I love this delicious probiotic rich lemonade made with kefir water. Its so easy to make and is packed with nutritional beneficial bacteria. My kids love to try my bubbly fermented drinks and once you know how to make kefir water you can then go on to make so many different variations using different fruits and flavours.Read More
I love making all sorts of nut milk as its a delicious alternative to use in cereals or other recipes. I like to try new things and loved making this pecan nut milk.. It’s delicious with the addition of raw honey and has a lovely caramel flavour. You could make it sweeter with some dates in the blender too.Read More
We love a smoothie in the morning, it really helps us start the day off well. Kefir smoothies have become a favourite breakfast item in our family and there are so many delicious variations to be made. This berry smoothie is one of our favourite smoothies made with kefir. We love making kefir and there are so many health benefits. I would encourage you to do your own research on this to find out how beneficial it can be.Read More
Awesome Apple Recipes
I have four delicious apple recipes to make use of my homegrown apples and apples from friends. These recipes are so easy to make, even supervised children could make them. My favourite is the toffee apple smoothie! If anything try this recipe!
Click the video below for the recipes. You can also find the recipes further down this post.
Toffee Apple Smoothie
2x chopped apples
2-4 x medjool dates
3+ cups of Hemp Milk (or other milk)
Dash of maple syrup
1 Tsp of Cinnamon
Add all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Add in a little extra milk if necessary. Share with family and friends!
Peanut Butter Apple Sandwiches
Oh these are so delicious! Be warned they are addictive! 😉
Apple Slices (seeds removed)
Crunchy Peanut Butter
Chopped Nuts/Dried fruit/fresh fruit
Slice and remove the seeds from the apples (you can see how I did this in the video above). Spread a tbsp of peanut butter on one slice, top with chopped nuts or fruit etc. and top with another slice. Serve like mini apple sandwiches! These make great after school snacks.
Overnight Apple Oats
I love overnight oats, they are so easily digested once left to soak the whole night.
1 x apple
Additional fruits/veg (I have used pomegranate seeds in the video some grated carrots would be good too)
Cinnamon & Allspice (optional)
Grate the apple into the glass jug or bowl and stir in the oats, add in the additional fruits/vegetables (grated) into the bowl. I used pomegranate seeds as I needed to use them up from the fridge. Add in enough oats for 4 people (or less) and top up with hemp milk. I topped up the hemp milk up and over the oats so that they have enough moisture to soak up.
In the morning you could pop the oats into a tray and warm in the oven. I topped with some live coconut yogurt and a dash of maple syrup. Delicious!
These are really handy little snacks for kids and are great for packed lunches or for school break snacks. My kids had these all week!
Ready to roll puff pastry
Leave the pastry to come to room temperature and unroll. You can also make your own pastry but for a super quick recipe ready to roll does the job nicely! Cut the pastry into rectangles and then into smaller triangles (as seen in the video) then add in some chopped apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon, allspice and a sprinkle of sugar. Fold in half and close with a fork pressing into the edges. Sprinkle sugar over the top and serve! 😀
If you enjoyed these recipes please check out my youtube channel for more recipes, holistic health tips and ideas.
I made a really simple organic beetroot juice this morning! It was divine! This was a great choice for me to drink before my Step Aerobics, I felt so strong and energetic after this powerful antioxidant packed juice!
(I did share this massive glass with the kids) 😉
1 whole pack of celery
2 large pieces of tumeric root
Chop all the pieces and put through the juicer, it sometimes helps to add the softer items with the hard. Drink immediately or store in a tightly sealed jar. Check out some of the awesome ingredients below.
Tumeric is a powerful ingredient and is thought to be a great anti inflammatory. You can purchase it in powder format but if your juicing it I would recommend getting the fresh root. I’ve included some links for the powder and the root format, you can use both in smoothies but I would personally recommend the fresh for juicing. You can also juice with a little pineapple to create an awesome tumeric shot! 😀
Beetroot is also thought to help the body in a variety of ways during exercise. I have included a link to a good blog post I have read for some further research you may wish to read. https://www.endurancesportsnutritionist.co.uk/blog/using-beetroot-juice-to-boost-endurance-sports-performance/
If you have any questions or would like some help please drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on this website.
