Colour your Palette for Valentine’s Day
A great way to celebrate Valentine’s day starts with a great brunch such as a delicious smoothie, followed by fresh toasted bagels, homemade jam, and creative fresh fruit toppings, and finishing with a delicious fresh aromatic tea.
As you know, smoothies are ideal to start the day – an easy way to cleanse your system and ideal to re-hydrate your body after an evening slumber.
Cranberry Orange & Blackberry Smoothie
Makes 2 medium glasses
200g fresh cranberries ( or frozen if your prefer)
1 large orange (freshly squeezed)
2 tsp honey (to taste)
1 tbsp natural yoghurt
• Add cranberries, blackberries, orange juice and honey into blender and process.
• Stir in the natural yoghurt and serve immediately.
Smoothies are so easy to make as soft fruit or frozen fruit can easily be processed in a blender very quickly (especially frozen fruit). The red berry fruits produce a tangy flavour and are ideal to top up your intake of vitamin C. Blackberries are full of antioxidants and are a great immune booster.
Kiwi Chia Seed Jam
Makes approximately 150 g
4 kiwi fruit
3 tsp honey
2tsp orange juice
3 tsp chia seeds
• Wash and peel Kiwi fruit and chop into large chunks. Add the fruit, honey orange juice in blender and process until relatively soft.
• Add the chia seeds. Place in fridge for 25-30 minutes. Chia seeds should now have thickened the jam consistency.
Easily refrigerated in a tightly-fitted screw top jar and will be fine for at least a week (if it lasts that long!). Ideal to serve on toasted bagels or use as a topping on porridge or even with a bowl of natural yoghurt.
Kiwi fruit is high in vitamin C and chia seeds are a great addition for your fibre intake plus a good source of natural plant protein.
Toasted Bagels with Fruit Toppings
2 good quality bagels
Kiwi chia jam (or fruit of your choice)
Red berry selection
• Spread one half with thick layer of cream cheese and top with berry selection
• Spread second half with butter and kiwi chia jam and serve immediately.
Aromatic Rose Petal Tea
Approximately 175g rose petal tea (depends on aromatic you prefer your tea)
• Add the rose petals to teapot, add boiling water and infuse for at least 5 minutes, strain into cups.
• Add honey to taste and enjoy!
Making one cup is easy – just fill an unbleached paper tea filter with 3 tsps rose petals and place in a mug. Add boiling water and infuse. Remove tea filter.
Rose petal tea has a beautiful rose colour – brings a delight to the senses (aromatic and smooth taste). Ideal if you wish to de-stress and need a calming drink.
Enjoy this special Valentines Day brunch, with flavours to tempt your tastebuds and your senses.
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