I had a fantastic time giving a condensed version of my Juice Up, Smoothie down workshop in yesterday’s Mommy Fair hosted by Greenbelt. The Greenbelt 3 Park was dressed quite lovingly, as if you wanted to have a cup of tea and cookies with your girlfriends despite the 36 Celsius heat. Check out photos at Greenbelt’s Instagram account.
In my 1 hour workshop, I discussed how we live in world where we are constantly exposed to toxins and how toxicity manifests in our body. To flush toxins out, consume more vegetables and fruits! There’s a 2-prong approach to do this:
1. Eat your fruit and veggies.
2. Drink your fruit and veggies.
Here are 3 juice recipes and 1 green smoothie recipe to kickstart your journey to a cleaner, more alkalised, more inner-peaceful you. Juices need a juicer while the smoothie needs a blender.
Chop the fruit and vegetables into pieces that will fit the chute of your juicer. Juice to your heart’s content (for the green juice I usually start with leafy greens and end with the apple). Note that calamansi should not be put through a juicer – just squeeze the juice directly into your juice!
Tear the leafy greens into bite sized pieces and break the banana into chunks. Add these to a blender with the ice water, and blend until smooth. Alternatively, sub the 3 bananas with 2 mangoes or use a mix! I like to sub buko juice for the water or throw in a knob of ginger or splash of calamansi juice if I’m feeling adventurous.
NB: A big thanks to Hurom Philippines for sponsoring the ingredients!