Green Tea Boost

Green Tea Boost INGREDIENTS 2 cups water ½ teaspoon of ground cloves 1 medium stick of cinnamon 3 green tea bags 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoon honey (optional) DIRECTIONS Place ginger, cloves, lemon juice and cinnamon in a tea kettle. Add boiling water into the kettle and add teabags. Brew tea on a low heat for a couple of minutes and serve in cups. Add honey if desired.

Berry Boost Smoothie

Berry Boost Smoothie INGREDIENTS 1 cup orange juice 2 teaspoon lemon juice ¼ cup frozen pineapple ½ cup each of frozen strawberries, raspberries and blueberries 1 teaspoon grated ginger ½ teaspoon turmeric powder DIRECTIONS Add all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until desired consistency is reached. Add more juice or fruit if desired.

Braised Red Cabbage

Braised Red Cabbage INGREDIENTS 1 large yellow onion, finely sliced 1 large red cabbage, cored, quartered and thinly sliced ½ cup red wine ¼ teaspoon cloves salt and pepper ½ cup water or chicken broth 2-3 tart apples such as Granny Smith or pink lady, cored and peeled 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped 1 bay leaf DIRECTIONS In a pot add olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for a few minutes until tender and golden. Add apples, cabbage, bay leaf and chicken broth and bring to boil over medium heat. Add red wine and season with salt, pepper, cloves and thyme. Stir and reduce heat to medium low and cover. Cook and stir often until cabbage is tender (~ 30-40 minutes). Remove bay leaf & serve!