Rasasberry and Mint Spritzer

The pre-dinner cocktail hour is essentially a relaxed hour just before you start serving the first course. When pre-dinner drinks are served, dinner should be planned for at least an hour later, this gives you plenty of time to finish up anything last minute.

Orange Fizz

A refreshing drink that can be served at any occasion.

Mocktail Sangria

This drink is a combination of sparkling grape juice, cherry juice to make a lovely, elegant, fruity and thirst-quenching drink that is perfect for Summer siestas and parties.

Mango & Coconut Smoothie

These mango & coconut smoothie cups are absolutely delicious & refreshing. I usually serve them along side our Sunday breakfasts.

Raspberry & Rose Milkshake

It’s officially summer and the temperatures are rising. An after school treat was a refreshing, delicious raspberry and rose milkshake, it was just perfect for the heat. I served it alongside some marshmallows.

Hot Chocolate with Gingerbread Whipped Cream

This homemade version is my new favourite winter drink. We start with a simple mix using cocoa powder, cornflour, sugar and dark chocolate.

Rose Lemonade

A sweet floral lemonade that is made with  fragrant rose syrup and sharp tart lemons, resulting in a beautifully refreshing drink.

Cold Buster Orange Smoothie

If a combination of orange, mango, and banana sounds like your thing then do yourself a favour and make this smoothie.


Its a very known milk based drink (I don’t see a problem in making it with almond milk).

Tropical Mango Pine Smoothies

Refreshing, creamy Tropical Mango Pine Smoothies…topped with cubed mango.

Chai Iced Tea with Five Roses

Five Roses and FreshPak Rooibos Tea were kind enough to gift me their new teas to experiment with as I am a tea lover by nature, and I came up with this Chai infused tea.

Cardamom Pistachio Milk

This cardamom pistachio milk is subtly perfumed with rose petals and as indulgent as your favourite milkshake.

Indian Masala Chai

Not only is this Indian Masala Chai delicious, the spices used come with a wealth of benefits. The immunity-boosting clove and ginger will help you keep a cough away.

Shirley Temple Mocktail

It’s SUMMER BABY! So what better way to kick it off with a mocktail recipe.

Passion Fruit Lemonade

Something to keep you cool and refreshed this summer. Passion Fruit Lemonade…with a hint of mint. Makes for the perfect thirst quenching.

Braaied Marshmallow Milkshake

We all like to indulge sometimes so when I do, I do it properly! This Braaied Marshmallow Milkshake is the epitome of indulgence and please feel free to add more or less toppings.

Cookie Butter Coffee (Lotus Coffee)

A delicious indulging cup of coffee made out of instant coffee, milk and cookie butter…YES no kidding! Very indulging indeed.

Peanut Butter And Banana Chocolate Crunch Smoothie

What a mouthful that is. A smoothie that can be enjoyed anytime of the day.

Mango & Pineapple Granitas

Hello summer in a cup! Mango and pineapple granitas – the perfect blend for those hot summer beach days.

ZARI Party Tropicalé

The Entertainer. A future classic mocktail incorporating tropical pineapple and citrus notes, will ensure the life and soul of your party, when served chilled in your favourite glassware.

Indori Shahi Shikanji

The tangy and lemony shikanji that we’ve grown up loving has another cousin that you probably haven’t heard of (unless you’ve traveled to Indore) and surprisingly, they have nothing in common!

Refreshing Lemon Drink

A fantastic way to use up fresh lemons. Refreshing for Cape Town summers.

Caramel & Coconut Freak Shake

A coco caramel freak shake topped with whipped cream and coconut cream popcorn.

Lotus Milkshake

A milkshake you just cannot resist…it’s just heavenly!

Banana Orange Smoothie

I never in my wildest dream ever thought that orange and banana would make an amazing smoothie.

FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ Banana and Chocolate smoothie

This is a quick and easy smoothie which is ideal for breakfast but also great for any time of the day! Enjoy and stay healthy.

