Juicy Blitz: Rifelicious Smoothie Making

Copyright - Juicy Blitz

Copyright – Juicy Blitz

Shin_LoveLife heads to Lawrence Weston to check out Juicy Blitz, a juice and smoothie healthy lifestyle project.

Tempted by the smell and cheapness of KFC, Burger King and McDonalds? Can’t be bothered to cook a decent, delicious meal? Me too.

Okay let’s make baby steps – ever had a smoothie? Want to learn how to make one? They only take 5 minutes to make, which is less than waiting for your killer burger in those long agonising queues.

Check me out making a healthy, tasty Rife Smoothie in just 2 minutes!

So people if you want to make your insides turn from Homer Simpson to Popeye the Sailor Man…try making a smoothie.

Rifelicious Smoothie Recipe:

  • 1 Banana
  • 40 ounces of frozen Strawberries
  • 30 ml of Honey
  • 230 ml of Orange Juice
  • A cup of frozen Raspberries
  • A cup of ice (optional)

That’s it! Easier than pie. Juicy Blitz has given us all the insight to the tasty smoothie world, that we can now dive deep into.

Juicy Blitz is a ‘get involved’ project based in a juice and smoothie bar on the Lawrence Weston estate, North Bristol. The project has been going strong since 2002 and is run and managed by Bristol based-organisation, BREAD Youth Project

The juice bar is the place to be: people 11-21-years-old meet up and get involved in projects for the young by the young.

Here is a fraction of what they have to offer at Juicy Blitz:

  • Fresh Thursdays– Young volunteers provide a yummy food dish and fresh fruit smoothies to wash it down with. It’s free for us young people and encourages the ‘take away culture.’ They are also fun activities and there’s also an opportunity to learn about the healthy living if you wish.
  • Juice bar training programme – A six week training programme where you get the opportunity to become a fellow 5 star smoothie maker. Learning the basics from health and safety to coming up with creative ideas for your smoothie creations.
  • Mobile smoothie bar youth enterprise project – This gives you the opportunity to take your skills to the streets and cater events with other young smoothie makers.

For more information on other projects that take place at Juicy Blitz. Check out their website.

If you are a healthy eater, please give us some tips to stop us settling for 99p burgers @rifemag

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