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Cold Brewed Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea

October 8, 2015

Cold Brewed Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea

Drinking enough water on a day can be quite a challenge for me,¬†because – let’s be honest about it – drinking water can be a bit boring. Often I spice up my water with some lemon or lime juice, or infuse it overnight with some fresh mint. There was also a time when I was really into¬†drinking cold brewed green tea. Often¬†I drank more than a liter of it per day! Although I try to limit my caffeine intake now, I still really enjoy a nice glass of unsweetened cold brewed tea.

When you cold brew tea, the result is much smoother with less of an edge from tannins, than if you would brew the tea with hot water. If you are normally not so fond of green tea, trying a cold brew once really makes a huge difference. The same goes for this pretty pink Cold Brewed Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea. Although herbal teas tend to have less bitterness than normal teas in general, hibiscus tea can sometimes turn out a little bitter too. Cold brewing it definitely gets rid of that completely.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade with Lime, Mint, Vanilla and Ginger

September 10, 2015

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Rhubarb is one of those veggies¬†that you almost can’t call a vegetable in the classical eggplant-cucumber-peas kind of way.¬†It’s flavor is too sour and sweet, and it just contains too much liquid to be cooked like normal vegetables.

But… I love it nevertheless!¬†‚̧ԳŹ

I think strawberry rhubarb crumble is one of the most delicious desserts you can have, and a simple rhubarb compote served with some yoghurt makes a great breakfast. Unfortunately though, other than using it for dessert or breakfast, rhubarb is not very versatile.

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Lime Mocktail Smoothie

April 2, 2015

Lime Mocktail SmoothieI am definitely a lime lover, especially in drinks, because MOJITO! Yum! Today for breakfast Marco and I had this amazing mocktail smoothie. Because of the pressed lime and lime zest it really is super delicious and has that incredible lime zing. The added yoghurt also brings in some coolness, so this is the perfect summer smoothie in my opinion. We normally have smoothies as breakfast, but this one is delicious enough to have as a small lunch or as a snack! The secret ingredient here really is the lime zest, it really adds an intense flavor to the smoothies.

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