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Flavoured waterIn this wonderful weather, we need something that’s cooling and refreshing especially for those who don’t like to drink water. Use any fruits you like to achieve the flavour you want.

Ingredients

1 orange
1/2 lime
Handful of mint
4 strawberries
Litre of water
Ice
Jug

Make sure you thoroughly wash the fruits before chopping the into chunks. Squeeze one chunk of orange and like into the jar and put all the fruits and mint in, add the ice and pour water in. Enjoy!

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Popeye PowerPopeye Power2So here’s my new kitchen toy, VITAMIX, woohoo!! I have wanted this product for such a long time and since getting it, I have been making smoothies, ice cream, sorbets (no judging, I know it hasn’t exactly been great weather for cold stuff – indulge me) and soups. I’m getting ready to start making my own almond milk, sauces, nut butters etc. Mega exciting stuff!!

The vitamix came just in the nick of time – my smoothie maker had just given up on me. So the first thing I made with it was my awesome, yummy green smoothie – here’s the recipe with pictures to boot!! I also made a fabulous mango ice cream, recipe to follow, and will be posting more recipes I make with this fab, fab product, so keep checking back.

The great thing about the vitamix is that it’s quite versatile for a blender. You can make smoothies, ice cream, sorbets, soups (actually heats up), bread mix (which I will be trying out soon) and sauces. It’s so easy to use and clean, and here’s the absolute best part – it comes with seven years warranty. Is that cool or what?!! Anyway enough of me going on, here’s the smoothie recipe.

Mega Fibre Smoothie
4 broccoli florets
Handful spinach
½ cucumber
1 apple
Inch ginger
1 lime
Cup of water
1 tsp. milled flaxseed (I use Linwoods brand)

Put the lot in your juicer or blender (vitamix) except the flaxseed and juice. Pour in a glass, add the flaxseed, mix thoroughly and enjoy!

Sweet potatoes are on everyone’s mind this season. They seem to go hand in hand with the holidays, and fortunately, eating these and other sweet vegetables needn’t be limited to this time of year.

Much higher in nutrients than white potatoes and especially rich in vitamin A, sweet potatoes offer a creamy consistency that is satisfying and soothing. They are healing to the stomach, spleen, pancreas and reproductive organs and help to remove toxins from the body.

Serves 4

Ingredients:IMG_1327

4 sweet potatoes

1/2 bunch fresh coriander

2-3 limes

2 tbsp. Olive oil

Pinch of salt and coarse black pepper

Directions:

  1. Wash the sweet potatoes and bake them whole, in their skins, at 180 degrees until tender, about 40 minutes.
  2. Wash and chop coriander leaves.
  3. Mix the lime juice, olive oil, salt and black pepper in a small bowl
  4. When sweet potatoes are done and a bit cool, cut into cubes and place on serving plate. Sprinkle the dressing all over, and shower with coriander leaves.

Serves 4

Awesome cleansing juice for the summer, and great at barbecues. This juices refreshes, cleanses and aids digestion as well. Great for the skin too!

1 cucumber

2 celery sticks

1 apple

Handful of mint, leave some for garnish

Juice of ½ lime

2 cups of ice cubes

Put the lot through a juicer or blender. Add another apple if you want more of a sweet taste.

Pour into glasses add some cubes of ice and garnish with sprig of mint. Enjoy!


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