Love and Beetroots!
xx Angie xx
Matcha power morning milk drink!
If you want something powerful to replace the morning coffee this it! 😊
Click on the image for more details of the matcha I have used, there are many brands.Check out the matcha stats below…an amazing nutritious drink to have first thing…
FINEST ORGANIC MATCHA GREEN TEA | Japanese matcha tea | Finest vibrant green powder | Super Premium Ceremonial Grade | Organic | Natural & Vegan | Tea Masters choice.
I started on 1/2 a tsp as I have not used it in a while and will work myself up to 1 heaped teaspoon, I would recommend starting small, maybe even 1/4 tsp as you don’t want to overdose on the detoxifying qualities of certain super foods.
So I blended 1/2tsp of matcha powder into a blender of almond milk and two tbsp of chia seeds…you can also just blend the matcha with the milk and skip the seeds but I needed a little extra energy in my morning drink and I was out of everything else. You could also add a couple of extra dates for sweetness if you don’t like the strong green tea taste!
I swear I always feel a boost in my energy after a matcha drink, there’s something amazing about this super food and I hope to post a few more matcha recipes in the future. Be careful to purchase a high quality blend though, you really do get what you pay for when it comes to match, Ive done a little research and the best one I have used was a ‘Tea pigs’ one and you can check it out by clicking the tea pigs image below for that but the one I have in the picture is by kineta, it’s the first time I’ve used this particular brand but I’ve felt the energy results from taking it.
A quick pic of all the ingredients I used for some green juice, there’s a whole bag of curly green kale, one whole cucumber, four whole apples, and not pictured were two packs of cranberries and a whole lemon.
Chop everything up and pop in the juicer and it makes five small glasses or a few large ones.
I use a juicer similar to the one in the picture, a cold press juicer so no nutrition is destroyed in the making. Click the link to view this one and others similar.
Some ingredient information from online sources –
Kale – http://www.foodmatters.com/article/17-fun-facts-about-kale
Cranberries – http://www.thatsitfruit.com/buzz/10-interesting-facts-about-cranberries/
Lemons – https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-lemon.html
Cucumber – http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=42
Ok so I did my first ever you tube video today, I seriously had loads of fun creating it…its not very interesting, I was really just trying all of my equipment out which is pretty pants!
I need a new camera, microphone, new mac to cope with some new video editing software and some video ideas. It was great fun though and I laughed so much making it and editing it…the video quality is pretty pants but I will work on that for the next time, also my nail polish is super awful but I’ll get that sorted for next time!
Ok be kind people! lots of love xxx
I was lucky enough to get two massive bags of green apples from a family member this year and before I made jam and pies I wanted to make some delicious fresh apple juice.
I chopped and put through about eight apples into the juicer. You could use more or less but I had two adults and three young kids to feed. I also added some ginger and lemon for a boost against some coughs and colds in the house just now and four sticks of cavolo Nero kale torn fresh out of the garden plot.
A delicious boost of seasonal nourishment before school and so easy to make.
Christmas booze! I don’t really drink alcohol anymore but I have guests to feed and water at Christmas time so I made this with the berries I foraged for the other day. When purchasing the gin don’t go and purchase the best one you can find, seriously the cheapest bottle is perfect for this recipe. In fact I was told the cheaper the better! If your not an alcoholic drinker then you could also whizz it up into some fizzy sparkling water and serve.
Blackberries (Brambles) 3 or 4 handfuls
The blackberries were popped into a bowl and I added chopped apples of the same quantity, not weight quantity but equal visual quantity, a good two cups of sugar or more if you want it sweeter and squeezed it all into a kilner bottle which had been sterilised in a low heated oven for 30mins. Pop it into the cupboard for three months or longer, shaking gently everyday for 1 month to help the sugar dissolve and then strain and enjoy in time for Christmas. Obviously it might land on a different time of the year but I am making my gin at the end of September. Here’s a good link to purchase 4 kilner bottles at a very reasonable price. Shop around as supermarkets or high street stores always charge top dollar for these items.