All varieties of shakes, juices and smoothies are usually, very popular during the summer time. We have an abundance of fresh fruit and veggies to consume and so we try to mix them up in order to create something special. Some of these mixtures will no doubt have a pure self-indulgence purpose but some can be very tasty and a healthy addition to our daily diet.
This “almost green cleanser” was inspired by the Green Cleanser recipe from Clean & Green by Parragon Books. This lovely book is packed with an amazing selection of green juices, smoothies, shots and soups… and just as the title states they are all green 🙂
Most recipes don’t require any cooking (well… the soups do); all you need to make most of them is a blender or a juicer. So if you have these two kitchen appliance I would highly recommend buying Clean & Green.
But back to my almost green cleanser… I called it almost green as the original recipe calls for avocado, which would make the final smoothie really green. I skipped the avocado and replaced it with pineapple and redcurrants… so let’s start with the ingredients:
- 30g curly kale
- 2 springs of parsley
- 2 kiwi fruits
- 2 slices of fresh pineapple
- 1 apple
- Handful of redcurrants
- Handful of crushed ice (optional)
Wash, trim and peel (if needed) your fruit and veggies.
Cut them into smaller pieces which will be more suitable for your juicer.
Feed all the ingredients, one by one, into your juicer.
Pour into a glass filled with crushed ice and serve and enjoy!
Does the hot weather inspire you to eat more fresh fruit and veggies?
What would be inside your favourite green cleanser?
Clean & Green
Published by Parragon Books Ltd in 2015
Part of Love Food
Number of pages: 128
Paperback; perfect bound
*I received this book for free from Parragon as a part of my Book Buddy pack.