Just 3 ingredients and lots of ice…
A cooling smoothie with an unusual savoury tang: The smooth avocado marries the tangy kiwi in a delicious if surprising combination.
- avocado, 1
- kiwi, 1 peeled
- spirulina powder, 1 tsp (optional)
- orange, 1 squeezed
- ice cubes, handful
Blitz all of the above ingredients in your food processor ( mine is a Thermomix) and serve cold in an ice cream glass. I love it as a starter or anytime of day as a smoothie. It is also a great post work out recovery drink! Need to remember that next sunday as I attempt to run the Richmond running festival Half-marathon…
Be sure that, with or without spirulina, this sweet and savoury smoothie packs a big vitamin punch in a small size – quantities above are per person.
You can source Spirulina powder in health shops. It is great for energy because it contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals as well as anti-oxydants. I can’t say I enjoy the taste of it of in small quantities in smoothies it does the job and provide even more green to your diet… The taste is fresh and clean so perfect to start the day feeling radiant with health and virtue!
Pure green energy
This post I dedicate to my brother who has recently run his fifth half-marathon. Very proud of his time too…
Aged 5 and 3 at a fancy dress party – sisterly love!
This healthy juice is great for preparing to a long distance event because beetroot is extremely good at keeping your joints healthy and free from inflammation. Beet juice is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying. So when the lactic acid builds up during a race, the protective benefits of a few glasses of this potion can also make a great difference to how you will feel after the finish line. You know the feeling when you are actually scared to stop because you know it will really ache in those muscles…
With the addition of apples and mint, beetroot actually tastes quite delicious – you get to even enjoy the little “earthy and grounded” after-taste because it is exactly what you need.
Vibrant and good for the energies!
- Beetroot, one raw
- Apples, 2
- Handful of spinach
- Celery stick, one
- ginger and mint, to taste
Wash but do not peel and put all the ingredients into a juicer.
Add the raw ginger root and the bunch of mint at the end, taste and adjust.
Serve in tumblers with lots of ice and a festive straw. Non alcoholic does not mean boring or tasteless. This has plenty of flavour and as I said it is extremely good for you – especially the day before a race or a long training session.
Recommended by Marathon runners! To try it is to adopt it!