Beauty Boost Smoothie

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This tropical smoothie is rich in skin loving antioxidants including vitamins C & E as well as essential fatty acids which nourish & hydrate our skin from the inside out. The omega 3 & 6 fatty acids lower inflammation and nourish our brain, heart and reproductive system. As well as tasting great, mango is rich in beta carotene which helps to protect and enhance skin radiance.  This fresh and fruity smoothie will help you to stay full and energized because it contains a good balance protein, fibre and healthy fats.


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks (allow to thaw slightly first)
  • ½ a ripe avocado, cut into chunks
  • 3tbsp. Greek Yogurt (use coconut yoghurt for a non-dairy alternative)
  • 1tsp. honey/agave

Optional: 1 sachet of Revive Active Amino Acid, Vitamin & Mineral Complex.


Add all ingredients to a blender starting with the milk and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

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elsa jones logoElsa Jones is a qualified Nutritional Therapist and author of bestselling book ‘Goodbye Sugar’. She works as a nutrition consultant in a Dublin practice and also internationally via her online nutrition programs. She specialise’s in motivational weight management combining effective nutrition & mind-set strategies.


Antioxidant Blueberry Smoothie

There are lots of great smoothie recipes available these days, and for the most part it, if you combine any fruit or veg with a liquid, you’ve got a great meal. But I wanted to create something that has a little more nutritional purpose using foods that are truly evidence based as being effective in supporting the immune system, brain function, energy levels and reducing inflammation.  Each of the ingredients here has been carefully considered for their nutrition density – leafy greens, blueberries, walnuts and cacao contain potent antioxidants that protect our cells and tissues from damage, omega-3 fatty acids (DHA, EPA and ALA) in Eskimo Fish Oils and Walnuts (respectively) support brain health and reduce inflammation, and plain Greek yogurt is a great source of protein. Shine plant based protein powder provides an added protein boost, along with its other ingredients such as spirulina  which provides a number of essential B vitamins and iron.  The fish oils are of course optional, but I guarantee there is no strange taste and is a great way of including fish oils in your diet if you find it hard to take directly off the spoon! Serves two as a meal or divide into four as an accompaniment to breakfast or as an afternoon snack

Serves 2-4 | Preparation Time: 5 minutes | Rating: Easy

Nutrition: approx. 323 calories per serving. Protein-rich, a source of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.


*you will need a blender / hand blender

  • 2 cups cold water (ice optional)
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves (washed)
  • 125g blueberries (fresh or frozen, washed)
  • 150g 0%-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Shine Protein (available in LloydsPharmacies nationwide)
  • 1oz (about 28g) raw walnut halves
  • 2 squares (20g) 85% cacao dark chocolate
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Eskimo-3 Pure Omega Fish Oil (available in LloydsPharmacies nationwide)


  1. Pour the water into a a large blender cup, add the spinach and blueberries and pulse to break down.
  2. Remove the lid, add the remaining ingredients, and blend again until smooth.
  3. Divide between 2 glasses and serve (can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days)

Created by: Pamela Ryan Qualified Nutritionist*


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* Pamela Ryan (Dip.NT, NTOI) is a Qualified Nutritional Therapist recognised by the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI), the professional association supporting qualified nutritional therapists. All NTOI members study biomedicine and nutrition for a minimum of 3 years at a recognised college, are trained in clinical practice and must comply with NTOI requirements for Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based approach to maximising health through individually formulated nutrition and lifestyle strategies. Pamela continues to attend training and lectures on a regular basis through various bodies including The Institute of Functional Medicine and The Institute of Health Sciences. These trainings help her to gain increased expertise in the ever advancing field of nutrition.


This smoothie will “give you wings”. So grab your halo and prepare to fly through your day!

For a nourishing boost I used one of my favourite supplements, Superlife Smoothie Mix (Energy Boost), available from your local Lloyds Pharmacy. It is packed with exotic-sounding organic superfoods such as maca, hemp, cacao, spirulina and chlorella. This unique blend offers an abundance of antioxidant nutrients, iron, calcium, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and protein.

Combined with fibre- and vitamin C rich greens, over 11g protein per serving and essential fats from creamy avocado, this smoothie is an ideal breakfast and it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.


