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Let's get Christmassy...drink up!

Its getting a little Christmassy around here now! Wooooo

As soon as December hits it get's me in the mood (as you could probably tell by my Michael Buble comments in a previous post!)

I've been crazy busy making boxes of Wholeplus goodies... a big box of Gingerbread balls went of to Saviour Snacks earlier this week as did a big box of chocolate Toppers to a new heathy fast food restaurant called Nourish- based up in sheffleld. I'm so excited to be involved with these companies as they echo the real food philosophy that i am all about. I have a few more collaborations in the works too. I have been selling boxes of the  'festive balls' to many friends and family and via the website and it makes me warm inside to think lots people will be eating my healthy tasty treats and not just all the typically Christmas candies!!

How cute are these little gingerbread balls.... it took a while to package all 80 of them up!

How cute are these little gingerbread balls.... it took a while to package all 80 of them up!

Festive food is obviously one big part of Christmas but festive drinks are another! What are your favourite tipples... do you go for alcoholic or not?  It's so cold at this time of year i often often go for shot fruit punch to take off the chill but today i have something a little different for you!

I recently created another mini ebook for the Real Food Source to accompany their special Gluten Free Christmas 'baking bundle' (UK peeps- just so you know it's a really good deal!)

Here is a little teaser of the book- it's another FREE DOWNLOAD for everyone around the world with handful of festive recipes to inspire you- you can download it here. This time it was a collaboration of both my recipes and their own so that means that not all are vegan (eggs are used in two of the recipes) but there is no dairy, gluten or refined ingredients in any of the recipes.

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I wanted to share with you my simple vegan 'egg nog' smoothie with you today, it's taken directly from the book. I have a few more drinks in the works and I am also really curious as to the festive drinks and their names in other parts of the world.

I'd love to know what your favourite Christmas drinks are for beating the chilly winter weather, and for those who live in hot climates....what is your classic Christmas drink?

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Recipe: Vegan 'egg nog' smoothie

Ingredients:

Serves 2

  • 1 frozen banana (approx 80g)
  • 50g coconut milk powder 60% oil* dissolved in 50g hot water
  • 150g cold water
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

2-3 drops rum extract (or add actual rum to sub a little of the water!)

Method:

Blend all ingredients together until very smooth. Best served immediately.

* I purchased my coconut milk powder from the Real Food Source but you could substitute with approx. 70ml regular coconut milk just as easily.

 

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