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Rose Rhubarb Midsummer Mead

3 litre / 0.8 gallon water⠀
1,5 litres / 0.4 gallons rhubarb stalks, cut to pieces⠀
5 dl / 2 cups wild rose petals⠀
1 vanilla pod⠀
2 dl / ¾ cup local organic honey ⠀
5 dl / 2 cups cane sugar⠀
¼ tsp dry yeast⠀

Place the water, rhubarb pieces and rose petals into a big saucepan. Cut the vanilla pod lengthwise and add to the mixture. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes on medium heat. Strain out the liquid, pour back into the saucepan and stir in the sugar & honey until dissolved. Let cool until body temperature.

Measure about half a cup of the liquid into a small bowl/cup and stir in the dry yeast. Mix until fully dissolved. Pour back into the saucepan and stir well. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for 18-24 hours.

Remove the foam from the surface. Take sterilized glass bottles and pour 1 tbsp sugar in each. Pour in the mead. Put the bottles in the fridge and let them stand there for 2-4 days. Don’t seal the bottles too tightly and let the carbonic acid out every once in a while so that the bottles don’t explode. Enjoy cold with floral ice cubes.

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Dalgona Chaga Coffee

2 tbsp instant Chaga coffee
2 tbsp xylitol or coconut sugar
2 tbsp boiling hot water

Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and whip with a hand mixer for about 2-3 mins until fluffy and holds stiff peaks.
Spoon dollops of whipped coffee on top of your drink, such as strawberry milkshake.

Strawberry Shake

1 can full-fat coconut milk, cooled
1/2 cup strawberries, frozen
1 ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla extract
+ optional: 1/2 tsp turmeric & couple of grinds black pepper

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

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Apple Cinnamon Mocktail

for two

1/2 organic apple
1-2 tbsp organic honey or coconut maple syrup
1/2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup fresh water
ice cubes
bubbly water/mineral water

Puree the sliced apple, honey or syrup, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, grated ginger and water in a blender or with a stick mixer. Pour the mixture into two glasses and add a couple of ice cubes. Fill the glasses with bubbly water. Serve & enjoy! (Add a dollop of your favorite spirit to make it a cocktail, if you like)

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Vanelja’s Blueberry Latte

1-2 tablespoons blueberries
1,5 cup oat milk, or other vegan milk
1/3 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla powder

Place all ingredients into a blender. Then warm the mixture quickly in a saucepan. Taste and add more spices, if needed. Enjoy with coconut syrup or raw organic honey. Enjoy right away!

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Pink Latte, Golden Latte, Green Latte and Blue latte to sooth your soul

Pink Latte

1 cup unsweetened vegan milk (such as almond milk, oat milk or hemp milk)

1 tsp beet powder (or a small cube of cooked beetroot)

½ tsp ceylon cinnamon

⅓ tsp ground ginger

1 tsp raw organic honey or maple syrup or agave

1 tsp coconut oil

 

Golden Latte

1 cup unsweetened mylk (such as almond milk, oat milk or hemp milk)

½ tsp turmeric

½ teaspoon cinnamon

⅓ tsp ground cardamom

a pinch of ground nutmeg

1 tsp raw organic honey or maple syrup or agave

1 tsp coconut oil

 

Green Latte

1 cup unsweetened mylk (such as almond milk, oat milk or hemp milk)

1 tsp matcha powder

⅓ tsp chlorella

¼ tsp ashwagandha

⅓ tsp ground ginger

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp peppermint extract or fresh mint leaves

1 tsp raw organic honey or maple syrup or agave

1 tsp coconut oil

 

Blue Latte

1 cup unsweetened mylk (such as almond milk, oat milk or hemp milk)

¼ tsp blue algae powder (like Blue Majik)

¼ tsp ashwagandha

⅓ tsp ground ginger

juices of half a lemon

1 tsp raw organic honey or maple syrup or agave

1 tsp coconut oil

 

Pour the milk into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk all the ingredients – except honey, if you’re using it. Cook on a low heat for about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan, let cool slightly and add the sweetener, honey or syrup. Top with ceylon cinnamon or beet powder, if you like. Enjoy warm!

Tip 1: You can also warm the milk and then pour all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and frothy.

Tip 2: If you want to play with colors, make different colors of lattes, scoop off some froth from the surface and mix the froths to different colors of lattes, like pink froth to golden latte, yellow froth to pink latte and so on.

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  • 2 fresh figs
  • 2 cup pistachio milk (or 0,25 cup pistachios and 2 cup of water)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • +1 tsp rose water (optional)

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Check the taste and add some seasoning or sweetness if desired. Enjoy!

