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Beverage recipes

Hot Apple drink

makes 6 cups

6 cups apple juice

1/4 cup maple syrup

8 cinnamon sticks

6 whole cloves

a pinch of nutmeg powder

a pinch of jamaican spice

peel of an orange, cut into strips

peel of a lemon, cut into strips

Instruction:

  1. pour the apple juice and the maple syrup in a large saucepan.

  2. add the spices

  3. in a cheese cloth put 2 cinnamon stick, the clove, the orange and lemon peel, close with a string and put the bag in the fruit juice.

  4. Cook over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until very hot but be careful not to boil.

  5. Remove from heat. Discard the bag of spices in your compost bin

  6. Pour the hot drink into large cups, adding a stick of fresh cinnamon into each cup.

My favourite Smoothie

 

 Put in a blender or juicer:

 hand full of organic fresh spinach or kale

 1 banana not too ripe

 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries or fresh when in sesaon

 2 tbsp of coconut or almond plain yogurt

 3 tbsp of hemps hearts

 2 tbsp of grounded chia seeds

 2 tbsp of grounded flax seeds

 1 tbsp of maple syrup

 Water as needed I like mine cold so I usually add a few ice cubes

Variance: you could use other berries in season, I use blueberries for their antioxidant properties

 

This smoothie has 28 g of fibre and 19 g of protein. A good way to start you day!