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Green Drinks

Sip your way to five a day with more than 50 recipes for great-tasting smoothies and juices!

Written by Nicola Graimes

Published: 12/02/2015

About the author

Nicola Graimes is an award-winning writer specializing in nutritional health, vegetarian cookery, and food for children. A former editor of Vegetarian Living magazine, she has written more than 25 books, including Great Healthy Food for Vegetarian Kids, which won Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World Gourmand Awards 2002. Nicola is a member of the prestigious Guild of Food Writers and lives in the coastal town of Brighton in the UK.

Homemade green drinks win health points over packaged fruit juice and smoothies on several counts. They are unpasteurized and contain much less sugar than their fruity counterparts and there is a range of nutrients present in those dark green vegetables, the ones we know we should eat more of—kale is packed with beta-carotene, calcium, vitamin C and vitamin K. The delicious fruit and vegetable recipes here are not only good for you but delicious too and surprisingly filling, helping you maintain a healthy weight. Ingredients such as spinach, broccoli, fennel, cucumber, celery, parsley and kale are all featured and combined with other fruits and vegetables to create balanced and tasty drinks to enjoy at any time of the day. Along with the nutrients gleaned from the fresh produce, green super-nutrients such as spirulina, wheatgrass, hemp, chorella, aloe vera, barleygrass and powdered greens add a further nutritional boost. Try a Virgin Apple Mojito, Super Detox, Apple Zinger, Green Giant, Green Shot, Spring Clean, Green Day, Popeye Special, Avocado Smoopie, Green for Go, Cucumber Cooler, Cabbage Love and Green Goddess. Get ready to go green!