Raw Chocolate Cheesecake

Raw chocolate cheesecake

This decadent raw chocolate cheesecake is just the thing to treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Raw cacao is a well-known aphrodisiac. When you eat chocolate you get an increase in endorphins, which are the same chemicals you release when you are in love. Cacao also contains phenylethylamine, a chemical that boosts dopamine levels, which increases your feelings of desire.

Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Raw Chocolate Cheesecake


Base:
1 cup whole almonds
6 medjool dates
¼ cup desiccated coconut
2 heap Tbsp cacao powder
1 Tbsp water
Filling:
1 ½ cup cashew nuts
½ cup cold pressed coconut oil
3 Tbsp 100% maple syrup or raw honey
¾ cup coconut milk
¼ cup cacao powder


Method:
Soak the cashew nuts overnight or for at least 3 hours.

Blend all base ingredients together in a food processor until well combined and crumbly.
Line a loaf tin with plastic wrap or baking paper.
Press base mixture into the bottom of the tin and place in the freezer for 30 minutes while you make the filling.
Place drained cashews and other filling ingredients into your food processor and blend until creamy and smooth.
Pour half of the filling mixture over the base and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Blend remaining mixture with ¼ cup cacao powder.
Pour chocolate filling on top and then put back in the freezer for around 3 hours.
Leave out of the freezer for 10 min before serving to soften slightly.
Decorate with flowers, fresh fruits nuts, seeds or coconut flakes.

Serves 8.

TEA PAIRING: This gorgeous raw cheesecake pairs perfectly with a cup of Bodhi Organic Black BeauTEA or HonesTEA.

Iced Detox Tea

Detox Tea

Help cleanse your body with this tasty Iced Detox Tea. Made with fantastic liver cleansing herbs such as schisandra and dandelion root this iced tea helps enhance liver detoxification then assists with the removal of toxins from the body. This iced tea is also loaded with vitamin C goodness and antioxidants to help combat free radical damage in the body along with supporting immune function and skin health.

Iced Detox Tea


1 cup iced Bodhi Organic PuriTEA*
1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
Squeeze of lemon
Ice


Method:
Combine your tea and juices and serve over ice in a tall glass.
Drink immediately to reap the most vitamin C goodness from your citrus fruits.

Makes 2 glasses.

*2 tsp Bodhi Organic PuriTEA in 1 cup boiling water brewed for 4 mins.

Healthy Lamington Cake

Healthy Lamington Cake Recipe

Here’s a healthy twist to an old Aussie favourite. This gluten-free and lactose-free strawberry lamington cake is sure to be a hit on Australia day. This cake provides plenty of protein to help keep blood sugar levels balanced, antioxidant-rich phenols and beneficial unsaturated fats for heart health, magnesium for healthy nervous system function, and zinc and vitamin C to support immune health.

Healthy Lamington Cake


1 3/4 cup almond meal
1/3 cup raw honey or maple syrup
4 organic eggs
1 tsp baking powder (gluten-free)
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or essence
5 large strawberries and extra for decorating
For the topping:
½ cup cold pressed coconut oil
2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp raw honey or 100% maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut cream
3/4 cup shredded coconut


METHOD

  1. Place all cake ingredients in your food processor (except strawberries) and blitz until well combined.
  2. Stir through 5 large diced strawberries.
  3. Lightly grease a cake tin with coconut oil then pour in cake mixture.
  4. Bake on 180°C for 45 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. To make the chocolate, place coconut oil, cacao, honey, and coconut cream in a small saucepan and gently stir on on low heat until well combined.
  6. Allow cake to completely cool then cover cake in chocolate mixture, spoon mixture down the sides so it is well covered. It will be a little runny but will set when you put it in the fridge.
  7. Cover cake with shredded coconut, pressing coconut around the sides of the cake. Then place in the fridge for 30 min to set.
  8. Top with strawberries and enjoy!

Iced Tea Cocktail, Chai Irish Cream

Bodhi Organic Teas make the perfect healthy iced tea cocktail, Chai Irish Cream, with Masala Chai a delicate blend of medium-bodied black tea and rich aromatic spices, with earthy cinnamon highlights

[ Iced Tea Cocktail, Chai Irish Cream ]


1 cup chilled Bodhi Organic Masala Chai *
2 heap tsp raw honey or maple syrup
2 shots Baily’s Irish Cream or Kahlua (or Tia Maria)
Ice
Cinnamon stick as garnish


Method:

Fill a glass with ice and pour over chilled Masala Chai.
Add Bailys and honey and stir.
Garnish with a stick of cinnamon.
Makes 2 glasses.

* Place 1 Tbsp of Bodhi Organic Masala Chai with 1 cup of milk of your choice in a small saucepan, and heat for 5 minutes. Strain and place in the fridge to cool.

