Spirulina Beauty Smoothie – give your skin some love!

Spirulina, one of the oldest life forms on earth, is hailed for its excellent nutritional content and its health benefits. High in protein (over 60%), packed with vitamins A, C, E and B vitamins and loaded with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and selenium – it is a true superfood. Spirulina was made famous by the NASA who originally gave it as a dietary supplement for their astronauts travelling into space.

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Almond Milk – plain & simple

Almond Milk

You will forget about shop bought almond milk once you have made it yourself! Just get yourself a nut milk bag or a muslin cloth and start squeezing all the goodness out of those healthy pearls.

Unless you buy almond milk from a reputable supplier for a massive price tag, you will never be sure of what you are getting – the percentage of nuts is often minimal (this explains the rather watery taste). Further, the nuts may not be soaked beforehand (read below why this is important) and they will be packed with artificial sweeteners, emulsifiers and additives to prolong shelf life – obviously! But what will strike you most is the wonderful taste of homemade almond milk – drink it plain and it will taste like nothing found in any supermarket!

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Bellini Party – The Imperialini

Bellini Party - The Imperialini

So, the Bellini Party goes on with a wonderfully sensual mix of peaches, blueberries and vanilla.  A truly imperial mix! The colour is a vibrant shade of purple – perfectly reflecting the summer mood (although it looks slightly somber in these pictures – of which more later).  Continue reading “Bellini Party – The Imperialini”