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
pour the apple juice and the maple syrup in a large saucepan.
add the spices
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.
Cook over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until very hot but be careful not to boil.
Remove from heat. Discard the bag of spices in your compost bin
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!