Drink Your Greens Smoothie

Wow, it’s been nearly a month since my last blog post. I wasn’t intending to have a break over December, in fact I’d actually planned (in my head) that I would try to get some more recipes created and online. But, as we all know, the festive season is so BUSY! Good busy, but busy! Friends come back to their home town, catch-ups are in order, Christmas parties are happening left right and centre, and then there’s the downtime when you just want to eat your body weight in food, lie on the sofa watching re-runs of Home Alone, or have a marathon Pictionary session with your family. I hope you all had a wonderful Festive season!

I’ve totally enjoyed the time with friends and family over the last few weeks, why does it always go by so quickly? Now it’s January and it’s all over for another year. January brings a wave of resolutions. Most will no doubt be broken by then end of the month, some will keep to them well. I try to avoid making any, as I only end up breaking them and then feeling guilty. Life is not about feeling guilty. Life is about balance. And greens, lots of greens.

This smoothie is a great way to stick to your New Year’s healthy eating resolutions if you made any- or just a great boost of vitamins and nutrients. Packed full of goodness, ready in seconds, this will you keep you energised for the rest of the day. Think of it as a post-Christmas cleansing smoothie, to help you glow from the inside out.

There’s twice the vitamin C content in Tenderstem® than in the same fresh weight as oranges. It’s high in potassium and also Vitamin A, and is a great source of iron, vitamin B6 and calcium. What more could you want?

Drink Your Greens Smoothie // roughmeasures.com  

Drink Your Greens Smoothie // roughmeasures.com

Drink Your Greens Smoothie // roughmeasures.com

Drink Your Greens Smoothie (vegan + gluten free)

 INGREDIENTS

4 stalks Tenderstem®
1 apple (core and seeds removed)
250ml coconut water
Teaspoon grated ginger
½ teaspoon Matcha powder (optional, but will give you a slow energy release throughout the day)

METHOD

Add all ingredients into your blender

Blend for 1 minute until smooth

Pour into a glass, over ice if desired, and enjoy!

 

How was your Christmas? Did you stay in for the New Year, or party till your socks fell off?

Don’t forget you can follow me on Facebook, and if you make this juice, be sure to follow and tag me #roughmeasures on Instagram

Drink Your Greens Smoothie // roughmeasures.com

Drink Your Greens Smoothie // roughmeasures.com

This post was sponsored by the lovely people at Tenderstem® – all opinions are my own. Greens are great! PPSSTT they’re running a fab giveaway on their Instagram where you can win a NutriBullet – perfect for making this smoothie! Head over now and enter!

 

I’m entering this recipe to some fab link-ups:

#recipeoftheweek from A Mummy Too

#ExtraVeg from Fuss Free Flavours and Utterly Scrummy

 

Pineapple and Ginger Crush

This week started on a bit of a downer. We got news on Tuesday that our current house buying venture had fallen through. The seller changed their mind and decided not to sell. It felt seriously unfair and totally sucked. But, there’s absolutely nothing we can do about it, so I’m trying to stay positive and listen to the constant ‘It obviously wasn’t meant to be’. I do try to stick to the attitude that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes it’s a little hard to swallow though. But hey ho.

However, any house buying ventures are going to have to take a backseat for a few months. As we are OFF ON THE ROAD. The road of festivals. As I mentioned before, Charlie has set up an awesome Glamping business – Dreamcatcher Cabins – which he’s now ready to take to some festivals this summer. We’ll also be working for another great company who do a similar thing. I’m going to be the cook for the hungry staff. Making sure they’re fed and watered well, keeping those bellies happy and all cheeky grins stay grinning. So, recipes might be a little haphazard for a few months. I’m going to try my best, adapting my boat-kitchen skills over to caravan/tent-kitchen-cook-extraordinaire.

I’m counting on my little caravan oven to be as lovingly, tempramental-yet-somehow-still-works as the boat oven. That if I whisper sweet nothings to it (what, none of you talk to your oven?!), it will bake me that perfect cookie, or doughy loaf of bread. It’s going to be an adventure, please do join me!

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Now, onto more pressing matters.

This smoothie-juice concoction that I like to call Crush. Tangy pineapple with fiery ginger. Perfect to get that morning energy flowing, kick that hangover out the door, and face the day head on. And if someone were to add a splash of rum into the mix on a hot summers evening, who the hell am I to argue? Take a sip and imagine you are on that desert island in the sunshine.

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INGREDIENTS:

Half a pineapple – peeled and cut into chunks
2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
500ml coconut water – coconut milk would work here too

METHOD

Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender, blend for 1 minute.

Pour into glass (over ice / add rum if desired) and enjoy.

This crush is quite frothy, you may want to let the juice sit for an hour, or just embrace it!

Don’t forget, you can follow my adventures throughout the summer over on my Instagram!

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