Nutella Hot Chocolate

I’m getting a bit too obsessed with hot chocolate. I made Nutella hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and Ferrero pieces which was just yummy.

Berry Ice Team

This ice tea flavour was inspired by @aads_haffejee .But I used my basic ice tea recipe and changed the flavour of tea bags & cordials used.That’s the thing about my recipes they so versatile

Biscoff Lassi

The Biscoff actually makes the lassi extra creamy and thick, so it literally fills you up for quite some time. So if you are craving for a treat but want to keep it simple, then definitely give a try of this lassi.

Cranberry Crusher

A deliciously refreshing summer cooler to quench the thirstiest of thirsts! Ready in seconds!

Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is always welcome during the cold days but this recipe can be enjoyed throughout the year. The spicy flavour with the hot chocolate is both decadent and relaxing !

Mango Lassi

Lassi is a soothing cold drink to brighten up any meal. Lassi can be made in several flavours – sweet, salty, spiced, fruity or plain.

Gingerbread Latte

For those chilly stay-in nights, perfect winter warmer drink.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

As a kid I always loved chocolate, peanut butter and banana but it wasn’t until I was an adult that I tried my favorite ingredients blended together into a tasty smoothie

Rose Milk Jelly

Who can say no to this yummy invention. It’s beautiful and refreshing.

Kumquat & Ginger Cooler

There’s nothing better during the hot summer months than a refreshing drink… especially when its sweet, juicy and spicy like this super tasty mocktail!

Spiced Rose Lassi Recipe (Indian Yogurt Drink)

Spiced Rose Lassi is a medium-sweet and rich drink with hints of cardamom and cinnamon. This flavorful drink is a perfect way to quench our thirst for this hot summer.

Cucumber Raspberry Summer Detox Water

Water is an indispensable tool to keep your body and skin replenished and hydrated, to facilitate weight loss, and to help flush out toxins.

Watermelon Basil Summer Detox Water

Water is an indispensable tool to keep your body and skin replenished and hydrated, to facilitate weight loss, and to help flush out toxins.

Low Carb Falooda Milkshake

Made with lactose free milk, low carb vanilla ice cream and homemade low carb rose syrup, I managed to whip up my own version of low carb falooda milkshake!

Nomu Unsweetend Cocoa

With our delicious NOMU Unsweetened Cocoa Drink the choice is yours – the first South African hot chocolate that you can treat the way you would your tea or coffee!

Cranberry Cheer Mocktail

A fruity and festive mocktail. Cinnamon infused cranberry juice topped off with ZARI Red and zesty lime juice is the perfect drink to enjoy with friends and family over the holidays.

Zesty ZARI Grapefuit Sangria

Our ZARI take on a traditional sangria for those who prefer a fresh mocktail that isn’t too sweet.

Vegan Cardamom Coffee

While taking a break from my stress I made this vegan coffee that tasted so delicious and was the perfect “me time” moment that I needed to recenter myself.

Banana Lassi

This Banana Lassi is a simple ‘desi-fied’ smoothie, that is a sweet yoghurt drink, that can be served as a morning smoothie an in-between snack or even enjoyed with a spicy meal.

Burfee Milkshake

Who can say no to a milkshake. The combination of almonds, Nespray powder, rose essence and vanilla ice cream is too hard to pass off.

Strawberry & Honey Lassi

Lassi is a drink which is yogurt based, which can be either sweet or spicy. The variations you can make in lassi is just unlimited. It goes well with most of the fruits and can be sweetened with either sugar or honey.

Hareera (Almond Milk)

Hareera is a recipe passed to me by my grandmother. It’s a drink that reminds me of vacations in India.

Avocado Banana Chocolate Smoothie

You have to try this avocado-banana-chocolate smoothie. It tastes like chocolate milk but a billion times healthier. Three words to best describe it – rich, creamy and chocolatey.

Pink Lemonade Mocktail

This is super easy to make, it is super yummy as well. Got to try this is winter actually and it was so good but I saved it for Spring/Summer.

