Category Archives: Drinks

Carrot, Ginger and Orange Juice

Both my kids are snotty. It’s that horrible fine (blurry) line between sending them to school with a bit of snot and the occasional cough (and pleading ignorance – come on parents, you all know what I’m talking about) and keeping them home (read: ex-haus-ting) and rearranging my work schedule.  Arghhhh…

I’m not a regular pill popper when it comes to my kids, but I’m also not Georg Von Trapp and do offer them meds should they need them. But my first port of call is always going natural. So yesterday we had a juice-making-marathon making carrot, ginger and orange juice. It is very cute when I add too much ginger and my 2 year old calls it ‘th-py-thy’ (spicy).

Recipe: Not a tough one guys – carrots, ginger and orange (skin peeled off!).

orange, ginger and carrot juice 2

Yesterday I also added some left over papaya and a tiny knob of pineapple (it was about to be tossed – one the best thing about a juicer is that you can use almost-off stuff and not be grossed out). If you need to sweeten it (reduce the th-py-thy-ness), apples can be added, and I had some half cut lemons that I tossed in too. I poured it in a mason jar and kept it in the fridge and the whole family had a health boost.

Take those remains and toss them in your compost or use them to make bokashi bran.

I also popped some of the juice into my Zoku-maker and made ‘ice creams’ for the kids. What a win. They are such innocent little beings, and so stoked to have ice creams as part of their dinner. Shame.

Keep warm, healthy and safe this winter.

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3 Ingredient Iced Tea

Ice tea

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh man, has it been hot. That’s not even a question. It’s a statement.

While staying away from the alcohol on my January Paleo eating, my options of super refreshing drinks have been limited to the following:

  • ice cold water
  • soda water and lemon
  • kombucha

But what about when your kombucha is finished and you’re patiently waiting for the next couple bottles to brew? Ping! Iced Tea. Duh.

My mom reminded me of her really simple Rooibos homemade iced tea recipe, which is less of a recipe and more of a throw-this-together drink. So we made some and it was DELICIOUS (and really easy to make and really healthy).

3 ingredient Iced Tea, made from rooibos tea, lemon wedges and mint leaves. If you really need it a touch sweeter you could add some xylitol or erythritol (and if you don’t have either then yes, you can add in a litttttle sugar if you so wish).

Pop it in the fridge, add some ice blocks and drink away.

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