Hot Spicy Milk
With the average lifestyle getting more and more hectic every year, it’s no wonder that so many people struggle to get to sleep at night. This soothing, warming recipe is perfect just before bed, and can also help to nourish the nervous and reproductive systems. For a truly restful night’s sleep, take with 2 capsules of Night Time.
Golden milk of bliss
A warm nectar to nourish you deep inside. It helps to replenish your nervous and sexual energies. It is literally bliss in a cup. It’s a great relaxant so drink this one warm before bed. This has all the benefits of Nourishing Almond Saffron Elixir, but with the deeper calming properties of warm milk, nutmeg and ashwagandha. Almond - This delicious nut is sweet to taste, heating, heavy and oily in quality. It builds, strengthens and has aphrodisiac qualities that boost fertility. Cardamom pod - The aromatic essential oils in cardamom are used to help digest the highly nutritious fats in this replenishing elixir. Saffron - One of the remarkable things about saffron is that the colourful pigments are both water- and fat-soluble meaning its depression-lifting, blood-circulating, aphrodisiac qualities are easily extracted and only small amounts are needed. Turmeric root - A sprinkle of this golden magic helps bring warmth to your digestion and a little more life to your life. Because turmeric helps increase the flow of blood deep into your tissues and organs, it brings more nutrition and health to your whole body and mind. Nutmeg - Believed to ‘hold the energy in’, nutmeg is calming and helps to break the tiring sleep-awake-sleep-awake pattern of transient insomnia. Ashwagandha root - This is one of nature’s greatest gifts – it helps us sleep well, therefore giving us more energy. Its Latin name is Withania somnifera, alluding to its gentle soporific effects, which are accentuated when it’s used at night and with milk. Ashwagandha means ‘the smell of a horse’ – you won’t smell like a horse the next day, but you will wake with the grace, elegance and vigour of one.
Turmeric Gold Cocktail
Turmeric is one of our absolute favourite herbal superheroes. The potential benefits of this super-spice for our own wellbeing are so vast, which is why we created an entire range of teas and supplements in our Turmeric family. In India, the turmeric (Curcuma longa) root is known as the ‘Golden Goddess’. It has been used for centuries as a naturally powerful way to nourish and support the body. We've captured this golden goodness in our refreshing (not to mention delicious) Pukka-infused cocktail recipe, using our Turmeric Gold blend. Think classic mojito with a Pukka twist, this little beauty is the perfect cocktail (or 'mocktail' if you so wish) to serve up at social occasions or to enjoy on a warm, lazy day in the garden.
Courgette, Basil, Lime and Pistachio Cake
Courgette, Basil, Lime and Pistachio Cake with Avocado Lime Cream and Raspberry Jam
Coconut Lentil Lime Dhal
Dhal is a staple part of the Indian vegetarian diet. In this recipe, the humble lentil dish is transformed with zesty lime, creamy coconut and the palate cleansing flavours of fresh coriander and mint leaves. Like a hug in a bowl, this dhal makes a delicious main course, or can be served as a side dish.
Lentil dal and spiced roast cauliflower
This post was written by Hollie Grant, Owner of Pilates PT and author of The Model Method. I love Indian food, and the more fragrant it is, the better. This dal has a few components but they are all well worth the effort. I love serving this on a large platter so people can help themselves to the accompaniments. Lentils are an incredible source of fibre, which helps to maintain a healthy digestive system. This recipe also contributes two portions of vegetables to your five-a-day and is a high source of fibre and a source of protein. The mint yoghurt cuts through the spices of the dal beautifully.
Help Me Glow
Nettle leaf - A blood cleanser par excellence. Nourishing, cleansing and rich in chlorophyll, nettle has been used for centuries as a skin purifier. Fennel seed - Renowned for preventing fermentation in your digestion and reducing the build up of inflammatory heat-toxins (these might show as spots or cystitis). Its gentle diuretic effects helps to flush out impurities. Peppermint leaf - Wonderfully aromatic, peppermint is famous for cooling the skin, calming an itch and reducing redness. Dandelion root - Slightly bittersweet, dandelion root helps the body to detoxify by enhancing the work of the liver and bowels. Burdock root - Earthy and powerful, burdock root is known as an alternative, working to cleanse your liver, kidneys and bowels. It’s well-known for clearing facial blemishes. Red clover - Delicate and grassy, red clover blossom cleanses the skin and helps you glow. Turmeric root - Known as the Golden Goddess in India, turmeric is renowned for purifying the skin. Licorice root - This sweet root strengthens the kidneys and can help reduce skin inflammations. Lemon juice - This helps get your liver going in order to keep your skin clear and fresh. This recipe uses dry nettle, but you can collect your own fresh nettles in spring for a bright fresh tea. You can also dry the leaves for later use. Dry them on a plate or hang them somewhere cool for about a day. Extracted from Cleanse Nurture Restore with Herbal Tea by Sebastian Pole, photography by Kim Lightbody, is published by Frances Lincoln. Available from all good bookshops.
Majestic matcha crumpets
Our friends at the River Cottage have whipped up these indulgent recipes to celebrate our mutual love of all things organic. The classic crumpet recipe re-energised with our Majestic Matcha Chai herbal latte powder. This simple and satisfying recipe is the perfect weekend breakfast treat, especially during the winter time when you're looking for some quality hygge-time with your loved ones.
Three ginger vodka spritzer
One of our absolute favourites for helping to stoke your inner fires, ginger root is a dream come true for mixologists too. Both spicy and sweet, ginger can be just the ingredient to give a cocktail recipe a fiery zing and really bring it to life. We've taken things to the next step, by creating a cocktail syrup using our Three Ginger tea. This blend of sweet galangal, ginger and golden turmeric is both refreshing and warming so can be enjoyed come rain or shine. Serve up and enjoy with bourbon, tequila or (like below) vodka.