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PLANT BASED GF “MINT NO CHOC CHIP” PEPPERMINT ICED LATTE


 

I love making this latte!! There is no better drink for the summer months and personally, rain or shine I have this recipe over ice ever single time! Wanna know why? Cause it tastes like I am eating liquid form chocolate
chip mint ice cream! However for all you warm drink lovers you can adapt my methods to create a hot version of the recipe for those cold winter months!
Every person I have made this drink for has fallen head over heels. It’s light, beautiful to look at, so refreshing and is packed with benefits in every sip for both the mind and the body! Oh, and did I mention it
tastes like Mint choc chip (but without the dairy or the calories!)

Matcha is packed with antioxidants, it tastes amazing, it promotes a sense of calm and aids in a more focused mind. You can see why more and more people are switching to this nutrient rich tea as an alternative to their highly stimulating morning coffee!

In this recipe I have used the Doterra peppermint edible oil. Please be careful when adding the correct amount of oil as you can very easily totally ruin your latte by adding too much of this very potent oil! That is why I have requested you use the “Toothpick swirl” Method to ensure you don’t over add the oil to your
latte.

WHAT IS A “TOOTHPICK SWIRL”?
A toothpick swirl is a simple method for incorporating tiny amounts of very potent essential oils into foods. I use the toothpick method with all oils that are so strong that even a single drop can completely overpower a recipe.
To measure out a toothpick swirl you’ll need to start with a plain, non infused toothpick. Simply dip the tip of that toothpick into your peppermint essential oil, and then stir into your ingredients using the now infused toothpick.
The deeper you dip the toothpick, the more essential oil you’ll get and the stronger the scent will be. I recommend starting with what seems like too little and working your way up!

Kelly Mason

Plant based chef, yoga teacher and artist.  

My experience as both a chef and yoga instructor has extended worldwide working on various projects in Melbourne, Australia; Goa, India; Manchester, UK; Madeira, Portugal; and California, USA however I am now based back in the UK offering my services of Plant based culinary… 

After falling head over heels in love with the practice of Yoga back in 2014 I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training (Wise living yoga academy, Chaig Mai, Thailand) followed closely by my 40 hour ashtanga training with David Swenson (Space at the mill, Manchester, UK) before spending time in Melbourne City teaching across a number of beautiful high-end studios however after I reached a peak in my teaching career I felt like my new insight into conscious living and more specifically in conscious cuisine had led to a further desire to create delicious plant-based cuisine.

In 2017 I moved to California and It was here that, after some research, I found the renowned Matthew Kenney Culinary school located in Venice beach, Los Angeles - It was here that I trained extensively in the fundamentals of raw and plant-based cuisine and nutrition. My thirst for knowledge, as I was still only in my late twenties, was still at its peak so Immediately after, once I qualified as a vegan chef, I traveled to Mumbai, India, to complete my advanced 900 hour yoga teacher training (The yoga institute). 

By 2018 I returned to India and began living in North Goa where I ran a coffee shop on Ashwem beach specializing in vegan superfood lattes and plant based desserts, taught daily yoga classes at a beautiful retreat space while furthering my own personal practice. I spent some of my spare moments conducted plant based culinary workshops and it was here in Goa that I began my journey into plant based recipe developments, food styling and food photography working and collaborating with a number of plant based and conscious food brands including; Mason & Co chocolate, of course Sun Potion, La Cold Press, and Hempika. 

Since arriving back to the U.K in the summer of 2020 due to the pandemic I have continued my work in conscious cuisine offering private & intimate bespoke dining experiences, training and courses in the fundamentals of plant based cuisine. I have continued to work with conscious brands on a number of recipe developments and am currently the Head Private chef at the renowned, 5* and multi award-winning retreat space Yeotown based in Devon, UK. I am the Yeotown culinary director at the new retreat space located on Madeira Island, Portugal and for their Sussex Gardens restaurant where, in early 2022 will begin leading their monthly conscious supper clubs.