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Beneficial Blends An inspirational guide to a healthier you

Hi there! I’m Kristen Curran, designer,photographer and illustrator of this inspirational health guide. This is a second year assignment where I combined my interests of digital publishing, brand establishment, eco friendly /organic design and awareness to healthy eating and well being. I major in graphic design at UCOL and this has been one of the best decisions for me, I hope to be apart of the creative industry when I leave , doing what I love everyday. I hope you enjoy this guide as much as I enjoyed designing it!,

Contents Health\Goals 1-2 Blending Advice 3-4 Top Blender Picks 5 Quote 6 Intro Recipes 7-8 Beauty & Anti Aging Blends Section 9-10 - Beautify Blend 11 - Wrinkless Blend 12 Detox Blends Section 13-14 - Detox Me Blend 15 - Berry Boost Blend 16 Immune Blends Section 17-18 - Better Me Blend 19 - Sick Of You Blend 20 Bone Health - Blend - Quote - Blend

Blends Section 21-22 23 24 25-26

Brain Health Blends Section 27-28 - Blend 29 - Blend 30 Exterior Links 31 Quote 32 Thankyou! 33-34

' A he a l t hy o u ts i de s ta r ts w i t h a he a l t hy i n s i de ' - Ro b e rt Ur i c h -


Hello and welcome,your health journey starts here! We have filled this book with inspiration and recipes to benefit your health.The selection of recipes and quotes are geared to benefit your body in different ways - to become a healthier version of yourself. BLEND-About Us. We are a passionate health conscious company with the love of raw vegetables and fruit beverages. Our aim is to promote the benefit of drinking these raw goodies through our products, and with a ‘everyone can do it’ attitude towards their health. We created this recipe book with you in mind, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Your Health This is a book created for your benefit - Your health A n a w a r e n e s s t o - The fragility of our

health & the negative increasing health stats.

A k n o w l e d g e a b l e s o u r c e t o - Better

Understanding our bodies and what they need, & when they need it, ‘Beneficial

A motivation device to - Keep pushing for a healthier you. A glowing exterior & interior, potentially stepping you closer to your goals!


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Blending Advice Choose

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Tips Check list Freeze your fruit for a more fresh chilled outcome Add ice in last, overblending ice leads to a watery smoothie rather than frosty & icy. Make coconut cubes from coconut water. This will add nutrients including pottasium,magnesuim & other electrolytes. Always use fresh fruit even if its frozen


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fresh fruit - ice Probiotic boost- Add in your favourite soy yogurt for a nice smooth flavour & added nutrients. Use natural unsweetened yogurt for a healthier option. Change up the liquids. Opt for a lighter dairy free option by adding in either Almond or Coconut milk. Drink the blend as soon as possible as it starts to lose its nutritional value after time passes. Use organic food if possible as has more nutrients & flavour.


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While Beauty is very much in the eye of

the beholder, there are several traits that seem to be generally acknowledged as appealing.

Clear skin, , Strong teeth , bright eyes and shiny haie. Those looking for a glowing appearance should avoid smoking, refined sugar and processed foods. Smoking causes premature aging and wrinkles. Cigarette smoke also yellows the teeth and may reduce the body’s overall nutrient absorption. Refined sugars cause inflammation in the body, which may result in acne and gum disease. Highly Processed foods also cause inflammation, and attack the enzymes that skin, hair and nail cells need for growth.


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50% Spinach 1/2 avocado 1 red apple, cored cut into chunks 2 tsp cinamon 10 walnut halves 1/2 cup water or almond milk


Wrinkle-less Blend Ingredients

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50% Spinach 1/2 avocado 1 meduim nectarine 1/2 blueberries 10 walnut halves 1/2 cup water




O ur bodies take in a huge amount of toxins each day. From bus fumes to alcohol, cigarette smoke to processed food, substances containing free radicals and other destructive compounds. Fortunately, there are plenty of foods and natural remedies known to both repair damaged cells and eliminate toxic particles from the body. The liver filters the blood and collects dead cells, damaging chemicals, and harmful micro-organisms. Your Kidneys also help to detox, they filter the blood from the liver, and filter it again reabsorbing vital nutrients and water back in to the bloodstream.


