Gluten-free Strawberry & Lemon Tea Cakes with Chia Jam

These delectable gluten-free 'Strawberry & Lemon Tea Cakes with Chia Jam' make a delicious healthy afternoon tea treat with a cup of tea. Strawberries are a fantastic source of protective antioxidants called anthocyanins, which neutralise damaging free radicals in the body and decreases the risk of chronic disease such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and premature ageing. Coconut flour is a rich source of dietary fibre, containing almost double that of wheat bran. According to a 2016 study  consuming coconut flour can help reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol levels and help protect against cancer and type-2 diabetes.  This cake also provides plenty of protein which helps keep blood sugar levels balanced and sugar cravings at bay.

Gluten-free and dairy-free.

Strawberry & Lemon Tea Cakes w/ Chia Jam


½ cup coconut flour

2 ½ tsp gluten free baking powder

Pinch sea salt

6 organic eggs

¼ cup raw honey

1/3 cup cold pressed coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract

Juice 2 tbsp and zest ½ lemon

Strawberries for topping

Handful roughly chopped almonds for topping

Jam:

2 cups strawberries

2 heap Tbsp chia seeds

3 Tbsp raw honey


Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160*C. Lightly grease a 12 hole muffin tin.
  2. To make the jam place strawberries, chia seeds and raw honey in your food processor and blend until well combined. Pour into a small saucepan and heat on low for around 6 minutes, until your jam starts to thicken. Pour into a glass jar and allow to cool. Leftovers will last for a week in the fridge.
  3. Place all ingredients in your food processor (except strawberries and almonds) and blend until well combined.
  4. Slice whole strawberries thinly.
  5. Pour mixture into your muffin tin and arrange 4 strawberry slices on each cake and then put almond pieces in the centre of each.
  6. Bake for 35-40 min or until a skewer comes out cleanly.
  7. Allow to cool and then enjoy.

Makes 10 small cakes.

TEA PAIRING: Our Bodhi Organic ZesTEA or SereniTEA goes perfectly with these Strawberry & Lemon Tea Cakes with Chia Jam.

 

Raw Chocolate Caramel Kisses

Stopping at just one is not an option with these decadent Raw Chocolate Caramel Kisses. Their gorgeous soft creamy caramel centre made with tahini and dates is so delicious your guests wont believe its good for you. The nourishing ingredients in this recipe are packed with calcium, protein, beneficial fats, zinc and magnesium. These important nutrients are needed for strong healthy bones, optimal nervous system function and immune health.

Raw Chocolate Caramel Kisses


Base:
¾ cup whole raw almonds
1 ¼ cups rolled oats
4 medjool dates (remove pit)
6 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
Pinch sea salt
Filing:
15 medjool dates (remove pit), soak in hot water for 15min
5 tbsp tahini
5 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Topping:
120g dark chocolate


Method:

  1. Place almonds and oats into your food processor and pulse until you have a fine consistency. Add dates, coconut oil and sea salt and blend until well combined and mixture starts sticking together. If your mixture is too dry you can add another tbsp of coconut oil.
  2. Place a sheet of plastic wrap over a small holed cup cake tray, or use a silicon cup cake tray. This makes your kisses easy to remove. Place the base mixture evenly into each whole and press down well with a back of a spoon. Put in the freezer while you are making your filling.
  3. Place all filling ingredients into your food processor and blend until smooth and well combined. Pour mixture evenly on top of your base and then put back in the freezer for 40 minutes until set.
  4. Once your filling has set melt your chocolate in a small bowl in a water bath and then pour over the top of the filling. Place some chopped nuts on top and then put back in the freezer to set.
  5. Remove your kisses from the freezer 5 minutes before eating to let them soften a little. Then enjoy!

Makes 10 Raw Caramel Kisses.

Tea Pairing: These delicious Raw Caramel Kisses pair perfectly with Bodhi Organic Black BeauTEA and Masala Chai.

Gluten-free, Blackberry Coconut Cake

Coconut lovers this Gluten-free Blackberry Coconut Cake is for you. A perfect healthy afternoon treat with a cup of tea. Coconuts are full of nutritional goodness. Coconut flesh is an excellent source of dietary fibre and contains vitamins B, C and E and minerals iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Coconut oil is rich in beneficial medium-chain fatty acids which help boost metabolism to increase fat burning, along with being a great source of energy for the body and brain.

