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Rebel’s Revitalising Ginger, Cucumber & Smoothie

Our guts could probably do with a bit of TLC after the festive overindulgence – this revitalising smoothie will help put the spring back in your step.

Healing properties in ginger help to soothe the digestive system, the fruit and veg are nutrient-dense, and the coconut water is loaded with antioxidants and electrolytes. The perfect combination to help reset your health. 

ingredients:

1 250ml Rebel Kitchen Raw Coconut water

½ cucumber

1 generous chunk of fresh ginger

1 ripe banana

2 large handfuls of fresh spinach

Ice cubes

Serves one.

method:

Add all ingredients to your blender. Blend for 1 minute or until the texture is a smooth consistency and the ice cubes have disintegrated.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

 

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How to microadventure in the UK

Heard of a microadventure? The term was coined by adventure-explorer Alastair Humpreys and refers to an adventure that’s “short, simple, local, cheap” and sometimes as accessible as your own back yard.

As well as being heaps of fun, they tend to require minimal planning. So what’s holding you back? Get out there and explore!

Here are some microadventures for you to consider as early as this weekend…

Camp out and stargaze in your back garden

Remember when you’d set up makeshift dens and forts in the back garden as a kid? Basic, fun, and it always felt like a mini adventure. Why not replicate that feeling again? Pick a dry night. Then go alfresco, bring blankets, wrap up warm and watch the twinkly stars.

Tip: Drink hot chocolate from a thermal flask #childhoodnostalgia. Or sub for wine, depending on what you’re getting up for the next day.


Embrace the 5-9

Humphreys encourages people to embrace ‘out of work hours’ as the time to microadventure, suggesting that we’re only limited by our perception of when this type of stuff can take place. There are all those hours between leaving work at 5pm and getting into the office at 9am where you can indulge in some adventure. You just need to switch your mindset. So Google where the nearest hills are, flee the office promptly and pitch up overnight mid-week. Check out some of his recommendations here.

Tip: Bring a sleeping bag, tent, and toothbrush to work. Keep it fuss-free and simple. Have fun keeping your microadventure schtum to colleagues the next day.


Go Wildswimming

Does what it says on the tin. Discover places where you can go wild swimming in the UK and explore the beautiful pockets of nature nestled right on your doorstep. It may not be the Mediterranean Sea but hey, we’re hardy Brits, we know the drill. Get on the really wild side and go skinny-dipping (if you dare).

Tip: Definitely don’t forget your towel and hoodie.


Sunrise in Richmond Old Deer Park

 If you’re lucky enough to live anywhere close to beautiful Richmond Park then it’s definitely worth sacrificing the lie in one day to experience this. Enjoy the solitude of London at dawn, and the almost ethereal scenes of deer silhouettes grazing on the Park’s lush green. You can guarantee a spectacular sunrise. Good news is that the Park’s open 24 hours for pedestrians until Nov. 

Tip: Leave your phone at home and enjoy a technology free zone. And don’t stand too close to the deer… 


Moonlight hike

Go for a walk at night. Whether it’s through fields or even just exploring your local neighbourhood after hours, appreciate how things come to life in a new way when your senses are tuned into different surroundings. Plan it mid-week or at the weekend. You can even search for groups to do this with, just Google Moonlight walk groups UK.

Tip: Leave your music at home. Listen to nature, rather than what’s on your iPod.


 

 

 

 

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Coffee Mylk Ice Cream

Coffee Mylk Ice Cream

Cashew and Coffee Ice Cream. What dairy free dreams are made of. Made by Caitlin from @thecleandiary. Super simple and we can guarantee it tastes amazing. Get ready for a little party in your mouth!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 carton coffee mylk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Cacao powder for dusting
  • An extra expresso shot, optional for a stronger flavour
  • A handful of chopped walnuts, optional

Method:

  • Put the cashews in a bowl with the coffee mylk and cover, then leave overnight to absorb and soften
  • In the morning, put the mix into a blender or food processor along with the maple syrup and blend until smooth
  • Put the mix into an air tight container and place in the freezer
  • After one hour, stir the mixture, and then again after another hour to help it set evenly
  • Once frozen, remove 10 minutes before serving
  • Serve in scoops, dusted with cacao powder

 

Check out more of Caitlin’s amazing recipe’s here: thecleandiary.com

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If you like Pina Colada…

Pineapple Mint Cooler Smoothie

Tropical fruit, fragrant mint, refreshing coconut and a kick of ginger make this smoothie the ideal accompaniment to a hot summer’s day. Rum optional 😉

Don’t forget your sunnies!

  • 250ml Rebel Kitchen Coconut Water
  • Quarter mango
  • Quarter pineapple
  • Handful of spinach
  • Quarter of a cucumber
  • A handful of mint (stalks can be included too!)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • A few ice cubes (optional)

Throw it all in a blender, whizz till smooth, enjoy!

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Two Ingredient Chocolate Pudding

TWO INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE PUDDING.

Two ingredients and you’re golden. Treat yourself to this Chocolate Mylk Pudding by blogger of the month Plant Based Judy. Serves two. Or one big one for yourself. We aint judgin’ 😉

INGREDIENTS: 

 – 1 x 330ml Rebel Chocolate Mylk.

– 2 tbsp corn flour (starch)

– (extra sweetener & cacao powder optional and to taste. mix with cornflour in step 1)

METHOD:

– Mix corn flour with 1 tablespoon of the milk to form a paste.

– Add rest of the Mylk and whisk by hand until smooth.

– Pour into a pan & heat on high until bubbling.

– Reduce heat whilst stirring continuously until a thick pudding forms.

– Take off heat and pour into 2 glasses.

– Allow to set in the fridge until chilled & serve with coconut cream and fresh berries.

For more from PBJ. (how cute): http://plantbasedjudy.tumblr.com/

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