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Hot chocolate spiced with cinnamon

Who ever said you should wait for Christmas to be able to enjoy hot chocolate? Get that early Christmas feeling with this delicious chocolate drink, spiced with a dash of cinnamon. The perfect way to keep warm when it´s getting colder outside.

Ingredients
2 cups of almond milk
2 tbsp. raw cacao powder
½ tbsp. coconut oil
About 1 tbsp. maple syrup
A pinch of cinnamon

Instructions
Start by melting the coconut oil in a saucepan. Afterwards whisk together all the ingredients and heat slowly. Adjust sweetness with the amount of maple syrup.

Tip: grated dark chocolate sprinkled on top gives you that extra yummy taste. Enjoy!


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Pinterest

Drinks Nutrition

The perfect chocolate milkshake

Chocolate milkshake; I bet I got your attention now, didn’t I?

Being a chocolate lover as I am milkshake is a favorite drink of mine. However, it often leaves me with a stomach ache, so this healthier option is my lifesaver. Maybe it can be yours too?

Ingredients (serves 2)
4 big dates
1 avocado
2 tbsp. raw cacao
3-4 dl almond milk

Instructions
Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth consistency. We recommend you to add a good dose of almond milk to make it a bit thinner, but find what suits you best. Serve in a high glass with a glass straw.


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo- and recipe cred: Nina Isabell Abrahamsen

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Chocolate dream

Few beverages are as lovely as hot chocolate on a cold winter day! It’s a drink that brings out a smile in most of us and is without doubt the best part of the season.

All you need is five minutes and four ingredients to make this delicious chocolate dream. Give it a try; it will definitely keep you warm and happy.

Ingredients
1 cup milk of choice (I used almond milk)
2 tsp. raw cocoa powder
1 tsp. agave syrup (or sweetener of choice)
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
Mini marshmallows for topping (optional)

Instructions
Heat the milk until hot, but not boiling. Add the other ingredients and whisk firmly. Put into favorite mug and enjoy while still hot!


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Eirin Kristiansen 

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Harmoniser

After a long day at work or when you simply feel you need to slow down the pace, what do you do? For some a workout may be the solution or maybe just take a walk and enjoy nature. We on the other hand like to go crazy in the kitchen! 

Fun fact: Many of you surely know that watermelon and cucumber consist of over 90% water? But did you also know that apples consist of approximately 85 % water? However, this doesn’t mean that they lack fiber or nutrition – on the contrary! This recipe includes wild apples, which we absolutely love!

Ingredients (Serves 2)
½ fresh pineapple (or 200 gr frozen)
2-3 cm of fresh ginger (peeled)
2 bottles NOA Wild Apples & Gooseberry
1 green apple (thinly sliced)
Mint leaves
Ice cubes

Instructions
Use a blender and add the pineapple, mint and ginger. Gradually add the NOA Wild Apple & Gooseberry. Mix for a few minutes and then pour everything in two glasses, add ice cubes and garnish with sliced apple and mint. Voilà, it’s as simple as that– give it a try and let us know what you think!


By: Linnéa Nilsson / Photo cred  / Sponsored product 

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Golden Milk

We would like to share a recipe for an ancient, inflammatory Ayurvedic drink. Making a cup of Golden Milk is one of the best ways to incorporate turmeric in your everyday life.

Tips: Drink before bedtime and you’ll sleep like a baby afterwards. 

Ingredients (serves 2)
300 ml of milk (use any kind; rice, soy, almond etc.)
Turmeric (1 inch fresh or 1/2 tsp dried)
Ginger (1/2 inch fresh, thinly sliced)
1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
1 tsp coconut oil
1 pinch of ground cinnamon or cardamom for serving

Optional: 1 tsp sweetener (honey, maple syrup or agave syrup)

Instructions
Heat the milk and stir in the turmeric, ginger, coconut oil and the sweetener. Bring to a low boil and reduce the heat for about 10 minutes (remember to stir occasionally). Finally, strain everything through a fine-mesh sieve into your favorite mug and top with a dash of cinnamon.

You can choose to use fresh or dried turmeric for this recipe, but keep in mind that you need to stir well before you drink if you’re using the dried version, as this will settle in the bottom of the mug. You can storage the drink in the fridge for up to 5 days!


By: Linnéa Nilsson / Photo: Pexels.com

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Juice boost

Fruits and veggies are great sources of vitamins and minerals, so why not give thanks to your body and immune system by drinking a real vitamin C booster? Try our recipe below, we hope you will like it!