  • 50g cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 medium celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 2 handfuls leafy greens e.g. baby spinach or rocket leaves
  • 1 small handful fresh parsley
  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped (or 1/2 for less sugar)
  • 1/2 avocado, stone removed and flesh scooped out
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of Superlife Smoothie Mix Energy Boost*
  • 1 cup water or coconut water
  • 2-3 cubes of ice


Put all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and whizz until silky smooth. Enjoy!


  • Prepare your vegetables the night before and pack them into the smoothie cup. Store in the fridge. The next morning just add water and ice cubes and blend.
  • Divide the mixture into 3 or 4 small glasses and serve to your kids as a snack or as a nourishing accompaniment their normal breakfast.
  • If you don’t have fresh parsley to hand, just add an extra handful of greens. Choose from spinach, rocket, chard, lambs lettuce or chicory leaves.
  • Instead of ice cubes, peel and dice a few bananas and store in a sealed container in the freezer. Use these in place of ice cubes (but as part of your fruit portion).
Nutrition Information per Serving.
Calories Fat Protein Carbs Sugar Fibre
326 11.9g 11.4g 48g 25g 16
A source of vitamin C, vitamin A, Iron, magnesium, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids.



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*Ingredients available in LloydsPharmacy Stores

A Smoothie a day can keep the Acidity away :)

Our in-house nutritional coach, Nichola Flood, tells us about how a healthy PH can help us fight disease and increase our energy levels.Is your body acidic

Our blood pH should be slightly alkaline and range between 7.35 – 7.45. If our pH levels are below 7.0 this means that our body is acidic, making it prone to ailments, fatigue and disease. When the pH levels in our body’s tissue are acidic, this brings the body into a state called “acidosis”. Acidosis is one of the main causes of disease within our bodies as it creates an unhealthy environment in our cells and puts a burden on the liver, digestive tract, heart and kidneys.

The reason acidosis is rampant in so many peoples’ bodies is mostly due to the “Standard Irish Diet” (SID), which is high in acid-producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and relatively low in alkaline-producing foods such as fresh organic fruits and vegetables.
When diets are high in acidic foods the body will depend on its stores of alkaline reserves to meet the emergency of alkalising it as it needs to rebalance itself (to maintain a healthy PH in our bodies we must be at 7.0 or above). However if we don’t have enough alkalising compounds the body will pull from the body’s cells and create acidosis and eventually lead to illness.

How can we prevent acidosis and alkalise our bodies??
• Drink a green smoothie daily
• Incorporate Spirulina, Wheat Grass and Chlorella as daily supplements
• Consume organic fresh produce
• Eat more plant-based foods
• Eat your greens
• Drink purified water – 2.5-3 litres daily
• Avoid refined sugar
• Stay clear of processed foods
• Eat a diet full of alkaline vegetables and fruit.

I have included some alkalising green smoothies that can be incorporated into the diet as a breakfast or as a snack daily. Or check out our guide below to make your own smoothie recipes!


Fresh smoothie of avocados, vanilla, walnuts and limes.

Fresh smoothie of avocados, vanilla, walnuts and limes.

½ ripe avocado
½ banana
1 vanilla pod
6 walnuts/almonds
4 cups of organic baby spinach leaves
1 cup almond milk
The juice of 1 lemon
Some fresh mint
1 tsp of Udo’s oil

Place all you GO TO GREEN ingredients in your blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add some filtered water if needed for consistency.

PEACHES AND CREAM Peaches and cream

1 ripe peach (remove stone before placing in the blender)
1 ripe banana
4 cups of organic baby spinach leaves
1 tsp maple syrup
250ml (1 cup) coconut water

Place all you PEACHES AND CREAM ingredients in your blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add some filtered water if needed for consistency.

Alkaline Green SmoothieAlkaline
2 cups of organic baby spinach
1 1⁄2 cups almond milk
½ cup cucumber
3 cups of pineapple (frozen are great to make it nice and cold)
2 tbs coconut unsweetened flakes

Place all your Alkaline GREEN SMOOTHIE ingredients in your blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add some filtered water if needed for consistency.
Make your own concoctions using this handy chart as a guide!

Smoothie Steps CYHD