Spinach strawb blood orange juice

What it lacks in looks, it makes up for in both taste and nutrients…now that the boys rugby season is over, we have spent the last two Saturdays at Orange Grove Market. One of my favourite fruits, the lemonade fruit has been irresistible so I figured at this time of year while flu & are the nasty bugs continue to circulate, I’d dose up on nutrients in the hopes that when we head to the UK in two weeks we will all be well.


150g strawberries

130g blood orange (1, average size)

150g lemonade fruit (1, large)

50g spinach

100g coconut water (or water)

Ginger, to taste. I like mine with some kick!

Blend all ingredients (I don’t juice) & try to ignore the awful colour it becomes because it really is delicious!

Green smoothie 

Here’s a tip, a can of coconut milk can look intimidating & in the past, I’ve avoiding opening one, thinking I won’t be able to finish the whole thing: freeze it into individual ice cubes (in my case, heart shaped).

Following my naturopath visit on Friday, I realised I did need to pump the nutritional value of my smoothies, but am not yet willing to put in a raw egg (although my brother swears by it).

1 x avocado

4 x coconut milk ice cubes

1 x banana

1 big handful of baby spinach

A sprinkle of Heilala vanilla powder

Top with organic strawberries & a sprinkle of chia seeds


Blend all ingredients placing baby spinach in blender first, then vanilla powder, then heavy ingredients on top.

If required, slowly add a bit of water to get your desired consistency. Mine was pretty thick 


Pumpkin & chèvre salad | vegetarian GF

1-2 cups pumpkin
1 tablespoon chèvre
1 cup English spinach
10 small mint leaves
1 tbspn sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon chilli

1. Heat the oven to 190 degrees
2. Chop the pumpkin into wedges about 2 inches square & 1/2 inch thick
3. Put the pumpkin in the oven with a splash of olive oil, on baking paper. Set the timer for 40 minutes.
4. When the pumpkin is easy, quickly boil 1/4 cup water in a frying pan then throw the spinach in until just wilted. Drain excess water.
5. Put the spinach in first, then pumpkin, then chèvre, then too with mint, sunflower seeds & chilli
6. Serve immediately


Green smoothie

If you haven’t already tried a green smoothie, do it today! It’s such an easy way of getting your raw greens intake for adults & kids alike.

1 banana (peel, cut into quarters then freeze in glad wrap/cling film or a snap lock bag)
1/4 cup coconut water
2 cups baby kale
1 cup baby spinach

1. Put greens then banana in the blender. Begin blending
2. slowly add coconut water & blend until your desired consistency. Mine is usually bordering on being eaten with a spoon!