Friday, 10 July 2015

Summer Drinks Idea: 3 Simply & Healthy Spiced Iced Latte Recipes


Ladies and gents, get your blenders at the ready. You're going to be firing those bad boys up pretty shortly.

I'm feeling pretty smug this morning, as I've just discovered another epic blogger: Mira Manek.

Mira is a fabulous food blogger who is on a mission to change our perception of Indian food as being sometimes quite heavy or overly indulgent cuisine - so she's created a huge range of delicious, healthy Indian food recipes.

She's also a whizz at healthy summer drinks recipes, and she's sent us three of her spiced iced latte recipes to try!

If you're looking for an ice cold, refreshing, healthy drink for this glorious summer weekend, these are perfect - not only are they super simple and much healthier than most recipes, they only use three ingredients (and two of them are the same for all three recipes!)


Ingredients for Spiced Iced Latte recipe

For each latte, you start with:
  • 400ml almond milk
  • 3 dates


Then, you simply add:


Cinnamon Iced Latte:  ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
Health Benefits of Cinnamon: Antioxidant rich Cinnamon can regulate blood sugar levels, is a natural anti-inflammatory, can reduce heart disease and has been shown to lead to various improvements for Brain Health.

Fennel Iced Latte: 3 teaspoons fennel seeds
Health benefits of Fennel: Fennel is an excellent source of vitamin C, folate, potassium and dietary fibre and is on of the best antioxidant and anti-inflammatory foods. Fennel is used to treat anaemia, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, colic, diarrhoea, respiratory disorders, menstrual disorders, and can benefit eye health.

Saffron Iced Latte: one pinch saffron
Health benefits of Saffron: Vitamin rich Saffron contains important antioxidants that help protect the human body from oxidant-induced stress, cancers, infections and promotes overall well-being of the body. Saffron also works wonders for hair and skin.

How To Make It:

1. Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend, pour into glasses with ice and serve. 

NOTE: You will need to blend the fennel for longer to ensure all the seeds are broken and blended.

Happy weekend, everyone! Go forth and be refreshed.

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