Cleansing Winter Ginger & Pear Smoothie

This is a powerhouse smoothie for winter. With the ski season upon us and the cold, cold days, it is important to be gentle to our digestive system and also keep our energy levels up. This smoothie is also great to support our immune system and ensure our fibre intake is adequate to keep things ‘regular’. It really does tick every box for a fully balanced meal in a cup. Enjoy!

Note: Do not add ice. It is important to keep your smoothies tepid as colder meals shock your digestive system in the winter months.



  • ½ pear washed and diced
  • ½ large banana
  • 4 walnuts
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup raw unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of choice)
  • 1/4 cup filtered water at room temperature
  • 4 tbsp organic rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp organic natural Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cm fresh ginger, peeled (or less depending on how much you like ginger)
  • 1 tsp organic Spirulina powder


Additional options to add:

  • Protein powder (we like Vital Green Vital Pea Protein)
  • 1 scoop NutraOrganics Collagen powder (great for your hair & nails in winter)
  • 1/4 Avocado
  • 1/2 cup washed spinach leaves


Throw everything in a blender and blend until desired consistency. You can always add more water if you choose to. We like ours on the thick side, almost to the point you eat it with a spoon… ‘chewing’ your smoothie also helps to stimulate the digestion process. Pour into a tall glass, sit down and enjoy!


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Cleansing Spring Minestrone

The new season brings us craving a little more spring in our step. Try this cleansing soup to tick all of your nutritional needs whilst keeping you truly satisfied. It is high in fibre, protein, vitamins and is super simple to make. We love making a big big batch and enjoy it for our main meals over a few days for a really easy “at home” cleanse. Enjoy!!



  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion (very good for your gut health)
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 cups bone broth (or vegetable stock)
  • 1 cup tomato passata or V8 juice (or you can use extra broth or water)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 400g can organic cannellini beans, drained & rinsed (high fibre & high protein)
  • 2 cups mixed seasonal spring veggies (baby carrot, spinach, zucchini, snap peas, asparagus).



  1. Heat oil over a medium-low heat, sauté onion until softened. Add garlic and cook for aprox 1 minute until fragrant.
  2. Add stock/broth and passata/V8 juice, bring to the boil.
  3. Add drained beans, pinch salt and all chopped veggies. Cook on gentle simmer for up to 5 minutes until tender.


Serving suggestions:

  • Add 1 tbsp pesto, dash tamari, chilli flakes, shredded chicken, fresh herbs.
  • We also like to add a side salad with a gut friendly dressing of ACV, olive oil, local raw honey & lemon juice.
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