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Banana Berry Smoothie

You can buy affordable frozen fruit at the supermarket which is easy to store until you need it. If you use frozen fruit over fresh, look forward to a colder, almost milkshake sort of texture!

-Frozen/Fresh blueberries

-Frozen/Fresh strawberries

-Frozen/Fresh banana

-Natural low fat yoghurt

-Almond milk

-Pinch of cinnamon

-Optional: To bulk it out, throw in a hand full of oats

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Green Apple, Spinach & Cucumber Morning Smoothie

The perfect refreshing morning smoothie! In a blender, combine a green apple, a few slices of cucumber, and a couple of handfuls of spinach, and a small chunk of ginger. Add some water, blend and enjoy!

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Another delicious smoothie combination: Simply add to your blender and you’re good to go!

What you need:

-Frozen Raspberries

-Frozen Blackberries

-Frozen Cranberries

-Frozen Blueberries

-1/2 a Frozen Banana

– Splash of Almond Milk

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Peach Sangria: A Toast for New Year!

What’s better than a home made Sangria recipe without the sickly sweet addition of soft drinks that are commonly used to make a home-made version of this drink sweet and bubbly? Raise your glass this New Year’s Eve with this fruity alcoholic beverage!

Simply combine the following ingredients (besides the soda water) in a pitcher and store in the fridge for four hours to chill. Before you serve, stir and add the soda water.

So, what do you need?

-Bottle of white wine

-Peach vodka (or a peach flavoured liqueur)

-Fresh peach juice

-Soda water

-Fresh peach and raspberry pieces

 

Blueberry & Almond Milk Smoothie

One of the best investments that I have ever made has been my smoothie maker! I love using frozen fruits in my smoothies; it gives them that icy, ‘ice cream’ like feeling. One of my favourite ‘pick me up’ smoothies has to be this blueberry and almond milk combination.

In your blender, simply combine:

-A handful of frozen blueberries

-A splash of almond milk

-If you wish to thicken it up: half a banana

-2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt

Ginger Sugar-Free Mulled Wine

Not feeling that Christmas themed cocktail? Fear not! Try this ginger infused version of mulled wine to give you that cosy, (alcoholic), Christmas feeling! What makes it even better? Not piling in that sugar of course! Instead, why not true and use natural sugars such as honey to sweeten up your mulled wine this year?

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Mulled wine inspiration: delicious mulled wine in ceramic mugs at the Chicago Christkindlmarket!

  1. Pour wine into large saucepan and cook over low heat.
  2. Add lemon and orange zest to the wine.
  3. Place the spices into an empty tea satchel. Put the satchel into the saucepan and brew the mixture for 30 minutes.
  4. Add sweetener of your choice to taste.
  5. Pour the wine through a strainer and serve in heatproof glasses. Garnish each glass with a sliced orange or cinnamon stick.
  1. Pour wine into large saucepan and cook over low heat.
  2. Add lemon and orange zest to the wine.
  3. Place the spices into an empty tea satchel. Put the satchel into the saucepan and brew the mixture for 30 minutes.
  4. Add sweetener of your choice to taste.
  5. Pour the wine through a strainer and serve in heatproof glasses. Garnish each glass with a sliced orange or cinnamon stick.

So, what do I need make this delicious beverage?

– 750ml bottle of red wine
– Honey to sweeten
– 5 whole cloves
– 2 (or 3) cinnamon sticks
– 2 cardamom pods
– 1 fresh piece of peeled, crushed ginger
– 2-3 oranges, sliced and zested
– 1 lemon, sliced and zested

How do I make this cup of goodness?

  1. Pour wine into large saucepan and boil over low heat.
  2. Add honey to sweeten. Keep simmering until it dissolves into the wine.
  3. Add lemon and orange zest to the wine.
  4. Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, and ginger to the saucepan.
  5. Taste; is it sweet enough? If not, add more honey.
  6. Add slices of fresh orange and lemon.
  7. Simmer until the wine becomes a delicious infusion of all of those delicious spices.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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