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HUNGER-ZAPPING BERRY SOOTHER

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?

INSTRUCTIONS:

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.

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DETOXIFYING VEGETABLE SHOT

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.

INSTRUCTIONS:

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.

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ENERGISING MACA HOT CHOCOLATE

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!

INSTRUCTIONS:

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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