The Green Thirst Quencher

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Recently my husband and I went out on a dinner date to a lovely Japanese restaurant, where I sampled a green juice similar to the one I have made here. What is so lovely about this particular juice is that you can taste all the different levels of fruit and veg within. Blending the pulp as well keeps all of the goodness in!

I can totally see myself having this drink over and over again definitely a thirst quencher whether in the winter when you need a immune vitamin boost or in the summer when you need something so very refreshing!

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INGREDIENTS

2 sticks of celery
8 green grapes
Handful of fresh mint
Handful of spinach
100ml apple juice
50ml water
Dash of fresh lime

METHOD

Add all ingredients into a drinks blender and whizz til smooth

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Serve cold, but do stir as the celery will sink to the bottom of the glass

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Alphonso Mango & Walnut Smoothie

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This time last year we were all craving Alphonso Indian mangoes!
Luckily this year we have been able to have them over from India and we are definitely making the most of them.

Extremely sweet in taste and velvety in texture! Allows this particular variety of mango to be a natural partner to acidic strawberries in a smoothie.

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The walnuts add nutrition but also gives body to the whole drink. One that goes on my super healthy smoothie list!

INGREDIENTS

1 alphonso mango
Large handful of strawberries
1 clementine
2 shelled walnuts
Water

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METHOD

Blitz all ingredients together. For a creamier taste add a tablespoon of natural yoghurt

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Healing Foods

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So many of us have been told! Well I have been!!! By my lovely Mum to eat this or that. Prepare this for when your ill! This will help! I have always been open to home remedies first as I never liked taking medicine.

Coming from an Indian background and a Mum and Dad that will always find the best solution to help us. I have always been exposed to using food, herbs, spices and fruits in a healing manner.

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Sometimes your body requires certain vitamins and minerals and you are informed through cravings! I strongly believe this as I start eating certain foods due to a strong craving and then find out I’m lacking in that particular food component!

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When women are pregnant, we do listen to our bodies more. It’s like our precious little one is letting us know what he or she needs from us, in the form of nourishment. I think we should, men and women should pay more attention to what are bodies are telling us.

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I think it’s always great to add certain foods to our diet to help alleviate symptoms and heal our bodies. Alongside science we can co exist and aid the illness or deficiency!

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I will be sharing information with you all that will help your in day to day life. Which indeed thoroughly supports me in the way I eat and to make life that bit easier. A healthy body, is a healthy mind and a happy soul! ♡

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If you have any amazing food facts or home remedies that work for you and your family, please feel free to share them with all of us. Just send me a link or email and I will add them to this series! Referring to you and your wonderful blogs xxx

I really hope you enjoy my new addition to Shivaay Delights and look forward to hearing from you all and your experiences with food that heals you!
Have a healthy and peaceful day!
Much love D x