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June Book Giveaway!

I’ve decided to give away another copy of one of my favourite smoothie books – to spread the smoothie passion a little. The book is called “The Green Smoothie Bible”. It’s a wonderful introduction to the world of green smoothies and is one of my goto books when looking for new ideas. Highly recommended. If you’re...
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The Biggest Mistake People Make

A question that pops up every now-and-then is “What’s the biggest mistake people make when preparing smoothies?” There was an interesting article recently in the Huffington Post: “Smoothie Mistakes You're Making”. This lists the following scandalous errors…
  • Don’t Use Under-Ripe Fruit
  • Don’t Use Warm Fruit
  • Don’t Add Ice
  • Don’t Add Sugar
  • Don’t Use Milk
  • Don’t Stick to a Recipe
  • Don’t Use Melon
These...
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Can Green Smoothies Contain Fruit?

I got an email from Annie last night commenting that all the green smoothies on this site have fruit in them – and asking if that was OK? I thought this was a little odd – so I asked her why she thought it was a problem. Well … “One of my friends said…” There are a lot of shoulds...
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When I Do Buy Organic

I’ve had a couple of emails from people asking me if I really don’t buy organic produce. They seem to think this was a little odd … I guess having a website dedicated to smoothies implies that I should be organic all the way. Nevertheless, I’m not. I have to admit however, there is one time I always buy organic...
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Vitamix 5000

I’ve had a few prompts by people to give more details about the equipment I use. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while – but I wanted to do it justice, hoping to do a full and proper review when I had the time. However, whist we all wait with baited breath for that :wink: I can tell...
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Emerald City Smoothie

After 20 minutes of arguing with Bret about the name of his last smoothie … we’ve come up with some alternatives to his boring old … “Green Smoothie”. Those of a delicate nature might want to avert their eyes for a moment…
  • Algae Algae
  • Pond Scum (Bret’s favourite)
  • Head Cold
  • Snot Smoothie (sorry :shock:)
  • Grassy Knoll
  • Verdant Pastures
  • Pea Green Boat
  • Emerald City (my...
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Green Smoothie Recipe

I made a green smoothie for a friend last week and they complained that it wasn’t exactly … well … green. This was mainly down to my current passion for beetroots … everything I make is blood red at the moment. I’m sure I’ll get over it soon :wink: However, it gave me the idea to make...
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