Try this tasty breakfast bowl with frozen berries and granola

I love granola. I love it especially because granola sneaks things like coconut flakes, sugared pecans and chocolate chunks into my bowl, and yet still passes the breakfast-appropriate test.


On summer mornings, granola and milk is my go-to, but sometimes I want something tastier that is sure to keep me satisfied until lunch. Enter this breakfast bowl creation of mine! Enjoy this fabulous recipe.


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How to make my favourite breakfast bowl with frozen berries and granola

Serves: 2


  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup frozen mango, peaches or pineapple
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup pecan nuts
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granola


  1. In a blender, combine the almond milk, coconut milk, frozen berries and fruit, chia seeds, flax seeds and vanilla extract. Puree until smooth (takes about one minute).
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with granola, pecan nuts, cacao nibs and an additional cup of frozen mixed berries if desired.
  3. Eat immediately. Enjoy immensely!

This alkalising cashew kiwi smoothie bowl is pure bliss

Allow me to let you in on a little secret: I love adding dark leafy greens to my morning fruit smoothie bowls. Done right, you can still get a great taste, plus all the benefits of alkalising vegetables!


Enjoy this tasty green smoothie bowl with crunchy cashews, fresh kiwi, raw protein and magical maca for breakfast. It’s ridiculously delicious!




Cashew kiwi green smoothie bowl recipe

Ingredients to blend:

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup kale, fresh or frozen
  • 1 ripe kiwi
  • 1 banana, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp chlorella powder
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1 scoop raw vegan protein

Ingredients for topping:

  • Fresh kiwi, diced
  • Goji berries
  • Mint leaves, shredded
  • Coconut chips


  1. Add the blending ingredients to your blender and blend on high-speed until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with toppings.
  3. Serve with a spoon.

Blend up these three Almond Breeze smoothies for a tasty breakfast

Almond Breeze is the newest and hottest almond milk brand on the local market – and it’s just the thing for blending up creamy and delicious breakfast smoothies!


Each of these smoothies are easy to make, and each one is very different. I hope you love them as much as I do!




Three Almond Breeze smoothie recipes

#1: Pick-me-up berry smoothie

Loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats.

  • 1 cup Almond Breeze
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp virgin organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup mixed berries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh kale or spinach
  • Juice of half a lemon

#2: Energy-boosting chocolate peanut butter smoothie

It looks and tastes like a chocolate milkshake, but is ridiculously healthy and rich!

  • 1 cup Almond Breeze
  • 2 tbsp organic peanut butter
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp virgin organic coconut oil
  • 1/2 frozen banana

#3: Refreshing pina colada smoothie

The divine tropical taste will have you feeling like you’re sitting on a beach somewhere!

  • 1 cup Almond Breeze
  • 1/4 cup mango, diced
  • 1/4 cup pineapple
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2 tbsp flaked coconut

An incredible almond milk skin-whitening treatment!

Are you looking to improve and lighten up your complexion? Well, then, I have the perfect solution for you: A super-nourishing almond milk whitening mask! This quick and easy all-natural treatment will whiten your complexion and leave your face looking radiant as ever after just a single use.

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An almond milk mask to improve your complexion

You’ll need:

  • 50 ml almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp sweet almond essential oil
  • 1 tsp mint paste


  1. Mix up all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Using a clean cotton ball or pad, apply the milky mixture to your face and neck, making sure your skin is clean and free of make-up.
  3. Let the mixture dry on your skin for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse the mixture off your face and neck with warm water, then pat dry.

Tips for using this skin-whitening treatment

  • Use it 3-4 times a week for best results.
  • You can store excess mixture in your fridge for up to four days.
  • Follow up the mask treatment by massaging two drops of sweet almond essential oil into your face for extra pampering!

Did you know that drinking almond milk promotes radiant, younger-looking skin?

Over the years, almond milk has been gaining major popularity not only due to its distinct nutty, refreshing flavour, but also due to its many touted benefits.


Derived from almonds, a nutrient-dense drink, almond milk is an excellent source of manganese, magnesium, vitamin B2 and E, tryptophan, phosphorus and copper. The abundance of these essential nutrients and trace minerals in the milk makes it an important part of a diet.


Almond milk is a serious powerhouse due to its many health benefits. It reduces the risk of diabetes and several cardiovascular diseases, and also plays a role in weight management and energy production. One of its many roles is in promoting healthier, younger-looking skin! Keep reading to learn more.

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Almond milk can treat sunburn and heal skin problems

Almond milk is an excellent source of vitamin E, a known antioxidant. Antioxidants protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals after cell genetic code, resulting to mutated proteins. When mutation happens, cancer may develop.

Sun exposure and exposure to environmental pollutants are harmful to your skin. Vitamin E acts as a shield by protecting your skin from these harsh elements. A daily dose of vitamin-E enriched almond milk before sun exposure can help minimise sun damage. You can even make your own almond milk face cream or lotion and apply the milk topically to your skin.

