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After my trip to Thailand where I thoroughly enjoyed a variety of excellent smoothies and fresh juices I felt inspired to get my blender out and create some healthy smoothies to perk myself up in this recent spell of muggy weather.

At the moment there is an abundance of soft fruits including strawberries in the shops at good prices, so I couldn’t resist incorporating some into a healthy drink. Stawberries are rich in vitamins and minerals. They have diuretic, purifying and detoxifying properties. In addition, red fruits are recommended and beneficial for asthma and allergy problems, add this to all the fabulous mineral qualities of seaweed and we have a smoothie that is a powerful tonic that will allow us to eliminate accumulated toxins due to excesses and start the day full of energy

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Ingredients:

 

5 Strawberries, hulled

1 tea cup of rice, oats or almonds milk

1 tablespoon of cooked seaweed (I use laver)

1 twist of lemon

Pinch sea salt

Preparation:

 

Cut the strawberries into pieces, add a pinch of sea salt and let it marinate for 20 minutes.

Mix rice, almond or oats milk with the strawberries in a liquidiser.

Add the seaweed and lemon and liquidise again.

Serve over ice

The Green Goddess

 

1 frozen banana peeled and chopped

¼ pineapple including core chopped

300ml cold water

2 tablespoons of lava seaweed

2 tsp local honey

 

Method:

 

Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth, pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

 

About Seren Charrington-Hollins

ABOUT SEREN-CHARRINGTON-HOLLINS Describing my work through just one job title is difficult; because my professional life sees me wear a few hats: Food Historian, period cook, broadcaster, writer and consultant. I have a great passion for social and food history and in addition to researching food history and trends I have also acted as a consultant on domestic life and changes throughout history for a number of International Companies. In addition to being regularly aired on radio stations; I have made a number of television appearances on everything from Sky News through to ITV’s Country House Sunday, Holiday of a Lifetime with Len Goodman , BBC4’s Castle’s Under Siege, BBC South Ration Book Britain; Pubs that Built Britain with Hairy Bikers and BBC 2’s Inside the Factory. Amongst other publications my work has been featured in Period Living Magazine, Telegraph, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and Great British Food Magazine and I write regularly for a variety of print and online publications. I am very fortunate to be able to undertake work that is also my passion and never tire of researching; recreating historical recipes and researching changing domestic patterns. Feel free to visit my blog, www.serenitykitchen.com