Gluten-free, Lactose-free

Gluten-free, Blackberry Coconut Cake


3 large organic eggs
1 cup coconut milk
⅓ cup coconut oil
⅓ cup raw honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup blanched almond meal
2 tablespoon coconut flour
1 ½ cups desiccated coconut
Topping:
1 x 400ml can coconut cream
2 tsp raw honey
Punnet Blackberries


Method:

1. It is important that you put your coconut cream in the freezer for an hour so the cream sets on the top.
2. Preheat your oven to 180*C. Line a round cake tin with baking paper and greaze up the sides with coconut oil.
3. Place eggs, coconut milk, melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract in a small bowl and mix well.
4. In a separate bowl add almond meal, coconut flour, and desiccated coconut, and mix well.
5. Mix wet ingredients into dry and combine well.
6. Pour into your cake tin and bake for 35 minutes or until your cake starts to go golden.
7. To make the coconut icing turn your coconut cream can upside down and take off the lid. Pour out the liquid and scoop out the cream left on top. Blend this with some honey and then wait until your cake is completely cooled before spreading it on top. If you don't wait until your cake has cooled your icing will melt.
8. Decorate with blackberries and keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.

TEA PAIRING: Try pairing this Gluten-free, Blackberry Coconut Cake with Bodhi Organic SereniTEA or ZesTEA.

 

Orange, Turmeric and Pistachio Cake

Gluten Free Cake

This beautiful gluten-free cake is lovely and moist and full of delightful citrus flavours. It’s packed with goodness, including dietary fibre for good digestive health, beta-carotene for healthy vision, zinc and magnesium, needed to support healthy reproductive and nervous system function. You will also get a good dose of protein from this grain-free cake. Almond meal is a nutritious alternative to regular flour in cakes, which gives a lovely light texture and provides vital amino acids needed to build and repair the body.

Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free

[ Orange, Turmeric and Pistachio Cake ]


2 organic oranges
5 organic eggs
1/3 cup honey + 1 heap tbsp
2 cups almond meal
½ cup organic polenta or cornmeal
½ heap tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or essence
Decorate with slices of orange, flowers, roughly chopped pistachios


Method:

1. Preheat oven to 170*C.
2. Grease a large cake tin with some coconut oil and cut out a circle of baking paper for the bottom of the tin. This will prevent your cake from sticking.
3. Place whole oranges (with skin) in a large pot of boiling water and simmer for 1 hour with the lid on.
4. Once oranges are cooked, cut them in quarters and place them in your food processor.
5. Add all the other ingredients to your food processor and blend until mixture is smooth and well combined.
6. Pour mixture into cake tin and bake for 50-60 minutes, until a skewer comes out cleanly from the centre.
7. Drizzle cake in honey.
8. Allow cake to cool and then decorate with fresh fruit, flowers, pistachios and serve.

Delicious served with natural yoghurt.
For high tea use a square tin and cut your cake into small squares.

Tea pairing: Bodhi Organic ZesTEA goes beautifully with this Gluten Free Orange, Turmeric and Pistachio Cake.

Chocolate & Raspberry Coconut Cakes

High Tea Recipes

High Tea Recipes: These perfect little Chocolate & raspberry coconut cakes are ideal for a Mothers Day High Tea, or any other occasion.
They’re grain-free and packed with dietary fibre. Coconut flour contains very high levels of fibre, almost double that of wheat bran. Adding coconut flour to your diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol levels and help protect against cancer and type-2 diabetes. Raw cacao contains powerful antioxidants called phenols that offer protection against cardiovascular disease.

Gluten-free, dairy-free

[Chocolate & Raspberry Coconut Cakes]


½ cup coconut flour
2 ½ tsp baking powder
Pinch sea salt
6 organic eggs
¼ cup raw honey
1/3 cup cold pressed coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
¼ cup raw cacao powder
1 cup raspberries, frozen or fresh, extra for topping
Decorate with dried rose petals


 

Method:
Preheat oven to 160*C. Place muffin cases in a muffin tray.
Place all ingredients in your food processor (except raspberries) and blend until well combined.
Gently stir through raspberries.
Pour mixture into muffin cases and place another 2-3 raspberries on top of each cake.
Bake your cakes for around 30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out cleanly from the centre of the cakes.
Allow cakes to cool and then enjoy.

