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Zain’s Mint Julep Mojito *Featuring DavidsTea*

*HEALTHY COCKTAIL ALERT*

Summer has finally arrived and that means barbecues and patio parties…and maybe the occasional cocktail. For us clean eaters and health conscious folk, sugary cocktails are to be avoided at all cost but this recipe gives you the freedom to choose if you wish to opt for a healthier cocktail as a treat or enjoy the non-alcoholic version with no compromise on taste.

*Makes 2 servings

**NOTE: To make this non-alcoholic, sub the alcohol with rum flavouring as suggested below

Ingredients:

¼ Cup Fresh Mint

11/2 Cups Strongly Brewed Mint Tea (steeped and cooled) *I used Mint Julep DavidsTea

1/8 Tsp Powdered Stevia

Juice of 11/2 Limes

1 Cups Sparkling Water

Ice

2 Shots White Rum of Your Choice OR 7-10 Drops Rum Flavouring

Directions:

1. Muddle lime and mint in the bottom of a jar, sprinkle stevia over top.

2. Add ice, cooled tea and rum or rum flavouring, top with sparkling water and garnish with mint and lime.

Zain’s Luscious Banana & Raspberry Ice Cream Breakfast Smoothie

***VEGAN***

Ok I’ll be honest, some mornings I like to have ice cream for breakfast, especially in the summertime when my place feels like a sweat lodge.  It actually feels like you’re breaking all the rules first thing in the morning which I love ;) only you are not compromising your health or sanity. 

Best of both worlds?  I think so!

Ingredients:

1 Cup Frozen Raspberries

½ Frozen Banana

¼ Cup Light Coconut Milk (frozen in ice cube tray)

½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (frozen in ice cube tray)

¼ Avocado (optional but I love it)

1 Scoop SUNWARRIOR Vanilla (or protein of your choice)

½ Tbsp Coconut Butter

10-15 Drops Vanilla Cream Stevia OR 1-2 Packets Stevia + ¼ Tsp Vanilla

½ Cup Uncontaminated Oats (optional, or make it paleo and leave out)

Pinch Himalayan Crystal Salt (trust me)

Directions:

1. Blend all ingredients together in your Vitamix or high powered blender for best results. For regular blenders, you may need to add a splash of water to make the magic happen.