Are you looking to optimise your family’s health in 2015? Then it’s time to supercharge your body. Nutritionist Christine Bailey’s new book Supercharged Juices and Smoothies contains over 100 power packed recipes to nourish the body and achieving lasting health.

It’s that time of year again… too many holiday treats, glasses of wine and chocs can often leave us a few pounds heavier and also feeling bloated and lethargic. This year why not make a few changes the whole family can enjoy to kick start a healthier 2015. Adding in a nutrient rich smoothie or juice can be a simple way to get you into healthier habits. Whether you need a quick nourishing snack, breakfast on the go or post workout shake making your own nutrient packed drinks means you can maximise on the goodness and tailor it according to your body needs. It also means you can keep the sugar content low and sneak some vegetables into your child’s diet too. But your homemade drinks shouldn’t just appeal to your taste buds, you can supercharge them with ingredients known to boost energy, tackle stress, nourish the skin and support immune health and performance.

Award winning Nutritionist and Chef Christine Bailey’s new book Supercharged Juices and Smoothies is an amazing collection of feel-good drinks using the latest range of superfoods to nourish and revitalize your body. It also contains a 3-day power-charged Superfood Juice Diet Plan if you’re looking for a speedy way to kick start a new healthy eating plan. Try these recipes from the book to help you feel and look fabulous.

Magnesium Lift

Although essential for energy production, magnesium is commonly low in people’s diets, especially if you are feeling stressed or exercise regularly. This creamy and hydrating mix not only tastes amazing but will help to improve magnesium levels. It’s a great treat for the whole family and an easy way to sneak in greens.

Serves 1

  • ½ or 1 small banana, ideally chopped and frozen
  • ¼ ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1 small handful of spinach
  • 1 handful of frozen berries or cherries
  • 1½ tsp shelled hemp seeds
  • ½ tsp wheatgrass powder or other superfood green powder, optional
  • ¼ cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs or use raw cacao powder
  • 200ml/7fl oz/scant 1 cup coconut water or water, plus extra if needed

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, adding a little more water, if needed.

Brain Booster

This smoothie has it all: healthy fats, protein and antioxidants to nourish and protect the brain and body. It’s also rich and satisfying, thanks to the addition of avocado. For adults you can add in a little ginkgo powder or tincture which is great for improving circulation and memory support.

Serves 1

  • 1 small handful of blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 3 strawberries, stalks discarded, chopped
  • 2 tsp shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp acai powder or goji berry powder, optional
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • ¼ tsp ginkgo powder or 2 drops of gingko tincture (for adults)
  • ½ tsp flaxseed oil
  • ½ tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 100ml/3½fl oz/generous 1/3 cup pomegranate juice or coconut water

Put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.

Taken from Supercharged Juices and Smoothies Christine Bailey 2015 Nourish Books 2015) ISBN-13: 978-1848992269 www.christinebailey.co.uk.

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About The Author

Christine Bailey
Nutritionist, Chef & Author

Christine Bailey is a renowned degree qualified Nutritionist, Speaker, Chef, Food and Health Consultant and Author with over 18 years of experience. She was awarded Coeliac Chef of the Year 2009 and supports many individuals and corporates on a wide range of health matters. She is a member of BANT (The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy), CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) and is a Graduate member of the Institute of Functional Medicine (AFMCP). She also received the CAM award 2012 for outstanding contribution to the community. She has particular interests in children's health, allergies and free from diets, paleo diets, skin health, weight loss, ageing, digestive health and digestive disorders, chronic autoimmune conditions, cancer, women's health, sports nutrition and corporate health She is a member of the Guild of Health Writers and writes regularly for many national magazines including Natural Health & Beauty, Health & Fitness, Men's Health, BodyFit, Cook Vegetarian, Women's fitness, Men's fitness, Men's Health as well as websites on food, health, family and women's health She is the author of numerous health and recipe books including The Top 100 Low Salt Recipes, The Vitamix Cook Book, The Top 100 Baby Food Recipes, The Top 100 finger foods, The Top 100 Recipes for Brainy Kids, The Juice Diet Book, The Raw Food Diet, The Functional Nutrition Cookbook and Nourish: Cancer Care Cookbook. She regularly sees clients at her nutrition clinic in Reading and London, Harley Street as well as in workplace for Corporates and Health clubs. She is a lecturer and module leader at the Centre of Nutrition (CNELM) and runs cookery and health days for heath care practitioners. She is also involved in corporate health work advising companies on strategies to improve employee health and presenting at seminars and conferences. Christine runs a range of cookery days on healthy eating, combating health conditions, special diets and hands on days for children

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