Cup of Tea for a Cold

Note: This week I had “that virus that everyone else has had”…  sore throat, runny nose, funny tummy, fever, muscle aches. BLERG! So I whipped up a big jug of tea with fresh herbs and it made me feel SO much better! Ingredients: 1 litre of boiling water 1-2 stems of peppermint or mint (Moroccan…

Fresh Herbal Tea

  Note: Since giving up caffeinated drinks a few years ago, I’ve become a connoisseur of herbal tea. The top shelf of our pantry is a collection of jars with all sorts of strange looking teas, which are regularly consumed by our household. I had a break-through ‘lightbulb moment’ the other day with my naturopath, Nellie. She…

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

Note: Bananas are worth their weight in gold in Australia at the moment (after Cyclone Yasi wiped out a lot of crops). I found an organic store in Ormond selling them for $5.95 a kilo on Friday and needless to say I bought up big and have frozen them for future us. This morning I…

Green Juice

Note: This has become my new favourite juice. It’s particularly good after a delicious, yet highly acidic, Christmas feast and has a cooling effect on the over-worked digestive system. This recipe makes enough juice for 2 people. Ingredients: 4 granny smith apples 5 sticks of celery 1 large Lebanese cucumber 1 teaspoon sized chunk of…

Banana Smoothie with LSA

Note: I’m not a big breakfast fan so this smoothie is enough to keep me going until morning tea. Unripe bananas are less acidic as they have about 25% starch and only 1% sugar. Ripe bananas are more acidic as they have around 20% sugar. So I buy my bananas slightly green, peal them, chop…