Iced Tea Cocktail, Green Tea Mojito

Bodhi Organic Teas make the perfect healthy Iced Tea Cocktail, Green Tea Mojito. ViridiTEA has a hint of jasmine giving this delicately flavoured green tea blend a unique freshness and vitality that is not only delicious, it also has the benefit of all the powerful antioxidants found in a certified organic green tea.

[ Green Tea Mojito ]

1/2 cup chilled Bodhi Organic ViridiTEA *
2 limes, cut into wedges
4 heap tsp raw honey
Handful mint
2 shots white rum
Ice


Method:

Place lime wedges in the bottom of a glass with a small handful of mint.

Drizzle with honey and then muddle.

Fill the glass with ice, and then top with chilled tea and rum.

Makes 2 glass.

For a mocktail replace the alcohol with sparkling mineral water.

* Using a tea infuser brew 1 tsp of ViridiTEA in 1 cup of near boiling water for 3 minutes, then put in the fridge to cool.

Iced Tea, Orange and Passionfruit

Bodhi Organic ViridiTEA makes the perfect healthy iced tea, orange and passionfruit. ViridiTEA with a hint of jasmine gives this delicately flavoured green tea blend a unique freshness and vitality, and all the health benefits that come with a certified organic green tea, including boosting cardiovascular and liver health, reducing the risk of cancer and protecting the skin from premature ageing. This beautiful iced tea is so refreshing and is full of vitamin C and antioxidant goodness to support immune health and promote youthful glowing skin. Perfect for summer BBQ or dinner parties.

 

[ Ice Tea, Orange and Passionfruit ]


250 mls chilled ViridiTEA*
250mls orange juice
1 large passionfruit
Lychees garnish
Ice
For a Cocktail Iced Tea version: Add 2 shots of citrus vodka.


Method:

Fill 2 glasses with ice and lychees.
Combine chilled tea, orange juice and passionfruit.
Pour over ice and top with more passionfruit.
Optional: To make a cocktail add 2 shots of citrus vodka
Makes 2 glasses.

* Using a tea infuser brew 1 tsp of ViridiTEA in 1 cup of near boiling water for 3 minutes, then put in the fridge to cool.

Iced Tea Cocktail, Pomegranate with Hibiscus

Iced Tea Cocktail, Pomegranate with Hibiscus

Bodhi Organic Teas make the perfect healthy Iced Tea Cocktail, Pomegranate with Hibiscus. Using LongeviTEA a perfect antioxidant tea blend of sweet and tartness to delight and enliven the senses. 

This ruby red tea is refreshing with subtle fruity undertones. Perfect served hot or as an iced tea with fresh lime or citrus fruits. Made with 100% certified organic hibiscus, rosehip, apple, white tea and goji berries.

[ Pomegranate with Hibiscus ]


250 ml chilled Bodhi Organic LongeviTEA *
150 ml pomegranate juice
2 shots vodka
Squeeze fresh lime
Ice
Garnish with mint leaves and slices of lime and fresh berries


Method:

Place ice in a tall glass. Pour over chilled tea and pomegranate juice.
Add a squeeze of fresh lime and vodka.
Garnish with slices of lime and mint leaves and fresh berries.
Makes 2 glass.
For a mocktail replace the alcohol with sparkling mineral water.

* Using a tea infuser brew 1 heap tsp of Bodhi Organic LongeviTEA in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Place in the fridge to cool.

Iced Tea Cocktail, Ginger Pineapple and Lemongrass

Iced Tea Cocktail, Ginger Pineapple and Lemongrass

Bodhi Organic Teas make the perfect healthy Iced Tea Cocktail, Ginger Pineapple and Lemongrass. This delicious cocktail uses ZesTEA  a fresh and flavoursome lemon tea,  vibrant and uplifting with a delightful harmony of ginger and zesty lemon. 

[ Ginger, Pineapple & Lemongrass ]


250mls Chilled Bodhi Organic ZesTEA*
200mls pineapple juice
2 shots vodka or white rum
Ice


Method:

Combine iced tea, pineapple juice, and vodka.
Pour over ice and garnish with mint and pineapple slices.
Makes 2 cocktails.

For a mocktail replace the alcohol with sparkling mineral water.

* Using a tea infuser brew 1 tsp of ZesTEA in 1 cup of boiling water for 5-10 minutes, then put in the fridge to cool. Leave for 10 minutes for a stronger brew.

Iced Tea Cocktail, Hibiscus & Rosehip Cosmopolitan

Iced Tea Cocktail, Hibiscus & Rosehip Cosmopolitan

Bodhi Organic Teas make the perfect healthy Iced Tea Cocktail, Hibiscus & Rosehip Cosmopolitan. Featuring LongeviTEA a delightful antioxidant tea blend of sweet and tartness to enliven the senses.

