Kale is optional. If you can find it easily then include it otherwise just spinach is absolutely fine too.

Incorporating spinach in your diet will give your body the energy boost that it needs so that you can function all day without feeling lethargic. It helps regulate blood sugar, bone health and promotes digestive regularity given its high iron, calcium, magnesium and vitamin A, C and K content which is also necessary for collagen production and healthy hair.

Using cucumbers, apples, ginger and coconut water will help your body hydrate and detox so it absorbs the nutrients better.

Look fresh, help your body fight infections attacking your immune system and watch how your skin, hair and overall health thank you!


This is especially great for those who struggle with high blood pressure, period cramps and have a low hemoglobin count.
Beetroot is a good source of iron, vitamin C, folate and antioxidants like nitrates and magnesium. More recent health claims suggest beetroot can help lower blood pressure and maintain a healthy blood count, boost exercise performance and prevent dementia. Having beetroot juice will cleanse your liver and kidneys, allowing your body to better balance hormones, cholesterol and energy levels.

Lemon, apples, mint and fenugreek will aid in fighting bad digestion, stress and cramps and will help your body absorb nutrients more effectively.

And as we have always said when you’re healthy on the inside it will reflect on the outside- drinking a glass of this regularly will purify blood and combat acne, dry skin, wrinkles and above all dullness.

not necessary to use almond milk. You can use a milk of your choice.

Refresh and energize yourself with a peach, banana and oats smoothie.

Bananas and oats are high in potassium and contain good levels of protein, dietary fiber
and antioxidants. The yellow fruit—especially when they’re still a touch green, combined with oats—are one of the best sources of resistant starch, a healthy carbohydrate that keeps you feeling fuller longer, therefore I love taking this one with me on days when I’m running late and have a busier schedule than usual. Oats regularize cholesterol, blood sugar and any digestive issues.

Peaches (apart from being rich in vitamin C) and peanut butter subside midday sugar cravings, so you don’t find yourself snacking on junk unnecessarily.

Pumpkins aren’t just for halloween and pumkin pies; they actually have endless benefits for health and beauty. And how can we forget mango, our nation’s pride and joy? They contain vitamin A, C, E, K antioxidants, zinc potassium and fruit enzymes. This helps fight sun damage and wrinkles and helps combat redness and acne. Pumpkins reduce your risk of chronic illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. It also has compounds that protect skin cells from sun damage and combined with mango and cinnamon’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, this drink will combat acne, especially on the back and other various skin problems (low collagen, dullness, premature aging and wrinkles).

So, don’t forget to hydrate, flush out toxins, regain electrolytes and feel instantly healthy with this recipe-perfect for the summer.

We’ve heard our mothers and grandmothers swear by this one and listen up to this one losely if you’ve just delivered a baby. Carom seeds or “Ajwain” have long been used in Ayurveda due to its anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s the best out there to fight colds- especially if you get them frequently-and asthma since it opens up the lungs and cleans the respiratory system. Carom seeds can also significantly improve your gut health, aiding in better digestion, liver and kidney function and weight loss. It has been proven that these seeds enhance milk supply and quality in lactating mothers which strengthens the immunity of both the child and the mother.

The best thing about using natural ingredients is that you can customize these smoothies to something that works for you. If you’re allergic to any of these ingredients, please avoid them and do remember that excessive use could have side effects.

Please consult a nutritionist or doctor if any of these don’t work out for you and symptoms persist.

Natasha’s thoughts by Mahnoor Farogh.


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