Lemon and Ginger Smoothie

This lemon and ginger smoothie is packed with nutrition and helps to clean out your system. I came up with my own recipe and it came out really delicious. If you love green smoothies you’ll enjoy it.

Fresh Mango Juice

This refreshing Mango juice goes down on a hot sunny day & of course when it’s mango season.

Strawberry Blood Orange Mojito Recipe

Strawberry Blood Orange Mojito recipe is easy, quick, beautiful and taste delicious. I used fresh squeezed blood orange juice, juice from mashed Strawberries, some sugar, and sparkling water (soda water).

Cucumber Green Smoothie

Green cleanse smoothies are literally becoming my favourite thing to start off my mornings. I do this cleanse for a healthier mind, skin and body.

Chocolate Milkshake

The best part about this heavenly concoction is that it’s quite light, and doesn’t leave one with an unsettled feeling, post-indulgence.

Italian Hot Chocolate

An Italian hot chocolate that doubles up as a neat and sweet chocolate pudding – the perfect cross between a chocolate mousse and a chocolate ganache.

Strawberry Slush

Frozen Strawberries with loads of minty flavor for the upcoming summers.

Watermelon Strawberry & Mint Cooler

The colours from the watermelon and strawberry make this cool drink even better than it taste (that’s a little lie, it tastes as good as it looks).

Spiced Peach Ice Tea Mocktail

I don’t usually like to experiment much with drinks and juices, as I am a true water and rooibos tea lover. But there was an occasion in the family, and mocktails go perfectly with a barbecue. I must admit that I quite enjoyed them myself as well.

Strawberry & Kiwi Daquiri Mocktail

I don’t usually like to experiment much with drinks and juices, as I am a true water and rooibos tea lover. But there was an occasion in the family, and mocktails go perfectly with a barbecue. I must admit that I quite enjoyed them myself as well.

Quick Healthy Smoothie

True berry bliss breakfast drink! A quick healthy breakfast smoothie to give you that extra bounce in your step.

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl

Happiness in a bowl! This lovely smoothie bowl is so quick and simple to make and super refreshing with a mix of flavours filling your mouth.

Low Carb Boeber

What is iftaar (breaking fast) without a gorgeously warm cup of boeber, a milk drink synonymous with Ramadhaan in Cape Town. For all those who choose to brave the low carb lifestyle during the fast, here’s a recipe you wont want to miss!

Green Smoothie

Try this and you got yourself one amazing nutrient rich, high protein, high fiber smoothie to keep you charged for a few hours! And it really is so creamy and tasty, just take my word for it and try it out!

Dairy-Free Cranberry Milk

Hey folks……you’ll ready for some sweet, tart, refreshing and healthy milk. Just one thing, there is no real milk! A dairy-free and seasonal twist to the classic strawberry milk.

Double Chocolate Popcorn Milkshake

Guilt-free double choc shake with toppings! Would you believe me if I told you that this milkshake is vegan? Furthermore, would you believe me if I told you that this vegan milkshake is also gluten free?!

Electric Blue Drink

This refreshing drink or mocktail if you will, looks absolutely amazing and quenches the thirstiest of thirsts during any summer heat.

Chocolate Zari-tini

Zari Sparkling Grape + Chocolate = Heavenly Decadence! The ultimate formula for a romantic or festive treat for those special occasions and special people to share them with.

Zari Berry Bellini

Celebrate that special event with an elegant berry mocktail. The perfect balance of sweet and sharp with a beautiful berry flavour.

Vegan Oatmeal Latte

A creamy, hearty breakfast of this Vegan Oatmeal Latte is a wonderful start to the day! Its a healthy shot of caffeine without any refined sugar! Yum!

Pineapple Berry Smoothie

Its smoothie time here again!This time I come armed with an immunity boosting Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie. Its not just another pretty in pink breakfast, this one means business (a very delicious one though)!

Sneaky Hot Chocolate

Made without any refined sugar and just a few simple ingredients, this is one of our go to hot drinks to enjoy together!

