Hot Healthy Chaga Latte

 

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It was only eight degrees C when I took the kids to school this morning and I was forced to reach deep in the wardrobe to get out my warm dip-dyed fake fur coat out, but even that was not enough.
I needed something more to de-frost and quick.
I hate being cold!
(No, having been born in Scandi-land does not make you immune to cold weather).
For breakfast I first had my good old trusted smoothie, and then I made my warming and insulating healthy latte with medicinal mushroom, almond butter, one date and hot water.
Don’t get repulsed by the mushroom part, it’s really super tasty and so full of hard-working antioxidants!
For this latte I used instant chaga powder from Four sigma you can pick it up at the health food store or online.

 

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Hot Healthy Medicinal Latte

Serves 1

Ingredients:

– 1- 1/2 sachet of instant chaga or shiitake (I use four sigma foods)

– 1 date soaked in water (or date syrup a soaked date tastes better)

– hot water

– 1 large tablespoon of almond butter

– cinnamon on top (optional)

 ♥L

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Video: How to make a healthy Latte

 

I adore coffee, unfortunately it’s not mutual.
But I have found a great substitute that is doing wonders for my liver 🙂

What I forgot to say in the video is that the safe levels for caffeine according to research is 400mg for an average adult and 200mg for a pregnant woman. According to Chemical and Engineering News a Grande coffee from a coffee shop contains 330mg, but this have been disputed by the coffee chain.

The Dandelion coffee that worked for me is the Non Instant Dandelion Coffee from Cotswold Health Products.
I’m sure you can get it online.

XX Lisa

Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Sugar Free Pancakes

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Banana Pancakes

3 Eggs, 2 Bananas 1 Cup of Rice Flower and a Teaspoon of Cinnamon is ALL you need to make these yummy pancakes.
I got the recipe from my sister in Stockholm and I’m beyond pleased with the result.
I especially like when there’s only a few ingredients involved.
And since pancakes taste especially good the ay after an extra fun night, I want to keep it simple 🙂

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Stress Free Healthy Pancakes for the Weekend

gluten free pancake mix

At the weekends the kids like nothing better than to have what they call a “big breakfast” which always includes pancakes.

I’m more than happy to oblige especially since I met Amy Ruth and bought her amazing baking mix made from quinoa, teff, brown rice, flax and chia.

No gluten or sugar and the pancakes tastes delish!

Sure, I could mix up these ingredients myself and save some dosh, but let’s face it, weekends should be stress free and I was more than happy Ruth had mixed it up for me as I staggered up slightly hungover on Sunday morning!

Both my kids are in school now and I know freshly baked bread and white pasta are staples at lunchtime, especially for my picky 9 year old, so at home I try to avoid wheat and gluten as much as I possibly can in order to keep their diets healthy.

Whisk these ingredienses together for a healthy weekend treat:
I use 1 1/2 cup of Amy Ruth’s healthy baking mix
I tablespoon of Maca Powder (good for libido, PMS and vitality)
For flavour I use: 1/4 teaspoon of raw vanilla, a tiny bit of Stevia for sweetness and a dash of organic cinnamon.
2 eggs (or use egg substitute)
2 cups of organic Rice Milk
3 tablespoons of raw coconut oil (melt and mix with the wet ingredients)

amy ruth's pancake mix

XX Lisa