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Healthy drinks to help you get through week 2 of your HSC exams
It's finally here. The HSC is all you can think about over the next
few weeks. If you're like most people you'll be going through a whole
range of emotions including stress. Feeling nervous about what lies
ahead and your stomach is doing some somersaults. Eating breakfast is
the last thing you feel like doing.
However, if there was ever a day when you needed a great boost of
energy, this was it. Skipping breakfast today would be doing a huge
disservice to yourself and all the exam preparations you've already done.
Here are four quick smoothie recipes that will give you lasting
energy and help with concentration and focus. Best of all, they're
very easy to make. Just chuck the ingredients into a blender and hit
½ cup blueberries
½ cup blackberries
½ cup cherries (seeds removed)
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon flax oil
1 teaspoon honey
dash of cinnamon
Blend all the ingredients together until the mixture is smooth and
creamy. For some extra slow-release energy you can also include a
tablespoon of raw rolled oats.
½ cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 celery stalk
1 handful of kale
1 green apple, peeled and sliced
1 pear, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Blend all the ingredients in order, ending with the lemon juice. Add
water to desired thickness.
2 large beetroots, peeled and sliced
2 carrots, sliced
1 small apple, peeled, cored and sliced
1 handful of spinach
½ cup water
Blend all the ingredients together, adding the water gradually until
the juice reaches desired thickness. This is an iron-rich,
replenishing tonic, especially great for women, but also good for the fellas.
2 celery stalks
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 inch ginger, peeled and sliced
1 large handful of spinach
1 lemon, peeled and quartered
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Blend all ingredients together then transfer to a saucepan. Heat it
gently without boiling. Add hot sauce or cayenne to taste. Drink it
slowly but finish it while it's still hot. Don't let any of those
lingering winter flus and bugs get you down at exam time.