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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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