Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie

‘Catch a cold? Try this green smoothie to help nurse yourself back to health.  Beets are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system.  Flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Having a proper balance of these fatty acids is important for brain function and heart health. (Makes… Read more

Purple Power Healer

Boost your health with this healing elixir! Red cabbage (the purple kind) contains anthocyanins, which studies have shown help suppress inflammation. Elderberry extract is a natural cold and flu fighter, which is why it’s always in our fridge! It is also called Sambucus and is considered a natural alternative to synthetic cough-and-cold syrups. (Makes 2… Read more

Fall Green Smoothie

Cranberries can help urinary tract infections by preventing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract and causing infection. 2/3 cups water 1 pear or apple, unpeeled, and chopped !/2 cup fresh cranberries 1/2 cup seedless red grapes 2 cups kale 1 Tbs. avocado, grapeseed oil, or olive oil Put all the ingredients in a blender… Read more

Watermelon Punch

Add this drink to your summertime picnic or party. Made with watermelon balls, agave, (or coconut nectar), and lemon,  it’s served in a decorative watermelon bowl with pine nuts. (Makes about 20 servings) 1 small seedless watermelon (about 10 lbs.) ½ cup agave nectar or coconut nectar. 1 Tbs lemon juice, from about 1 lemon… Read more

Homemade Chai Tea

(Vegan and Low Glycemic) 24 ounces unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon ground cardamom ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 small pinch coarse ground black pepper Optional sweeteners: 1 tablespoon raw honey 4-12 drops liquid stevia Recipe: Combine all of the ingredients (except sweeteners) in a small… Read more

Herbal Teas to Calm the Mind, Relax the Body

There is something instantly nourishing and soothing about steeping a cup of aromatic herbal teas, and the medicinal herbs used in your tea can help take your sense of calm and relaxation to a whole new depth. Herbal tea is a simple and very effective way to work with plant medicine. Herbs, like most medicines,… Read more

The Case Against Sugar in 3 Parts – Part II – Liquid Sugars

In Part I of this series, the discussion was a general one about some of the wretched things that sugar does in human bodies.  If you missed that piece, check it out here. The bottom line of that article was that excessive sugar, eaten by a very high percentage of Americans, is a decidedly unhealthy… Read more