Bubble Milk Tea

I’ve finally made it. A homemade version of my favourite Asian drink! Before you start your happy dance (because, yes, I admit that is exactly what I did), check your local Asian grocery stores. In New Zealand I couldn’t find bubble-tea-worthy tapioca pearls. You want the specific ones for making this drink…

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Cooling Mint & Cucumber Smoothie

This smoothie is an instant chiller with its subtle coconut and mint. The colour perfectly sums up the taste – light, creamy, and fresh! If you wanted to go hardcore green, you could always add some baby spinach leaves, too. You may replace the frozen mango with banana if you’re…

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Easy Iced Coffee

You may not go for instant coffee. That’s just fine by me – but the beauty of it here is in no waiting for brewing or chilling. Just pour, shake, and drink! If you do want the real deal, replace the 1/3 cup boiling water and coffee powder with a…

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Hazelnut Chocolate Thickshake

I love my thickshakes, and this is a decadently gorgeous one. Dark with cocoa, rich with hazelnut, and slightly sweetened with rice malt syrup, you’ll wonder why breakfast doesn’t always taste this good! Psyllium adds fibre to this, while cottage cheese and milk provide calcium, protein, and fat. Hazelnuts bring…

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Creamy Golden Kiwifruit Thickshake

Being a New Zealander, I love my kiwifruit. However, nicely-ripe green ones are pretty hard to come across – so I usually settle for gold. Well, they certainly shine in this healthy thickshake! I found the most wonderful, wide straws while in Auckland the other day. After searching for them…

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Mocha Custard Drink

Sounds weird? Well, I’m not turning away from a thick, creamy, chocolate-y drink to warm me up in winter. Nope. The butter and milk make this filling, as well as providing fats, protein, and calcium. Cocoa adds antioxidants, and its tryptophan always picks you up when dreary weather approaches. This…

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Green Feijoa Smoothie

Feijoas are just starting to come into season here in New Zealand, and I’m loving it! They’re my favourite non-tropical fruit, and super delicious in a green smoothie. I used a mixture of different green vegetables – cooked (frozen) spinach and peas, a handful of fresh watercress. You can add…

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