Green Coconut Boost Juice
- a couple of big handfuls of baby spinach
- the flesh of a young coconut
- coconut water (from young coconut)
- a frozen banana or two, quartered (depending how thick you like it)
- 1 lime (peeled)
- 2 teaspoons of mesquite powder
- 300g water
- a couple of handfuls of ice 

Blend on speed 10 for 2 minutes.
Note about mesquite powder: Mesquite powder is made from the bean pods of the mesquite tree, dried and ground up. It has been used as a staple food for centuries by Native Americans. It is a high protein meal that contains good quantities of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc, and is rich in the amino acid lysine as well. Its low GI of 25 helps maintain stable blood sugar levels. It adds a sweet, nutty taste with a hint of caramel, and can be added to smoothies and other drinks, to jellies, and to baking (breads, pancakes, muffins, cakes and cookies). When used in baking, the mesquite bean powder/flour is used in combination with other flours – substitute ¼ cup-to-½ cup mesquite flour in each cup grain flour.

Cucumber Orange Juice

Cucumber is another great addition to green juices. This is a great one for the kids, as it's sweet, not too thick, and doesn't taste too 'green'.

- half a cucumber (peeled)
- 2 green apples (quartered)
- 1 orange (peeled)
- 1 lime (peeled)
- 1 frozen banana (quartered)
- 2 big handfuls of ice
- 2 big handfuls of cos lettuce
- 300g water
- 2 tsp of Vital Veggie Powder

Blend on speed 10 for 2 minutes.

Note: Vital Veggie Powder is optional, but I love to add some to the kid's drinks for extra nutrients. It's made from oranic carrot, mango, pumpkin, tomato, broccoli sprouts, barley grass, spirulina, alfalfa, psyllium husks and chlorella. Available from Nutra Organics.

My Favourite Green Smoothie – makes 4 large serves
(photo at top of page)
- 1 or 2 frozen bananas, quartered
- 2 apples, quartered (no need to peel or de-seed)
- 1 lime, peeled
- 2...