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” Apple Pie” oatmeal

back to school3 150x150  Apple Pie oatmeal Taste like an apple pie, super healthy and warm breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

To soak oats
    1. The morning prior, combine oats, warm water and apple cider vinegar.
    2. Cover and place an a warm spot.
To make oatmeal
  1. That night, grease the bottom of the crock pot with  coconut oil.
  2. Slice one apple and layer it at the bottom of crock pot.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients along with the remaining apple, cubed.
  4. Turn on low and cook for at least 1 hour
  5. Serve hot with fruits and maple syrup if desired.

No-Bake Almond Granola Bars

back to school3 150x150 No Bake Almond  Granola BarsVegan, gluten-free and raw snack for a quick breakfast or school!

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Line a square pan with two pieces of parchment paper, one going each way so it’s easy to lift out.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, rice crisp cereal, sliced almonds, coconut, and chia seeds.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour wet mixture over dry and stir well until thoroughly combined. Add a pinch of salt to taste and stir again.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

 

back to school3 150x150 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.

 

Ingredients:
1 Cup raw cocoa powder
1/2 Cup  Real Maple Syrup
3/4 Cup Water
1 tbsp Vanilla extract

Directions:
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” !

back to school3 150x150 Quinoa & cheese / tofu  the healthy Mac & Cheese !

Ingredients
  1. 2 T. coconut butter, divided
  2. 1 cup carrots, chopped
  3. 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  4. 1/2 cup fresh  greens ( kale, or spinach), finely shredded
  5. 1 t. garlic, minced
  6. 2 cups dry quinoa (preferably sprouted) thoroughly rinsed with cold water
  7. 4 cups veg broth (or water)
  8. 2 cups cheese, shredded (we used cheddar)- or tofu for the vegan version
  9. 1/4 – 1/2 cup unsweet Almonds or soy
    milk (to desired texture)
Instructions
  1. In a medium stock pot melt 1 T. butter over medium heat. Add carrot, broccoli,  greens and garlic, and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add quinoa and veg broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover the pot and reduce heat to medium low. Cook 10-15 until quinoa is tender  and liquid is absorbed.
  4. Stir in remaining coconut butter, tofu/cheese, and the almonds/soy milk to desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
(Adapted from Once a month mom)

Nut butter & fruits bites

back to school3 150x150 Nut butter & fruits bitesA super simple snack, sweet and healthy!

  • 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
Instructions
  1.  With a rolling pin roll a small circle in the middle of the bread until it is roughly as thick as a  pita bread.
  2. Spread on  butter evenly in the middle. Distribute fruit on the butter
  3. serve and enjoy!

Carrot-Applesauce muffins

back to school3 150x150  Carrot Applesauce muffinsUse organic ingredients whenever possible.

1 1/4 cup whole-wheat  or spelt flour (can substitute gluten-free flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup melted coconut oil.
2-3 spoons of real maple
2 large cage-free (preferably farm fresh) eggs or vegan option – 1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup organic applesauce
1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla
1 1/2 cups finely shredded organic carrots (about 2 medium carrots)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons finely chopped organic walnuts (optional)

Sift together the first 5 ingredients. In a

large bowl, whisk the oil,maple and eggs until well combined. Whisk in the applesauce, vanilla and carrots. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

(optional) Stir in 1/4 cup of the chopped walnuts.

Divide the batter between the muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

The magic of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been used for a host of purposes since the ancient Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality.”  is a cactus plant that belongs to the Liliaceae family. It grows in dry climates .

Various studies have been conducted to examine the benefits of the aloe vera plant and it was found out that aloe vera does in fact have several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from flaky or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, hair and scalp problems to many more.

Aloe vera and burns:

Aloe Vera helps with sunburn through its powerful healing activity at the epithelial level of the skin, a layer of cells that cover the body. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture so the healing process is faster.

Aloe vera as moisturizer:

Aloe moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, it acts as a moisturizer and is great for the face prior to the application to prevents skin drying. For men: Aloe vera gel can be used as an aftershave treatment as its healing properties can treat small cuts caused by shaving.

Aloe vera and acne:

Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation, it stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring.    in Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.

Aloe vera and anti-aging: 

Aloe leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.

Aloe vera and nutrition:

This solid material contains over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid.

Aloe vera and gum’s health:

It reduces bleeding, inflammation and swelling of the gums. It is a powerful antiseptic in pockets where normal cleaning is difficult, and its antifungal properties help greatly in the problem of denture stomatitis, apthous ulcers, cracked and split corners of the mouth.

Aloe vera and digesting:

The plant is said to improve the digestion and to relieve ulcers.

Where can you find Aloe vera in Pure’s products? 

Summer Rose” Face Cream - Its super silky, light and smooth. will give gentle hydration and fresh vitamins boost to the skin without leaving it greasy.

Summerrose close 150x150 The magic of Aloe Vera

Acne Treatment Gel- A uniqe treatment gel, based on Aloe vera and special acne treatings oils.

After Shave gel- Disinfects, nourishment, balance the secretion of sebum and promotes regeneration of skin tissues. aftershave 150x150 The magic of Aloe Vera

 

Hormone balancing massage oil

These days of over-burdened lifestyles, nutritionally depleted soils, and toxic chemicals have the tendency to lead our bodies toward a multitude of imbalances.  Hormonal imbalances – rather than harmonious function — can leave us feeling on edge, out of sorts, and sleep deprived.

hormonal imbalances in women can often be the cause of:

  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Weight gain
  • Dark skin discolorations
  • Hot flashes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food cravings
  • Breast Cancer
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Low libido
  • Memory loss or lack of focus
  • Depression
  • Hot flashes
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Infertility issues
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Increase in facial hair

A natural hormone balancing oil:

50ml Base oil will be Evening Primerose ,a well-known supplement for hormonal imbalance (especially PMS symptoms)

to the base we will add 2 drops of each essential oil:

Clary Sage- it has been used to treat female complaints such as: abdominal cramps, dysmenorrhea, emotional stress, endometriosis, hormonal imbalance, hot flashes, infertility, PMS, postpartum depression, irregular cycles, and pre-menopause.

Basil-  antidepressant, energizing, and restorative. Commonly used in the treatment of period disorder, chronic fatigue, abdominal cramps, infertility, lactation , mental fatigue, migraines, and ovarian cyst.

Bergamot- this oil is used primarily for depression, anxiety, emotional stress, physical energy, physical stress, and PMS.

Ylang-Ylang- help to stimulate the adrenal glands and increase sexual energy.

Cypress- menopause, menorrhagia, fatigue, and environmental stress.

Geranium- useful for a variety of inflammations, heavy menstrual flow, hormonal imbalances, depression.

place in a dark glass bottle and use to massage the belly area.

 

 

What is GMO?

What are GMOs?
GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.

Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit.

Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.

(source:http://www.nongmoproject.org/)

DIY- Antioxidant Facial Spray

Wake up your tired face with a soothing and refreshing peppermint green tea facial spray!

Brew a cup of peppermint green tea, let it in for 10 minutes, and allow it to cool.

Once it’s cool, bottle it up in a spray bottle and leave it in your refrigerator. When you need a refreshing pick me up, give your face a spritz!