Makes 10 mini cakes.

Tea pairing: Enjoy these delicious chocolate & raspberry coconut cakes with our Bodhi Organic LongeviTEA, for a delightful fruity fusion. For more traditional black tea drinkers our Bodhi Organic Black BeauTEA is a lovely match.

Raw Cheesecake with Berries

Raw Cheesecake with Berries

This wholesome ‘Raw Cheesecake with Berries’ is jam-packed with nutritional goodness and tastes so good your friends and family won’t realise it’s actually good for them.
This cheesecake is proof that eating healthy can taste delicious too.
Cashews are a wonderful source of protein, fibre, zinc, magnesium and healthy unsaturated fats. Having a protein and fibre rich treat is the best way to keep blood sugar levels balanced and sugar cravings at bay. Fresh berries are loaded with vitamin C and are abundant in antioxidants which the body needs to protect itself against chronic diseases, promote healthy glowing skin, and to strengthen the immune system.

Gluten-free, dairy-free

[ Raw Cheesecake with Berries ]


Base:
½ cup whole almonds
¼ cup desiccated coconut
¾ cup medjool dates, pit removed
Filling:
2 cups raw cashew nuts, soaked overnight
2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
¾ cup coconut milk
3 tbsp 100% maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
Juice of 1 lemon
¾ cup fresh blueberries
¾ cup raspberries


Method:

  1. Soak cashew nuts overnight in water.
    Place dates, almonds, and coconut in your food processor, then pulse until well combined, with some small pieces of almond through it.
    Press date mixture into a cheesecake tin, lined with baking paper. Then place base in the freezer while you are making the filling.
  2. In your food processor place drained cashews, coconut oil, coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla bean paste, and lemon juice, and blend until you have a smooth and creamy consistency.
  3. Pour half of the mixture over the base, spreading it out evenly.
  4. Place raspberries evenly over the filling, pressing them into mixture.
  5. Add blueberries to food processor and blend with the remainder of your filling mixture.
  6. Pour blueberry filling over your raspberry layer then place it in the freezer for 3 hours. Take your cheesecake out of the freezer 20 min before serving.

Serve topped with fresh berries, almonds, coconut flakes, mint or you can make a raspberry coulis to drizzle over the top.

Serves 4.

For high tea make in a muffin tin for little individual cheesecakes.

Tea pairing: Serve Bodhi Organic ViridiTEA or HonesTEA with this gorgeous raw cheesecake with berries recipe.

Strawberry Bliss Balls

Strawberry Bliss Balls

These moreish strawberry bliss balls are a delicious healthy treat for you and your family. Packed with protein these balls will supply vital amino acids to build and repair the body, along with zinc, magnesium, and beneficial unsaturated fats required for a strong functioning immune system, and healthy nerves and skin. With an afternoon cup of tea this delicious protein and fibre rich treat is a great way to prevent those afternoon munchies, as they will help curb sugar cravings and will keep you going until dinner.

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegan, Raw

Strawberry Bliss Balls


1 cup cashews or almonds
8 medjool dates, remove pit
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
2 heap tbsp plant-based vanilla or berry protein powder
1/3 cup mixed seeds (hemp, sunflower, pumpkin)
¾ cup diced strawberries
Extra coconut to roll


Method:

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until well combined and crumbly. If your mixture is too moist add extra coconut and seeds.
Roll into small balls, then store in the fridge until ready to eat.

 

Tea pairing: These delicious strawberry bliss balls pair perfectly with Bodhi Organic Black BeauTEA and HonesTEA.

Vegan Cookies

These tasty vegan cookies are just what you need for a healthy afternoon snack with a cup of tea. Full of fibre and protein these satisfying cookies will help keep blood sugar levels balanced along with providing important nutrients like zinc, vitamin E, magnesium and beneficial unsaturated fats.

