Smoothies & Drinks

‘Apple Pie’ Elixir


Yep folks, it’s that time of the year – detox time! Time to reset the body’s metabolism and give it a helping hand after weeks of less than stellar eating and imbibing! My diet tends to go very simple around this time – raw salads, fish, smoothies and plenty of mineralised water. And, alongside that, I … Read more

Little Mocha Custards

Little mocha custards

Wow, there’s a reason these Little Mocha Custards are served in small cups – it’s not for the faint hearted! This combination of strong coffee, chocolate and Kahlua (or whisky) packs a punch for sure – an adult dessert if ever I had one. It’s rich, but not overly sweet – in fact I added a tablespoon … Read more

Healthy Choc-Nut Milkshake


Seriously… this 5 ingredient Choc-Nut Milkshake is like drinking chocolate pudding! But, unlike the saturated fats and sugar-overdose you’d expect to get from your standard chocolate milkshake, this baby delivers you antioxidants, anti-inflammatory Omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fibre, potassium and calcium. What’s more, it’s insanely delicious! I found this wonderful recipe on my favourite website … Read more

Almond Milk


Almond milk is a staple in my household – it’s just so healthy and versatile. I use it in my smoothies, I cook my porridge with it and I add it to my muesli (granola). Or, I simply drink it straight, like milk, when I’m wanting a quick pick-me-up. Thanks to New Zealand’s Revive Cafe … Read more

Chilled Orange Souffles


Never fear. These Chilled Orange Souffles are not those scary souffles you bake in an oven. These are chilled mousses really… though, like souffles, their texture is as light as air. I’ve previously made Chilled Lemon Souffles which went down as one of the family’s favourite summer desserts so when I saw this recipe from … Read more



It’s Christmas Day – time to break out the eggnog! It’s my first time making it and it will certainly not be the last. I’m happy to report that it was utterly delicious and went down very well as a lead-in to Christmas brunch. I really liked this recipe from The Associated Press, found on … Read more