Eat/Drink: Drink to health

Drinkable wonders: smoothies can be a great way of giving your body much needed nutrients if you’re time poor. Picture: Katherine Griffiths

Drinkable wonders: smoothies can be a great way of giving your body much needed nutrients if you’re time poor. Picture: Katherine Griffiths

You  can create immunity boosting and body cleansing smoothies and juices by combining a few quick ingredients.

Health coach Rachel Feldman from the Mind Body Green website said drinking these potent beverages provides your body with vital nutrients, minerals and antioxidants in an easy-to-digest form.

"Everything about you will improve, including your sleep, happiness and the quality of your skin."

■ Kidney nourishing: "I call this the flat tummy smoothie. Not only do cucumbers hydrate your body, but they're also fabulous for flushing out toxicity in your kidneys."

Blend half a large peeled cucumber, a cup of blueberries, 230 ml of coconut water or unsweetened almond milk, one or two tablespoons of ground flax or chia seeds, one tablespoon of honey and ice (optional).

■ Blackberry-cinnamon: "Blackberries are a fabulous source of vitamin K, which is essential for absorbing calcium and bone growth."

Blend a cup of blackberries with a cup of coconut water or almond/coconut/hemp/rice milk, a tablespoon of ground flax or chia seeds, small pinch of cinnamon, a handful of spinach, a splash of vanilla extract and a tablespoon of honey (optional).

■ Delicious detox: "This is a great drink for juicing newbies because the carrots add enough sweetness to make you feel like you're not even drinking a green juice."

Juice three carrots, three celery stalks, one cucumber, half a kale bunch, half a parsley bunch, half a coriander bunch and one squeezed lemon.

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