Body and Soul Yoga



Mark's Sparky Spinach Spin

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Every other week my yoga column in the Havering and Romford Post morphs into Julie Blakebrough’s Smoothie and Juicing column. I have to admit Julie looks good on it so I’ve decided to take a “spinach” leaf out of her book and offer up my own juice recipe. I based it on the new range at M&S which provides all the ingredients for a healthy drink in a beaker. You just need to add water and blend. My recipe isn’t much different (at least it shouldn’t be because I copied the ingredients from their label!). The only extra work involved is a bit of rinsing and chopping which only adds a few seconds to the process!

I used the Ninja blender - similar to the Nutribullet but a bit cheaper. It’s easy to use – just fill up the beaker, screw on the blade and press down to operate. Washing is a quick rinse under the tap and no fiddly bits to ungunge or waste to throw away. You can even drink straight out of the beaker and it comes with a screw on top for a drink to go.

You will need (Note: measures are all approximate):

Third of a cucumber
A handful of spinach leaves
One green apple
One lime
150ml of water (filtered or tap)

Rinse the cucumber, apple and spinach (I was lazy and used pre-washed spinach)

Roughly chop the cucumber and apple (discarding the core)

Put it into the blender with 150ml water

Squeeze the lime juice into the mix

Blend, pour into a glass and enjoy

The finished product was pretty good. My previous attempts with my Ninja Blender have been OK but very thick (more like soup). This was much better! I don’t how it compares with M&S’s version but their one costs £2.50. I spent about the same amount on a huge bag of spinach, a whole cucumber and a pack of apples so I can treat myself every day.

Give it a go yourself and let me know what you think ....


Categories: Food and Juice Recipes

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Reply Louise
7:47 PM on February 2, 2016 
Tried this and loved it! Thanks for the recipe. Can we have more please?
Reply Body and Soul Yoga
9:02 PM on February 15, 2016 
Glad you enjoyed it. We're planning to extend the Food and Juice section over the coming weeks so check the blog regularly for updates.