WARMING GOLDEN MILK

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Turmeric

I have been thinking of the perfect recipe for one of my best friend, he is super active, walks, cycles and dances heaps and needs some more TLC in his life. What is the best cure for tired legs at the end of the day… well a good stretch would help, but a yummy hot mug of golden milk before bed!!

Used for thousands of years in Indian Ayurveda, these yogis have always had it going on. Let us look at the powerful root:

Effective pain killer

Soothes inflammations

Anti cancer

Cleanses the blood and liver

Helps to strengthen joins and tendons

Antibacterial and antiseptic

Helps to digest fats

Helps relieve depression

To activate this beautiful spicy root make sure you combine it with a little black pepper

Golden milk

INGREDIENTS:

400ml of your favourite plant based milk (I like coconut or oat)

2 tsp. ground turmeric or ½ thumb size of grated fresh turmeric

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

½ tsp. ground ginger

¼ vanilla powder

3 twists of a pepper grinder

2 tsp. raw organic honey or 2 dates or 2 tsp. lucuma powder

¼ cup of cashews (optional this is to make it thick and creamy)

METHOD:

Combine all ingredients in the blender and BLEND until super smooth.

Pour into a saucepan and warm up.

Go and enjoy, sit in a calm place, put your favourite song on and just let everything from today melt away.

Be you, be happy and feel all the goodness healing every part of your body.

Alex

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RAW AND JAMMY WAGON WHEELS

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Make 6 large wagon wheels or 12 mini ones

INGREDIENTS:

For the biscuits dough:

1 cup buckwheat

1 ½ cups of soft dates

1 cup almonds

1 tsp vanilla powder

1-2 tbsp plant based milk or filtered water

Pinch of salt

Chia jam:

1 ½ cups berries

1tbsp of sweetener (honey, coconut nectar)

1tbsp chia seeds

For the cream layer:

1/2 cup coconut butter/manna

¼ cup melted coconut oil

1tsp vanilla powder

2tbsp sweeter (honey, coconut nectar)

For the chocolate coating:

50g coconut nibs (ground into a fine powder, do this in a high speed blender)

88g cacao butter

50g cacao powder

12g maca powder

12g lucuma powder

75g coconut sugar

METHOD:

Make the jam first by heating up the berries in a pan stirring in the sweetener. Mash the berries with a fork to break them down into a pulp.

Take the jam off the heat and stir in the chia seeds. Pour into a container and place in the freezer until you need them to assemble your wagon wheel.

For the biscuits, blend the buckwheat and the nuts in a high-speed blender or food processor into fine flour consistency.

Now add the rest of the ingredients into the blender and blend to form a dough.

Divide the dough into 12, using your hands make a round biscuit shape and place onto a lined baking tray.

Once you have made 12 biscuits, place into the fridge to harden up for an hour. Meanwhile, let’s make the cream!

Whisk together all the cream layer ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

Retrieve the biscuits from the fridge.

Place a spoonful of the coconut cream onto 6 of the biscuit spreading out the mix evenly. Now very carefully, dollop a spoonful of the jam on top.

Lastly, place a biscuit base on top of the jam, repeat this with the rest.

Place your wagon wheels back in the fridge for at least an hour.

To make the chocolate coating, place a glass bowl over a simmering pan of water and place the coconut butter in the bowl. Wait until it melts.

Add the rest of the chocolate coating ingredients into the bowl on the heat, whisking until smooth. This will be thick and very yummy.

Once the wagon wheel biscuits have set, take them out of the fridge.

Take the chocolate bowl off the heat. You can use your fingers and carefully dip the wagon wheel in the chocolate, coating it fully.

Set back onto a lined baking tray. Repeat this with the rest and let them set in the fridge for half an hour until they are ready to eat!

Alex

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