Saturday, 22 June 2013

Winter juice

It is official flu season has officially hit our house, which hopefully explains the lack of recipes on the blog lately as we have both been curled up on the couch with a box of tissues for the past two weeks. One thing I have been doing to build my immune system and to try and fight off this bug is drinking super spicy and warm juice. As soon as the cold weather hits my love for juices and smoothies starts to fade, but with a bit of tweaking this is a super comforting, super nutritious, cold fighting juice which will only take seconds to make. 

What you need: 
1 apple (I like golden delicious)
2 - 4 carrots (depending on how big they are)
a 1/2 thumb size piece of ginger 
warm water
cinnamon sticks to serve

Put the carrots, apple and ginger through a juicer as per normal. Pour into a large glass or mug and top up with warm-hot water. If you like you can serve with a cinnamon stick or some whole cloves for some extra body warming spice. Sip slowly while under a blanket on the couch and feel better (makes one juice).

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Acai bowl

This one is for my friends in the Northern Hemisphere where the sun is shining. I made this a while back when the weather here was still warm. This acai bowl is basically a thick berry smoothie which you eat with a spoon with any yummy toppings you like. Perfect for a hot morning for breakfast or a sunny afternoon snack. It wont be featuring on my menu here anytime soon as the winter weather has arrived, but looking at the sunny colours makes me dream about summer coming back.