Vitamin E also has impressive natural healing properties. Almond milk can effectively treat sunburn, minor burns and other skin problems like redness and eczema.

Almond milk can minimise the signs of ageing

Free radicals often cause irreversible ageing damage to the skin. It contributes to rapid elastin or collagen depletion. Elastin and collagen are important substances that give skin its elasticity and firmness. The elastin and collagen supply in your body deplete after prolonged free radical exposure.

As you get older, your body is unable to replenish the depleted supply. This is the primary cause of wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes. Vitamin E, which you now know is present in almond milk, protects skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, promoting healthy, younger-looking skin.

When you drink almond milk or use it topically on your skin, it’ll act as an excellent treatment for dry, flaky skin. Well-moisturised skin also prevents premature signs of ageing.

Almond milk plays a role in oil regulation

Common skin problems like blackheads, whiteheads and acne can make your face appear older – not to mention dull! These conditions are caused by oil trapped in the pores of skin. Almond milk contains essential fatty acids, which are important for controlling the amount of oil secreted by sebaceous glands.

Where to find almond milk

Almond milk is a commercially available beverage. It’s also a component of several personal care products on the market. Regardless of whether you choose to drink it or apply it topically, it’s beneficial for your skin in so many ways!

A famous American almond milk brand comes to South Africa

Do you remember my post last month about Blue Almond Breeze, the American brand of almond milk?


Good news, nut milk lovers: Almond Breeze has come to South Africa! Their launch took place last week.


Almond Breeze is a low-calorie, lactose-free dairy alternative. There will be two options available on our local shelves: Unsweetened and Original.


Read on to find out more about this exciting new product…



The fuss behind Almond Breeze coming to SA

Nut milks are so popular right now – and for good reason! They’re healthy and so delicious. I’m obsessed with them. They’re tasty in everything from coffee to cereal. At the Almond Breeze launch, there were a number of dishes prepared using the milk, from mueslis to cappuccinos.

Almond Breeze is a very well-known brand over in the US and the UK. When I was last in the states, I tried it out for myself. And I must say, it is pretty darn good! I much prefer the unsweetened version though; it has a nutty, slightly sweet taste. I don’t like the idea of anything “sweetened”.

I personally find Almond Breeze almond milk a lot tastier and creamier than any of our locally-made almond milks.

“Almond Breeze has been the leading almond milk in the United States for over a decade, offering a high quality and healthy alternative to milk. Over the past few years we have successfully launched in a number of markets around the world and we are excited to launch in South Africa, addressing the increasing demand for an alternative to dairy in the country.” – Brendan Binder, Global Director of Almond Breeze.

What you can look forward to with this brand being in SA

Firstly, I love how Almond Breeze is conveniently packaged in nifty little cartons. It sure beats having to store big, bulky glass or plastic bottles of nut milk in your fridge (I have a small fridge, okay?).

This almond milk will be readily available at all supermarkets at the recommend price of R34.95 for 1 litre. Yup, that’s quite a lot less than fancy juice bars charge us for almond milk!

In addition to all this, Almond Breeze Barista blend will be available in coffee shops. Look out for it immediately in the Cove group of restaurants, including La Belle in Camps Bay (which was the venue for the launch).

While I haven’t tried the barista blend out for myself yet, I’m sure it’s worth trying. Almond Breeze SA manufacturers, Good Hope Beverages, say the idea is that it’ll be rolled out in coffee shops across the country.

How to use almond milk for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks!

If you know me, you already know that I love almond milk. Seriously, I’m obsessed!


It’s a rich, creamy non-dairy milk alternative made from almonds. Perfect for both cooking and baking! You just use cup for cup when substituting for most recipes that call for milk.


Here are some ideas for using almond milk at every mealtime (yes, I’ll use any excuse to use this stuff!)…




  • Use almond milk in tea or coffee.
  • Pour almond milk over cold or hot cereal or oatmeal.
  • Replace milk with almond milk in muffins and pancakes.
  • Make a breakfast smoothie with ice, fresh fruit and almond milk.
  • Substitute almond milk for milk in omelettes.

Lunch and dinner

  • Serve almond milk as a frosty refreshment with your sandwich.
  • Create a creamy almond milk base for pasta.
  • Create a creamy almond milk sauce for fish or chicken.
  • Use almond milk in place of cream in a stroganoff recipe.
  • Substitute almond milk for milk in rice or pudding recipes.


  • Serve cold almond milk in a tall glass as a chilled refreshment.
  • Whirl almond milk with fruit and ice in a blender and serve in a parfait dish.
  • Mix one cup of almond milk with a teaspoon of cocoa powder for out-of-this-world hot cocoa.

How do you enjoy your almond milk? Tell me in the comments below.