer? See Tip.)
Fill 2 glasses with ice, if desired, and pour the juice into the glasses. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

Tip: No juicer? No problem. Try this DIY version of blended and strained juice instead: Coarsely chop all ingredients. First, place the soft and/or juice ingredients in the blender and process until liquefied. Then, add the remaining ingredients; blend until liquefied. Cut two 24-inch-long pieces of cheesecloth. Completely unfold each piece and then stack the pieces on top of each other. Fold the double stack in half so you have a 4-layer stack of cloth. Line a large bowl with the cheesecloth and pour the contents of the blender into the center. Gather the edges of the cloth together in one hand and use the other hand to twist and squeeze the bundle to extract all the juice from the pulp. Wear a pair of rubber gloves if you don’t want the juice to stain your hands.

Nutrition

100 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 94 mg sodium; 511 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (80% daily value), Vitamin C (38% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

21/2/15

Blunana Smoothie

Prep 5min / serves 2

2 cups milk ( or blend with coconut water )

1 banana

2/3 cup blueberries

1 tbs honey

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Blend all ingredients together and pour into a tall glass. Serve.

Papaya-Ginger-Beet Smoothie

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped beet greens
  • ½” piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ of a ripe papaya
  • A couple grinds of sea salt
  • Ice cubes and extra water as desired

 

Add the water, beet greens and ginger to a blender jar and process on high until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high until you have a jar full of fluffy, pink goodness. Enjoy!

Simple Strawberry SlimDown Shake
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
8 frozen strawberries
1 handful Baby Spinach
1 scoop Vanilla Crème protein powder
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
Peaches, Crème & Greens Shake
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 medium Banana
1 cup Peaches

1 handful Baby Spinach

1 scoop Vanilla Crème protein powder
1 handful Ice Cubes
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
Whipped Strawberry Lemonade
1 cup Sparkling Mineral Water
3 tbsp Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
8 Strawberries, sliced
2 tbsp Raw Honey
4 Mint Leaves
1 handful Ice Cubes
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

5/12/14

Pumpkin Maca Cacao

A coffee-free superfood packed alternative to coffee.

Makes 2 servings.

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao
  • 2 teaspoons maca
  • 1 tablespoon mesquite
  • 1 3/4 cup almond milk
  • dash maple syrup

In a saucepan, whisk together all ingredients. Heat just until warm. Serve and enjoy.

4/12/14
Superfood Green Apple Caramel Smoothie
A refreshing way to start your day, switch up your Green Smoothie routine, and add a little “apple spice” to your life.
  • 2 green apples
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 2 tablespoons raw almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon mesquite
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon almond slices
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • Maple syrup drizzle

Place apples, spinach, mesquite, almond milk, and apple pie spice in a high-speed blender. Blend until very smooth. Sprinkle with almond slices and help seeds. Drizzle with maple syrup. Serve and enjoy!

29/11/14
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Parfait
Serves 2
All the flavor of Pumpkin Spice, none of the sugar! Fueled by whole foods, this delicious seasonal recipe is All-Day Energy Diet approved!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 495g
Servings 2
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 552
Calories from Fat 276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g – 54%
Saturated Fat 4g – 19%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 21mg – 1%
Total Carbohydrates 58g – 19%
Dietary Fiber 19g
Sugars 29g
Protein 12g
 Vitamin A – 195%
Vitamin C – 36%
Calcium – 50%
Iron – 23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  2. 1 avocado
  3. 1 frozen ripe banana
  4. 1 tablespoon mesquite powder
  5. 2 tablespoons raw almond butter
  6. 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  7. 5-8 drops stevia (optional)
  8. 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  9. 1/2 cup Blueberries
  10. 1/4 cup Hemp Seeds
  11. Maple syrup or raw honey drizzle
Instructions
  1. In a Blendtec blender, puree pumpkin, avocado, frozen banana, mesquite powder, almond butter, almond milk, stevia, and pumpkin pie spice together until smooth.
  2. Spoon mixture into parfait glasses, layering with blueberries and hemp seeds.
  3. Drizzle with maple syrup and garnish with blueberries and hemp. Spoon and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Vegan, paleo, gluten-free
Spinach Protein Shake
½ cup Almond Milk
½ cup Water
1 scoop Protein Powder
1 Banana, sliced
5 – 6 Strawberries, sliced
1 cup Baby Spinach Leaves
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

7/11/14

Raspacado Smoothie

1/4 cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

1 cup Water

1/2 Avocado, peeled and pitted

1/2 cup Raspberries

1 packet Stevia

1 handful Ice Cubes

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Pour in your favorite cup and enjoy.

