Festive Glow


For when you should be having a green juice, but would rather have something like this. This yummy spicy gingerbread smoothie, without any added sugar means you can indulge in a decadent treat that keeps giving to your wellbeing and health. So fresh and creamy, it’s one of my favourite nourishing ways to start a December day (after some hot water and lemon) and also to refuel after a ballet class or Pilates. Because it is packed with so many replenishing and healing nutrients, from key ingredients like bananas, dates and ground ginger, this Christmassy smoothie will leave you with a festive glow.

Serves One

1 frozen banana (I slice mine up and throw it into my blending cup and leave in the freezer whilst working out)
1 cup non-dairy milk (I used a mixture of almond and coconut)
1/2 cup chilled water
1 Medjool date, pit removed
1/2tbsp of hazelnut butter
1/4tsp vanilla essence
1/4tsp ground ginger
1/8tsp cinnamon
1/8tsp nutmeg
A pinch of ground clove

Blend everything together until it’s all smooth. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of cinnamon.