Hippie Hippie Shake - 5 Yummy Smoothie Recipes

Amy Baudon

The Smoothie...

Smoothies have been around a long time. A time before you and I were even born. In fact, they date right back to the middle of 1960's.  Aaaah the 1960's...a decade very close to my heart and even closer to the inner bohemian in me.

This Flower Power culture commends a time, when vegetarianism was "on trend" and TV dinners were not. These so called "Hippies" came up with a master plan...the smoothie!  They would drink fruit juice drinks like there was no tomorrow! Little did they know that their little drink revelations, would still be going strong today....?

Decade after decade, these Smoothies have become increasingly popular. With their fortified health benefits and commercial "on the go" appeal.

And sure why not? I mean what's not to love about a smoothie? It's Healthy, quick, tasty, filling and totally guilt free!

Also, the sky's the limit when it comes to its contents. You can literally throw anything into it. Use up pieces of fruit and veg that are heading towards their expiration date.  Some of my best combos have been when I've just been using up the leftovers in the bottom of my fridge. Basically the rules are, there are no rules!


So get experimenting! And remember mid-smoothie, to sing a couple of versus' of....."for goodness sake....I got the hippie hippie shake".....in memory? No? Just me then?

Below is this week’s Mon- Fri Smoothie guide for you all to try. You will need a small hand blender or food processor to make these.

~Monday equals Detox Day. Help flush out all those nasty weekend toxins and get your week started with a capital BANG, with my:

"Green with Envy" Smoothie

You will need:


1/2 Banana

Handful of baby spinach

1/2 stalk of celery

150-200ml Apple Juice

Squeeze of 1/2 lemon



Top Tip: Celery naturally regulates fluid in the body, helping get rid of any excess.


~Tuesday is by far the worst day of the week for me....so far but yet so close to the next weekend. So why don't you perk your day up with “pep" in your step:


"Strawberry Peppermint Delight" Smoothie

 You will need:


Handful of Strawberries

2 Large chunks of Melon

2tbsp of strawberry yogurt

150-200ml Peppermint Tea (cold)

A few sprigs of fresh mint

1 tsp honey



Top Tip: Peppermint Tea is an excellent digestive aid, soothing and calming your stomach.

~Wednesday. We're half way there people *note. This has nothing to do with a member of a former girl band.


"Ginger Spice" Smoothie


You will need:

1 medium carrot finely grated

1 mandarin

100ml Coconut Milk

50ml Orange Juice

1/4 tsp Ground Mixed Spice


1cm finely grated ginger


Top Tip: Ginger is a natural immune booster.


~Thursday. This one is my personal favourite. The colour alone is to die for.



"Ruby Red" Smoothie

You will need:

1 Whole cooked (not pickled) beetroot

1/2 Banana

150-200ml Cranberry Juice

Squeeze of 1/2 a Lime



Top Tip: Beetroot lowers blood pressure and detoxifies the liver.


T.G.I......Friday People...


"Cinnamon Swirl"


You will need:

150-200ml Soy Milk

1tbsp Peanut Butter

1/4 tsp Cinnamon

Couple of drops of vanilla essence

Handful of Oats/ raisins/ flaked almonds


Top Tip: Soy Milk has a lower sugar content than cow’s milk and also an extra helping of fibre, which keeps you fuller for longer.


Peace + Love my friends.

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