Category Archives: Sipping – Cold

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Powerful Ginger Tea

Powerful Ginger Tea

Author Shani - Lemon Tree Nutrition
Ginger has been shown to have some antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and even help with the prevention of some diseases. Upset stomach, nausea, common colds etc. can all get some relief with this powerful root.
Warm or cold, lightly sweetened or not - it’s delicious anyway. Please note that the end result of this tea is quite spicy. You can choose to dilute it to your liking with more water.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins

Equipment

  • A medium-sized pot
  • A mug (for warm tea) or tall glass (for cold tea)

Ingredients
  

  • 2-inch root of fresh ginger organic
  • 6 cups water
  • Sweetener of choice - ie. honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar etc. optional
  • couple of slices of fresh lemon optional
  • 1 cinnamon stick optional

Instructions
 

  • Wash the Ginger root and cut diagonally into thin slices.
  • Place in a pot and cover with water.
  • Bring to boil, then lower to medium-low heat.
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. At this point, you can leave the ginger pieces in the tea or discard them.
  • Serve hot in a mug or cold in a tall glass with a few ice cubes*
  • If you wish, you can add to the last 5 minutes of cooking, lemon slices, sweetener of choice, or a cinnamon stick.

Notes

*If you find the flavour too strong, you can place only half of the tea in your cup or mug and add an equivalent amount of water or as needed.
This tea is delicious warm or cold.
Categories Recipes, Sipping - Cold

The Iron Booster

The Iron Booster

Author Shani - Lemon Tree Nutrition
Low iron levels in our blood have been shown to negatively affect us in many ways, such as feeling low on energy, tiredness etc. This beautiful purple smoothie has a variety of iron-enhancing ingredients plus lots of vitamin C to help the iron be better absorbed in our body.
Prep Time 5 mins

Equipment

  • A powerful blender
  • A large glass cup or Mason jar

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup  plant-based milk of choice
  • 1 cup blueberries frozen
  • ½ banana peeled, fresh or frozen
  • 1 handful handful leafy greens
  • ½ beet cooked
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1-2 Medjool dates or figs more if you prefer sweeter
  • ½ cup ice optional

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a powerful blender in the order listed above. Blend thoroughly until smooth. Add more water or milk if needed to your desired consistency.

Notes

Vitamin C is heat, light and oxygen-sensitive, therefore this smoothie is best consumed as soon as possible after prep. Vitamin C can help with the absorption of iron in our body.
Categories Recipes, Sipping - Cold

Protein Mango Mania

Protein Mango Mania

Author Shani - Lemon Tree Nutrition
Need extra protein today? This delicious smoothie provides us with protein, healthy fats and complex carbs. It’s an easy and delicious way to get some protein into your body. Don’t miss out on the celery that contains natural sodium to can help replenish some electrolytes after a sweaty workout.
Prep Time 5 mins

Equipment

  • A powerful blender
  • A large glass cup or Mason jar

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup plant-based milk of choice
  • 1 cup chopped mango frozen
  • ½ banana fresh or frozen
  • ½ celery stick
  • 1 scoop Vanilla or unflavoured protein powder
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup ice optional

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a powerful blender in the order listed above. Blend thoroughly until smooth. Add more water or milk if needed to your desired consistency.

Notes

This smoothie is wonderful during a hot summer day. Celery contains natural sodium which can help replenish electrolytes and the protein powder can help with muscle-building after a workout. It is best consumed as soon as possible after prep to take the most advantage of its benefits.
Categories Recipes, Sipping - Cold

Beautiful Skin Green Machine

Beautiful Skin Green Machine

Author Shani - Lemon Tree Nutrition
Beautiful skin starts from within, and this delicious smoothie can help. Full of vitamin C, Omega 3, greens and even a bit of natural silica, this nutritious and delicious smoothie can help your skin glow.
Prep Time 5 mins

Equipment

  • A powerful blender
  • A large glass cup or Mason jar

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cold water
  • ½ cup pineapple frozen
  • 1 handful leafy greens of choice kale, spinach etc.
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1-2 cauliflower florets frozen
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1-2 Medjool dates more if you prefer sweeter
  • 1 kiwi fruit peeled (optional)
  • ½ cup ice (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a powerful blender in the order listed above. Blend thoroughly until smooth. Add more water if needed to your desired consistency.

Notes

This smoothie is wonderful during a hot summer day. It is best consumed as soon as possible after prep to take the most advantage of its benefits.
Categories Recipes, Sipping - Cold

Antioxidant Pink Power

Antioxidant Pink Power

Author Shani - Lemon Tree Nutrition
Antioxidants help fight free radicals in our bodies. Although our magical body has the ability to do that on its own, a little help can go a long way. This gorgeous pink smoothie provides our body with such mighty little fighters. A real beauty from within.
Prep Time 5 mins

Equipment

  • A powerful blender
  • A large glass cup or Mason jar

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup plant-based milk of choice
  • 1 cup raspberries or mixed berries frozen
  • ½ banana fresh or frozen, peeled
  • 1 handful spinach etc.)
  • 1 mini cucumber
  • ½ avocado skin removed
  • 1-2 Medjool dates more if you prefer sweeter
  • ½ cup ice optional

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a powerful blender in the order listed above. Blend thoroughly until smooth. Add more water or milk if needed to your desired consistency.

Notes

This smoothie is best consumed as soon as possible after prep to take the most advantage of its benefits.