Kombucha 2nd Fermentation for Fizz and Flavour

Hi everyone.
A while back I did a post about making kambucha for beginners HERE.
This is the follow-up. how to flavour it and making it fizzy with a second fermentation.

My two favourite kombucha flavours are with lovely fresh raspberries, or plain oranges.
The kids really like these two flavours, they are uncomplicated and sweet.
If I’m brewing just for me I might get a bit more adventurous with fresh turmeric, cinnamon or even rose

When your first fermentation of your kombucha is done, and you are happy with the taste it’s time for the second fermentation.this will really make it fizzy and will also elevate the taste.

(Put your Scooby in a jar together with 1 cup of the kombucha liquid and store in the fridge until you are ready to make your next batch).

Now you can get creative with your kombucha using all sort of different flavours or play it safe like I do in this video where I use 3 peeled and sliced oranges.
Transfer your kombucha liquid into a jar with an air tight lid so the fizz don’t escape, a big kilner jar is perfect.
Leave a little bit of air at the top of the jar.
Add the oranges, close the lid and wait for 24 hours, have a taste.
Depending on how hot it is it might be ready or it might take up to 3 days before perfect.
Taste as you go along. When you feel the taste is just right then you are done.

Fish out your fruit and either transfer to glass bottles or just keep it in the jar in the fridge.
Now you have a super lovely drink that you made all by yourself and it’s so full of good probiotics that you actually made yourself. You’re taking back your power 🙂 Enjoy!.

Kombucha for beginners: HERE

How to Make Water Kefir


Hi everyone.
Water Kefir is amazing for our guts and our health in general.
It’s so easy to make your own water kefir and it contains millions of beneficial probiotic microorganisms, vitamins, minerals amino acids and live enzymes.

If there’s one thing we’re missing in this day and age, it’s good bacteria,
Antibiotics, unhealthy foods and our general western stressy life-style kills off our friendly bacteria that we so desperately need to keep ourselves in tip top form.
Brewing your own  water kefir could be helpful in  balancing the bacteria in the gut.

Kefir is mild and a little fizzy and only takes about 24 to 72 hours to brew.

You need  your water kafir grains,  you can get them online or from a friend (you will have more than you need after a couple of brews).

Mix it with white sugar, ginger, lemon juice and a handful of dried fruit.
The grains grow and metabolise the sugar and you end up with a really tasty , refreshing drink full of healthy bacteria.

I use white sugar because I think it gives the drink a smoother taste, but you can use most sugars, but stay away from honey as it’s antibacterial and can hamper the grains growth.

You can put a lid on your jar or just a cheesecloth with a string around to keep creepy crawlies out.
Leve it on your countertop for at least 24 hours, the warmer your house the quicker it goes.. Taste as you go along.

Use a wooden or plastic spoon. to taste..

When your kefir is done, strain with a plastic sieve..
The grains are ready to be used straight away or you can keep them in the fridge for a week with a little sugary water.
I use the fruits in my stews.
Transfer to bottles and keep in the fridge.

Water Kefir
Ingredients:

– Water Kefir Grains  I get mine here

– 1 litre filtered water

– 1/3 cup suger

– thin slice of ginger

– 5 apricots without sulphites

– juice from 1/2 lemon

Method:
Dissolve the sugar in the water. Add ginger, apricots, lemon juice and the kefir grains. Let it brew between 24 and 72 hours. Use 1/2 cup of the grains or a bit less to start the batch.

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How to Make Hemp Milk

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Hi everyone!
I’m making a lot of hemp milk at the moment.
It’s hyper nutritious, so easy to do and it tastes absolutely delicious!
Hemp milk contains all the essential amino acids.
It contains potassium and is a really good source of  calcium you get your omega 3s and  omega 6s.
I’m flavouring the milk with 2 green cardamoms.

You probably already know that we are quite obsessed with cinnamon rolls  Sweden but did you know that we eat a lot of cardamom rolls as well?
Actually I prefer the cardamom buns!.
When you walk past a bakery in Sweden, a beautiful waft of cardamom spice fills the air,  so this milk evokes delightful flashbacks to lazy summer days in Stockholm both for me  and the kids.

