Recipes 

Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

Ingredients

150g  Cashew nuts

80g Pistachio nuts, shells removed

1 bag Aldi Berry mix

1 bag Aldi Dark chocolate chips

50g Unsalted butter

75g Set honey

2 tbsp Soft brown sugar

Method

Crush the nuts in a mixing bowl. I prefer to leave mine in slightly larger pieces for added crunch in the final bars. Add the fruit to the nut mixture and set to one side.

Place a heatproof mixing bowl/jug in a pan of hot water. Add the honey, sugar, and butter to the jug, along with any extra seasonings you fancy. Melt them together until smooth.

Combine the wet and dry mixtures, mixing thoroughly. Line a square dish/tray with baking paper and grease the inside.

Transfer the mixture into the dish, pressing it firmly into the corners.

Cool in the fridge or freezer until fully set.

Chop into bars and enjoy! Wrap each one in baking paper and store in the fridge for up to a week.

If you like, melt some chocolate and drizzle over the top or make a yoghurt coating and give them a lovely white base (recipes for this can be found all over the internet!)

If you use this recipe, please give me a shout-out 🙂

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Yogi Tea (as seen on Yoga With Adriene) 

Ingredients

Small handful black peppercorns (around 20-30)

Small handful cardamom pods, crushed with the flat of a knife (around 15-20)

2-3 cinnamon sticks

Large pinch of cloves (around 10-15)

Approx. 1″ ginger, sliced or chopped

Black tea (I use one decaf teabag, but just use as much as you like depending how strong you want it)

1/2 – 2/3 pan boiling water (approx. 1.5 litres)

Method

Boil up the water on the hob and add all of the ingredients.

Reduce to a simmer and leave for half an hour at least. Remove the black tea when desired strength has been achieved.

Strain and drink hot or cold. Can be stored for approximately a month.

I like to store mine frozen, for example in the freeze-your-own ice cube bags you can buy so that it lasts longer 🙂

Again all credit goes to Adriene.