This is by far my new favourite breakfast drink: strawberry orange juice with a touch of lime. I could honestly drink this every day, if only strawberries were cheaper! It’s super simple, delicious, refreshing and there’s nothing like freshly made orange juice to add a summery feel to any meal. 🙂
TLDR – skip below for the recipe.
Ever since I bought my new awesome blender (Tower Vitablend Pro – which I can’t recommend enough if you’re looking for a good one that can blend even nuts and seeds, but at a much lower price than more popular brands like the NutriBullet), I’ve really gotten back into making smoothies and juices to accompany virtually all breakfasts and I couldn’t be happier with it. I had forgotten how much better I feel when starting each day with a big dose of fruits like that!
I consider myself a health conscious person who makes an effort to eat well, but sometimes life gets in the way, you can’t find the time or energy to cook the best meals from scratch or you just don’t end up incorporating as much fruits and vegetables as you should despite eating a healthy diet.
For a start, did you know that the 5-a-day motto we’ve had drilled into our heads for years is actually supposed to be more like 7-a-day? Some health professionals even suggest more would be ideal! Unfortunately, in the world of pre-prepared convenience food that we live in, many struggle to even reach 5 servings per day so even more than that can feel like an impossible feat…
And this is why I love juices and smoothies so much. On top of being yummy, they’re also such a great way to up our intake of fruits and vegetables without even trying. They can be a good option for those who don’t particularly like eating fruits, but know they should be eating them. Basically no matter where you fall on the ‘servings per day’ scale right now, you can reach the right amount with very minimal effort.
- 2 large oranges
- 1 large handful of strawberries
- 2 cups / 480ml water
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- Peel the oranges.
- Wash and chop off the strawberry leaves/stems.
- Throw all ingredients in the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
Note: you can also make it into a full meal on its own by adding milk (or a dairy free alternative) instead of water and things like flaxseeds, chia seeds, nuts (ground nuts if your blender can’t break down whole nuts), oats, etc.