PISTACHIO MILK

  • 2 cup pistachios (salt-free)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp of organic honey (or one fresh date)
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder

Soak the pistachios in the water for a few hours. Drain the soaking water and rinse pistachios. Place nuts, 3 cups of water, honey and vanilla to a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the nut milk through a fine sieve, cheese cloth or nut milk bag. Store the pistachio milk in the refrigerator in a sealed bottle or a glass jar. Shake before use and enjoy! Use within a week.

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Smoothie:

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 ¼ – 1 ¾ cups almond milk (or oat milk or other desired milk drink)
  • 1 banana
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • ½ tsp ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder

Mix all ingredients (except the raspberry layer) in a blender until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add enough liquid to get the desired thickness. Taste and add seasoning or sweetness if desired. Put in the fridge until you’ve made the raspberry filling.

Raspberry layer:

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds

Puree the raspberries in a bowl and mix with honey. If you use frozen raspberries, let them thaw and use only the berries, not all the juice. Add chia seeds and allow to thicken for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, prepare the coconut whipped cream.

Coconut Whipped Cream:

Get the Instructions HERE.

On top:

cardamom & cinnamon
raspberries

Assembly:

Pour smoothie to glasses until half full . Add a layer of raspberry filling and fill up the glass with smoothie. Add coconut whipped cream on top. Sprinkle some cardamom, cinnamon and raspberries on. Serve and enjoy!

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ALMOND MILK

  • 2 dl of almonds
  • ½ dl of water
  • 2 dates
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla powder

Soak the almonds for 5 hours or overnight or use without soaking. Blend almonds, dates, and water into a smooth mixture in a blender. Strain the pulp for example with a cheese cloth. Season with pure vanilla powder.

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OAT MILK

  • 2 dl rolled oats
  • ½ dl water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Rinse oats and soak them for about half an hour or overnight. After soaking, rinse the oatmeal in order to get out the “oat slime”. Put the oatmeal to a blender with the water. Add water if you want your milk to be more watery. Blend at full speed for about 15 seconds. Strain the milk and remove the remaining pulp for any future use. Rinse the blender and pour the milk back in. Blend again and strain again. Add desired spices. Store in a fridge and use within 4-5 days. Shake before use!

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SESAME MILK

  • 2 dl sesame seeds
  • ½ l of water
  • 4 dates
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Soak the sesame seeds for about 6 hours or overnight. Soak the dates in separate container. Rinse the seeds. Add the water, seeds and dates into a blender. Blend at full speed for about 30 seconds. Strain. Add the spices and stir. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight bottle or jar and enjoy within 4-5 days. Shake before use!

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CASHEW MILK

  • 2 dl cashew nuts or other desired nuts
  • ½ l of water
  • 2 dates

Soak the nuts overnight, or use without soaking. Rinse and blend all together, season/sweeten as desired, strain and enjoy.

HEMP MILK

  • 2 dl hemp seeds or other seeds of your choice
  • ½ l of water
  • 2 dates

Soak the seeds overnight or use without soaking. Rinse, blend with water, season as desired, strain, enjoy.

RICE MILK

  • 1 dl of rice
  • 0.8 l of water
  • vanilla bean

Boil the rice and vanilla bean in water until the rice is cooked. Remove the vanilla bean and blend the mixture in a blender. Allow to cool down, sweeten if necessary and strain the drink.

QUINOA MILK

  • 1 dl quinoa
  • 0.8 l water
  • 2 dates

Rinse the quinoa. You might want to soak them overnight and rinse in the morning again. Cook quinoa in water until done. Pour into blender and add a couple of dl of water. Blend and add more water if necessary. Spice up/sweeten as you like and strain the drink.

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GINGER ALE EXTRACT

(sugar-free)

Thick, about 15 cm piece of fresh ginger

6 dl of water

4 tbsp organic honey

Peel the ginger, chop it and put the pieces into a blender. Add water and honey. Blend in full speed for about 30 seconds. Pour the mixture into a sealable glass jar and let it sit in the refrigerator for a day. Pour the mixture in a blender and mix again. Strain and take the pulp out, for example using a filter fabric. Keep the ginger ale extract in a closed glass jar or bottle in the refrigerator and use to spice up your drinks. Shake every time before using. Use within a couple of weeks or pour the mixture into an ice cube tray, freeze and use the ice cubes in your drinks.

GINGER ALE PUNCH

3 dl ginger ale extract

1 l sparkling water

3 limes

1 large lemon

A big bunch of fresh mint leaves

Slice the lemon and limes into wedges or slices. Pour the ginger ale extract into a punch bowl. Add sparkling water and pieces of lemon, lime and mint leaves. Add ice cubes, serve and enjoy!

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