Ginger Tea Time: 5 mins Serves: 1
approx. 1″ (2½cm) thin piece root ginger, peeled and sliced into about 6 slices
1 small slice fresh lemon (optional)
1 teaspoon sugar or honey to taste (optional)
- I use a small cafetière for making this tea, but you can also buy really cheap herb/tea infusers on Amazon.
- Place lemon & ginger in cafetière or infuser and add a mug of boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes then press the plunger or remove the infuser to leave the brewed water behind.
- Add sugar or honey to taste.
Ginger is a natural and powerful antihistamine. This tea is soooo good for nausea and lovely and warming in winter.
Place 300ml milk (I use coconut, but you could use almond, rice or cow’s) in a blender or liquidizer. Add peeled, chopped, deseeded fruit of your choice: I use ¼ small cantaloup melon, the seeds of one passionfruit, a handful of red seedless grapes and half a mango. Add some peashoots (optional) or crushed flax or omega seeds (optional) and blitz for 10 seconds. Makes a full pint.
As fresh fruit and veg is expensive, peeling and chopping it is hard work, and you only use ¼ of a melon and ½ a mango per drink, I make several smoothies up at once and freeze them in individual portions. That way I use up all my fresh fruit which is cost effective and only have to do it once a week.
You can juice any combination of allowed fruits with the exception of bananas as they don’t do well in a juicer. Melon and grapes produce good amounts of juice but are bland, so liven them up with passionfruit, coconut, mango and apples. Combine fruits and veg. Apples and carrots are a good way to start. To bulk up my juices and make them more filling I often top up to a pint with milk (cow’s milk or rice milk – the make Rice Dream is nice and not much different in taste to cow’s milk).
Couple large slices melon of your choice, eg. watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew (peeled but not deseeded).
Handful tolerated berries, eg. blueberries, blackberries.
1 passionfruit (cut in half and just use the flesh and seeds)
Mixed Fruit & Veg:
1 small bunch green leaves, eg spring greens or watercress (no spinach!)
1 small broccoli
5cm piece cucumber
2 celery stalks (optional)
1 apple (Coxs are nice, leave skin on and core in, but remove top stalk)
3 carrots, scrubbed but with skin on (or peeled if preferred)
1 slice watermelon
Seeds & pulp of 1 passion fruit
Small handful green grapes
Small handful blueberries (if tolerated)
4cm piece cucumber
4 small broccoli florets
1 small beetroot (peeled and vacuum-packet in its own juice)
½ raw beetroot (Tesco do ready peeled vacuum packed, or you can buy raw and peel)
1 medium sized parsnip, scrubbed or peeled
1 sweet potato, peeled
½ bulb fennel
5cm section of cucumber
If the juice is too thick, dilute with water.