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Strawberry Watermelon Sangria. A sweet, refreshing, and satisfying Strawberry Watermelon Sangria with the perfect hints of mint and tang of orange liqueur.

Strawberry Watermelon Sangria

In December 2015, I shared a holiday sangria recipe that broke the internet. Okay, totally kidding. Beetroot Latte - Heavenlynn Healthy. Beetroot Latte – because we all need more coffee alternatives in our lives.

Beetroot Latte - Heavenlynn Healthy

Fed & FitElderflower Grapefruit Mimosa - Fed & Fit. Elderflower Grapefruit Mimosa This Elderflower Grapefruit Mimosa puts a fun spin on the traditional orange juice mimosa!

Fed & FitElderflower Grapefruit Mimosa - Fed & Fit

Hot Blender Chocolate + Vitamix Competition. We’ve had intense snow falls and cold days here in Stockholm for the past week.

Hot Blender Chocolate + Vitamix Competition

A weather that calls for furry sweaters, warm soups, spicy stews and large cups of hot chocolate. Our favourite chocolate recipe is thick, rich, creamy, vegan and insanely delicious. And we are sharing it here today, along with a competition to win a Vitamix blender (further down in this post). We actually make our chocolate directly in the blender, which not only saves dishes but also makes it perfectly frothy. This recipe is based on one of the recipes from our smoothie book, but we have adapted it slightly for our current mood. We use soaked cashews, soft dates and salt for a plant based creamy sweet milk. Win a Vitamix! Hot Superfood Chocolate - Heavenlynn Healthy.

I am so excited to share this hot superfood chocolate recipe with you as it’s one of my favorite at the moment.

Hot Superfood Chocolate - Heavenlynn Healthy

I literally drink it every morning and every night when I’m all cuddled up on the sofa. I was always a fan of hot chocolate but disliked all the loads of sugar that you find in literally every hot chocolate on the globe. So I’ve tried many different versions, different plant based milks, dates, honey, different kinds of spices, but I finally found the version that works best for me. It’s not overly sweet, but has a strong chocolate-y flavor, and it also tastes a lot like fall and winter. The superfood idea for the hot chocolate came to me, when I added loads of turmeric to my hot chocolate. Raw cacao: Raw cacao is actually totally healthy! Turmeric: Turmeric has many health benefits, which is why it is the number one health spice used in the ayuvedic kitchen. Homemade Bellini Bar. A Homemade Bellini Bar is a beautiful and delicious (and EASY) way to dress up any party!

Homemade Bellini Bar

Spring is around the corner!! Although I can think of little else besides our trip to Rome/Barcelona (4 DAYS!) Masala Chai Tea Time. Who’s cold and cranky?

Masala Chai Tea Time

Who’s damp and dreary? I am! I know that the autumn weather on the Canadian side of the world is not so bad, but across the pond in Denmark, it is endlessly gross. The sun poked its head out for about 45 minutes on Saturday, but save for that scarce glimpse, it’s been over 10 days now. Help! To pull myself out of this lousy-weather-induced slump, and warm myself up, I have developed a rather brilliant innovation: Chaice-cubes! The health benefits of chai are numerous, considering the many spices it is made of. Ginger: aids digestion; decreases arthritic swelling; destroys bacteria and viruses; lowers blood pressure; aids circulation. Cardamom: aids digestion and remedies gas, relieves asthma and bronchitis; stimulates the appetite. Black pepper: aids digestion, remedies gas; has antioxidant and anti-bacterial qualities. Raw Chocolate Milkshake Miracle. My dad believes that chocolate milkshakes fix just about any problem.

Raw Chocolate Milkshake Miracle

Boy troubles? Chocolate milkshake. Naturally Flavored Water. Say goodbye to soda, juice, and bottled water with these refreshing, healthy flavors!

Naturally Flavored Water

I'm keeping 2-3 flavors of this "spa water" in my fridge now, so I have a variety to motivate me to drink more water. I was a hardcore Dr. Pepper girl for years. Then I gave up regular soda because of the high sugar content and switched to diet soda. Next we were warned to avoid the chemicals in diet soda; and more recently studies have indicated that diet soda actually causes rather than prevents weight gain (source). Simply water At the end of the day, regular old tap water--or at least a filtered version of it--seems to be the way to go. Aside from my morning coffee, I honestly forget to drink fluids throughout the day. Subtle flavor without sweetnessThese aren't sweet waters, so they'll be disappointing if that's what you're expecting.

How to makeNaturally Flavored Water Supplies Needed: Ginger and Lemon Shots. Quickly before I go into this post I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the support and lovely comments about the book – you guys are just beyond amazing!

Ginger and Lemon Shots

I’ve been doing these lemon and ginger shots most mornings over January and they’ve been making me feel so good! They just take a minute or so to make and 2 seconds to drink, but they do wonders for your body. The ginger is so soothing for the digestive system, it’s quite spicy though so it’s nice to mix it with the lemon as the lemon really takes the edge off the spice. Chia & Açai Fresca. © 2014 Green Kitchen Stories I hear a soft bounce and walk into Elsa’s room. She is lying on the floor right beside her bed, sleeping with the teddy bear as a pillow.

I’m not sure why she does this, but it’s not the first time she crawls down from the bed in the middle of the night. It looks so uncomfortable there on the floor, but somehow she seems surprisingly peaceful. With only hours, days or weeks (hopefully not) left until Elsa’s little brother arrives, I have come to think a lot about her and how our family of three soon will have a new dynamic.

And the same goes to you friends. Chia Fresca Makes 3 cups / 750 ml 6 tbsp chia seeds3 tsp dried acai powder or pomegranate, blueberry, wheatgrass, chlorella etc.3 tsp lemon juice3 tsp maple syrup or raw honey3 cups / 750 ml (filtered) water Measure out 3 cups of water, preferable filtered. Immune Boosting Turmeric Lassi.

© 2013 Green Kitchen Stories We are writing this from a small cabin in Mexico. Video: How to Make Almond Milk. Natural Vitamin Water. This is the best summer drink, it’s so cooling and refreshing, and so delicious – it’s been my saviour over the last few weeks as it’s been so hot in London! The cucumber, lemon slices, berries and fresh mint all infuse into your water to create an incredible mix of flavours, which I think you’ll love – it just tastes like summer! Each sip is full of goodness too as the vitamins and minerals from the ingredients go straight into your water, plus you can of course eat the leftover berries once you finish the glass!