THE OTHER HOROSCOPE : 12 SMOOTHIES FOR EVERY SIGN
Don’t roll your eyes just yet. The much-trusted wellness beings over at The Chalkboard Mag say astrology is actually an interesting way to relate to the world around us and feeds into an approach to our wellness too. Why not try the tastes the universe has picked for you, and see if it aligns with all your chakras.
Aries : The Spicy Grapefruit
Adventurous and passionates, Aries need a smoothie that matches up with their intensity while helping to level it out. Grapefruit is bright and energizing and ginger is spicy, dynamic and detoxifying. Add a pinch of fresh mint to this recipe to help cool off that hot head.
1 grapefruit | 1 large apple | 2 cups spinach | 1 large ripe banana | 2 ice cubes | a dash of coconut water | ½ tsp fresh ginger
Taurus : Strawberry, Basil & Avocado
This grounded Earth sign isn’t one for the complicated or outrageous, but finds deep comfort from a little luxury. Avocado creates a luscious texture that tactile Taurus will love to indulge in. Strawberry lights up their romantic nature, and nerve-calming, aromatic basil helps soothe the sometime overly sensitive side of it.
2 handfuls frozen strawberries | 1 handful cherry tomatoes | a few goji berries | 2 large Medjool dates | 2tbsp mashed avocado | 1 freshly squeezed lime | 1tbsp chopped basil | a dash of coconut water
Gemini : The Birthday Cake
Gemini are playful, clever and always a little unexpected, which is why this birthday cake blend is a perfect pairing. Sipping on an almost-dessert for breakfast innocently appeals to their mischievous side, while offering a protein blast to keep this imaginative air sign’s wit sharp.
3 frozen bananas | a dash of almond milk | 2 tbsp raw honey | 2tsp maple syrup | 1tsp vanilla extract | 1tbsp protein blend | rice whipped cream to garnish
Cancer : Coconut & Lemon Green Shake
As one of the most loyal and loving signs, Cancers know what it’s like to really feel the feels. This nourishing smoothie will keep Cancer cool as a coconut. A heavy handful of dark leafy greens, with tangy lemon is a well-balanced combination whilst keeping things exciting – just like a Cancer ‘s personality.
A dash of coconut water | 1 freshly squeezed lemon | 1 handful kale | 1 handful spinach | 1 frozen banana | 2 pineapple rings | 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Leo : Tropical Green Smoothie
Warm-hearted Leo loves to be admired. This pineapple smoothie cleverly conceals a generous serving of Swiss chard behind a sweet blend of bananas, mango, strawberry and date paste. A playful concoction that fun loving fire sign Leo can share with friends – with high praise sure to follow.
3 handfuls Swiss chard | 3 large bananas | 2 pineapple rings | 1 frozen mango | 1 handful frozen strawberries | 3 heaped tbsp. date paste | a dash of coconut water
Virgo : Chai Spice Smoothie Bowl
As the modest and practical brainiac of the zodiac, Virgo needs something that can multi-task to the max. If you’re a Vrigo, try not to over-think the layers of flavour in chai (no doubt you’re tempted to) – mixing it in with coconut and vanilla creates a seamless yet stimulating blend even a perfectionist will love.
Meat of 2 coconuts | 1 frzoen banana | 1tbsp almond butter | ¼ cup of chai tea | ½ tsp vanilla | sprinkle of cinnamon | 1 tbsp raw honey
Libra : Berry Beauty Shake
Romantic and idealistic Libras have an artistic attraction to classic beauty – and a berry smoothie is about as classic as it goes. Just about any berries will blend together making this smoothie an easily adaptable one you can switch up when they’re feeling inspired by your surroundings. Loads of beautifying benefits a Libra is definitely going to love.
Small handful blueberries | Small handful cherries | 5 strawberries | ½ avocado | 1 scoop chocolate protein powder | 2 tsp flaxseed | 1tsp chia seeds | water or ice to thin as needed
Scorpio : Vanilla Spice Cookie Shake
Scorpios are known for their passion, mystery, fiery magnetism…and fiery mood. This offbeat blend features a mix of bold spices for a complex but harmonious flavour that won’t pin down or bore Scorpio with something too familiar. Cosy vanilla and cooling yoghurt will keep any overly spicy flare-ups in check.
Small handful rolled oats | ¼ small glass filtered water | 2 big dollops of dairy free yoghurt | ½ small glass of almond milk | 1 apple | 1 date | ½ tsp cinnamon | 1/8 turmeric | pinch nutmeg | 1tsp maple syrup | 1 fresh vanilla bean | 4-7 ice cubes
Sagittarius : Mango Mint Coconut Smoothie
Freedom –seeking and straightforward Sagittarius love to explore. This mango smoothie is bright and uncomplicated, featuring a flavour explosion of tropical vibes that will instantly transport the taste buds of any wander lusting Sagittarius. A healthy dose of greens offers the nourishment needed to keep their energy and optimism high as ever.
1 mango | 1 glass coconut water | 1 handful spinach leaves | 1 small head romaine lettuce | 1 small bunch fresh peppermint | 5 sprigs fresh parsley
Capricorn : Melon Beauty Elixir
This hydrating melon mix is perfect for notoriously practical and patient Capricorn. With only three ingredients and plenty of beautifying benefits for any glowifying-ambitions, the only downside is holding out until watermelon season comes back – but chances are a Capricorn will be just fine with waiting.
3 tbsp chia seeds | 3 big handfuls freshly cut watermelon | 1 small glass lukewarm water
Aquarius : Beets, Ginger & Berry
Charismatic, inventive and independent, Aquarius can’t be slowed down – so they need their smoothie to keep up. Antioxidant rich beets add a little sweetness an a lot of heart-healthy power for an air-sign always on the run. A punch of ginger helps keep things lively and clear. Root veggies are random but perfect, a little rebellious just like an Aquarius.
1 cooked beetroot | 1 handful frozen blueberries | 1 frozen banana | fresh ginger | coconut water | almond milk | almond butter
Pisces : Cashew Cream Mulberry Shake