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Make a Cool Britannia Power Smoothie – Crussh Recipe Book Giveaway

Smoothies | October 18, 2015 | By

Dairy Free Summer Berry Fruit smoothie

The trend for smoothies had somewhat passed me by until Becca at Amuse Your Bouche pointed out that they were a great way of using fruit and veg that are slightly past their best.  As a keen ‘no waste’ advocate that made perfect sense to me, particularly when I get a bit over enthusiastic with the ‘buy one get one free’ offers! 

Dairy Free Berry Smoothie

This particular smoothie comes from a real treasure trove of a book Crussh: Juices Smoothies and Boosters.   In the book you will find recipes for many of the drinks that you can buy in the Crussh juice bars.  I don’t have a juicer or a super-fast power blender,  but I was pleasantly surprised by how many of the recipes could be made in an ordinary blender or food processor.   

Here are a few of the recipes that particularly appealed to me:

Rise and Shine – pineapple, blood orange, mango, passionfruit

Veggie Invigorator – carrots, tomatoes, celery, root ginger, lemon

Hot Apple and Cardamom Prune – apples, bananas, yogurt, prunes, cardamom seeds

Pecan Carmello Smoothie – Soya milk, bananas, yogurt, pecans, caramel sysrup, clear honey

Winter Cold Buster – root ginger, oranges, lime, echinaea, manuka honey

Who is it for? Anyone who wants to up their intake of fruit and veg. People who like juices and smoothies, people who love Crussh Juice Bars and, of course, kitchen gadget freaks!

Pros: Full of lots of great ideas for healthy drinks.  Easy to follow recipes using mainly everyday ingredients.

Cons: To get maximum benefit from this book you really do need a juicer and/or a high powered blender that will pulverise root vegetables. 

The Verdict:  I was pleasantly surprised by the number of recipes I could make with my kitchen blender and also by the great flavour of the Cool Britannia Power Smoothie.  I’m not saying I would swap my usual bircher muesli breakfast for a smoothie, but for a change or a vitamin boost I’d certainly make a smoothie again. 

Cool Britannia Power Smoothie
Serves 2
A tofu and fruit combo smoothie to make you feel young and energetic. If you use soy yogurt it is also dairy-free
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  1. 150 ml/5 fl oz/scant 2/3 cup soya milk
  2. 1/2 banana
  3. 125 ml/4 fl oz/ 1/2 cup low fat yogurt (or soy yogurt) frozen overnight or yogurt plus 4 ice cubes
  4. 75 g /2 1/2 oz/1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  5. 150g/ 5 1/2 oz/1 1/4 cups frozen raspberries
  6. 85g/3oz silken tofu, cut into chunks
  7. 1 tsp chia seeds
  1. Put all the ingredients, including the chia seeds booster, in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Serve immediately
  1. Packed with vitamins B1, B5, B6, B7, C, folic acid calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphate, potassium, zinc, fibre, iodine.
  2. Plenty of: vitamins B12, E, beta-carotene, selenium
  3. Also contains: vitamin B3, ellagic acid, favonoids, isofavones
  4. *I used soy yogurt and did not freeze it so it works fine without freezing. I also used a pack of frozen summer berries, easy to add straight from the freezer.
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 I have one copy of Crussh: Juices, Smoothies and Boosters to GIVEWAWAY.

To enter simply subscribe to Farmersgirl Kitchen by  adding your email to the box ‘subscribe to blog by email’  in the right hand side bar, then commenting to let me know that you have subscribed and wish to enter the giveaway.  The winner will be picked by Random Number Generator (entrants must have an address in the UK and be 18 years old or over)  ENDS 30th October 2015 CLOSED

WINNER: Maxine

Juices, Smoothies and Boosters
By Crussh Food & Juice Bars
Paperback -RRP £12.99

    • Janice Pattie
      October 19, 2015

      The tofu was given to me by my son, who wasn’t sure what to do with it and you are right, there is always half a pack left!

  1. Helen at Casa Costello
    October 19, 2015

    I;d be really interested to see how many of these smoothies do not contain bananas. As a lifelong banana hater, the smoothie craze has passed me by too. I rather fancy trying the Rise & Shine!
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  2. Marga
    October 21, 2015

    This sounds lovely, just got a new high speed blender and looking for interesting smoothie ideas

  3. Marga
    October 21, 2015

    Forgot to say, I’ve just subscribed, please enter me in the giveaway!

    • Janice Pattie
      October 21, 2015

      Thanks Sarah, it certainly worked well and was very creamy

  4. Janie
    October 21, 2015

    I’ve never used tofu in a smoothie either, but along with the soya milk and yogurt I bet it makes this smoothie a real filling meal in a glass!
    Janie x
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  5. Glamorous Glutton
    October 23, 2015

    It seems the tofu is the revelation. It has never occurred to me to use it this way either! Great recipe and tip. GG

    • Janice Pattie
      October 23, 2015

      Yes, the tofu is getting a lot of attention. Thanks for your kind comments.

  6. Choclette
    October 24, 2015

    Ooh not tried tofu in a smoothie yet. Nice idea. It’s a beautiful colour.
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  7. laura banks
    October 28, 2015

    sounds fab have subscribed

    • Janice Pattie
      October 28, 2015

      Good luck, you shouldn’t miss any of my posts now 🙂

  8. Kim Neville
    October 28, 2015

    I have subscribed and would love to enter. Have been looking for a good smoothie book to get my family more nutrients in their bodies. Hard with a fussy son 🙂

  9. Tracy Nixon
    October 28, 2015

    hopefully I have subscrubed – I got an error message when trying?

    • Janice Pattie
      October 28, 2015

      Should be sorted now Tracy

  10. Maxine G
    October 28, 2015

    Thanks for the reminder! Am subscribed and would love to try out some of the recipes from this book!

  11. Kirsti Peters
    October 28, 2015

    I have subscribed and these smoothie ideas and recipes are scrumptious

  12. Kellyjo walters
    October 28, 2015

    Ohh nearly missed this!! Bet there is some fab recipes in this! I do love a smoothie for breakfast and the cold buster sounds fab! Esp with the manuka honey yum

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