Recipe: Honey & Nut Shake

There used to be this couple from Kirkwood who came through to Port Elizabeth once a month to sell their nuts and seeds at Art in the Park. Whenever I had the fortune of spotting them, I would purchase their powdered seed mixture that quickly became a sort of favourite of mine. It was simply a mixture of sunflower, sesame, pumpkin and linseed that had been popped into a food processor and turned to powder. I mention this because I have found this powder to be an incredible source of extra protein to add to my shakes. Not only does it add extra flavour, but it adds a bunch of extra yumminess as well. And – if you’re having a problem – linseed can be great for constipation.

Now, the couple has retired so I no longer get seed powder from them, but it is easy enough to make a seed/nut powder combination of our own. Just add seeds and/or nuts and powder them up in the food processor. Do keep in mind that it may be best to keep the powder in the fridge as that will keep it fresh for as long as possible.

Then: make a very yummy shake!

1 cup milk/soymilk

2 tablespoons of vanilla Herbalife shake

1 teaspoon honey (or even just a teaspoon tip if you don’t want it to be too sweet)

1 heaped tablespoon of seed/nut powder (or more if you like – but remember the linseed swells a bit)

Mix it all together in your shaker and enjoy!

Formula 1

Recipe: Turbo Tea

One of my favourite ways to start the day is with what I have been affectionately referring to as “turbo tea”. I must admit…the name comes purely from a love of alliteration, but since one of the ingredients on the list is the Herbalife Thermojetics Concentrate, I reckon that “turbo” is a safe description.

As a coffee drinker I am the first to understand how hard it is to get out of the morning coffee habit. If nothing else, coffee drinkers like myself attach a romanticism to it, which far outweighs the energy benefits of the caffeine boost in the first place.

You wake up.

You have your coffee.

You are ready for the day.

There is a loveliness to the ritual.

I must admit that personally this was one of the hardest health changes for me to make. Not because I really “need” the coffee, but because I need the ritual.

I have, however, managed to exchange it for something else and I must admit that the change has brought with it a kind of glowing state of content. I of course have no scientific reason to give you for the change, I can only admit that I am quite enjoying my coffee replacement.

Now, the Herbalife Thermojectics Herbal Concentrate is an excellent product on its own, but after reading up on the benefits of apple cider vinegar I came up with my turbo tea.

Turbo Tea

1 mug boiling water

1 thick slice of lemon

1 serving of original Herbalife Thermojetics Herbal Concentrate powder

1 splash of organic apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

I find that this drink makes a great replacement for the morning coffee ritual. The strong flavours are somehow energising and relaxing at the same time. I can’t help but feel as if I am doing my body a favour by feeding it this concoction, which is gentle on my stomach and pleasant to taste.

Do you have a favourite healthy wake-up drink?

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Recipe: Orange Thermo

I do believe that it is very important to make sure that you never get bored of the products we use to keep us healthy so I’m always looking for new ways to spice things up a little. Usually I drink my thermo plain, which is great, but because it’s citrus season here in the Eastern Cape I’ve been adding orange slices to my usual multiple cups of thermo tea. It’s amazing what something as simple as a slice of orange (yes – orange!) can do to subtly change the flavour of this already refreshing drink. Try it. And then tell me if you think it’s yummy!

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