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Start your day with a healthy smoothie

The tangy lime and warm cardamom combination in this satisfying smoothie really starts the day off right. If you’re not using a powerful blender, you might want to soak the cashews overnight to ensure a super creamy consistency.

Blueberry, coconut and chia smoothie

You will need:
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 2-ounce pack frozen coconut meat
¼ cup raw cashews
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 pitted date
1 teaspoon lime juice
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
pinch of pink Himalayan salt
1 cup water
Blend all ingredients in a powerful blender until smooth.

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Apple, celery and cucumber smoothie

You will need:
1cm fresh ginger, peeled
250ml apple juice (or 2 apples and 175ml iced water)
2 stalks of celery, including the leaves
1 cucumber (6cm long)

In most recipes you only use the stalks of celery, but did you know that fresh, green leaves are also great for cooking?
Celery leaves can be used for extra flavour in soups, stews and sauces, or processed into a smoothie, just like this recipe. They’re also great in a stir-fry, or you can substitute celery for parsley in a classic tabbouleh.

Method:
Grate the ginger and put in a blender.
Wash the celery leaves thoroughly and cut the celery stalks and cucumber into small pieces. Add to blender.
Add the apple juice and blend for 30 seconds. If you’re using fresh apples instead, cut them in to small pieces and add to the blender with the water. Blend.

Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie
Strawberries and watermelon taste amazing together and make this watermelon and strawberry smoothie a family’s favourite.
Strawberries are very high in antioxidants like Vitamin C also contain iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, vitamin K and vitamin E (3,4).

You will need:
1 cup frozen strawberries
2 cups frozen watermelon pieces, seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt or almond milk
2 teaspoons honey (optional)
Blend until smooth.

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