Ginger Zinger was recently introduced by James White Drinks.

If you enjoy ginger you will love this innovative ginger shot. I love the taste now and think it will be even more refreshing as the weather warms up.

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This is ginger for the true ginger lover – a 7cl shot for purists, made with 26% crushed ginger juice, 57% apple juice and 17% water and absolutely nothing else. The Ginger Zinger gives off some serious heat, enough to give you a real jolt and is a great alternative to caffeine loaded coffees and energy drinks. It’s also 100% natural (no nasty preservatives, artificial colours or flavours) and certified organic by The Soil Association.

As I try to get healthier and certainly to cut down my addiction to coffee, the Ginger Zinger can only help.

The characteristic flavour and aroma of the ginger comes from three volatile oils, namely: gingerols, shogaols and zingerone – hence the Ginger Zinger!

Apart from the taste, another factor that makes James White Drinks’ latest development so interesting is the use of pressed ginger juice, rather than ginger flavourings. The taste is quite distinct as the heat from real ginger comes more slowly and less intensively than expected. It is softer but, with 26% of the new Ginger Zinger made of ginger juice, when the zing arrives you definitely know about it!

The benefits of ginger date back thousands of years and are widely known and published to include relief from nausea and arthritis, along with the immune system boosting benefits.

James White Organic Ginger Zinger is available now, with an RRP of £1.49 for a handy 7cl shot, which can be kept in your bag or pocket ready to give you that intense pick up.

Stockists include Amazon and Planet Organic and it can also be purchased online at www.jameswhite.co.uk.

Here is green smoothie recipe featuring an old favourite avocado and a new one kale.

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Ingredients

• 1/2 an avocado

• Juice of 1/2 a lime

• 4 ice cubes

• A handful of kale

• 1 scoop flavoured protein powder

Method

• Place ingredients in goblet

• Screw blade attachment lid onto the goblet

• Twist goblet onto base

• Power on and turn speed up to high for about 30 seconds until the ideal consistency is reached

This recipe works well in the Kenwood Sport2Go which we are experimenting with before writing up our review. We are having lots of healthy eating fun thanks to Kenwood.

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Banana Protein Smoothie recipe for breakfast treat time.

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Ingredients

• 1 medium banana

• 4 ice cubes

• 1 scoop flavoured protein powder

• 250ml almond milk (add more for a thinner consistency)

Method

• Peel and chop banana

• Place in the goblet with all other ingredients

• Twist on the blade attachment

• Twist the goblet to the base

• Blitz the mixture for around 30 seconds on the highest speed

This recipe works well in the Kenwood Sport2Go which we are experimenting with before writing up our review. We are having lots of healthy eating fun thanks to Kenwood.

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Healthy Truffles – is that even possible?

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Truffles needn’t be only made with chocolate, these creamy tasting truffles speckled with a fresh fruity raspberry burst are great served straight from the fridge. Rich in calcium to aid bone strength and density they are also a good source of protein and they are low in sugar.

Makes 16

Prep 15 minutes

Chill 1 hour

Ingredients

150g/5oz rindless French soft goats’ cheese

1 teaspoon runny honey

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch salt

75g/3oz raspberries

25g/1oz pistachio nuts, finely chopped

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

Method

◾Add the goat’s cheese, honey, vanilla and salt to a bowl and fork together until just mixed. Add the raspberries break up with the fork and lightly mix into the goats cheese mix.

◾Scoop heaped teaspoons of the mixture on to a small baking sheet to make about 16 rough shaped mounds.

◾Spoon the chopped pistachio nuts on to a saucer and the cocoa on to a second saucer. Roll half the truffles in to the pistachio nuts, one at a time until evenly coated then add to petites four cases.

◾Roll the remaining truffles in the cacao, add to petites four cases then chill for at least 1 hour until firm. Pack into an airtight box, store in the fridge and eat within 2 days.

Cook’s tip

Serve these tasty healthy truffles with coffee for a tasty snack.

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Valentines Day Breakfast in Bed can be the perfect start to a romantic day for you and your loved on. Try this Raspberry and Chocolate Granola recipe for something that little bit fruity and different.

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Serves 4

300g of raspberries

600ml of almond milk

100g of rolled oats

200g of buckwheat groats

50g of coconut flakes

100g of honey

50g of coconut oil

3 tbsp. of raw cacao powder

1 tsp of vanilla extract

Method

Preheat the oven to 170C

Mix the oats, buckwheat groats and the coconut flakes together.

Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan and mix in vanilla extract, cacao powder and honey together in a small saucepan on a low heat until fully melted.

Pour this over the dry mix and stir well together.

Line a large baking tray with baking paper or two small trays. Spread out the granola so it is evenly spaced.

Bake for 20 minutes until golden and crunchy.

Allow the granola to cool then place grab a glass and fill it half with the granola and top with the fresh raspberries until its ¾ full and then pour over the top almond milk and enjoy!

Tip: The granola can keep in a plastic container or sealed jar in the fridge for 3-4 days.

How do you get fruity on Valentines Day?

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