Thursday Pick-Me-Up! Matcha Latte

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Happy Thursday! Today’s lovely pick-me-up is so simple and I love the flavour. If you like Matcha you will love this. I warm up 1 cup of Milk (your choice of milk), I add 2 tbs of honey and whisk in 1tsp of matcha powder. I top it off with a pinch of chia seeds. I love chia seeds and I enjoy the texture it offers the drink. I love the earthy flavour of Matcha do you? Let me know if you make this drink. Tweet me @bestdayblogger


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Thursday Pick-Me-Up! JUICE IT!

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Today I feel like having a lovely refreshing boost Juice! I have a juicer that I’ve had for many years and I use it once and a while. I love juicing and drinking down refreshing fruits and veggies. I just don’t like the clean up. lol But this is definitely a refreshing and citrusy juice that really boosts energy and is very nutritious and beneficial to the mind and body.


1 Orange

1 apple (Ginger Golden)

1tsp Ginger

1/2 Cup Kayle

1 Mint Leaf

1 tsp Lemon

1 Carrot




Boosts Immune system, source of fibre, improves blood circulation, blood pressure regulation, reduces inflammation, prevents cancer, prevention of kidney stones, improves cholesterol.


Antioxidant, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. The nutrients help reduce risk of cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.




Vitamin A, C and K. Folate, a B vitamin key for brain development. Alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid.


Beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. Carrots lower cholesterols levels and improve eye health.

Thank you so much for reading my post.

What fruits and veggies do you like to drink?

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Thursday Pick-Me-Up! Cocoa Banana Smoothie

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Hello and happy Thursday! I’ve decided to start a series for every Thursday called Pick-Me-Up. The reason behind this is that by Thursday I totally need an energy drink, smoothie bowl or healthy snack with vitamins and all the good stuff! I really need a healthy PICK-ME-UP do you?


Today’s Pick-Me-Up recipe Drink is Cocoa Banana Smoothie with Vegan Greens and a sprinkle of chia seeds. It is light and really heightens energy.


1 1/4 Cup milk ( You can use milk of your choice)

1 tsp cocoa powder

1 banana ( it’s nice to use a frozen banana. It makes the smoothie cold and refreshing)

1/3 scoop of Genuine Health vegan greens + O

2 tbs Honey ( Or a sweetener of your choice)

A sprinkle of chia seeds on top.

Blend and enjoy!


I hope you try this recipe out and I would love to see your results. Let me know if you like it and feel free to tweet me or leave me a message. @bestdayblogger


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Delightful Holiday Sweets and Treats!


Happy Holidays my wonderful friends. I wish you the very best this Holiday Season and a Happy and wonderful New Year! This is the most beautiful time of the year when I can indulge in many treats and yummy desserts and not feel bad about it. Actually this is not a rule for me. I actually feel this way all year round! haha! Today I’ve created three easy lovely recipes for the holidays and I hope you try them out. The first one is Mincemeat Pies. Did you know they don’t have meat in them? The second is a Almond Milk Vanilla Chai Latte and the last one is yummy Rocky Road Chocolate Squares. 


Almond Milk Vanilla Chai Latte


2 Cups of Plain unsweetened Almond Milk

(Feel free to use what ever almond milk you like.)

2 Tazo Chai tea bags

2 Tbs Honey

1 Star Anise

1/4 Tsp Pure Vanilla extract

2 Cinnamon Sticks (One for warming up and one for decoration)

A pinch of Cinnamon

A pinch of nutmeg


Add everything to a pot and slowly warm it up. Do not boil it. EnjoY!

Mince Pies

A mince pie is a sweet pie of British origin, filled with a mixture of dried fruits and spices called “mincemeat”, that is traditionally served during the Christmas season… -Wikipedia

1 Package of Presidents choice Puff Pastry

1 Jar of Presidents Choice Mincemeat Pie filling

1 Apple finely chopped

Icing Sugar to sprikle

12 Cup Muffin Pan

Pam Spray or oil to grease the muffin pan. (Very little)



Preheat oven to 350°F

Gently grease the muffin pan. I used a little oil. You can use Pam or butter. Very lightly.

Chop up the apple and add it to the mincemeat pie filling.

Roll out the puff pastry and cut 12 circles to fit each muffin cup.

Make sure the puff pastry comes up the sides of the muffin cups.

Add a 1 tbs of minced meat filling in each muffin cup.

Take the second puff pastry and cut out 12 stars.

Place each star on top of each mincemeat pie and gently press each corner of the star to the pastry. This is just so that it attaches to it.

*Try not to stretch the stars and best to use puff pastry when it’s very cold.

Place in oven for 25 min or until golden brown.

Let them cool before topping them with icing sugar.


Rocky Road Chocolate Bars!


450gms of Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate

3 Cups Mini Marshmallows

3 Cups broken up Biscuits

1 Can 300ml of Condensed Sweet Milk

1/3 Cup Golden Syrup

1 Cup of Cherries (I used Maraschino Cherries but its better to use Glace Cherries)

1 Cup of Nuts of your choice. I used Mixed Nuts.

You can also add a little Grand Marnier in the mixture. (LOVE Grand Marnier!)

Icing Sugar


I used a double boiler on medium heat to melt my chocolate slowly.

When the chocolate is melted add the condensed milk and syrup and mix.

Turn heat off and add all the ingredients. Mix well and add the marshmallows last.

Place Mixture in a pan that has been lined with parchment paper and cool in the fridge.

When cooled cut into squares and dust with icing sugar.


I hope you enjoy the recipes.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! holiday-blog-ending

Banana Oatmeal Honey Smoothie

september banner   Hello my lovely readers! I hope you are having a lovely September! Today I have a very delicious smoothie that is very filling and will give you so much energy and lots of fibre.  I hope you try this smoothie out and please tweet me at @bestdayblogger to show me your smoothie! Thank you and have a beautiful weekend!


1  and 1/2 CUPS of Almond Milk

1/4 Cup of Plain oatmeal

1 Banana

1tbs Honey

1tbs Chia Seeds

1tbs Flax Seeds

1tbs Hemp Hearts

1tbs Peanut Butter ( I used KRAFT All Natural Smooth Peanut butter)

Blend and Enjoy!

 Thank you!