By: Mariam Elhamy

Blame it on lockdown, or a return to sea, sun and beach food, but the fact remains, it is sooo easy to slip into careless eating habits. Leading nutritionist, Cherifa Aboul Fettouh shares her simple but delicious recipes for cleansing and recalibrating your system in just a few days. Thank us now!

The Smoothie Cleanse Daily Menu Plan

Upon Rising: 2 glasses of filtered water, one glass with half a lemon squeezed into it

Breakfast: One piece of fresh fruit (at room temperature) such as an apple, pear, banana, a citrus fruit or some grapes. Chew well, mixing each bite with saliva. This awakens your digestion.

Fifteen to thirty minutes later: A smoothie made with fruit and juice or milk alternative. Add ingredients to meet your specific needs, such as protein powder if you are active. Remember to chew your smoothie to mix your saliva with the rich fluid, which helps begin the digestive process.

Lunch – noon to 1 pm: A smoothie or fresh vegetable juice.
Snack – 3pm: A smoothie or a fresh vegetable juice.
Dinner – 5pm to 6pm: A smoothie or a fresh vegetable juice.

Before Bed: Consume no additional foods after dinner, drink only water and herbal teas (ginger root, chamomile, hibiscus, peppermint, lemon grass, or red clover)

Smoothie Recipes

High Energy Banana Shake

  • 1 cup almond or oat or rice milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 tablespoons protein powder

Blend all ingredients in a food processor and drink immediately.

Berry Cooler

  • 1 cup milk alternative
  • 1/2-1 berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1-2 tablespoons protein powder (optional)
  • 1 banana (optional)

Blend all ingredients in a food processor and drink immediately.

Vegetable Juice

  • 4 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 4 kale leaves
  • 1 lemon

Juice, and drink immediately.

Vegetable Juice

  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • Optional: celery, carrots, yellow or orange bell peppers, small amount of amount of onion or 1-2 cloves of garlic for a zesty finish.

Juice and drink immediately.


Cherifa Aboul Fettouh holds a PHD in Comprehensive Nutrition and its Psychological Effect, USA, 2006.

  • Founder and CEO, Envision Foundation, first Egyptian NGO for cancer and nutrition research.
  • Founder and CEO, Nutrition Planet, November 2013.
  • Director, Medical Nutrition Center in Wady El Nile Hospital, since January 2000.

Contact info:

Tel: 0111 186 4488