For those of you who know me, you’ll know that this time of year is both my favourite and yet hardest time of year. I am so Christmas crazy that I’m ashamed to admit that one year we even had our tree up in November! (Not my finest hour and not something I will be repeating…pinky promise.) However, with the longer nights and the colder weather, I also suffer much worse with my health anxiety. However, last year I stumbled upon the art of hyyge. It really has helped me to marry the best and worst bits of winter into a more manageable package. It has allowed me to strip back the unimportant things and invest my time and energy into the quiet and pleasurable activities with my family whilst enjoying all the cosy and snuggly things that the festive season brings. This brings me on to this wonderful recipe. It’s traditionally a Swedish version of mulled wine with extra ingredients like nuts, dried fruits and liquor. However, since we don’t drink alcohol and we like to involve the kids with all of our festive traditions we have adapted the original to a family-friendly alcohol-free version. This recipe is so […]
I am so happy to be writing out this recipe for you all. Not only because it is super yummy delicious but also because it’s our Pops first recipe on the blog. Yay! Go Pops! This recipe came about after several failed attempts at getting Pops to enjoy a green smoothie. Bless her, she drank the ones she didn’t like but I wanted to find a green smoothie that she really loved. So I thought what better way to find a recipe than to get her to design one herself. I am ashamed to admit this as I’m meant to be the brains behind the recipes but this truly is the most delicious green smoothie I have ever had. Now admittedly it doesn’t have large amounts of broccoli or kale in it but it is jam-packed with goodness and she has drunk a large jar of this smoothie every day for the last week and has enjoyed every last drop! Serves 4 Ingredients Half a small pineapple 1 large ripe mango (or frozen if you like your smoothie cold) 1 avocado Juice of 2 or 3 oranges 2 teaspoons wheatgrass powder Top up blender jug with filtered water Blend until […]
Since turning vegan we have been ploughing our way through litres of almond and coconut milk and while they are tasty and fairly affordable I don’t like always having added calcium in our food. I prefer to find it naturally in our greens and beans and so decided to do a little research on making our own. It seems you can pretty much make milk out of anything but since we use almond milk most often I thought that that was a good place to start. We went to whole foods the other night and found our nut milk bag. (They don’t have them on their website but you can get this very similar one from Amazon.) We had all the other ingredients we needed at home. The recipe I finally decided on trying was from a pin I found on Pinterest. I can’t tell you how delicious this is. You can’t even compare it to the shop bought nut milks. It really was very easy to make too. Ingredients 1 cup almonds 4 cups of filtered water 2 or 3 pitted Medjool dates (it depends on how sweet you like it) 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla A pinch of […]
Yum, yum, yummy! That’s what I thought after I drank this pretty smoothie. It really does taste as good as it looks. This smoothie is a really child-friendly drink. It kind of tastes like a strawberry milkshake but is loads healthier! Win, win! Makes 4 drinks Ingredients 1 quarter of a watermelon 1 punnet of strawberries 1 banana A little filtered water if you want to loosen it at all. This smoothie is so simple to make and is great as a breakfast shake, an afternoon snack or a healthy dessert option. Enjoy!
We have always loved smoothies in our household, I mean who wouldn’t? They’re just so yummy! But ever since watching a movie on Netflix (also available on YouTube) called “Fat, sick and nearly dead” we have had a new found respect for just how much goodness you can get from fruit and veg. Everyone knows that you should eat healthily but that movie really opened our eyes to just how many benefits there are to something as simple as a smoothie. I would recommend you watch it. Now not all our smoothies we have are as yummy as this one but sometimes you just need a super tasty reason to get out of bed. Plus the blender is pretty noisy so there was no sleeping in for anyone! This is such a simple recipe anyone can do it, in fact, Paul made this one. Below is a list of the ingredients. Not much to it really. 4 squeezed oranges 2 carrots 2 mangoes A couple of cups of water to dilute and make it go farther. It’s not that great when it’s too thick.