It's actually a smoothie, but for the purposes of looking trendy, let's called it a juice. Everyone's juicing. Even poor old Joan Rivers is juicing still.
Every morning, I make this juice, by hook or by crook. It's more a smoothie, to be fair. It has the skins and piths and all other bits in it.
It keeps me:
3) not ill ever.
I can't afford to be sick, er, constipated or sleep walking at the moment, so I drink one first thing every morning. It also conveniently packs in my 5 a day in one fell swoop. I eat a lot of vegetables and fruit ordinarily, but this ensures no matter what, I get it all.
You can mix and match the fruits to your liking, but I tend to mostly use this combination - it's not too sweet and not too tart.
It's best taken first thing before any cereal or breakfast so that it blasts your system awake and all the nutrients are absorbed on impact.
I also tend to choose fruit and veg that are alkaline and high in anti-oxidants, to stave off things like cancer and ageing.
Fruits are high in sugar, but pear is great for fibre and banana is brilliant for energy.
I also use organic produce - especially the ones without hard skins, so that less pesticides and rubbish are absorbed.
To make one pint glass:
1) To start, grab a fistful of fresh baby spinach leaves; grab a fistful of curly kale leaves.
3) Chop up a banana
Your concoction should look something like this now:
6) Add about 100-150 mls of filtered water
You will want to put soft fruit at the top if you're hand blending, and the leaves at the bottom with the harder stuff in the middle.
Give it a sippable consistency.
Otherwise like me, use the smoothie as a chaser for all the supplements you take.
(Viz fenugreek for breastmilk, vitamin d, flaxseed, multi-vitamin.)
You should be ready to do cartwheels after this.
Or just about.