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Kiwifruit, Cucumber, Avocado, Spinach and Ginger Smoothie

Alternative title: Sometimes you just need a boost…

 

I’ve had a horrific week at work…I’d like to blame the post-holiday blues (I wish it was the post-holiday blues) or the muggy weather (the UK has been experiencing a heatwave…What the heck?!) but unfortunately neither of those are to blame and while I’m not going to go into details I’m sure you’ve all had weeks where everything you touch just goes to hell.

As such my stress levels have been through the roof, my skin has broken out, my head has been taking advantage of this and throwing tantrums…

I just feel physically and mentally drained.

So I figure a good way of starting to deal with the stress (aside from meditation and whinging about it all to M) is to focus on my diet…

 

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Serves 1.

1/2 Cucumber.

1/2 Avocado.

3 Kiwifruit.

Thumb sized piece of ginger (sliced)

A handful of Spinach.

200ml Coconut Water (I’m using Innocent Coconut Water). 

 

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One very gorgeous plate of very gorgeous greens…I never thought I would ever say that.

 

Chuck all these ingredients into a jug…

 

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I had to stop myself from snaffling bits of kiwifruit…Love that stuff!

 

Then blitz…

 

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Stick a straw in it! It’s done!

 

And enjoy!

Right…Let’s have a quick natter about Kiwifruit (Kiwi), this fabulously zesty fruit is a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Carotenoids, dietary fibre, Potassium, Folate and Omega-3 fatty acids (in the form of alpha-linolenic acid). How awesome is that?!

R x

PS – I’m still absolutely gutted that NBC has decided not to commission another season of “Hannibal“, but (like many of my fellow Fannibals) I have hope that it will continue. It is an incredibly clever, captivating series and perfect escapism. It’s hard not to love it…In the meantime, I’m also quite excited to hear about Bryan Fuller‘s new project “American Gods” (based on Neil Gaiman‘s book).

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6 Comments

  1. Yum 🙂

    I’m sorry you’ve had such a cr@p week Ruebi :o( *hugging you* x

  2. What a healthy smoothie. Sorry about your hectic week at work, and hope you have a lovely Sunday!

    • Ruebi

      Thank you – I think we all just have “one of those” weeks from time to time.

  3. Oh dear, sorry you’ve had a crappy week. I wish I couldn’t relate, but I can.
    Love the smoothie – very green! Don’t laugh, but whenever a smoothie recipe has called for cucumber before I’ve just sort of cut it in half and shoved it in… then wondered why all the blender did was cut a few chunks out of it. It had seriously never occurred to me to slice it up. Durr.
    Thanks for linking up with the weekend blog hop!

    • Ruebi

      Sorry you’ve had such a crappy week too! Must be something in the air? Or water? Or smoothie?

      Anyway, I only cut everything up because I once didn’t bother with a piece of ginger and getting a mouthful of that can be rather unpleasant. Since then, I slice everything that is to be blended! lol! 🙂

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