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Lung Healing Tea

Oregano is an essential culinary and medicinal herb that has been used since ancient days, with many powerful health benefits.

Due to its potent antioxidants, antibacterial, anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties, oregano has many possible health benefits.

Oregano is rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, fiber, calcium, niacin, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, and the carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin.

Its antioxidant power and proven disease prevention is incredible. In fact, oregano has one of the highest antioxidant activity ratings, which is excellent for neutralizing free radicals.

This fragrant Mediterranean herb can help the body to detoxify, thus is beneficial to remedy many ailments.

How to use Oregano for medical benefits

Tea recipe HERE

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5 Matcha Drink Recipes

One thing I’m always interested in is learning about new and healthy foods to add to my diet and Matcha is one of them. Matcha is a variety of green tea in which you consume the whole, powdered leaf. It’s not infused with a teabag or infuser like other teas. It’s the whole tea leaf ground into a powder which you can see in the above picture. It’s a great source of antioxidants and phytochemicals and has much less caffeine than coffee and tea (1/2 teaspoon matcha = 35mg/8oz, brewed coffee = 162mg/8oz, black tea = 42mg/8oz ).

All 5 recipes HERE

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PUMPKIN PIE LATTE MILKSHAKE

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups Pumpkin Pie Spice International Delight Iced Coffee
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 4 graham crackers
  • whipped cream, optional

Full recipe HERE

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DIY Natural Tonic that Destroys Any Infection In The Body

As seasons change, nasty sicknesses can begin to spread. Keeping up with health during these times is of utmost importance. Making this amazingly healthy tonic could save your life.

Have you ever heard of the Master Tonic, otherwise known as Fire Cider? If you haven’t, now is a good time to learn!

Making your own Fire Cider is quick and easy, but first it is important to understand why it works so well.

Fire Cider is powerful because of its ingredients. It is designed to stimulate blood circulation, helping to detox the bloodstream.

It is a natural remedy for many health bugs including the common cold. It is naturally antiviral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic. This tonic is said to have the ability to cure chronic conditions, stubborn diseases, and antibiotic-resistant infections. Many people swear by it!

Tonic Recipe HERE

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DIY: How To Make Natural Ginger Ale

It turns out that soda hasn’t always been the high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavor concoction in an aluminum can that we know today.

For hundreds of years (and probably much longer) cultures around the world have made various forms of naturally fermented “sodas” from sweetened herbal teas or fruit juice mixes. These natural fermented drinks contained beneficial enzymes and probiotics to boost health and were a far cry from the unhealthy versions we have today.
This version uses a fermented ginger culture to create a naturally fizzy soda! Ginger is and delicious herb that has been used in many cultures for its health-boosting properties.
Recipe HERE

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7 Organic Cocktail Recipes

Drink green with these organic cocktail recipes made with eco-friendly spirits.

Botanical Lemon Drop

  • 2 oz. Square One Botanical Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. organic agave nectar
  • 1/2 bar spoon of Absinthe

Pour absinthe into a chilled cocktail glass, swirl to coat the glass and shake out excess. Pour all other ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake hard and strain.  Garnish with lemon twist.

6 more recipes HERE

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How to Make Wine at Home

The no-mistakes guide to making wine at home

Homemade wine can sound daunting, even if you live next door to an Italian family that makes it seem effortless, handing out bottles of homemade wine each year to the neighbours.

DIY winemaking is, in fact, a simple process. Plus, if you use good-quality grapes and other ingredients and follow procedure, you can turn out some fine bottles.

The nature of winemaking

Wine instructions HERE

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Healthy Berry Yogurt Smoothie

A super simple 5 ingredient Healthy Berry Yogurt Smoothie. Protein packed to keep you full throughout the day. A perfect on the go breakfast!

INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¾ cup fresh blackberries
  • 5.3 ounce package plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1 whole banana

Get the whole recipe HERE

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PEANUT BUTTER BANANA SMOOTHIE

You know when your husband says, “this can’t be healthy, it’s too good, what’s in it?” that you’ve got a major winner on your hands when it comes to a sneakily healthy recipe. This smoothie is just that! When my husband asks me to make this in the morning he refers to it as, “the milkshake one” because it’s packed with thickening, sweet ingredients that remind him of his favorite shake as a child. You know those really creamy shakes you can only get at a diner or fast-food joint. MMMM!

Between the oats, banana and peanut butter, this smoothie is not only milkshake-like but it’s incredibly filling thanks to the dense amount of nutrients. Here’s how to make it:

Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

 

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Cucumber Gin Slush

Just a quick note today highlighting a seasonal slushy I made for QUITOKEETO. It’s a blended, gin-spiked cucumber slush for the hottest of days. They’re refreshing, easy-drinking, with a kiss of limoncello. And, just so we’re all on the same page – they go down easy, in fact, in this case “brain freeze” might be a feature not a bug 😉

 

Fun drink recipe HERE

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Dark chocolate sea salt smoothie recipe

A clean light smoothie can be a great snack, a sweet pick me up or even a dessert. This chocolate sea salt smoothie is my favorite to curl up with when the hubby grabs for ice cream.

  • 1 Serving Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 tbsp Fiber (Chia or Flax Seeds to thicken)
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink or Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cacao Nibs
  • 2 cups Nut Milk (your choice ….we used almond)
  • ice
  1. Blend all the ingredients together except ice.
  2. Add ice and blend to cool.

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50 Smoothies

1. Banana Blend 2 bananas, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.

2. Strawberry-Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.

3. Strawberry Shortcake Blend 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup crumbled pound cake, 1 1/2 cups each milk and ice, and sugar to taste. Top with whipped cream and more strawberries.

4. Triple-Berry Blend 1 1/2 cups mixed blackberries, strawberries and raspberries with 1 cup each milk and ice, and sugar to taste.

5. Raspberry-Orange Blend 1 cup each orange juice and raspberries, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 cup ice, and sugar to taste.

 

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Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 large banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Sounds Tasty Right? See the full page HERE

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Veggie Smoothies Even Kids Will Love

Let’s see a ‘raise of hands’ – how many of you have kids who act like eating vegetables is worse than going to the dentist or doctor?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most common parenting challenges out there.

Parents know that kids need the nutrients that vegetables provide, but sometimes it’s easier to just not fight with them and let them skip that dish of broccoli, spoonful of spinach, or whatever it may be.

And, while tricking kids isn’t always the greatest parenting tactic, in this case, it’s for a good cause. In other words, when it comes to your kids’ nutrition, all’s fair.

One of the easiest ways to ‘trick’ kids into eating those veggies is to include them in a smoothie. More than likely, if you use a few smart maneuvers, they’ll never even know they’re in there.

 

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