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Win a Sweaty Betty gift voucher and a Lahloo Herbal Therapy set

9 Jan

Sweaty Betty’s new collection motto ‘Fit is the new it’ is the perfect match to our Herbal Therapy month! Sweaty Betty Bristol has offered us a £40 gift voucher to give to one of you Lahloo friends. With over 30 stores nationwide and the aim to inspire women to find empowerment through fitness, Sweaty Betty provides stylish yet performance-lead activewear for women who live an active lifestyle. Sweaty Betty Bristol members also enjoy free weekly clubs: Metabolic Conditioning workout on Mondays, Intermediate run on Tuesdays and Yoga on Wednesdays! (For more info you can e-mail BristolShop@sweatybetty.com).

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Sweaty Betty’s new collection’s motto ‘Fit is the new it’ is the perfect match to our Herbal Therapy month!

The winner of the competition will also receive a special Lahloo Herbal Therapy gift box, including our caffeine-free infusions Rosebud, Mulberry, Sobacha, Peppermint and Golden Rooibos.

To enter the competition, you just have to answer the following question in the form below and submit it: what do you do to stay fit? 

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Terms and conditions

1. This competition is open to residents of the UK, 18 years or over, with the exception of employees of Lahloo Tea and Sweaty Betty and their families or partners.

2. All entries must be received by midnight on Sunday the 3th of February 2013.

3. Only one entry per person. The winner will be drawn at random from all entries received by the closing date.

4. By entering this competition you agree to have your name released as the winner. The winner will be contacted through e-mail or telephone after the 4th of February.

5. If the prize winner fails to respond to correspondence from Lahloo Tea or to claim his/her prize within 72 hours of receipt of notification, Lahloo Tea shall be entitled to select an alternative prize winner. The prize winner who has not responded won’t be entitled to a prize.

6. Prize is non transferable and there are no cash alternatives.

7. Lahloo Tea reserves the right to record the entrants’s e-mail addresses for promotional purposes and to share these with Sweaty Betty.

Buckwheat hummus with cumin flatbread

8 Jan

Once you try it, it’s hard not to become slightly obsessed with Sobacha, our caffeine-free roasted buckwheat tea. Nutty and moreish, it contains a healthy dose of vitamin B which makes it an uplifting cuppa, especially good during the winter months. Unlike what one might expect, buckwheat is not related to wheat. It’s a gluten-free grain that is generally used to make noodles (soba noodles!) and a delicious porridge. But it’s also very versatile! For this recipe, we’ve added Sobacha to a traditional hummus recipe for a surprisingly nutty twist. Serve with strips of delicious homemade cumin flatbread.

Sobacha hummus

For the hummus:

Ingredients

  • 400g drained chickpeas
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 medium cloves of garlic
  • 120ml tahini
  • 4 tbsps olive oil
  • pinch of cumin seeds
  • 3 heaped tbsp Lahloo Sobacha + extra for sprinkling
  • chopped parsley to garnish

Soak the chickpeas overnight then boil until soft. Drain. Save a few to garnish. (You can use tinned chickpeas if you’re in a hurry!)
Place the chickpeas in a blender with lemon juice, garlic, tahini, olive oil, Sobacha and cumin seeds. Blend until smooth, adding up to 200ml of water to create a smooth consistency. Garnish the hummus with more Sobacha and leftover chickpeas, sprinkling chopped parsley and a dash of olive oil over the top.

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For the flatbread:

Ingredients: 

  • 110g strong bread flour
  • 3g dried yeast
  • 1/5 tsp sugar
  • 10ml olive oil
  • 60ml water
  • 2/3 tsp salt
  • cumin seeds to sprinkle

Use a dough hook and bring together the ingredients. Cover and allow to rise for 1h. 15 minutes before you start shaping the bread, preheat the oven at 180C.
Shape the dough into 3 small balls, sprinkle with cumin seeds and bake for 15-20 mins.