For chocolate lovers try adding a handful of good quality dark chocolate pieces, or drizzle chocolate over the top of your cookies.

Dairy-free, wheat-free, vegan

Vegan Cookies

1 1⁄2 cups whole oats
40 g desiccated coconut
50g pepitas
50g raw whole almonds
90g 100% maple syrup
50g cold pressed coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
7 medjool dates, deseeded
2 Tbsp hemp seeds or flaxseeds (extra for topping)


Method:

Preheat oven to 160*C, and line a cookie tray with baking paper.
Place all ingredients in your food processor and pulse until well combined.
Form 2 Tbsp balls of mixture, place on your cookie tray and press down with a fork. Sprinkle with hemp seeds and press them into the top of your cookies.
Bake for around 25 minutes until golden brown.
Allow to cool completely before eating. Stores well in airtight container in the fridge.
Makes around 12 cookies.
TEA PAIRING: Our Bodhi Organic Masala Chai or Black BeauTEA go perfectly with these earth cookies.

Gluten Free Raw Cacao Balls

Gluten Free Raw Cacao Balls

These nutritious Gluten Free Raw Cacao Balls pack a nutritious punch. Hemp seeds are a great source of plant protein and vitamin E, and they provide the perfect balance of heart healthy polyunsaturated fats and essential fatty acids (omega-3 and 6). Hemp seeds are high in the amino acid arginine and gamma-linolenic acid, which are both beneficial for lowering the risk of heart disease.
Cocoa is another fantastic food that helps support cardiovascular health. Cacao is a rich source of powerful antioxidants called phenols that help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan

Raw Cacao Hemp Balls


1/c cup whole almonds
6 medjool dates, remove the pit
¼ cup desiccated coconut
2 heap Tbsp raw cacao powder
3 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 Tbsp water


Method:

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until well combined and crumbly.
Roll into small balls, then store in the fridge until ready to eat.

TEA PAIRING: Our Bodhi Organic HonesTEA or Black BeauTEA go perfectly with these Raw Cacao Balls.

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 Recipe

Healthy Lamington Cake Recipe

Here’s a healthy twist to an old Aussie favourite. This gluten-free and lactose-free strawberry Healthy lamington cake recipe 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.

 

Gluten Free Brownies, With Sweet Potato

Gluten Free Brownies

These absolutely delicious Gluten Free Brownies are so good you definitely won’t be able to stop at just one.

They are the perfect accompaniment with a cup of Bodhi Organic tea. Sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene goodness, which is important for strengthening the immune system and for supporting the health of your eyes, mucous membranes and skin. Sweet potatoes are also a great source of fibre and complex carbohydrates, needed for slow releasing energy. Raw cacao, which is chocolate in its natural form, contains potent antioxidants called phenols. These antioxidants prevent bad ‘LDL’ cholesterol from clogging up arteries, lower total cholesterol and reduce blood pressure.

Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo

Gluten free brownies, with sweet potato

3 cups grated sweet potato (approx. 1 medium sweet potato)

¼ cup coconut oil

1/3 cup raw honey

2 organic eggs

3 heap Tbsp coconut flour

1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract

½ cup raw cacao powder

1 tsp baking powder (gluten-free)

1 tsp baking soda

 


Method:

1. Preheat oven to 190C.

2. Line a square baking tin with baking paper.

3. Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.

4. Pour into baking tin and smooth out with a knife.

5. Bake for 40-45 minutes until a skewer comes out cleanly from the centre.

 

Serving suggestions:

  • Absolutely delicious served straight out of the oven with a dollop of fresh cream, or some raspberries.
  • Allow them to cool and melt some dark chocolate over the top.
  • Allow them to cool and dust some cacao on top.
  • Add some raw cacao nibs to the mix, or walnuts.

TEA PAIRING: These sweet potato brownies pair perfectly with Bodhi Organic Black BeauTEA and HonesTEA.

Chai Latte Recipe

Chai Latte Recipe

This delicious creamy Chai Latte Recipe can be made with the milk of your choice, however it is absolutely beautiful made with fresh homemade macadamia milk, which is so quick and easy to make and is full of nutritional goodness. Using a milk that contains healthy fats helps bring out the lovely flavours from your aromatic chai spices.

