Posted in banting, Breakfast, Drinks, Paleo, smoothies, Spring Edition

Power Turmeric Smoothie [Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Banting Friendly]

The turmeric really makes this smoothie come alive with the bright yellow colour. It is also loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and vitamins and minerals.

turmeric smoothie
turmeric smoothie

Ingredients: makes two servings

1 can of coconut milk
1 large banana
2 teaspoons of turmeric
0.5 cup of blueberries
1 handful of ice
2 teaspoons chia seeds
Sweetener/honey (optional)

Pop ingredients in a blender and whizz.

Power Turmeric Smoothie
Power Turmeric Smoothie
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Posted in banting, Budget Recipe, Drinks

Citrus and strawberry infused water aka clean Bubbly [sugar free, banting, paleo friendly, low carb, summer drinks] 

I needed something with bubbles,  something like champagne. But opted to make this instead for a healthy  twist. 

Ingredients: makes 2 litres 

1 Mason jar

8 large sliced Strawberries 

1 sliced  orange 

Half a sliced lemon

Sparkling water 

4 tablespoons of erythritol or Sweetener of your choice. Please note some are sweeter than others so taste to make sure its to your desired taste. 
Method

5 minutes to prepare 

8 hours to infuse 

Add the sweetener to the Mason jar and a little water. Stir till dissolved. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Cover with a lid tightly  then it diffuse for 8hours.
Voila, you have clean Bubbly 🍹:)

Posted in banting, Budget Recipe, Drinks, Paleo, Party Drinks, Vegan

(Chai iced tea [sugar free, banting, paleo, gluten free, low carb] 

A refreshing summer drink with a lovely spicy taste. 

Ingredients (makes one litre) 

3 chai Rooibos or chai tea, tea bags

(if you can’t find chai tea then use normal tea and put 5 cloves, half a teaspoon  crushed black pepper, 1 tablespoon sliced ginger, 1 teaspoon cardamom  and 2 sticks of cinnamon – you can strain these in the end) 

4 tablespoons erythritol  or Sweetener of your choice. Please note some are sweeter than others so taste it to make sure it to your desired sweetness. 

Quarter cup of hot water 

1 litre of sparkling water 

1 tablespoon ceylon cinnamon 

1 half orange sliced 

Method 

5 minutes to prepare

8 hours to infuse 

Place the ice tea teabags in a jar  or normal tea plus your spices. Add the Sweetener and cinnamon.  Pour in the hot water and stir to dissolve. Then pour in the sparkling water and add the sliced orange. Cover it firmly so no air can escape and infuse it for 8 hours in the fridge. Remove from the fridge – strain and enjoy 🙂

Posted in banting, Drinks, Paleo, Vegan

Chilli Hot Chocolate 

​Chilli Hot Chocolate [paleo, Dairy-free, gluten-free, banting] 

Boil 400ml of almond milk in a pot with 2 teaspoons  of raw cacao powder, 1 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon, 0.5 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 2 teaspoons  honey. Mix well. Once mixture starts to bubble pour  into two mugs. Add 1 teaspoon of coconut cream or fresh cream into each mug. Top up with some hot water  and enjoy 😉
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Posted in banting, Drinks, Paleo

10 Minute Green Cappuccino [Matcha, Paleo, Banting, Gluten-Free]

If you’re like me and do not drink coffee then you would know how left out you feel when everyone is drinking their frothy cappuccinos and getting that much needed boost for the day. Red Cappuccino is nice but sometimes you need that extra kick! This green cappuccino is loaded with antioxidants and the jasmine lends a very nice taste to it. NB: To add a green colour to it: Use matcha powder instead of the green tea teabag.

Green Cappuccino
Green Cappuccino

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Ingredients (serves 1):

250ml raw unpasteurized whole milk/almond milk
1 tea bag jasmine green tea/ 1-2 tsp matcha powder
Stevia or honey to sweeten
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Method (10 Minute):
Pour milk into a pan/pot, add the green tea bag, sweetener of your choice and the 1 tsp cinnammon. Bring to a gentle boil and once the milk starts developing froth pour into a mug. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon and enjoy.

NB: you can make it a bullet-proof green cappuccino by adding one egg into the coffee then using a hand blender to mix it up. Delicieux!

😊 #paleo#banting #coffee #matcha #greencappuccino

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Posted in Antioxidants, banting, Breakfast, Drinks, Paleo, Power Smoothies

High Protein Green Smoothie

I have just partnered up with Faithful to Nature where I source all my organic products! Click on the Faithful to Nature link below to get access to great organic produce at really awesome prices PLUS you get R100 off your first purchase.Getting in proteins in today’s hectic schedule is very hard and with most people adopting ‘cleaner’ lifestyles and eating less meat, it becomes even harder to get in your recommended daily allowances. I love this smoothie because it’s packed with great organic protein from the organic hemp seed powder, antioxidants from the blueberries and Iron from the baby spinach. It is quick and tasty!

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Ingredients (serves 1)

1 handful spinach

1 handful blueberries

2 tablespoons of Superfoods organic hemp seed powder

150ml coconut water

 

Method:

Place all ingredients in a blender and whizz!

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Enjoy! The coconut water is packed with nutrients and gives it a nice ‘base’.  For a sweeter alternative, use almond milk and a dash of honey.