Spinach Protein Shake

½ cup Almond Milk

½ cup Water

1 scoop Protein Powder

1 Banana, sliced

5 – 6 Strawberries, sliced

1 cup Baby Spinach Leaves

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Whipped Strawberry Lemonade

1 cup Sparkling Mineral Water

3 tbsp Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

8 Strawberries, sliced

2 tbsp Raw Honey

4 Mint Leaves

1 handful Ice Cubes

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smoothe.

27/10/14

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

1 cup Light Coconut Milk

1 cup Water

1 scoop Protein Powder

1 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter

½ Banana, sliced

1 handful Ice Cubes

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

23/10/14

Kiwi Tropic Smoothie

½ cup Coconut Milk (or almond milk)

2 cups Honeydew Melon, cubed

1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and sliced

1 Kiwi, peeled and sliced

1 packet Stevia (optional)

1 handful Ice Cubes

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

9/10/14

Clean Breeze Smoothie

½ Cucumber, peeled and sliced

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

3/4 cup of water

1 Kiwi, peeled and sliced

1/2 cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt

1 tsp Honey

1 handful Ice Cubes

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

27/9/14

Berry Smooth Breakfast Shake

1 ½ cups Water

½ cup Light Coconut Milk

½ Banana, sliced

½ Cup Frozen Berries (strawberries, blueberries, cranberries)

½ scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

1 tsp Peanut Butter

1 tsp Raw Honey

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

25/9/14

Banana Spice Shake

1 ½ cups Unsweetened, Vanilla Almond Milk

1 Banana, sliced

½ cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt

½ tsp Cinnamon

1/8 tsp Nutmeg

1 handful Ice Cubes

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

24/9/2014

Banana Ginger Smoothie

¾ cup Unsweetened, Chocolate Almond Milk

1 Banana

1 tsp Raw Honey

½ tsp Fresh Ginger, grated

1 scoop Protein Powder

1 handful Ice Cubes

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

23/9/14

Dessert Lovers Shake

1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

1 handful Baby Spinach

1 frozen Banana

1 tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 tablespoon All Natural Peanut Butter

1 scoop Chocolate protein powder

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

21/9/14

 The All-Day Energy Shake (or ‘Milk for my Cereal’)

– 8 oz water

– 4 ice cubes

– 1-2 scoops of protein powder

– 1 tablespoon almond butter

– 1/4 cup berries

– 1/2 avocado

– 2 handfuls of baby spinach

20/9/14

Green  Machine

1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

2 handfuls of Baby Spinach

21/9/14

1 frozen Banana

½ cup Ice Cubes

1 tablespoon Chia Seeds

1 tablespoon Almond Butter

1 scoop Vanilla Crème protein powder

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

10/9/14

STRAWBERRY  BANANA  INFUSION

1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

1 cup frozen Collard Greens or Spinach

1 cup chopped Strawberries

1 medium Banana

1 scoop Vanilla Crème protein powder

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

9/9/14

8oz water + 4 ice cubes

–  vanilla cream protein

– 2 handfuls of baby kale and spinach (trust me, you can’t taste it!)

– 1/2 banana

– 10 frozen cherries

– 1 tablespoon Spirilina Pdr ( or similar )

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9/9/14

BERRY  INFUSION

1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

1 handful Baby Spinach

1 cup frozen Berries

1 scoop Vanilla Crème protein powder

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
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8/9/14

Sweet Green Almond

Makes 2 cups

2 handfuls spinach
1 cup red grapes
1 banana
2 tbsp almond butter
2 cups (500 ml) almond milk

* Combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.
The key to making your green smoothies taste good is this:

1. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime to cut the “bland” taste of greens, OR…

2. Add a few fruits to the mix to add a bit of sweetness.

Tangy Coco Spinach

2 big handfuls of spinach

1 banana

1⁄2 cup strawberries

1-2 stalks celery

Juice of 1-inch piece of ginger

Juice of 1⁄2 lime

1 young coconut (water and meat)

250 ml water

Directions:

Add ingredients to blender, blend, and enjoy.

