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 


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 Breakfast, dinner, light meals, Party Drinks

Gin and Juice

What better way to savour what is left of Summer than with a cooling Gin and some juice? The lemongrass gives it a refreshing twist and also some really great health benefits. Yeah I said it!


Ingredients: Serves 2

4 shots of gin

400ml orange juice

200ml soda water OR tonic water

4 pieces of lemongrass (rub these so as to break and release flavour)

2 slices of lemon


Pour two shots of gin into each tall glass with a handful of ice. Pour 250ml orange juice into each glass. Place the lemon grass and a slice of lemon on the side inside the glass. Pour the soda water over and serve 🙂