Ayran (Turkish yoghurt drink)

Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 cups natural yoghurt 2 cups chilled water 2 teaspoons dried, crushed mint leaves pinch of salt Method Place yoghurt and water in a blender, blend until mixture turns smooth and ..

Carrot, Apple and Orange Juice

Ingredients (Serves 4) 8 carrots, washed and cut into halves 4 apples, washed and cut into quarters 4 oranges, peeled and cut into quarters Method Put carrots, apples and oranges through the juicer, 1 pie..


Chai is a spiced black tea which originates in India. It can be brewed in milk with honey or sugar to taste. Ingredients (Makes 3-4 cups) 6 green cardamom pods, crushed 4 whole cloves 1 cinnamon st..

Hot Cocoa

Nothing so comforting in winter as a cup of hot cocoa. If you’d prefer a low-fat hot chocolate, leave out the milk. Use soy or rice milk for a dairy-free version. Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 teaspoons cocoa powder ..

Iced Lemongrass Tea

Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 stalks lemongrass, very finely sliced 2 cups boiling water 2 cups soda water 2 tablespoons honey Method Place sliced lemongrass in a teapot, pour 2 cups boiling water over it. Cove..

Iced Spiced Green Tea

Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 tablespoon green tea (or 6 tea bags) 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half 6 whole cloves 4 slices lemon 1 tablespoon honey 4 cups (1 litre) boiling water Method Place g..

Lemonade with Fresh Mint Leaves

An easy party drink for designated drivers when you're entertaining. Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 cups cold water juice of 4 lemons 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, left as whole Metho..

Mango, Banana and Tofu Smoothie

This is a variation on the protein shake. Tofu provides the protein, fruit and fruit juice together make a very refreshing drink. Totally satisfying even without milk. Again mix it in 2 batches. Ingredients (Serves..

Mim's Hot Cold Tea

If you have got a cold, or thinking about getting a cold or flu, drink this delicious tea and you're bound to feel much better. In your favourite teapot or plunger, combine the juice of one lemon and add half ..

Pear and Ginger Juice

Simply delicious. Ingredients (Serves 4) 8 ripe pears, washed and quartered 12cm piece of ginger Method Put pears and ginger through the juicer. Stir well Add a little cold water if ginger tas..

Peppermint Tea with Ginger

Warming and soothing for the tummy. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 tablespoon peppermint tea-leaves (or 6 teabags) 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons grated ginger 1 tablespoon honey 4 cups (1 litre) boiling w..

Protein Shake

This protein shake is fast, delicious and covers just about all major food groups. Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 cups milk 8 tablespoons protein powder 2 tablespoons ground LSA 4 bananas chopped 2 cups berrie..

Spiced Tomato Juice

A variation on the Virgin Bloody Mary cocktail...with a spicy twist. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 litre bottle unsweetened tomato juice juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 8 drops Tabasco sauce 1 t..

Superfoods smoothie

Mim is somewhat cynical when it comes to superfoods, when Dubbo nutritionist and friend, Jennifer Price told Mim about a smoothie she'd just invented, Mim knew she had to have the recipe to try it...and share it. ..

Vegetable Cocktail

Ingredients (Serves 4) 8 carrots, washed and cut into halves 1/2 celery, washed and cut into half 4 beetroot, washed and scrubbed, cut into quarters 12cm piece of ginger 4 lemons, peeled and quartered bunc..