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Smoothies & Juices

Exotic mixes make up these healthy drinks.

Mango & Lime Smoothie

This combination enlivens the senses, perfect for that kick-start.

Ingredients

1 cup soymilk
1 ripe mango, peeled. Pitted and cut into chunks
1cup pineapple juice
Juice of 1/2 lime

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Serve chilled

Serves 1 or 2.

Papaya-Kiwi Smoothie

A perfect start to the day.

Ingredients

1 cup soymilk
1/2 small papaya, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1 kiwi, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup papaya juice

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Serve very cold

Serves 1.

Banana-Papaya Smoothie

A rich and delicious tropical treat.

Ingredients

1 cup soymilk
1 ripe banana cut into chunks
1/2 ripe papaya, peeled, stoned and cut into chunks
1/2 cup pineapple juice

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Serve chilled

Serves 1.

Grape & Peach Smoothie

Light, tart and sweet depending on the amount of lime juice and variety of grape used.

Ingredients

1/2 cup soymilk
1/2 cup apple juice
1 small peach, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
1/2 cup seedless grapes
Juice of 1/2 lime
2 teaspoons psyllium husks (to relieve constipation)

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend thoroughly
  3. Enjoy

Serves 1.

Silken Tofu Smoothie

Replace the soy milk with tofu to give an extra protein punch. It is necessary to use the smoothest most custard like silken tofu for this recipe.

Ingredients

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
3 oz. silken tofu
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 fresh apricot peeled and pitted
4 ice cubes

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender
  2. Mix for 2 minutes or until smooth
  3. Drink immediately

Serves 1 to 2.

Carrot & Celery Juice

The sodium content of the celery balances the sweetness of the carrots.

Ingredients

4 washed carrots, ends removed
2 washed stalks of celery with leaves retained

Serves 1 to 2.

Carrot & Ginger Juice

This drink will be extremely spicy if too much ginger is used, so add in small amounts.

Ingredients

4 washed carrots, ends removed
1 inch chunk of fresh ginger (or more to taste).

Serves 1 to 2.

Carrot & Cucumber Juice

This combination provides a delicate and refreshing drink.

Ingredients

4 washed carrots, ends removed
1 cucumber, peeled if not organic.

Serves 1 to 2.

Carrot & Apple Juice

A seductive fruit and veggie combo, sweet and delicious.

Ingredients

4 washed carrots, ends removed
1 apple, peeled if not organic.

Serves 1 to 2.

With all the juices it is preferable to peel fruit and vegetables if they are not organic and always wash the produce thoroughly. Any combination of fruits and vegetables can be used, however, ensure your choice is always fresh and seasonal. Juices are very high in nutritional value and for this reason should be used in moderation throughout pregnancy.




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