|Posted on 12 January, 2016 at 15:00|
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
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