Drinks

Most of my drinks are fruit and juice-based here on the blog although I always make dairy smoothies at home they just don’t seem to have made it onto here!

Don’t worry, I’ll rectify that soon and also post a few more alcoholic ones too, if you’re interested.

Dairy free eggnog {chilled version}

Posted on December 5, 2013

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The best thing I have to say about this drink is… it got my daughter to eat eggs again! Without even knowing it {insert evil laugh here}.

Getting her to eat any animal-based protein has been a challenge. She’ll either try it once or eat it for a short time before never touching it again (despite repeat offerings). It’s frustrating, to say the least. Hence why I have resorted to cookies filled with chickpeas. More on that another day.

One thing she does love though, is a good milkshake. Especially one with a frothy top, babycino style. So when she saw me whizzing up this concoction she eyed it off until I let her try some. Which I very happily did and then sat there grinning from ear to ear like a stupid cheshire cat knowing that she had just eaten an egg. Raw, mind you, but still! (more…)

Pineapple, coconut & mint smoothie {vegan, dairy-free}

Posted on April 4, 2013

This post is sponsored by Vitasoy.

Is it just me or has everyone gone smoothie mad?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not having a go at them/you, I love a good smoothie as much as the next chick. It just seems like the blogosphere has erupted with smoothie recipes left, right and centre.

I’m not imagining it. Am I?

Anyway, bring it on people. Or should I say, whizz it up people. And yes, do include all the latest trendy super foods like kale and chia seeds, so they can become more mainstream and we can all glow and glow and glow with health…

Hang on, I’m off track. Let’s chat about this smoothie. (more…)

How to never dilute your smoothie with ice, ever again!

Posted on October 25, 2012

Are you sick of your smoothies getting watered down by ice cubes? Me too, but don’t worry – I’ve found a solution!

Simply make ice cubes out of milk and raw cacao (or cocoa powder) and jazz up a glass of milk or smoothie with ice cubes that will keep it chilled AND tasty. You can even eat the cubes on their own as a guilt-free treat, yum! (more…)

Three sparkling “winetails” + a giveaway!

Posted on January 25, 2012

Update 3/2/2012: this competition is now closed. Congrats to the winners: David, Vici and Nicole.

Forget cocktails guys, winetails are the new black.

Not that I’m an expert or anything, but I did have a fiddle around making my own cocktails using Yellow Tail sparkling wine, and had some great results.

Win 6 bottles of Yellow Tail Wine!

Those recipes coming up in a minute, but first, make sure you are signed up to my email newsletter as I’ll be sending out competition details on Friday for how three lucky readers can win 6 bottles of Yellow Tail wine. Giveaway is exclusively for subscribers! Sign up right there in the sidebar -> -> ->

Right. Now that the admin is out of the way, let’s take a look at these winetails… (more…)

Let’s get this year started right.

Posted on January 2, 2012

There was no greasy breakfast or hangover for hubby and I this year.

Just a 6am wake up (thanks Poppy!) with avocado and tomato on multigrain toast and a super-charged smoothie to kick-start 2012 with all the healthy energy we can muster. (more…)

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