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Juice, shakes, smoothies & teas.


I am on a mission to drop a dress size. Since just before Christmas I have gained an additional 8lbs which I am eager to lose. Until now I have never been one for breakfast, despite knowing that it will kick start my metabolism and set me up for the day, I just never seem to find the time to enjoy it. So last week I started having smoothies for breakfast everyday, soup for lunch and a healthy meal in the evening. This meal will usually include meat, veggies and a small handful of carbs. I am pleased to announce that I have lost 4lbs this week and this has made me determined to keep it up.

If you are like me and are lazy or have a lack of time to sit and have breakfast, buy yourself a blender and wake up 5 minutes earlier in the morning. Smoothies are a fantastic way to incorporate the ‘5 a day’ rule into any lifestyle.

Here are my favourite recipes so far.Β 


1 Handful Blueberries
1 Banana
1 tbsp of ground flaxseed
1 tbsp of vanilla Juice Plus powder
250ml Almond milk.

75g frozen blueberries
1 x banana
1 x handful of strawberries
1 tbsp of ground flax seed
1 tbsp of vanilla Juice plus power
250ml fresh orange juice


1 x chopped apple
2 x celery sticks
1 x handful spinach
1 x banana
1 x handful of chopped cucumber.
250ml almond milk


1 x apple
1 x banana
1 x handful of watercress
Juice from 1 lemon
1 tbsp of flax seed
1 tbsp of vanilla juice plus powder.
250ml water


1 x tbsp of organic unsweetened peanut butter
1 x tbsp of chocolate powder
250ml semi skimmed milk
1 x banana

Water & fresh lemon slices.

1 handful of watercress
2 x carrots
1 x apple
grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp of ground flax
1 tbsp of vanilla Juice plus powder.
250ml water.



Organic Green tea with Guarana, Ginger & elderflower.
I bought this from Holland and Barretts last year and love it.
Aids weight loss


Fresh Mint tea.
Simply add some fresh mint leaves to boiling water.


What are your favourite smoothies, shakes and teas?
I would love to know your recipes.



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