If you fancy something different for breakfast or lunch or even a snack a great idea is smoothies shakes and juice blends. They are easy to make as long as you have a blender and/or a smoothie maker. An electric juicer is also a really useful gadget for anyone following a low-fat diet or just interested in healthy eating. Vegetables in their raw form are the best way to gain as much of their nutrition as possible.
These drinks all contain green vegetables which full of vitamins and minerals. The key to enjoying vegetable juice drinks is firstly the combination of juices then the seasoning. Choose ingredients you would probably eat together and season in the same sort of manner. Celery salt, garlic salt, horseradish and mustard are all acceptable in these low fat drinks.
All of these recipes are for 1 serving and all have between 100 and 200 calories per serving.
Blender, smoothie maker or food processor
1 Go Get ‘em Green:
1 large green eating apple
300ml semi-skimmed milk
Pinch of sugar
Roughly chop the celery and add to the blender
Peel, core and roughly chop the apple
Add to the blender
Add the milk to the fruit
Process until thoroughly combined
Serve in a chilled glass
2 Queen of Green:
2 celery sticks
100g dark green lettuce (romaine is best)
Juice the carrots and celery
Put spinach and lettuce and parsley in the blender and add the juices
Whizz with a couple of ice cubes
Serve in a tall glass
Garnish with some chopped parsley
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3 Green for Go:
1 small parsnip
1 green pepper
Remove the seeds from the pepper
Juice the pepper and parsnip and cucumber
Put all juices together in the blender and add the watercress
Serve in a glass over ice
Garnish with chopped mint
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