Passionfruit – Beetroot Juice – TOP RECIPE!

A power juice containing vitamin B, potassium and iron. I recently tried this amazing juice at a new cafe’ and restaurant called TIBITS off Regent’s Street where i met Gail Porter for a breakfast interview.

Recipe: for 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

2 Bananas (peeled: 100-120 g)

1 Lemon (juice: 50 g)

500 ml Water

480 g Carrots

150 g Beetroot, raw

12 Passion fruits


• squeeze lemon, peel bananas

• blend bananas with water and lemon juice for 1 minute

• wash and peel carrots and beetroot, put through juicer and mix with the banana water

• half the passion fruits and spoon out the seeds, pass through a fine sieve and mix with the juice


The juice can be sweetened with maple syrup, depending on your taste.

TIBITS is a great family friendly cafe’ with a dedicated children’s area which is great if you want to have a chat over coffee or even better over the above juice (as i did) while the kids entertain themselves in this amazing venue. The walls’ deco is extremely funky, very London! and relaxing. Tibits has to be London Mums favourite cafe’ for this summer. Check it out Photo of Monica Costa and Gail Porter at Tibits courtesy of MemoryGate

tibits is an all-day, boutique, vegetarian restaurant in Regent Street’s Food Quarter located at: 12-14 Heddon Street, London W1B 4DA. tibits restaurants were originally launched as a family business over 10 years ago in Switzerland and then in the UK 2 years ago, by three brothers, Reto, Christian and Daniel Frei, together with Rolf and Marielle Hiltl, of Hiltl, the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Europe, established in 1898 (according to the Guinness Book of Records). tibits offers fresh, healthy and delicious vegetarian dishes. Customers can create their own ideal meal from a selection of tempting dishes inspired by flavours from around the world from Asian to Indian and Mediterranean, including good old British classics such as bangers and mash. Fresh juices, organic beers and wine are also on the menu.

The restaurant is a popular dining choice with celebrities, including Hollywood actress Ellen Page, singers Leona Lewis and Beverley Knight, comedians Frank Skinner and Alan Davies, Gail Porter, Saira Khan, Bianca Jagger, Gordon Ramsay and the iconic British designer Pam Hogg, who are all fans of tibits.

Mucho macho in National Vegetarian Week! (23 – 29 May 2011)
A butch builder, a beefy boxer and a rugged rugby player are totally meat-free and get all the strength, energy and power they need from this diet.

Thai Smith, pictured, is vegetarian himself and was in the Royal Marines prior to taking up modelling. He was a vegetarian in the Royal Marines with 6,000 other Marines but he was able to cope with the gruelling demands of being a Marine as well as, or perhaps even better than, those who were meat-eaters. He became a vegetarian by choice at the tender age of 10, influenced by his father, but was never pressurised into it. Thai says: ‘It’s about how meat-free nutrition makes me feel: cleansed, inside and out. I feel like I have a constant balanced energy throughout the day.
While in the Marines, I also became the middleweight champion boxer so I don’t believe a vegetarian diet makes you any less manly. I get lots of people asking: ‘How can you have muscle and be a veggie?’ I always reply: ‘Look at elephants’. People grow up believing that meat is good for you and that fizzy diet drinks are better than water. But I recently ran 48 miles for charity and cycled 180 miles on just water, pasta and fruit. No meat or milk.’

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