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Cool as a cucumber: fresh fruit drinks

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These clean green juices are guaranteed to help you chill out and stay healthy!

Cucumber Juice
(Serves 2)

• 1 large cucumber
• 500 ml water
• 2 tbsp sugar
• 2 tbsp honey

Peel, slice, and cube the cucumber, then grate fine. Pour the water and sugar into a pan. Bring to a boil over a medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Add the grated cucumber, turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove the cucumber mixture from the heat and leave to cool. Place in a blender with the honey and purée until pulpy. Strain the mixture, pressing down with a spoon until no more juice comes out. Season to taste. Pour the cucumber juice into glasses, chill and serve. Store any extra in a sealed glass jar in the fridge for up to a week. Shake before drinking.


The Mix
(Serves 2)

• 2 green apples
• 1 cucumber
• 6 kale leaves
• 4 celery stalks, leaves removed
• ½ lemon, peeled
• 1-inch piece fresh ginger

Finely chop the fruit and vegetables, including the ginger. Place in a blender and purée until smooth. Adjust the fruit and vegetable amounts to suit your personal taste – more apple equals a sweeter drink. Add water or smashed ice as desired. Blend again. Pour the green juice into glasses, chill and serve. Store any extra in a sealed glass jar in the fridge for up to a day. Shake before drinking.


Avocado Lemonade
(Serves 2)

• 1 avocado
• 1 lemon, peeled
• ½ pineapple
• 1 pear
• 1 cucumber
• 175 g broccoli florets
• 6 kale leaves
• 6 spinach leaves
• 4 celery stalks, leaves removed
• 1-inch piece fresh ginger

Take the pulp out of the avocado, and finely chop the fruit and vegetables, including the ginger. Place in a blender and purée until smooth. Adjust the fruit and vegetable amounts to suit your personal taste – more lemon equals a tarter drink. Add water or smashed ice as desired. Blend again. Pour the avocado lemonade into glasses, chill and serve. Note that this juice does not keep well, so drink immediately.

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