Beverages

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Sweet Cantaloupe Smoothie For a Hot Day

By |June 7th, 2017|

This is a delicious cantaloupe smoothie for a hot day to keep cool and healthy too.

Ingredients

1 cup Cantaloupe, cubed
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp stevia (optional)
1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

Directions:

  1. Add the cantaloupe cubes, lemon juice, stevia and coconut milk to blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. Add more water if necessary to blend.
  3. Then mix in fresh mint and serve.

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Sweet Grape Juice Freshly Made in a Blender

By |February 22nd, 2017|

Grape juice can easily be made at home in a blender. Try this fresh version and you'll never go back to drinking grape juice bought in a jar from the supermarket.

Creamy Pomegranate Smoothie

By |January 29th, 2017|

This pomegranate smoothie is a simple delicious way to get an abundance of nutrients into our diet. The addition of coconut milk and chia seeds creating a creamy drink full of health benefits.

Pomegranate Juice Made in a Blender

By |December 20th, 2016|

I love pomegranate juice and decided to make it in a blender rather than a juicer for two reasons. This is because it is easier but mostly because when the seeds are totally broken down they add a bitterness to the juice.

Delicious Creamy Brazil Nut Milk

By |December 2nd, 2016|

These nuts make a very healthy Brazil nut milk; they are high in selenium, thiamin (Vitamin B1, phosphorus, and magnesium and is simple to make.

Creamy Spicy Vegan Chai

By |December 24th, 2014|

 I love being able to drink creamy drinks that have no cows milk in them. This is a great tea on those cold winter days.

Ingredients:

1 cup water
4 cups almond milk or rice milk, warmed
2 Cinnamon bark sticks
1 squirt liqud stevia (or to desired sweetness)
2 – 3 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1/2 tsp ground cardamom or even better cardamom seed crushed.
1/4 tsp of cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg

drinking warm tea

Directions:

1. Place spices into a pot and simmer with water for 15 minutes.
2. Add stevia.
3. You can strain the ginger and cinnamon if you want. I leave it in as I like the bits.
4. Add milk, simmer to hot and keep hot.
CreamySpicyChai

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Sparkling Cucumber Lemon Water

By |August 21st, 2014|

This is a wonderful, refreshing summer drink for hot days.

Ingredients:

Half an English cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 lemon or lime, thinly sliced
2 – 3 cups water
1 liter sparkling water, chilled

Directions:

1. Place cucumber and lemon or lime slices in a pitcher, and add just enough water to cover them.
2. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight.
3. Add sparkling water to taste, and serve.

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Fresh Mint Tea

By |July 18th, 2014|

This recipe is a traditional tea in many desert countries like Morocco, Turkey, and Egypt. They drink this because it is so cooling.
Mint is not only cooling, but also energizing, refreshing, and good for digestion.

Ingredients:

3 – 6 stalks of fresh mint, with stems
4 cups boiling water

Directions:

1. Lightly crush the mint in your palms. Place in a teapot.
2. Pour boiling water over the crushed mint, put lid on the teapot.
3. Let it steep for 5 minutes.
4. Inhale the wonderful aroma of the mint deeply, now drink and enjoy!

OR for a cool drink, use half the water and put in cold water for the half after it has steeped.

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Festive Fruit Punch without Alcohol

By |December 31st, 2013|

Would you like drink a health giving and tasty drink at the party?  Try this alcohol free, sugar free  punch.

When I first served it, people at my parties were so used to alcoholic punch, that they  would start acting like they were  drunk.

This proves you don’t need sugar or alcohol.  Just friends, good drink and the intention to have fun. Let’s get high naturally.

Festive Fruit Punch

Enjoy this tasty non-alcoholic energy giving drink for your good health.

