Make a Cool Britannia Power Smoothie – Crussh Recipe Book Giveaway

Drinks | 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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Ingredients
  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
Instructions
  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
Nutrients
  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

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

www.nourishbooks.com

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Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
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This sounds yummy, I’ve never tried putting silken tofu in a smoothie but it makes perfect sense!

Emily Leary
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Ah, a great way to use up silken tofu – I always seem to end up with half a pack spare after cooking so this will work a treat.

Helen at Casa Costello
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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!

Jemma Andrew-Adiamah
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This love really lovely and I love the protein boost from the silken tofu too.

Marga
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Marga

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

Marga
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Marga

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

Sarah, Maison Cupcake
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Wow that looks fabulous! It’s never occurred to me to put leftover tofu in smoothies before but I’m definitely going to try this!

Janie
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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

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

Choclette
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Ooh not tried tofu in a smoothie yet. Nice idea. It’s a beautiful colour.

laura banks
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laura banks

sounds fab have subscribed

Kim Neville
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Kim Neville

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 šŸ™‚

Tracy Nixon
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Tracy Nixon

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

Maxine G
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Maxine G

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

Kirsti Peters
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Kirsti Peters

I have subscribed and these smoothie ideas and recipes are scrumptious

Kellyjo walters
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Kellyjo walters

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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