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My Morning Honey, Lemon, Ginger and Cinnamon Pick Me Up

This drink, recently tweaked with the addition of cinnamon, is a lovely livener to greet the day with. The fresh lemon partnering the warmth of the ginger provides a gentle kick start and the cinnamon adds a lovely soothing aaahhhh with just a hint of Christmas going on! In combination, they make for a truly lovely start to any day! This recipe is to make up a whole pre-prepared jar that you can keep in the cupboard and dip into whenever you fancy – enjoy!

What you need…

for the cupboard mix

1 x 250g good quality honey

2cms fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

2 heaped teaspoons ground cinnamon

for the daily morning pick-me-up

1 x tall glass

1 thick slice fresh lemon

1 teaspoon of your honey, ginger and cinnamon mix

Boiling water from the kettle

What to do…

To keep the mixture handy in the cupboard, open your new jar of honey and mix in the ginger and cinnamon so that all the ingredients are evenly mixed. Store in a dry, cool cupboard for access whenever you need it!

Each morning, add fresh water to the kettle and boil. In your glass, chuck the lemon slice and then a rounded runny teaspoon of the honey mixture. Pour over the hot water and stir to mix everything together. Allow to cool a little and then sip and enjoy, ideally relaxing listening to the radio, absorbing the news on the TV or in the paper, or more likely, whilst you’re organising everyone else in the house!

Inspired by…

Not sure: a combination of healthy suggestions I think!

How easy…

Well, it’s not hard is it? And, such a lovely treat to start the day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dairy-Free Mango Lassi

 

I’m not sure how authentic this is – Lassi heralds from India as a cooling yogurt drink and I know that you can get both salty and sweet varieties, both of which I believe contain spice – but for me this is a little bit of lusciousness in a glass and sometimes we swap this out for the usual breakfast smoothie with chia seeds (see previous blog). One of my favourite fruits, I love the way the mango in this ‘milkshake’ exudes its soft, fresh flavour – delicious!

Serves 4

What you need…

250ml Alpro Simply Plain yogurt

100ml Alpro Almond milk

300g fresh mango (buy it ready-prepared: saves a lot of faffing about)

1 dessertspoon runny honey (Manuka if you’re wearing a particularly healthy halo)

What to do…

Chuck the lot in your food process blender and whizz for about 1 minute, give or take!!!! Serve your dairy-free mango lassi and enjoy – feelin’ good!!!

Inspired by…

Jamie Oliver, Happy Days with the Naked Chef

How easy…

Wop the ingredients in the blender – that’s it!