Berry-licious Mint Kombucha Mocktail

Berry-licious Mint Kombucha Mocktail

Berry-licious sparkling gut friendly cocktail to spice up your Christmas festivities. Drink as many as you like. Your gut will love you for it. Kids can join in as well.

Not sure what kombucha is? It’s a sparkling fermented tea beverage that is probiotic rich. It’s bubbly like champagne and soft drinks from the fermentation process, but is light on the calories and loaded with nutrients and health benefits.

Give it a try. Make up your own. Post up the recipe by commenting below.

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Coconut Milk Benefits Weight Loss

Coconut Milk Benefits Weight Loss

Coconut Milk Benefits Weight Loss – 8 Reasons To Add Coconut Milk To Your Diet

Coconut Milk Benefits Weight Loss - Nothing like a coconut drink in the middle of a hot day.

Having recently returned from the “land of coconuts”, as one Vietnamese local called it. It seems only right to have a conversation about coconuts.

It’s a taste you either love or hate. Personally, I love it.  Excellent for those with dairy, lactose, soy, nuts or grain allergies or intolerances. Plus it’s vegan.

Now coconuts contain significant amounts of fats, but they are a good version, with plenty of medium chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs). So eat in moderation, roughly ½ cup per day and remember it can be diluted with water to extend it further.

What are the benefits of coconut milk – Coconut Milk Benefits Weight Loss ?

A cup of coconut milk beverage from a carton has between 50 and 80 calories and about 5 grams of fat, depending on the brand you choose. This is less than the calories in cow’s milk, which has 146 calories and 7.7 grams of fat per cup of whole milk and 90 calories per cup of skim milk. Other milk alternatives, however, can be even lower in calories. Unsweetened almond milk, for example, has between 40 and 60 calories and 3 grams of fat per cup, depending on the brand. – Livestrong

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Sizzle Not Fizzle This Winter: 7 Ways To Warm Up Your Winter Green Smoothies

Sizzle Not Fizzle This Winter: 7 Ways To Warm Up Your Winter Green Smoothies

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Green smoothies are an easy and delicious way to get those health-sustaining nutrients into your body, but over winter it can make you feel a tad chilly, if you don’t do it right. Ideally, you need to have a summer & a winter version.

Summer is suited to green smoothie filled with a combination of frozen fruit & summer vegetables, but in winter this can put out your digestive fire, causing stomach pain, bloating, and digestive issues.

Here are 7 simple tips to converting a summer green smoothie to a winter one, that helps to warm you up from the inside out.

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Cleansing and energising red smoothie

Cleansing and energising red smoothie

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Love this smoothie – it cleanses and energises. Recently came across a new way to blend a smoothie with bike power. My son loved it. If you blended the smoothie you got it for free. Great deal!

Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • handful of fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup red beetroot, peeled
  • 2 small apples, quartered
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1 mandarin, peeled & de-seeded)
  • 1 cm piece of ginger
  • juice of 1/2 big lemon
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1.5 to 2 cups water
  • Optional: more chia seeds to serve
Method:
  1. Throw everything into the blender and blitz until you get a creamy, smooth consistency.