Macadamia nuts are jam packed with important nutrients needed for good health. These beautiful soft buttery nuts are rich in monounsaturated fats that help protect against cardiovascular disease by lowering cholesterol levels and triglycerides. They contain plenty of protective flavonoids, which are plant compounds that have impressive antioxidant properties that fight free radicals in the body. A build-up of free radicals can lead to the development of cancer and heart disease. Macadamia nuts are also a fantastic source of protein and fibre, making them a good choice for keeping blood sugar levels balanced and sugar cravings at bay. They also provide important vitamins and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B1 and magnesium.

Masala chai is made with black tea and lovely warming spices such as ginger, cinnamon and cardamom. These spices are beneficial for stimulating circulation, reducing inflammation in the body and for aiding digestion. This tasty tea also supplies plenty of antioxidants which help protect the body from cancer and cardiovascular disease. Cinnamon and black tea also have a blood sugar level stabilising effect.

TIP: This gorgeous drink is delicious served hot or iced. For an iced chai pour cooled chai macadamia nut milk over ice then enjoy.

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan

Activated Macadamia nut milk


1 cup raw macadamia nuts
6 cups filtered water
5 fresh medjool dates
1 tsp vanilla bean paste


Method:

  1. Soak macadamia nuts for 2 hours. You only need to soak macadamia nuts for a short time to activate them. This will help improve their digestibility and nutrient availability. Don’t over soak them.
  2. Place nuts, water, vanilla bean paste and dates into your blender and blend until you have a lovely white creamy milk.
  3. The beauty of using macadamia nuts is that you don’t have to strain your milk, unlike almond milk.
  4. Pour your macadamia nut milk into glass jars and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Chai Latte


2 heap Tbsp Bodhi Organic Masala Chai
2 cup macadamia nut milk
1-2 tsp raw honey, coconut sugar or 1 medjool date
OPTIONAL: For a delicious chocolate drink add 2 tsp raw cacao powder.


Method:

  1. Place macadamia nut milk and chai (and optional cacao powder) in a small saucepan and heat on a high temperature until it nearly starts to boil, then bring the heat down it down to simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain and then add some honey or coconut sugar. If you would like to sweeten your chai with a medjool date add into in the saucepan with the nut milk and chai.

Healthy Chamomile & Lavender Lemonade

This refreshing and Healthy Chamomile & Lavender Lemonade is a delicious alternative to sugar and chemical laden store bought lemonade. You will find plenty of vitamin C in this nourishing drink which is an important nutrient helps support skin health and immune health. Citrus fruits are a fantastic source of antioxidants to help reduce oxidative damage in the body. Serve your lemonade straight after squeezing your lemons to reap all the benefits of this valuable vitamin. Chamomile and lavender are wonderful calming herbs that are great for relieving stress and can help you sleep. This is a lovely drink for kids too instead of unhealthy soft drink.

Healthy Chamomile & Lavender Lemonade


1 cup water
1 Tbsp Bodhi Organic SereniTEA
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. 6 lemons)
2 1/2 cups sparkling mineral water
1/4 cup raw honey
Ice


Method:

  1. In a jug add a tablespoon of SereniTEA and cover it with 1 cup of boiling water. Leave it to steep for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain and then place your tea in the fridge to cool.
  3. Once cooled stir through freshly squeezed lemon juice, sparkling mineral water, and honey.
  4. Add plenty of ice and then garnish with lemon slices and dried lavender.

Makes 6 glasses.

Healthy Anzac Cookies

Healthy Anzac Cookies

Aussies love an Anzac cookie!!! They are delicious, but unfortunately contain loads of sugar and fat. Try these lovely Healthy Anzac Cookies with Brazil Nuts’ I made with my kids today, ready for Anzac day tomorrow. They’re rich in beta-glucan, a type of fibre found in oats that helps lower cholesterol levels, and selenium, a potent antioxidant found in high levels in Brazil nuts. Coconut oil is a great oil to bake with that won’t turn into a harmful trans-fat.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of rolled oats

1/2 cup of whole Brazil nuts

1/2 cup shredded dried coconut

2 Tablespoons organic raw honey

1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

2 1/2 Tablespoons of cold pressed coconut oil

1 Tablespoon of water

Method:

Preheat your oven to 150*C.