 Ingredients:

1 cup frozen organic strawberries
2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
2 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 mint tea bags
1 hibiscus tea bag
1 liter sparkling spring water
1/4 tsp – 1/2 tsp Liquid Stevia to taste

For Garnish:
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 cup frozen organic raspberries
Handful fresh mint leaves

 Directions:

  1. Make 2 cups of tea with mint and hibiscus tea bags (let steep for 10 minutes).
  2. Blend strawberries, orange juice and lemon juice on liquefy speed (high speed) for approximately 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are well-blended.
  3. Add tea and blend.
  4. Pour juice into punch bowl or a pitcher.
  5. Mix in sparkling water and stevia to taste.
  6. Add orange slices, lemon slices, frozen raspberries and mint leaves.
  7. Enjoy.

Celebrate With Healthy Food This Christmas

By |December 19th, 2013|

happy christmas woman

Eating healthy food for the holiday season! Perhaps that does not sound like fun.

Healthy food can be fun and yummy too.  Best of all it will help you be healthy and your immune system from crashing with a flu or cold.  Every year flus and colds peak after the holiday season.  Let’s not be one of those statistics.  Bonus: you may lose weight instead of gaining it.

What will keep you healthy and strong during the holiday season?

decorative christmas fruit cup

1.    Eat Real Food! Our bodies were designed to digest real food

Real Food is whole food in its most natural state.  It is unprocessed or with very little processing.  Real food does not need a label or fancy packaging.  A lemon is a lemon.  An onion is an onion. Real Food is a whole food that is life sustaining and nourishing.  “My passion is to help everyone, get real food into their bodies!”

A healthy salad is often ruined by drenching it with a highly processed salad dressing from the super market that is filled with artificial flavorings, colourings, preservatives and sugar. Here is an easy healthy alternative.

lemon avocado salad dressing

Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing 

This is so delicious on a salad and leftover dressing will last refrigerated for a few days.

Ingredients:

1 ¼ cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup Avocado
1 large tomato
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp stevia

Directions:

  1. Blend oil, stevia and salt.
  2. Add lemon juice gradually blending  till smooth.
  3. Add water and blend till smooth.
  4. Chop avocado and tomato and mix in with olive oil/lemon juice mixture.

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2.  Replace refined sugars with healthy sugars

I love sweets.  As a child I was addicted to white sugar causing many health problems.  Lots of refined sugar weakens the immune system making you vulnerable to developing chronic conditions.  All that store bought cranberry sauce is full of sugar. It is simple to make your own and so much healthier.

cranberry sauce

Refined Sugar free Healthy Cranberry Sauce

 Ingredients:

1 Package whole, organic cranberries (fresh, not frozen)
1 Organic Apple, cored and chopped
1 Cup Apple juice
1/4 Cup Organic, Brown Rice Syrup
1 tsp liquid Stevia
Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a sauce pan and let simmer for a few minutes.
  2. Remove and let cool.
  3. Taste and add more Stevia or Brown Rice Syrup if you like it sweeter.

3.    Drink Healthy Beverages!

Drink 6 – 8 cups of clean water daily. It is energy draining to be dehydrated and causes you to eat more than you should.   Alcohol is dehydrating and taxing on the immune system.

Would you like drink a health giving and tasty drink at the party?  Try this alcohol free punch.  When I first served it, people at my parties would start […]

Basil Tea

By |November 14th, 2013|

Good for nausea and flatulence.

Ingredients:
1 tbsp fresh (or 1 tsp dried) basil
1 1/4 cup of water

Directions:

  1. Chop the basil into small pieces.
  2. Bring the water to a boil and then turn off the heat.
  3. Put the basil into the water and let it steep for five minutes.
  4. Strain out the leaves.
  5. Enjoy.

Learn all about the health benefits of basil with fascinating trivia and our favorite basil recipes at :   7 Benefits of Basil – The Royal Herb

Strawberry MilkShake

By |July 22nd, 2013|

 strawberry milkshake

This milkshake recipe is a classic! Since you have made it yourself you can control the freshness and goodness of all the ingredients!

1 cup of strawberries
1/2 cup of banana
12 oz milk of your choice  (soya milk, rice milk, almond milk, oat milk.) […]