Smooth Operator

Words: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee DeCaires The anatomy of a healthy smoothie Sweetness Fruit – Bananas are a classic in smoothies because they add a creamy texture and natural sweetness. Apples are a great addition to non-creamy smoothies, especially green smoothies. Berries add great flavour and a boost of antioxidants. Medjool dates are sweeter…

Winter-Warming Drinks

Jojo from Two Birds Eatery in Hamilton East shares two healthy, delicious and warming drinks, perfect for this time of year. TURMERIC LATTE Turmeric has been used for thousands of years because of its excellent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. A turmeric latte is a great drink to help you relax and include this wonder spice…

Kombucha

RECIPE: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | PHOTOGRAPHY: Tracie Heasman Want to get some great probiotics into the family but think you might struggle to convince them to eat sauerkraut?  Kombucha could be the answer and makes a great alternative to soda drinks. Known as the tea of immortality, Kombucha dates back to the Chinese Tsin dynasty (221…