[ Hibiscus & Rosehip Cosmopolitan ]


200mls chilled Bodhi Organic LongeviTEA*
200mls cranberry juice
2 shot vodka
2 shot Cointreau
Squeeze fresh lime
Berries
Ice


Method:
Fill a tall glass with ice.
Combine iced tea, cranberry juice and vodka and Cointreau with lime.
Pour over ice and garnish with berries and lime slices.
Makes 2 cocktails.

For a mocktail replace the alcohol with sparkling mineral water.

* Using a tea infuser brew 1 heap tsp of Bodhi Organic LongeviTEA in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Place in the fridge to cool.

Iced Tea, Pineapple & Mint Frappe

Bodhi Organic Teas Make the perfect healthy Iced Tea, Pineapple & Mint Frappe. This awesome frappe uses VitaliTEA an invigorating tea, exceptionally uplifting with its fresh minty taste and soft orange and ginger undertones. VitaliTEA contains withania and siberian ginseng which are two of the best adrenal tonic herbs that help boost vitality and improve the way the body deals with stress. Pineapple is a fabulous source of protective antioxidants and vitamin C that are important for beautiful glowing skin and a strong functioning immune system. Pineapple also contains bromelain, a protein-digesting enzyme that helps improve digestion and the absorption of nutrients from foods eaten. Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce pain and swelling in the body. Mint is another excellent digestive herb which helps ease digestive complaints such as bloating and wind.

 

[ Pineapple & Mint Frappe ]


2 cups frozen pineapple pieces
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup chilled Bodhi Organic VitaliTEA*
2 heap tsp honey
Handful mint leaves
2 handfuls of ice


Method:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until well combined.
  2. Pour into 2 large glasses and garnish with mint.

* Using a tea infuser brew 1 tsp of VitaliTEA in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 minutes, then put in the fridge to cool.

Iced Tea Cocktail, Rosemary Grapefruit Greyhound

Bodhi Organic Teas make the perfect healthy Iced Tea Cocktail, Rosemary Grapefruit Greyhound. This refreshing cocktail uses ZesTEA our fresh and flavoursome lemon tea, vibrant and uplifting with a delightful harmony of ginger and zesty lemon. Grapefruit is a wonderful source of vitamin C and protective antioxidants which help support immune health and great skin. Ginger is an excellent herb used to improve circulation and dampen inflammation in the body.

This gorgeous cocktail is ideal for summer parties and Christmas celebrations with family and friends.

[ Rosemary and Grapefruit Greyhound ]


250mls chilled Bodhi Organic ZesTEA*
200mls freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
2 Tbsp raw honey
2 shots vodka or white rum
Ice
Rosemary for Garnish


Method:

  1. Combine iced tea, grapefruit juice, honey and vodka.
  2. Pour over ice and garnish with rosemary and slices of grapefruit.
    Makes 2 cocktails.

For a mocktail replace the alcohol with sparkling mineral water.

* Using a tea infuser brew 1 tsp of ZesTEA in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 minutes, then put in the fridge to cool.

Gluten-free Banana Bread

Gluten-free Banana Bread

This lovely light Gluten-free Banana Bread is full of taste and nutritional goodness.

Bananas are one of the best sources of vitamin B6, which is needed by the body for a healthy nervous system. They also contain the amino acid tryptophan which is in charge of producing serotonin. Serotonin has a calming effect on the brain, acting as a mild sedative and helps us feel good during times of stress. Bananas are rich in potassium, which not only helps to keep the heart healthy it does wonders for your sex drive. Potassium (along with B vitamins) are needed for the production of the sex hormones in men and women to promote a healthy love life. Potassium is also important for boosting bone health, helping to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Bananas are also one of the few fruits that contain a type of fibre called resistant starch, which support and maintain the health of our colon by promoting healthy levels of “friendly” bowel bacteria.

This banana bread makes a delicious afternoon treat with a cuppa or tasty breakfast topped with some ricotta and a drizzle of honey.

Gluten-free, dairy-free

Gluten-free banana bread

3 medium ripe bananas

3 organic eggs

2 tablespoons raw honey

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

1/4 cup cold pressed coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 cups almond meal

1/4 cup chia seeds

Handful of roughly chopped almonds for topping
 


Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 160 C and line a square baking tin with baking paper.

2. Combine bananas, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, eggs, bicarb and lemon juice in your food processor.

3. Add the almond meal and flaxseed and mix well.

4. Pour your batter into the tin, decorate with chopped almonds and bake for 1 hour until a skewer comes out cleanly from the centre.

5. Remove from the oven, drizzle in a little honey and allow it to cool before removing it from the tin.

TEA PARING:  Bodhi Organic HonesTEA or Black BeauTEA go beautifully with this Gluten-free Banana Bread.