The ultimate bed time drink.

Turmeric, the queen of spices is anti-inflammatory, supports liver detox, digestion and is very soothing before bed, aiding better sleep.  Adding black pepper increases absorption of turmeric.


  • 2 cups of homemade almond milk, or coconut milk
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick, or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp grated ginger, young ginger
  • 1 tsp raw manuka honey, add to taste once you have simmered the milk.


In a saucepan mix all ingredients bring to the boil.

Then simmer, the longer you can simmer the more potent it becomes, but it can be drunk after 5 minutes.

Sieve before drinking.

Morning smoothie.

Rich in omega 3 this is great for weight loss.

Serves 2 
- may keep one in fridge over night!

Chia Gel

Need to make this first, soak for 15 mins.

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds – whole not ground
  • 60ml water

The gel may be kept in the fridge 3-4 days, excellent to aid sluggish gut motility and rich in omega 3.  May soak in almond milk for added flavour, or to make chia porridge.

Then to make the smoothie:


  • 600 ml coconut water/nut milk
2 tbsp shelled hemp seeds or flaxseed, ground
  • frozen banana – 1 medium cut into chunks, may omit if avoiding high fructose fruits
  • handful of blueberries
1 tbsp bee pollen
1 dsp vital mineral greens powder
  • 1 dsp maca powder –optional to support adrenals
2 tbsp chia gel.

Great to go with any meal avoid adding sugar if you can!  Great anti inflammatory and a kick to your morning detox, to make you more alkaline.

Could use sparkling water or soda for kiddies treat!

Anti- inflammatory, zinc boosting, immune boosting.


  • 4 cups mineral water
1 teaspoon turmeric powder (or better a 3-inch root of fresh turmeric root, peeled)
1 teaspoon ginger powder (or a 4-inch fresh young ginger root, peeled)
  • coconut nectar or dark-liquid stevia, to taste
  • juice of a full lemon


Put water into a small pan and bring to a boil on the cooker.

Make sure that the water has come to a full boil.  Add turmeric and ginger to the boiling water and reduce to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.  This will extract the beneficial compounds from the turmeric and ginger.  Remove the pan from the heat.

Strain the tea into a cup through a fine-mesh strainer to filter out the particles of turmeric and ginger.  Add the nectar or stevia and lemon to taste.

May refrigerate or keep at room temperature over the day.

To fight a cold, add a red chilli which will also increase your metabolism too!


  • 1 cup mixed baby greens
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bunch of basil leaves
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 scoop Pea Protein

Optional Boosts (1 tablespoon each):

Camu powder- to boost vitamin C.

Hemp oil

Coconut Oil

Maca root powder-helps increase body temp and stabilize hormones.

Turmeric powder- anti-inflammatory.


Blend together in Vitamix or other blender and enjoy as low glycemic breakfast, lunch or snack!

The beauty of this smoothie is that it is rich in protein, essential fats, superfoods and phytonutrients.  Making it restorative, immune building and great for post work out.  The protein boosts metabolism for good weight management and the essential fats stop you feeling hungry for longer.


  • 1-2 scoops of protein powder (I like pea protein/hemp protein as it is alkaline)
  • 1 dsp of cold pressed flaxseed oil or hemp oil
  • 1 tsp of soya lecithin (non GMO this builds choline re brain function and emulsifies fats)
  • 1 tsp bee pollen rich in amino acids
  • 1-2 tbs of ground seeds – start with less and build up to tolerate texture – chia, flax sunflower and pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries of choice
  • handful of kale/baby spinach
  • ½ avocado for thicker texture
  • add in probiotics if using
  • 1 tbs almond butter option
  • no added sugar almond/hazelnut milk /brazil nut milk
  • 1 dsp of coconut oil


Adjust consistency by adding more nut milk/coconut water, sweetness by more berries the great thing about smoothies is there are no rules!  It is your taste that counts!


Add cinnamon to balance blood sugar, coconut oil re anti-fungal/increase energy.

Fresh young coconut flesh instead of milk.

Young coconut water to rehydrate post work out.

1 tsp of CAMU highest source of vitamin C.

1 tsp MACA powder for adrenals.

1 tsp of spirulina great increasing B12, and protein.

1 tsp Chlorella, a blue Green algae – detox.

2 tsp of raw cacao powder – great for children to hide the greens!

For superfood powders I like to use iherb and buy the NAVITA range, from Acai, to pomegranate and goji berry, these powders are raw and high in anti oxidants.  Making a smoothie can be a labour of love once you add in many different superfood powders but the net result is a power drink, rich in nutrition that is well absorbed by the body, boosting your immunity and well being.

Blend all ingredients together until smooth, may keep in the fridge over the day.