Put oats, coconut and Brazil nuts in your food processor and mix until combined.

Then add the honey, oil, vanilla essence and cinnamon and mix until well combined. Then add the water and mix again.

Place cookie mixture on a oven tray with grease proof paper. Try using a tablespoon of mixture for each cookie. Flatten down your cookies and then pop them in the oven for around 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool and then tuck in ?

Makes around a dozen cookies.

Try with Your Favourite Bodhi Organic Tea

Gluten Free Blueberry and Lavender Chocolate Cake

Gluten Free Blueberry and Lavender Chocolate Cake

This gorgeous Gluten Free Blueberry and Lavender Chocolate Cake tastes as beautiful as it looks.

Rich in protein and fibre to help stabilise blood sugar levels, this cake makes a healthy afternoon tea treat with a cup of tea. A cup of Bodhi Organic SereniTEA goes particularly well with this recipe.

Blueberries are a wonderful source of potent antioxidants called anthocynanins that help protect the body against free radical damage, which is linked to the development of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, and premature ageing.

Lavender has a lovely soothing effect on the body, aiding relaxation and helping induce sleep.

Raw cacao is an excellent source of polyphenols that help support cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol levels and reducing blood pressure. Cacao is also a good source of magnesium, calcium and zinc.

 

Gluten Free Blueberry and Lavender Chocolate Cake


½ cups raw cacao
2 ½ cups almond meal
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup cold pressed coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
3 organic eggs
½ cup milk of choice
½ cup raw organic honey
Lavender Cream:
250mls organic cream
½ tsp dried lavender
½ tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
1 tsp raw organic honey
Topping:
180g good quality dark chocolate
1 heap tablespoon cold pressed coconut oil
1 heap tablespoon cold pressed coconut oil
Punnet blueberries
Dried or fresh lavender for decoration


Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 160*C.

2. Place the cream and lavender in a small saucepan over medium heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Then place in the fridge for at least an hour and then press cream through a sieve or strainer to remove lavender buds. Beat the cream with vanilla and honey and then keep in the fridge until your cake has cooled.

3. Place all cake ingredients in your food processor and blend until well combined. Pour half your mixture into a small round cake tin, lined with baking paper. Bake for 45 minutes, until a skewer comes out cleanly from the centre. Place on a cooling rack and then bake the other half of your mixture for the same amount of time.

4. Once both cakes have cooled completely, top one half with cream, then also top with some blueberries, then place the other cake half on top.

5. Now melt your chocolate with a heap tablespoon of coconut oil. Then pour the melted chocolate over the top, so it starts to drip down the sides of your cake.

5. Wait until your chocolate sets and then decorate your cake with fresh lavender and blueberries. Then enjoy!!

 

By Lisa Guy, naturopath, founder of Bodhi Organic Tea

Warm Apple Cider Vinegar Green Tea

Warm Apple Cider Vinegar Green Tea

This delicious warm apple cider vinegar green tea is a fantastic way to stay warm this winter while supporting good health.

Raw apple cider (ACV) vinegar is a prebiotic food that can help support the growth of healthy microflora in the gut. ACV can also help improve digestion when taken before meals.

Green tea is loaded with potent antioxidants that helps with protection from chronic disease, and supports heart health. Both ACV and green tea are thermogenic foods that can help boost your metabolism and assist with weight loss. This tea also contains ginger, cayenne and cinnamon which are wonderful herbs that stimulate circulation and help improve digestion.

Warm Apple Cider Vinegar Green Tea

1 cup of green tea (Bodhi Organic ViridiTEA)

Small slice ginger

1-2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp raw honey

1 pinch cayenne

½ tsp ground cinnamon
 


Method:

1. In a teapot brew 1 tsp of green tea and ginger in a cup of near boiling water for 3 minutes.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well, until well combined.

