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Rebel Kitchen Granola Mix

We’ve slaved away in the kitchen making the perfect granola recipe so you don’t have to. Make big batches to last you the week. We won’t judge if you eat the whole lot in one go either 😉

Ingredients:

125ml Maple Syrup
2 tsp of Coconut Oil
1 tsp of Cinnamon
300g Gluten Free Oats
150g of Mixed Seeds
100g Dried berries (cranberries)
50g Coconut Flakes (optional)
Chai Mylk (around 125/150ml)

Method:

Pre heat the oven to 160C, melt the coconut oil in a pan and mix it with the maple syrup and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add the oats and mixed seeds and then bake on a baking tray for 15 mins. Add the remaining dried ingredients and bake for a further 10-15 mins.

Enjoy!

 

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10 healthy habits to carry into the New Year

Most of us approach the New Year from the disenchanting stance of giving something up. Lots of things. Things that we like. As if the post-Christmas comedown wasn’t hard enough….

Instead, why not focus on the positive sentiment of starting something new? Habits take time to build but lots of small steps in the right direction equate to bigger, more positive changes over time. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together our top 10 healthy habits to carry into the New Year.

The best part? You don’t need to give up a single thing. Amen.

THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND GOAL SETTING

Less than 10% of us who set resolutions stick to them. Why? Because we’re unrealistic when it comes to goal setting. They say it takes up to 21 days to form a new habit but in actual fact it’s much longer. Try two months – or 66 days to be precise (according to studies). In other words, we significantly underestimate the time and effort it takes to make (or break) a habit.

The point being, change is slow – and it’s a process. It’s important not to judge ourselves harshly if we do slip up. So embrace the process, enjoy the journey and keep it real all the way.

HEALTHY HABITS TO START RIGHT NOW:

  1. Sign up to something new

 Whether it’s a reading club or Salsa dancing, a fun new activity will broaden your social group and give you the feel-good boost – and is proven to lower blood pressure and levels of depression too. Nourishment for mind, body and soul. 

  1. Move more

You don’t need to join a gym to get fit. Just get out there and get moving. Regular cardio, even low-impact walking, is still exercise. And it’s one of the single best things you can do to impact your physical and mental health for the better. Try to build in 20 minutes of this each day. 

  1. Drink more green tea 

Green tea is more than a caffeine-boost. It’s an antioxidant-rich, metabolic-enhancing elixir that could even protect against diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Plus, it won’t give you the jittery side effects of one too many coffees. Drink up.

  1. Schedule 10 minutes of meditation or quiet time each day

Clear space to be alone, without distraction, for 10 minutes a day. It’s an opportunity to declutter the mind and destress, which will contribute to a more positive relationship with yourself and others. It’s one of the least selfish things you could do for yourself this year.

  1. Donate your time: volunteer 

Volunteering your time to others improves overall happiness and mental wellbeing. It can also enrich your sense of purpose in life. As little as an hour of your time each week for all that? Priceless.

  1. Surround yourself with positive people

Commit your time to people who lift your spirits and make you laugh – there are plenty of places we can go to find stress without our friends being one of them. It could be one of the most positive things you do for your health this year.

  1. Create a better sleep environment 

The quality of our sleep can affect our physical, emotional and mental health – so create the best sleep environment possible. Make your bedroom a technology free zone after 9pm. Invest in a mattress comforter or cosy throw. Make the bedroom (and sleep) your sanctity.

  1. Make just one healthier food replacement this year 

For example, replacing a sugary soft drink with a naturally sweet coconut water (check out our special offer in Waitrose) or confectionary chocolate for a Rebel Kitchen Mylk. Start small and build in more over time. The changes will soon add up.

  1. Drink water. Lots of it

The best advice never gets old. Make drinking more water the habit that sticks. It flushes out toxins, aids digestion, relieves fatigue and reduces headaches. Make sure you get your 2 litres a day.

  1. Keep it real 

Remember – don’t make your new habits absolute. Because it’s not about perfection. It’s about balance, loving yourself and striving towards a direction that fits in with your life. Here’s to 2017.

 


 

 

 

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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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Rebel’s Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Coconut Whipped Cream

Give this winter-warming classic some kick with a dash of peppermint. Top with Rebel’s favourite dairy-free alternative to cream; whipped coconut (of course).

ingredients: (serves 1)

1 330ml Rebel Kitchen Organic Chocolate Mylk

A few drops of peppermint extract

1 can of organic coconut milk

Optional Extras:

Cacao nibs and fresh mint for decoration

method:

Whipped Coconut Cream:

The key to a successful whipped cream is keeping all your ingredients and cooking utensils uber-chilled.

  1. Refrigerate the can of coconut milk for 8 hours or overnight. Also place metal mixing bowl and beaters in the refrigerator or freezer 1 hour before making the whipped cream.
  2. Open can of coconut milk. Take care not to shake it. Scoop coconut cream solids into cold mixing bowl. Reserve remaining liquid for another use.
  3. Whisk coconut cream using electric mixer (with chilled beaters) on medium speed; turn to high speed. Beat for approx. 7-8 mins or until stiff peaks form.

Hot Mylk:

  1. Heat mylk slowly in a saucepan for 4 minutes, or until desired heat. Then add the peppermint extract to taste.
  2. Pour mylk into a big mug, scoop the coconut cream on top, then garnish with fresh mint leaves and cacao nibs. Serve immediately and enjoy! (preferably with sleigh bells ringing in the background)

Tip: Dust a light sprinkling of cinnamon or cardamom powder over the top for added Christmassy fragrance.

enjoy!

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Rebel’s Easy Chai (Vegan) Eggnog

Nothing says Holiday Season quite like eggnog. Try our improvised dairy-free version, dialled up with a splash of Bourbon.

Well, ‘tis the season…

ingredients: (serves 4)

2 x 330ml Rebel Kitchen Organic Chai Mylk

1 Ripe banana

A few drops of Vanilla extract

A pinch of freshly ground nutmeg

Optional Extras:

50ml Bourbon (cheeky)

method:

1.Pour Chai Mylks into a blender. Add ripe banana, nutmeg and vanilla extract. If using, add bourbon/rum at this stage too.

2. Blend until the banana has mixed with the liquid and you have a smooth, rich consistency.

3. Pour into a glass tumbler and add ice cubes if you want it extra cold. Serve. Soak up that holiday spirit and be merry!

Enjoy!