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Pre-Christmas Detox: Green Goodness

Christmas is almost here and I'm feeling rather festive!

This time next week, we will all be tucking into our monster-sized Christmas dinners complete with all the trimmings and washing it down with copious amounts of mulled wine. Nomnomnom!

Then, as if we haven't had enough food already, there will be Christmas Pudding, more mulled wine, mince pies, chocolates, even more mulled wine, gingerbread men, cheese, biscuits and savoury snacks before we curl up on the sofa and fall into a heavenly food coma. 

'Tis the season for overindulgence. 

We're all guilty of overdoing it at Christmas and the endless eating, drinking and being merry can leave us feeling tired, sluggish and sloth-like. So, in preparation for the Big Day (because let's face it, I'm going to be eating everything), I'm filling up on delicious and nutritious smoothies to give my body the love and care it needs to survive the Christmas celebrations.

So, here is one of my favourite smoothie recipes to keep you shining bright like the North Star all the way into 2016!

1 ripe banana
1/2 avocado
1 handful of spinach
1/2 stick of celery
1/2 lemon
Dash of apple juice or water
8 ice-cubes

1. Chop the banana, avocado and celery in to small pieces and place in the blender.
2. Add the spinach and squeeze the lemon juice.
3. Add the ice-cubes and a dash of apple juice or water.
5. Blend until smooth. Add more juice or water to reach your desired consistency. 
6. Pour into a lovely large glass and enjoy!

What is your favourite detox smoothie?

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