Pink day smoothie!
- Delicious and packed full of antioxidants and protein, this smoothie is great for children !
- 1 banana, cut in small pieces
- 1/2 cup (70 grams) raspberries
- 1/2 cup (70 grams) strawberries
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) yoghurt/almonds milk
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1 – 2 tablespoons honey or maple
- 1 – 2 teaspoons acai powder or maqui powder
- Place all ingredients in the blender and blend for 1-2 minutes
Sparkle smile with strewberries
Many of us want a whiter smile, but are concerned about the chemicals in commercial whitening strips. Consider a healthy alternative: berries! Strawberries contain malic acid, which can help remove surface stains from teeth—safely and inexpensively.
Mash a strawberry into a paste using a fork, and blend with a bit of baking soda. Apply to teeth using a soft toothbrush, leave on for five minutes and then brush with toothpaste to remove the mixture.
(Note: both baking soda and the acid from fruit can be harsh on teeth, so do not use this mixture more than once per week.)
“Fresh” oil blend for your oil diffuser
A wonderful blend for creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home. It’s bright and fresh:
2 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Lemon essential oil
2 drops Rosemary essential oil
“Wake up” oil blend for your oil diffuser
A perfect blend to increase alertness, or when you need a quick pick-me-up!
2 drops Wild Orange essential oil
2 drops Peppermint essential oil
Herbal blends to boost breastfeeding milk
Natural and safe herbs to help produce more breast milk:
Red Resberry Leafs – Not only is it packed full of nutrients, but it’s great for women’s reproductive health. . This herb makes a great tea to keep in your fridge at all times. It tastes great, and it’s packed full of vitamins that your body needs! when pregnant its recommended to use from 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Fennel Seeds - is a great tasting herb that does a variety of different things : it help to boost milk production, but it’s also used in weight loss formulas because it normalizes the appetite, and it’s used for digestive issues for babies . when breastfeeding drink maximum 2 cups a day.
Nettle Leaf – This herb is a great addition to any herbal mix just because it’s so nutritional. It’s traditionally used for a lot of different things, but it mainly acts to increase urine production, increase the efficiency of the kidneys and liver, and to act as a mild laxative.
Fenugreek Seeds -are mainly used for respiratory issues because of it’s expectorant like properties. It helps get the mucous and fluids up out of the lungs . Fenugreek Seeds are also very nutritious. They act like a fiber and are also full of fixed oils.
Dandelion Leaf - is high in a lot of nutrients your body needs, but especially in calcium, and is recommended for increasing the nutritional content of breast milk. It’s also used medicinally as a blood purifier as it acts on some of the major organs like the pancreas, liver, and kidneys.
Blessed Thistle - used for increasing milk supply in nursing mothers, but it shouldn’t be used during pregnancy… only afterwards. It’s an excellent source of potassium and sodium, and it’s thought to help with blood flow to the heart and brain.
How to use:
You can use this herbal blend as a tea or as a tincture
. A tincture is the best way to use a little but get a lot out of the herbs, but a tea is also great because it keeps you hydrated and helps to flush your kidneys.
” Apple Pie” oatmeal
- 2 cups cut oat
- 3 cups warm filtered water
- 1 TBS apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup raw milk or coconut milk
- 1 TBS coconut oil
- 2 large organic apples (peeled if preferred)
- 1 TBS cinnamon
- 2 TBS chia seeds
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- The morning prior, combine oats, warm water and apple cider vinegar.
- Cover and place an a warm spot.
- That night, grease the bottom of the crock pot with coconut oil.
- Slice one apple and layer it at the bottom of crock pot.
- Add the remaining ingredients along with the remaining apple, cubed.
- Turn on low and cook for at least 1 hour
- Serve hot with fruits and maple syrup if desired.
No-Bake Almond Granola Bars
- 1.5 cups rolled oats (use certified gluten-free if necessary)
- 1 cup rice crisp cereal
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup roasted almond butter
- 1/4 cup coconut nectar syrup (or maple syrup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of fine grain sea salt or pink Himalayan salt, to taste
- 1.5 tablespoons non-dairy mini chocolate chips
- Line a square pan with two pieces of parchment paper, one going each way so it’s easy to lift out.
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats, rice crisp cereal, sliced almonds, coconut, and chia seeds.
- In a medium pot over low heat, melt the coconut oil. Remove from heat and stir in the almond butter, coconut nectar/maple and vanilla, until smooth.
- Pour wet mixture over dry and stir well until thoroughly combined. Add a pinch of salt to taste and stir again.
- Spoon mixture into the pan and roughly spread out (but don’t pack down yet). Sprinkle on the chocolate chips in an even layer. Wet hands lightly and then press down the mixture until even.
- Transfer pan to the freezer for about 10 minutes until firm. Slice into bars, wrap, and store in the fridge or freezer. These bars fall apart easily so I don’t recommend leaving them at room temperature for longer than a few minutes.
Natural Chocolate Milk Syrup
Natural chocolate milk syrup to mix with almonds/macademia milk., or any other favorite milk!
only 4 ingredients, simple and healthy as opposite to those you can find in the store which contain - high fructose corn syrup, , sugar, potassium sorbate,artificial flavors etc.
1 Cup raw cocoa powder
1/2 Cup Real Maple Syrup
3/4 Cup Water
1 tbsp Vanilla extract
1. On low, in a medium saucepan, mix together the Maple Syrup and Water. Bring to a simmer.
2. Whisk in the Cocoa Powder. Remove from heat.
3. Add vanilla extract and let cool.
4. Simply add your desired amount to a glass of milk and enjoy. Keep in the fridge for up to three weeks.
Quinoa & cheese / tofu- the healthy “Mac & Cheese” !
- 2 T. coconut butter, divided
- 1 cup carrots, chopped
- 1 cup broccoli, chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh greens ( kale, or spinach), finely shredded
- 1 t. garlic, minced
- 2 cups dry quinoa (preferably sprouted) thoroughly rinsed with cold water
- 4 cups veg broth (or water)
- 2 cups cheese, shredded (we used cheddar)- or tofu for the vegan version
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup unsweet Almonds or soy
milk (to desired texture)
- In a medium stock pot melt 1 T. butter over medium heat. Add carrot, broccoli, greens and garlic, and saute for 2-3 minutes.
- Add quinoa and veg broth and bring to a boil.
- Cover the pot and reduce heat to medium low. Cook 10-15 until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed.
- Stir in remaining coconut butter, tofu/cheese, and the almonds/soy milk to desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nut butter & fruits bites
- 2 slices whole wheat bread/spelt bread
- 2 tablespoons nut butter ( almonds / cashew/mixed nuts)
- ½ cup finely chopped strawberries
- ½ cup finely chopped bananas