Wednesday 16 October 2013


After being inspired by the remarkable documentary, 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead', I have since taken to blitzing my fruit and veg. 

The documentary follows an Australian businessman named Joe Cross as he travels across the United States drinking nothing but fresh fruit and vegetable juice over a period of 60 days. The point of this?? To tap into the body's natural ability to heal itself when nourished with the right vitamins and nutrients. Not only does he tackle his debilitating autoimmune disease but he also drops an astonishing amount of weight, boosts his energy and inspires a few others along the way.

I am yet to invest in a good quality fruit and vegetable juicer, so for now I'll be starting most of my mornings with this delicious green smoothie. Takes hardly any time at all to make and gives me tons of energy until lunchtime. Feel free to stray from my recipe and add your favourite fruit and veg - be creative!

- 1 green apple
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 celery stalks
- handful of spinach
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 1/2 cup water

Place all the ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth.

Drink within an hour of making the smoothie to get the most nutrients out of it. If possible, go for organic produce.


  1. Hi, my problem with online recipes is that they call ingredients I don't know. Since this is a site for Nigerians, is it possible to put local/familiar names in bracket?
    For example, I googled spinach and I don't think I recognise the veggie.

    1. Hi Joyce, spinach is often used in Nigerian recipes such as efo riro and other leafy soups. Any edible leafy green vegetable - efo tete, water leaves (gbure), pumpkin leaves (ugu) - would work great as a substitute to the spinach I used in this recipe. Hope that's helpful.
      Thanks for visiting! :)

  2. hello there, I'm mother of two children, we drink juice/smoothie daily in our Breakfast, My Husband Hansen's most favorite is green veggies. After I found your Article About Healthy Green Smoothie. I follow your Tips, & It's made very delicious. & I just continue it for my Husband, Now, would please tell me that, is it preferable for High Pressure Patient (Green Juice). Thanks in Advance

  3. Hey.. very nice blog.. really liked it. you should check out healthy fruit juices by chivita juices.

  4. hi, I just stumbled on your blog today and I am so excited. I am Nigerian and I have always wanted a healthier lifestyle but the meals here in America are usually too weird for me. I am reading about a different approach to weight loss and I really don't know the difference between vegetarian and vegan. I hope the vegan lifestyle aids with weightless

  5. Please can I use efo tete to make the smoothie and sell it?