Drink up!



1 orange
100g berries
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp chia seeds
125ml water

Use a mix of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries for a cross between vin chaud and hot Ribena. This smoothie is the perfect comfort drink plus a great way to prevent snacking between meals. Chia seeds are one of the best sources of omega-3, which nix hunger pangs and blast belly fat to boot. What’s not to like?


Put the orange through a juicer and collect the juice. Then place it in a blender along with all the other ingredients and a dash of lemon juice and blend until smooth. Pour the mix into a saucepan and heat gently, then put your feet up.



1 large organic beetroot
2 Red Delicious apples
1 large organic carrot

Beetroot is nature’s wonder cleanser. This super root detoxes the liver and provides your body with a hit of iron, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A and C plus loads of antioxidants. The result? Beetroot removes nasties and gives you plenty of energy at the same time. That’s pretty hard to beet.


Wash and peel the outer layer of the beetroot, then put it through a juicer with the apples and carrot. Pour the juice into a saucepan and warm it gently, being careful not to boil it. Serve it in a large mug and sip with a side of smug.



250ml almond milk
2 tbsp date syrup
1 tsp almond butter
1 tsp maca
1 tsp raw cacao

Get an instant energy boost from maca, a powder made from a Peruvian root. It’s also a great source of calcium, iron and a plant-based source of brain and blood-boosting B-12 (normally found in red meat, fish and dairy). Plus, cacao is one of the best sources of antioxidants and serotonin – a natural antidepressant. Powerful stuff!


Okay then… blend the almond milk, date syrup and almond butter in a blender. Once it’s mixed, pour into a pan on a low heat to warm up. When it’s warm, stir in the maca and raw cacao. When smooth, remove from the heat, pour into a mug and slurp!


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