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Here’s a delicious and perfect post-workout smoothie that you can try. It’s called “Superfoods Peanut Butter and Jam“:

  • 500 ml almond milk
  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 dates or 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds (or protein powder)

Blend all ingredients in a blender. That’s a lot, but it delivers two very delicious servings. Just cut the amounts in half if you only want one. It won’t be very good to store this overnight because of the seeds.

And yes, it really does taste amazing like a PB & J sandwich but obviously without the bread (that can leave you tired & sluggish). Like that?

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The “Ballantyne” Blender Drink <= One of the healthiest ever

 

– 250 mL water

– 4 ice cubes

– 2 handfuls organic spinach (sometimes I use broccoli – you can’t taste it!)

– 1 tablespoon Athletic Greens powder

– 6 organic strawberries (organic blueberries are also great)

– 1 scoop Paleo Protein Powder or BioTrust low-carb protein (vanilla)

– 1/3 avocado (doesn’t have to be organic)

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Banana Ginger Smoothie
¾ cup Unsweetened, Chocolate Almond Milk

1 Banana

1 tsp Raw Honey

½ tsp Fresh Ginger, grated

1 scoop Protein Powder

1 handful Ice Cubes
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

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Banana Spice Shake
1 ½ cups Unsweetened, Vanilla Almond Milk

1 Banana, sliced

½ cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt

½ tsp Cinnamon

1/8 tsp Nutmeg

1 handful Ice Cubes
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

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Berry Smooth Breakfast Shake
1 ½ cups Water

½ cup Light Coconut Milk

½ Banana, sliced

½ Cup Frozen Berries (strawberries, blueberries, cranberries)

½ scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

1 tsp Peanut Butter

1 tsp Raw Honey
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

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Clean Breeze Smoothie
½ Cucumber, peeled and sliced

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

3/4 cup of water

1 Kiwi, peeled and sliced

1/2 cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt

1 tsp Honey

1 handful Ice Cubes
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

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Green Tea, Blueberry Banana Smoothie
1 ½ cups Water

1 Green Tea Bag

¾ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

2 tsp Raw Honey

1 cup Frozen Blueberries

½ Banana, sliced
Microwave 1 ½ cups water in glass measuring cup or microwave safe cup for 2 minutes or until steaming hot. Add green tea bag and allow to brew 3 minutes. Remove tea bag. Stir in honey until dissolved. Set aside, allowing to cool for 2 – 3 minutes.
Add cooled tea along with almond milk, blueberries, and banana to blender and blend until smooth.

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Kiwi Tropic Smoothie
½ cup Coconut Milk (or almond milk)

2 cups Honeydew Melon, cubed

1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and sliced

1 Kiwi, peeled and sliced

1 packet Stevia (optional)

1 handful Ice Cubes
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

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Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie
1 cup Light Coconut Milk 1 cup Water 1 scoop Protein Powder 1 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter ½ Banana, sliced 1 handful Ice Cubes
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

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RASPACADO  SMOOTHIE

1/4 cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

 

1cup Water

 

1/2 Avocado, peeled and pitted

 

1/2 cup Raspberries

 

1 packet Stevia

 

1 handful Ice Cubes

 

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

 

Pour in your favorite cup and enjoy.

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SPINACH  PROTEIN  SHAKE

½ cup Almond Milk

½ cup Water

1 scoop Protein Powder

1 Banana, sliced

5 – 6 Strawberries, sliced

1 cup Baby Spinach Leaves

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

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Whipped Strawberry Lemonade

1 cup Sparkling Mineral Water

3 tbsp Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

8 Strawberries, sliced

2 tbsp Raw Honey

4 Mint Leaves

1 handful Ice Cubes