After hearing all about the magical benefits of Golden Milk, we of course had to give it a try. And it turned out to be delicious!
The famous golden milk is filled with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. In plain English, it means it is healthy. Turns out it is not as hard to make this fancy cup of magic at home as we thought. So, time to load your cup with powerful spices!
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp. turmeric
Piece of peeled, fresh ginger
A dash of cinnamon
A dash of black pepper
½ tbsp. honey
Heat the almond milk and stir in the turmeric, cinnamon and ginger. Bring to a low simmer. Then strain everything through a fine-mesh sieve into your favorite mug and add the last ingredients. Serve instantly. Enjoy!
By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: fedandfit.com
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.
2 cups of almond milk
2 tbsp. raw cacao powder
½ tbsp. coconut oil
About 1 tbsp. maple syrup
A pinch of cinnamon
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
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
2 tbsp. raw cacao
3-4 dl almond milk
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
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.
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)
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
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)
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
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!
Fresh ginger (peeled, about 2 cm)
1 mango (you can use both fresh or frozen)
Juice all ingredients and serve in a glass over ice. Voilà – it’s as simple as that!
By: Linnéa Nilsson / Photo: Pexels.com
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)
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
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!
30-40 elderflower heads
3 lemons (sliced)
2 l water
2 kg sugar
60 g (4 tbsp) citric acid
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
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!
Bottle of Rosé (alcohol free wine works just as fine)
120 ml of Elderflower lemonade
Sprig of Lavender (optional)
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
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.
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
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