If time is scarce, smoothies are the answer to get you sorted in no time. All you need to do before-hand is to freeze some fruit and brew some tea. Slice a whole bunch of fruit, freeze them and portion into plastic bags so they are on hand when needed. Banana is the wonder fruit which adds body to a smoothie. I pop them in the freezer still with skin on. Ideal for breakfast or a light lunch. All else needed is a kick-ass food processor.

Carmién’s latest new flavours are really worth a try. Being a coffee junkie, I specifically like the mocha and choc flavours. Ideal to use in smoothies, but also just as nice to make iced coffee. Try it, you will like it! The new flavours are available at their Cape Town shop in North Gate Island or you can also order online.