Peppermint hot chocolate mix – perfect for gifting!

Hi lovelies, I have been so excited to share this super easy recipe for peppermint hot chocolate mix with you guys! It is so delicious and beyond easy to make, I put this batch together in less than five minutes and I am planning on making at least 5 more batches tomorrow as it is absolutely perfect as a homemade foodie gift for hot chocolate lovers. Haha at least if you ask my hot chocolate obsessed little sister, she has already asked for a second batch and I just gave her this one earlier today!

I have a lot more recipes for super easy homemade foodie gifts coming to the blog in the next couple of days, I am hoping to have everything online by Thursday, so that you will actually have the time to buy the ingredients and make the gifts in time for Christmas – haha as you can tell I don’t believe in being in super good time, most foodie gifts will go bad anyways ;)

Peppermint hot chocolate mix - perfect for gifting!

Start by prepping the ingredients, chop the chocolate (I used a mix of milk chocolate and dark 70% chocolate), crush the candy canes by adding them to a bag and then use a hammer or a bottle to crush them and then measure everything. Now all there is left to do us to simply layer everything in a jar (I added 2 dl hot chocolate mix, 1 dl chopped chocolate, 1 dl crushed peppermint candy canes, another dl of of hot chocolate mix and 1 dl mini marshmallows), add the lid and decorate the jar a little if you’d like – and it is done, easy peasy right?!

I like to include directions on how to use the peppermint hot chocolate mix as well. For one serving simply warm up 250 ml (about 1 cup) of milk (I usually use oat or rice milk) and stir in about 3 heaping tablespoons of the hot chocolate mix (adjust amounts to your liking). Serve right away, enjoy! ❤︎

Note: The layering is solely for aesthetic purposes, it would be a lot more practical to just mix everything before adding it to the jar, but where’s fun in that?! ;)

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Golden turmeric latte

Golden turmeric latte
This warming, immune boosting and absolutely delicious turmeric golden latte is one of my new go-to’s in this cold and gloomy winter weather. As you might have noticed I absolutely love adding turmeric to my juices and food for an extra boost + nutritional benefits and I am always looking for new ways to incorporate the little wonder root into my diet. If you have any good recipes or ideas then please share ❤︎

I promise I will write a post all about turmeric soon, but until then let me just list a couple of the reasons why I try to incorporate more turmeric into my diet. Curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric, has anti inflammatory properties, is a strong antioxidant and it can help prevent alliergies. Furthermore, studies have shown that turmeric potentially can help prevent alzheimers and dementia + it can even help repress the growth of cancerous cells. You see why I love this stuff so much right?

Even though it might sound a bit strange, then it is important to add a pinch of black pepper to the latte as it helps the body absorb the curcumin, I promise you will not be able to taste it!

Find more recipes with turmeric right here and make sure to give my favorite matcha latte a try as well!

Golden turmeric latte
Ingredients – 1 serving:
1 cup (about 250 ml) almond or oat milk
1 heaping tablespoon finely grated fresh turmeric or 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/6 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil – optional
A pinch of black pepper
A little honey or maple syrup to taste – optional

Directions:
Simply add everything to a small saucepan and gently warm it – it should at no point boil. Whisk until frothy and heated through, if you want it super frothy then you can add the mixture to your blender and give it a quick pulse. Make sure to taste it and adjust the amount of sweetener and spices to your liking. When I use fresh ginger I usually strain it before serving. Serve right away, enjoy!

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Soothing chamomile tea with ginger, turmeric and honey

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This soothing chamomile tea loaded with superfoods is my go-to for comfort for my sore throat these days. I first tried this yummy combo at a cafe and I have been making it ever since whenever my throat starts acting up. It is so soothing and filled with goodness from chamomile flowers, ginger, lemon, turmeric and honey – sometimes I even add a little coconut oil as well for it’s antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Make sure to check out my favorite matcha tea latte recipe as well.

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Ingredients – 1 cup:
250 mililiter water
2 teaspoons chamomile lose leaf tea or 1 teabag
2 lemon slices
2 slices of ginger (or you can grate it)
A couple slices of fresh turmeric (or you can grate it)
1/2 teaspoon honey

Make sure to adjust the amounts of everything to you liking

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Directions:
Simply add everything to a small saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Take it off the heat as soon as it boils and let it steep for 3-5 minutes. I usually run it though a mesh strainer before serving, enjoy!

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Homemade healthified lemonade with strawberry

Homemade healthified lemonade with strawberries Homemade healthified lemonade with strawberries

Okay so the weather is still absolutely awful (seriously how can it rain this much?!), but hopefully it will clear up soon and then I have this delicious lemonade recipe ready for you to enjoy out in the sun. It is a healthified version sweetened with coconut sugar and strawberries, so fresh and delicious! ❤︎

You can find the recipe over on the Danish fashion magazine Costume’s website, where I share two brand new recipes every month:

Find the recipe right here!

The article is in Danish, but you can easily use an online translator (e.g. just copy-paste the recipe into Google Translate) and if you have any problems, then just let me know and I will help you :)

Homemade healthified lemonade with strawberries
Homemade healthified lemonade with strawberries

Vanilla matcha lattes (no special equipment needed)

Vanilla matcha lattes (no special equipment needed)

Vanilla matcha lattes are one of my absolute favorite things to drink – they are so incredibly delicious, energizing and good for you! I have been obsessed with matcha since last year when I first discovered it and I drink a cup of matcha tea almost everyday (simply mix matcha and how water) + I love to come up with new exciting ways to use matcha, but this one will always be one of my favorites! I first tried matcha lattes when I lived in LA last year and I have been hooked ever since, but it is only just recently that I started making them myself. I didn’t really have any of the equipment (milk steamer, milk frother etc.) and it just seemed like a lot of work for making myself a single latte, but then one day I decided to give it a go without all that jazz and it turned out amazing and delicious anyway! Some of you lovelies have been asking me how I make it after I posted a photo on snapchat (username: mokai_giraf), so I thought I would share my super easy guide on how to make it with you guys – I hope you like it!

I am also working on a Superfood Sunday post featuring matcha and its nutritional- + health benefits that I will share with you soon, it always takes a lot of time to put those kinds of posts together, but I love making them and sharing the knowledge :)

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Vanilla matcha lattes (no special equipment needed)

Ingredients – 2 lattes:
2 cups milk (I used oat milk)
1/2 cup water
2/3 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
1-2 teaspoons pure maple sirup (or your preferred sweetener)
2 teaspoons matcha – I use this brand (gift), but you can also buy it right herehere and here!

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Vanilla matcha lattes (no special equipment needed)

Directions:
Simply add the milk, water, vanilla powder and maple sirup to a small saucepan and heat it up while stirring – it shouldn’t reach a higher temperature than 80 degrees c // 160 f. When the mixture is warm add the matcha (I prefer to add it though a small metal sieve to avoid clumps) and whisk vigorously until everything is well mixed + nice and foamy. Pour the lattes into two cups and serve right away, enjoy!

I have seen that some add the matcha latte to a highspeed blender and give a quick pulse to make it extra foamy, which sounds like a great solution if you don’t have a milk frother – I haven’t tried that yet, but I will update this post when I have.

Vanilla matcha lattes (no special equipment needed)

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