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Mr Smooth - Jay Halford

Mr Smooth - Jay Halford

Hey Festival Guys & Girls!

You will be hard pressed (excuse the pun!) to have not heard or read about the nations love of juices and smoothies So, just what is all the fuss about?

We all know that we should be aiming for at least five servings of vegetables and three servings of fruit each day, in order to infuse our bodies with those virtuous nutrients. The process of juicing removes all of the fibre and will deliver all of those heavenly nutrients directly into your body within 10-15 minutes. Smoothies, in contrast to juices, are created by blending. The blending process means that fruits and vegetables retain all of the fibre, but can take around six hours for your body to digest all of this goodness.

Whether you decide to juice or to blend, you are off to a great start! It’s the easiest way to dramatically up your intake of fruit and vegetables, because let’s face it, we can all be a little lazy with this. The sheer process of blending or juicing makes it much easier for our bodies to absorb nutrients and it also means that those devilish sugar cravings will be reduced as you are nourishing your cells with what they require.

To put it simply, juicing separates the juice from the fibre and blending combines all of the ingredients. However, blending does mean that you will end up with a lesser quantity of nutrients per serving than juicing. You will need to drink more smoothies than juice in order to absorb the same amount of vitamins and minerals per glass.

Some root vegetables, like carrots, parsnips and sweet potatoes may taste a little bitter if blended and are much better suited to juicing. So, pick wisely!

Juices and smoothies will make you glow from the inside out – who doesn’t like the sound of that? I’m an advocate of ingesting as much raw food as possible and if it floods your body with goodness and tastes delicious, what’s not to love?

Here are a few of my favourite combinations:


Refresher: carrot, apple and mint.
Iron Man: kale, spinach, parsley, sweet potato, apple, lime, pineapple and cucumber.
Energy Boost: cucumber, celery, kale, lime and apple.


Morning Blast: blueberries, banana, apple, oats, honey and milk.
Blood Booster: beetroot, carrot, apple, lime and avocado.
Blush Puppie: strawberry, blueberry, lime, pineapple, apple.
They are all delicious! Make sure you try them out during the festival!

See you there!

Jay x

Jay will be on-site running The Core Cafe serving fresh juices, smoothies and light meals throughout the day... 

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