Lime Berry Smoothie Parfait

Our lime berry smoothie parfait gets served in a jar making it a bit more fun for the children to enjoy. You can really layer it however you’d like. I choose to keep it simple, granola, and fresh fruit is all I use to top this tasty smoothie.

Strawberry Milk

Since luscious strawberries are in season, I thought why not post this delicious simple recipe that is a favorite to kids.

Kiwi Berry Green Smoothie

A nutritious green smoothie balances out last night’s chocolate pizza. Right??? Right.

Greek Yoghurt & Blueberry Smoothie

Greek yoghurt is one of my go to snacks. With 20 grams of protein per cup it keeps me full and curbs my hunger for hours.

Iced Coffee and Beach Days

It’s not an overly sweet drink even with the condensed milk, though you could always adjust the sweetness and the addition of a little bit of chocolate, makes it so good!

Homemade Cashew Milk

This milk is creamy with a hint of sweetness from the dates and vanilla and is a delicious alternative for someone with dietary restrictions or just looking for change.

Healthy Guilt-free Hot Chocolate

Guilt free hot chocolate for the soul. Healthy, sugar free and so delicious!

Mango Lassi with Saffron Turmeric

Mango Lassi with a twist – a lovely refreshing beverage, perfect during Ramadaan at Iftar times or simply to enjoy on those hot summer nights!

Mango Iced Tea

Mango Iced Tea is a delicious, sweet and tangy refreshing beverage that is the most perfect in the heat of summer.

Peach Nice Cream and Mango Smoothie Duo

With the early season mangoes making their appearance in the local markets and supermarkets, I created a mango and dessert peach nice cream duo.

Coffee Chocolate Smoothie

This coffee chocolate smoothie has all my favourite things in it starting with coffee. When I realised that you could put coffee in a smoothie, I had to try it straight away.

Guava Iced Tea

Guava also known as Peru/Jamfal/Amarud in India, it has lots of name. Guava is very high in roughage and rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals, and it has no cholesterol and a low number of digestible carbohydrates.

Iced Rooibos Tea with Apple

Iced tea is refreshing on a hot day, but too much sugar is not a good idea. We decided to use apple juice as a sweetener, but if you absolutely must, add 2 T (30ml) honey.

Iced Rooibos Tea with Orange, Lemon & Ginger

A healthy and refreshing drink to serve throughout the meal.

The Rooibos Refresher

A cooling, refreshing summer mocktail incorporating the unique South African flavour of rooibos and lemongrass and lime citrus notes.

Cappuccino Falooda by Jameela Sayed

The popular Ramadaan beverage, with a twist. This is my version of the falooda…the cappuccino version.

Zari Blueberry Sparkler

The pressure is on to be the perfect host this party season. This recipe is simple enough to make from scratch just before guests begin arriving.

Pink Lemonade

Cooldrink with the fragrance of roses.

Rose Lemonade by Jameela Sayed

A refreshing and delicious drink that serves well at special occasions.

Coffee & Chocolate Hazelnut Shake

A choc nut Italiano ice cream with coffee milkshake that turned out to be delicious.

Mango Spice Smoothie

Take your smoothie to the next level by adding spices! For this one I added turmeric and ginger, which perfectly complimented the mango. Give it a try- I’m sure you’ll love it!

Watermelon Mojito Infused Water

Water with a twist – so perfect and thirst quenching.

Papaya and Pineapple Drink by Jameela Sayed

This papaya and pineapple juice is delicious and healthy, a perfect for starting your day.


This tropical breeze smoothie is so refreshing and great for breakfast…a perfect way to get your day started.

FUTURELIFE® Mixed Berries and Mint Crush

This simple berry and mint crushed smoothie works as a light breakfast or a delicious snack and is a delightful way to enjoy fresh frozen fruit.

FUTURELIFE® High Protein Mocha Smoothie

FUTURELIFE high protein smoothie can be enjoyed as a meal replacement or simply as thirst quenching snack on those hot summer days.

Blueberry, Oat & Banana Breakfast Smoothie

This blueberry-banana-oats smoothie is not all that unique but it has ice-cream so yaaayyyy!