3. Pour and enjoy!

 

By Lisa Guy, naturopath, and founder of Bodhi Organic Tea

Nut-free Muesli Bars

nut-free muesli bars

These delicious crunchy 'Nut-free Muesli Bars' are perfect for a nourishing afternoon snack with a cup of tea, or for your children's lunch boxes. Made with whole oats these bars are a fabulous source of dietary fibre to help lower cholesterol levels, along with B vitamins and slow release complex carbohydrates for energy. Seeds are an excellent source of important nutrients including protein, magnesium, zinc, calcium, and healthy fats. These lovely bars are a healthy alternative to store bought sugar-laden muesli bars.

Wheat-free, dairy-free and nut-free.

Nut-free Muesli Bars


1 1⁄2 cups whole oats
40 g desiccated coconut
50g pepitas
50g sunflower seeds
90g raw honey
50g cold pressed coconut oil, melted
7 medjool dates, deseeded
2 Tbsp hemp seeds or flaxseeds


Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160*C. Line square slice tray with baking paper.
  2. Place all ingredients in your food processor and pulse until well combined.
  3. Press mixture into slice tray, sprinkle with hemp seeds and bake for around 25 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Take out of the oven and cut into squares while still warm. Allow to cool completely before eating. Stores well in airtight container in the fridge.
  5. Makes 12 bars.

TEA PAIRING: Our Bodhi Organic SereniTEA goes perfectly with these Nut-free Muesli Bars.

Peanut Butter Coconut Balls (Gluten-Free)

Peanut Butter Coconut Balls (Gluten-Free)

The Peanuts used in these Peanut Butter Coconut Balls (Gluten-Free) are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, which help promote healthy cholesterol levels and good cardiovascular health. This legume also delivers vitamin E, folate, niacin, manganese and the potent antioxidant. Eating a few Brazil nuts daily will supply you with a good dose of the antioxidant mineral selenium, which is needed for good tissue elasticity. It also acts to reduce cell damage from free radicals, and may play an important role in reducing the risk of skin cancer. These nutritious gluten-free balls make a perfect afternoon snack with a cup of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Gluten-free, dairy free and vegan.

Peanut Butter Coconut Balls


6 medjool dates, remove seed
4 heap Tbsp 100% peanut butter
2/3 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup brazil nuts
1/3 cup pepitas for coating


Method:

  1. Place dates, peanut butter, coconut and brazil nuts in your food processor and blend until well combined.
  2. Roll into 1 tbsp balls and place on a plate.
  3. Blitz your pepitas a couple of times in your food processor until you have small pieces.
  4. Place pepitas in a small bowl and roll each ball in pepita crumbs until they are all covered.
    Store your balls in the fridge until ready to eat.

Makes around 12 balls.

TEA PAIRING: These tasty Peanut Butter Coconut Balls go perfectly with our Bodhi Organic ViridiTEA.

Coconut, Vanilla Bean & Fig Custard

This delightful 'Coconut, Vanilla Bean and Fig Custard' is a healthy version of an old time favourite. When it comes to antioxidant goodness, nothing beats dark purple fruits like the fig. These purple nutritional powerhouses are jam-packed with vitamins, minerals and important anti-aging antioxidants. Their lush purple colour indicates the presence of potent antioxidant compounds called anthyocyanins, that help protect us from chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Purple foods are also rich in another anti-aging compound called resveratrol.

Choose organic cage-free eggs. Not only will you notice that organic cage-free eggs taste better but they are also richer in certain nutrients such as vitamins A, E and omega-3’s. These eggs come from chickens that are allowed to roam freely and are treated humanely. They are not given antibiotics, steroids or growth hormones and are fed pesticide-free feed.

Gluten-free and dairy free.

Coconut, Vanilla Bean & Fig Custard


2 organic eggs
1 cup coconut milk
1 ½ Tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 fig
Small handful toasted coconut flakes


Method:

  1. Pepare your steamer.
  2. Whisk eggs, coconut milk, coconut sugar and vanilla bean paste, until well combined.
  3. Pour mixture into 2 ramikin dishes and cover with foil.
  4. Place ramikins in your steamer for around 12 minutes, until your custard is firm in the middle.
  5. Top with half a fig, toasted coconut and a sprinkling of coconut sugar.

Serves 2.

TEA PAIRING: This Coconut, Vanilla Bean & Fig Custard goes beautifully with our Bodhi Organic VitaliTEA.