Here I use hulled hemp seeds but ordinary non hulled hemp seeds works equally good.
You also need a nut milk bag, you can get one for a couple of quid on amazon.

Hemp Milk
Ingredients:

– 1/s cup of hemp seeds

– 1 1/2 cup water

– 2 medjool dates

– 2 green cardamom seeds

Directions: Put all the ingredients in a blender. use a nut bag to squeeze out the milk.
It will keep fresh for 2-3 days in the fridge.

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Turmeric Latte

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As the winter nights draw closer bring in some warmth and sunshine with this Turmeric latte!
The spice turmeric contains a super powerful pigment called curcumin.
It’s one of the most powerful antioxidants found and it comes with strong anti-inflammatory action so really good for auto-immune disorders.
Researchers  has also found it has anti-carcinogenic action so may protect the body against cancer.
The only problem is it’s not easily absorbed by the body, so to boost absorption I blend it  in warm milk and also add some black pepper.
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Turmeric Latte

– 1 and 1/2 cup almond milk

– piece of fresh turmeric

– piece of fresh ginger

– stevia or maple syrup

– cinnamon

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Clean Green Lean Smoothie

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I could easily live on just this Clean Green Smoothie, It’s so fresh and smooth and packed full of goodness!
Because of the avocado It’s also very filling, so the perfect meal replacement if you don’t feel like eating to much.
And as with all my recipes it’s beyond quick to make, all you need is a half decent blender.

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Clean Green Lean Smoothie
Serves 1
Ingredients:

– 1/2 avocado

– 1 cup coconut water

– piece of cucumber

– greens

– mint handful

– parsley handful

– 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

– vanilla extract

– 5 ice cubes

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Matcha Mint and Lime Ice-Blend

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My Matcha Mint and Lime ice-blend is super refreshing and summary and also jam-packed with gorgeous nutrients!
It’s really sweet and tangy and the perfect drink if you really want to get all the nutrients that matcha has to offer, but can’t stand the taste, then this your answer 🙂

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Matcha Mint and Lime Ice-Blend:
Ingredients:

– 1/2 teaspoon Matcha tea

– handful of fresh mint leaves

– 1 lime zest and juice

– 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup

– 1 cup water

– 5-8 ice cubes

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Very Green Smoothie

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I completely forgot to post my absolute favorite green smoothie here on the blog, for you guys who also follow me on Youtube you’ve already seen this one.
This very very green, fresh tasting skinny smoothie is so full of goodness!
it’s my to go to smoothie when I need to rev up my health and up my intake of nutrients.
Kale, spinach, parsley and ceremonial matcha tea, mixed with delicious and nutritious pineapple and coconut water , they all do wonder for our health and also tastes so sweet.

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Very Green Fresh Smoothie 
Ingredients:

– 1/2 small pineapple

– handful of kale

– handful of spinach

– small handful of parsley

– 1/4 teaspoon matcha tea

– 1 cup coconut water

– 4 ice cubes

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Green Coconut Smoothie

This is my to go smoothie when I’m really short of time and I have some fresh home-made coconut milk in the fridge.
A handful of spinach and the rest is a raid of the cupboard.
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Green Coconut Smoothie
Ingredients:

-1 cup coconut milk

– a handful of fresh spinach

-1 tablespoon sesame seeds

-1/2 tablespoon flax seeds

-1/2 teaspoon spirulina

-1 teaspoon bee pollen

-1/4 teaspoon vanilla

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MILK:

 

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Love Drink for Valentine’s

 

This Love Drink made from Coconut water, watermelon and rose water is perfect for Valentine!
Yes, I’m completely obsessed with roses but they don’t just smell and look divine they also come with wonderful benefits, they calm us down and lift us up and that’s exactly what I need in February!
Cheers!

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Love Drink for Valentine’s
Ingredients:

– 1 1/2 cup coconut water

– 1 cup fresh watermelon cut up

– 2 tablespoon rose water

– 4 ice cubes (optional)

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Health Shot for 2016

See in the New year with this easy to make Health Shot!
Great (if a little sour) start to the day for the whole family.
No need to get any hard-to-pronounce obscure ingredients, you probably already got what you need lurking in your cupboard.
Also check out this video if you want to know more about the health benefits of garlic

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