Ingredients
2 oranges
Fresh ginger (peeled, about 2 cm)
1 mango (you can use both fresh or frozen)
2 carrots

Instructions
Juice all ingredients and serve in a glass over ice. Voilà – it’s as simple as that!


By: Linnéa Nilsson / Photo: Pexels.com

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Summer mocktail

It’s summer time and, according to us,  the best occassion to lie in the sun, put on the shades and sip on a nice drink. We would like to share a recipe which is both healthy as well as filling. The best thing is that it only requires a few ingredients!

Ingredients (serves 2)
2 dl coconut milk (preferably organic)
2.5 dl Pineapple juice (preferably freshly juiced)
2.5 dl crushed ice
1.5 dl crushed pineapple
1 to 2 tbsp brown sugar (optional)

Instructions
Use a blender and add the pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, coconut milk, brown sugar (optional) and ice cubes. Mix everything until you have a nice consitency. Serve in a high ball glass and enjoy with your loved ones!


By: Linnéa Nilsson / Photo: Pexels.com

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Flower power

Elderflower comes from the Elder plant (Sambucus), with more than dozen identified species around the world. We love to pick them this time of the year and make a nice syrup with lemons for instance. Read about the recipe and inspiring plant below.

As Elderflower contain antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties it has been used in traditional medicine in many different cultures for ages. The most common use is for curing colds, sinus infections, and flus. Moreover, this amazing flower has antibacterial and antiviral properties, which may help with allergies and boost your immune system! Also keep in mind that it can reduce your blood sugar levels. Take a look at our recipe below, which guaranteed will cool you down on a warm summer day!

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Elderflower Syrup

Ingredients
30-40 elderflower heads
3 lemons (sliced)
2 l water
2 kg sugar
60 g (4 tbsp) citric acid

Instructions
Use a large bowl and add the sliced lemons and elderflowers. Bring the water and sugar to boil while stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the citric acid and then pour the mix into the bowl with the lemons and flowers. Cover with a lid/towel and keep it in a dry, cool place.  Continue to stir a few times for 3-5 days.

Finally, use a fine mesh strainer and a muslin (cloth) and strain the syrup into a clean bowl. Pour into glass bottles and store in the refrigerator or the freezer.


By: Linnéa Nilsson / Photo: Flickr HisforHome & Pexels.com

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The perfect summer drink

Summer is officially here and that means garden parties and fresh pink drinks. This wine slush is our favorite.

We can’t help it – pink drinks are magical and this one is really easy to make! Don’t forget that extra touch of lavender if you are throwing a party!

Ingredients
Bottle of Rosé (alcohol free wine works just as fine)
120 ml of Elderflower lemonade
Ice Cubes
Sprig of Lavender (optional)

Instructions
Freeze bottle of rosé in ice cube trays (overnight). Combine frozen rosé, eldeflower juice and a handful of ice cubes in a blender. Blend until all ice cubes have been crushed and when it’s at your desired consistency serve in a cute coupe with a sprig of lavender. Cheers!


By: Victoria Thoors / Photo: Erin McGinn / Recipe from Style me pretty

Drinks Nutrition

Guarana latte kick

New week, new opportunities – start your day with a guarana latte, a great substitute to coffee with only four ingredients.

Many of us drink coffee every day, not only because of the taste, but also to kick start our day. However, since we’re in to superfood we’ve been trying something with the same kick, but with less side effects – let us present the magical guarana berries!

These berries grow on a climbing plant in the Amazonas in Brazil and have been used to boost people’s energy level for quite some time. They contain two times more caffeine than coffee and the effect of it lasts a few hours. Despite this positive effect, several clinical studies show that Guarana can improve memory and alertness. In many cases it can also improve a person’s mood – It sure improves ours!  To drink a hot chocolate drink every day is pure happiness in itself.

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Ingredients (serves 2)
4 dl oat milk, or any milk you prefer
1 tsp guarana powder (found in most health stores and online)
4 tbsp raw cacao
2 tsp fair trade honey

Instructions
Heat up the milk in a skillet, make sure you don’t burn it. Add the guarana power and raw cacao and whisk together, add the honey and let it simmer for a few minutes on low heat. Pour into cups and enjoy this, slightly thick and chocolatey drink.


By: Victoria Thoors