Ginger – Burdock Root Tisan

Sunday mornings are better with this warming, healing, and beautifying tisan.  It’s super easy and includes only three ingredients – fresh ginger, burdock root, and mugwort.  This healing combination creates amazing health benefits, that gorgeous emerald green colour plus earthy aroma are just simply captivating.  Ginger is the healer of all healers.  It is antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-ageing.  I could go on and on about the wonder of this aromatic, and spicy root that has been used in herbal medicine for some 5000 thousand years.

Burdock Root is attributed to the ability to stimulate bile production and regenerate cells of the liver assisting it to eliminate heavy metals from the body.  Combat cancer and diabetes, while detoxifying the lymph system, blood, and skin.   Burdock root contains querecetin & luteolin which are powerful health-promoting antioxidants.  This helps to reduce acne, eczema, and psoriasis as well as have profound benefits for making hair healthy from the inside out.

Mugwort is a powerful herb that can aid in digestion and stomach disorders such as indigestion, acidity, constipation and bloating.  Mugwort can kill and eliminate parasites in your digestive tract.  Women who suffer from irregular periods and other menstrual problems, such as PCOS can benefit from mugwort tea.  It helps with fatigue and stress and cleanses and detoxifies the blood which can help with acne and hair loss issues.  It promotes circulation and detoxifies the liver.  It can also be used as a natural viagra – helping with impotence and low sex drive.

If healing your body is what you are after, then you definitely need to give this healing tisan a try.

I hope you enjoy.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons fresh grated organic ginger
3 tablespoons dried organic burdock root
2 tablespoons dried organic mugwort
1 tablespoon of love
Directions: Serves 2
1. Fill a saucepot with 4- 5 cups of water.  Bring to a boil.
2. Add ingredients using a tea ball infuser and allow to infuse for 15- 20 minutes.
3. Pour the tea into mugs and enjoy!

Molasses Milk Latte

Simple and easy with the delicious taste and wonderful health benefits of molasses.    Molasses is one of the healthiest natural sweeteners, however, it is processed which I’m not a huge fan of BUT I do love that it has vital vitamins and minerals, plus it offers amazing antioxidants, it can help prevent menstrual cramps due to the high levels of iron.  The manganese in molasses helps the production of healthy sex hormones and the calcium keeps bones healthy and strong.  Molasses also offers vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid which helps to prevent and relieve headaches, fatigue as well as stress.

Ingredients:
1 cup organic nut milk – I used a homemade blend of oat & coconut milk
1 tbsp organic molasses – unsulphured
1/2 tsp organic alcohol-free vanilla
1 tbsp coconut oil
* optional * a sprinkle of bee pollen

Directions:
Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and warm through until the desired temperature is reached.  I like to use a whisk to incorporate the ingredients.
Sprinkle with bee pollen, or cacao & cinnamon powder.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Cacao-maca Collagen Elixir

Antioxidant Rich
Improves Circulation
Mood Improver
Hormone Balancing

This elixir has it all!  It has become one of my favourites,  it boosts my energy, fuels me with antioxidants, helps to supports my liver and immune system, as well as provides me with protein.  Giving up coffee wasn’t easy… but including this warm elixir into my morning rituals sure made the transition smoother.

1 cup cashew milk * or any other nut milk*
1 cup filtered water
2 tsp maca powder
2 tsp raw cacao powder
Pinch of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of vanilla bean paste *optional*
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp Irish Sea moss gel

Directions:

In the jar of a high speed blender, blend all ingredients. Transfer to a small sauce pan and heat until just warm.  You don’t want to overheat the maca or the Irish Sea moss, as it will weaken there healing properties.
Serve with a sprinkle of cacao powder.

Enjoy!

Detoxifying Green Wellness Potion

It’s no secret that I love drinking my greens!  Smoothies and juices have been a tremendous part of my healing process as well as how I continue to stay healthy and energized.

This combination of dandelion greens and apples alongside the citrus is so refreshing and detoxifying.  It doesn’t have a thick smoothie consistency, but it’s also not as liquid as a green juice.

Dandelion greens help to cleanse the liver,  and offer high amounts of vitamins B6, C, E, and K, as well as  antioxidants.  They contain calcium, iron which is crucial for generating red blood cells, and potassium to help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.  Grapefruit offers a combination of fibre, potassium,  and vitamin C.

We all know by now that lemons are high in vitamin C , citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fibre.   Lemons promote hydration, improve skin quality, aid in digestion, freshen your breath and also help to prevent kidney stones.

The apple – orange combination in the recipe lends a sweet note as the lemon, grapefruit, dandelion are bitter, which can be overwhelming if you are new to green smoothies.

 

Ingredients:
6-8 dandelion green leaves
2 organic Gala apples
1 orange
1/2 – 1 grapefruit
Juice of 1 lemon (again you can use half of the juice if you want a milder taste)
2 cups filtered water
Ice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in your blender jar, starting with the filtered water.  Blend until smooth.  Use a fine sieve to remove some of the pulp.

Enjoy!

Super Green Wellness Potion Smoothie

Super charge your morning with this unbelievable Wellness Potion Smoothie.  Whether it’s pre or post workout, you will have energy for days!  Cilantro is packed with vitamins and minerals to help build strong bones, teeth, and hair, helps to lower cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, supports healthy cardiovascular function and removes heavy metals from the body.  Drink up friends!

Ingredients:

2 small bananas, frozen
1/2 bunch of cilantro
2 handfuls spinach
2 tsp maca powder
2 tbsp organic chia seeds
2 tbsp Irish moss *optional*
1 1/2 cup nut milk of your choice
the juice of 1 orange

Directions:

Blend ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy.

Enjoy!