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Ingredients * 1 banana * 1/2 avocado * 1/4 cup blueberries * section of cucumber cut to your preference * handful of spinach or kale * 1/2 cup coconut water or purified water * sprinkle of cinnamon



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1/4 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries 1/2 cup chilled unsweetend almond or rice milk handful of pitted unsweetend cherries or raspberries 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger 1 tsp ground flaxseed 1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice








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he Immune System protects the body from illness, Infection and disease. Diet & lifestyle play a huge role in the immune systems function. Unhealthy habits increase the number of harmful chemical compounds our body takes in.

Avoid processed foods and eat a wide variety of antioxidant rich fruits,vegetables, nuts and seeds.


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1 Orange 1/2 Lemon 1/4 tsp ginger Sea salt 2 tbsp honey Purified water



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Purified Water 10 Almonds 2 tbsp sesame seeds 1 Orange

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T he Skeletal System is made up of the cartilage & roughly 206 bones throughout the body, the skeletal system supports,moves, and protects the body. Exercise is extremely important for maintaining bone health. Those who lead inactive lifestyles tend to have lower bone densities than those who exercise regularly. Nutrition plays an extremely important role in bone health as well- especially the intake of calcium and vitamin D. Eating a diet low in either nutrient greatly increases a persons risk of bone fractures and bone disease.


Berry Bone Builder Blend


* 50% Kale * 1 Banana * 1/2 cup raspberries * 1/2 cup blueberries * 1/4 cup wheat bran * 10 Cashews or Almonds * 2 tbsp Raw Cacao * Purified water or coconut milk


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that controls the body’s functions, and the nervous system is like a network that relays messages to parts of the body. It controls all mental activity including thought,Memory,& learning. This complicated organ system needs to be well fed! Eating too much or too little of a certain nutrient can have a huge impact on brain chemistry. Which plays a big part in dampening or improving mood, Digestion,focus and sleep.


Sweet Memory Blend Ingredients

* 50% Spinach

* Handful of Almonds

* 3 Small Apricots Halved

* 1/2 Avocado

* Handful of Sunflower Seeds


Fres h T h o ught B le n d


* 3/4 dairy alternative (soy,almond,coconut milks) * 1/2 cup frozen blueberries * 3Tbsp boiling water * 1 green tea bag * 2 tsp raw honey * 1/2 meduim banana

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Green tea h as theanine , an amino acid that helps you focus and r elax at the same time.


Check out Our Website!

You can find more recipes and motivation for your personal health journeys here. We also post often on our blog which is attached to the website with all the latest news on all things Blend!


Why Blend?


Our Blog


Raw fruit and vegetable beverages are our thing. . We produce blends that are made from the freshest of fresh produce. . Our aim is to promote the health benefits of our products so that customers feel as if they are getting the most possible nutrients out of their fruit and vegetables, and bettering their health at the same time.

Store Location:

Recipe Of The Week

Corner of the square, located by Bethany’s restaurant, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Wrinkle-less Blend * * * * * *

50% Spinach 1/2 avocado 1 meduim nectarine 1/2 blueberries 10 walnut halves 1/2 cup water

Hours: 9-5pm weekdays 10-4pm weekends

We are .... Alive Our smoothies are alive, raw, and overflowing with vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients. Never treated in a plant. Just from a plant.

100% Real Organic


Loaded with organic fruits Feed your body what it and vegetables in every deserves & know we’ll never smoothie. Real drinks live for compromise on quality. Live days, not weeks on a shelf. healthy, live more.


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Have really enjoyed designing this book as part of a second year assignment for my design degree. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed m...

Blend Recipe Book  

Have really enjoyed designing this book as part of a second year assignment for my design degree. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed m...