Zesty smoothie – What 3pm slump?

Today was a zesty smoothie. Why? Because on days where I feel the need for chocolate, mostly I know I need more than that. A substantial boost rather than flash-in-the-pan energy. It’s just that we think chocolate is the pep up we need and sure, it’s a pep up alright, but of the quick and sugary variety – Even 70% chocolate is, sad I know, about 24-30% sugar and very little of the other stuff that helps us process sugar effectively – ie plant fibre and viamins.

A smoothie however from a rainbow of plants is a real pep up of the mitochondrial variety – all of your cells. If we look after those guys we feel great all over and we build health. Building health is a lasting strategy for feeling our absolute best and this is the one I made this afternoon.

And that’s it. What’s your favourite smoothie to bring you energy?

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Zesty Smoothie Recipe


  • 1/2 pc lemon, juice squeezed
  • 1/2 pc orange
  • 3/4 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 bunch mint, stalks and all (more fibre)
  • 300 ml water


  • Blitz it all on high in whatever appliance you have for 30-40seconds.
  • Pour into a glass, attempt an artful picture (see below) and enjoy

Comments 4

  1. Sounds lovely! I was wondering what to do with all the mint growing like crazy in my garden. Do you juice the orange and freeze in chunks or just cut it up whole and freeze?

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