Healthy matcha ice lollies

2 Aug

We adore iced matcha and matcha smoothies, so we knew that matcha ice lollies had to be amazing! We’ve tried two different variations and loved them both. If you prefer a creamier version, try the matcha and yogurt ice lollies. But if you’re in the mood for something fruitier, you’ll love the raspberry and matcha ones! They’re beautiful and slightly retro, and best of all, they’re completely guilt-free.

Matcha and raspberry ice lollies, 100% natural

 

Matcha and raspberry ice lollies

Place one heaped tsp of matcha in a bowl and add a splash of boiled water cooled to about 80C. Whisk until it forms a frothy paste. Top up with a bit of cold water. You can sweeten it to taste with honey or a little sugar if you like.

Blend half a punnet of raspberries adding just a little water.

Pour the matcha in the ice lolly moulds and add the blended raspberries on top. Put it in the freezer for about an hour, then take it out and add the ice lolly sticks. Put them back in and freeze overnight or for at least 5 hours. Lovely!

 

 

Beautiful, jade green ice lollies

 

Yogurt and matcha ice lollies

Place one heaped tsp of matcha in a bowl and add a splash of boiled water cooled to about 80C. Whisk until it forms a frothy paste. Add natural yogurt and sweeten it to taste with honey. Freeze for about an hour before you add the sticks. Then let it freeze for 4-5 hours. Delicious and creamy!

Learn more about Lahloo matcha here and enjoy 20% off during August!

Super food matcha and manuka latte

11 Aug

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I’m a real matcha fan. Traditionally the Japanese enjoy matcha whisked into a frothy tea with water but first thing every morning I love it post-run blended with milk, banana and a little honey – a super smoothie!

You see, matcha, vibrant fine-milled Japanese green tea, is jam packed full of antioxidants and vitamins a,b and c. Like coffee, it contains caffeine but it works differently. Together with two amino acids it gives you a slow release energy lift whilst keeping you calm and focused. Not only that but matcha can boost metabolism, energy and mood (it makes me smile) as well as help prevent heart disease and ageing.

But this week I’ve been under the weather and craving hot drinks. So I tweaked my smoothie recipe to make it a latte recipe with an additional healthy boost of manuka honey. It’s delicious and with a certain autumnal chill in the air, it’s my new favourite super healthy start to the day.

Try it too!

Matcha Latte
Makes 1

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2 tsp. matcha
3 Tbsp. hot water
250ml organic milk (soya or rice milk also works well)
1 tsp. Manuka honey

In a mug, mix the matcha and hot water until it becomes a smooth paste (this is your base)

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Warm the milk (I used my espresso steamer but you could do it in a pan on the hob) and honey over low heat, making sure the milk never reaches the boil. Once heated, pour into the mug and whisk until blended.

Green tea smoothie: our new way to start the day

1 Mar

Morning’s in your household a bit of a frantic rush? Do you run out of the door without tea or breakfast? How do you fancy a new way to start the day as we go into spring?

Green tea smoothie

Our simple green tea smoothie is really speedy to make, fulfils your morning tea fix and keeps those hunger pangs at bay until lunchtime. How, we hear you ask?

Its simple; matcha! Super tasty and packed full of health and happiness boosting anti-oxidants, matcha (stone-milled Japanese green tea) is one of our favourite teas to start the day. How about adding our quick and super healthy green tea smoothie to your daily routine?

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A simple and nutritious breakfast food, made with matcha tea, milk and yogurt.

  • ¼ cup semi-skimmed milk
  • ¼ cup probiotic natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 2 tsp matcha

Blend ingredients together in an electric blender.  Pour into a glass. Drink!

Fancy adding one of your 5-a-day? Fruit is a sure-fire way to blow away the cobwebs. Try adding one of the following:  ¼ a cup of seasonal berries, ½ banana, ½ kiwi or ¼ mango.

To find out more about or buy Lahloo’s matcha, click here >

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