THE PLANT-BASED COMMUNITY COOKERY SCHOOL
An immune boosting tonic not for the faint hearted!
This fancy latte is a hug and health boost in a cup. Reishi is a trendy health food ingredient that's actually worth investing in as it has a wealth of research and centuries of use in Asia - it being used in cancer prevention and treatment (as part of wider treatment programme), to boost the immune system and to combat fatigue.
The ritual of making a bedtime tea can be enough to calm the mind. Chamomile and lavender sooth the nervous system and tone the parasympathetic nervous system, stimulating our ‘rest-and-digest’ mode – the ideal state before bed. Chamomile also helps to reduce excess cortisol, a stress hormone which can be damaging in large amounts. Chamomile can ease stomach cramps and may also be helpful in preventing migraines.
Families in Bali have been brewing this ancient turmeric tonic, for more than 5,000 years. Not only is it said to keep your health problems at bay, it's also known as the 'love potion'...
A delicious smoothie perfect as part of your breakfast or instead of a dessert!
Known as ‘golden milk’ in India this delicious coffee/tea alternative is delicious, warming and uplifting. Said to be anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and a digestive aid, turmeric contains curcumin, an active ingredient said to halt an enzyme that may be responsible for turning environmental toxins into carcinogens in the body. Makes two servings.
This zingy juice is the ultimate pick me up when feeling tired or run down.
One of the best ways to boost your health and begin to repair years of damage is with juicing. Try this delicious Green Detox Juice
Energy boosting tasty power smoothie using blackberries.
This one is for all the chocolate lovers! Sweet and simple.
This super simple dairy alternative is not only delicious and creamy but good for you too!
Refreshing, creamy and flavoursome, what more could you want from a smoothie? Oh and its full of goodness and nutrients!
There's a huge variety of green smoothie recipes out there, this one, packed full of goodness, is one of our favourites.
Watch out for elderflowers as they start appearing in many parks and public spaces at this time of year. This drink has a slight fizz and uses dates instead of sugar to add a subtle sweetness. A perfectly refreshing summer drink
Eggnog, the classic American christmas drink, can be revamped into a super healthy seasonal shake!
You can milk a nut! Its so simple and delicious, perfect for your morning muesli or a base for your smoothies.
A fantastic warming smoothie for Autumn days!
Elderberry juice and syrup is traditionally used to ward off coughs and colds in the autumn. They are packed full of anti-oxidants and vitamins A, B and C - and they are free! Make sure you pick them when they are drooping on the plant - that means they are ripe.
A refreshing and tangy mulled wine with all the taste but without the woozy head of its alcoholic equivalent.
What signals the start of summer more than a cold glass of elderflower cordial? Get out into the parks/countryside and pick the flowers yourself to make an even more satisfying drink. Will keep for 3 months refrigerated.
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