My husband’s a good sport. Peanut butter didn’t fit into our cleansing diet (due to the molds and such). Sad face- it’s one of his favorite snack foods… But happy face- he’s not even thinking of peanut butter now! These energy bars satisfy his snack-cravings. Yay! I really had just wanted an excuse to use…
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Thought I’d share info on superfoods for super health, from my annual Women’s Retreat session on “Abundant Health in Christ”. Most of the notes this year are about our relationship with Jesus, and how we can find abundant health through that. But utilizing a few of the wonderful, natural, healing foods God put here for our own good, also seems worthy of mention!
Turmeric! It’s anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and about ten other things. Basically, the answer for everything. (OK, maybe we can’t go that far…) Looks like it’s gone mainstream, too. I just saw “Golden Milk Powder” featured on display at a local store. But it had dextrose and other weird ingredients in it, so I’ll continue to make my own. Mine is cheaper, and higher quality, even if it is more time-consuming.
Has everyone heard about “bullet-proof” coffee, tea and smoothies yet? Just add pastured butter and coconut (or MCT) oil to various beverages to boost energy, suppress appetite, and help regulate blood sugar. It’s been great for me! But I like to make a larger supply. I melt a pound of butter with an equal amount of coconut spread , and add some nuts. I pour the mix onto parchment and refrigerate. I can now put a pile of those chunks in the blender with some boiling water, pureeing until smooth. That makes a “nut milk cream” that will keep for a week or so. The rest of the “bark” lasts months, so that’s cool. So delicious too.
Most recipes for ginger bug would have us grating some fresh ginger every day, mixing it with a bit more sugar and water, to feed the bug. I don’t have time for that! So I came up with a quicker method: I process the whole bunch of ginger with an equal part of sugar, and store that mix in the freezer. Then it’s easy to scoop a little out for the daily feedings.
Why “Brazil Bark”? For the best, easy, nutritious smoothies and other drinks! The coconut spread has MCTs that contribute to brain health and energy. The butter is synergistic for those of us taking cod liver oil (which improves our Omega 3/6 ratio). And Brazil nuts give us our daily selenium, which can be hard to come by. Whoot!
Our whole family’s into this stuff. It makes us happy–it tastes like orange soda SHOULD taste! And our guts are happy too. Here’s some secrets for making a great “natural orange soda”- delicious!
“Jun” Kombucha is a different animal than regular Kombucha. Less vinegar taste- the champagne of probiotics! AND, it’s made w/green tea & honey, loves cool weather, and long walks on the beach. (OK, I made up the last part!)
I cut way down on bread. And I try to eat more organic produce, + free-range, grass-fed, wild-caught, yada yada… But… sometimes I just need CHOCOLATE! I can keep from sabotaging my health but making a quick drink out of this stuff. (Or eating as-is.)
Kombucha brewing should be easy, which you realize after you’ve done it awhile, seeing it survive many adverse conditions! Now I just brew sweet tea right in a pre-warmed canning jar (cheap kind might break). Stir in last batch o’ kombucha, decant right into a bottle- 1st & last ferment in one! (It still takes 3-4 weeks to finish, but skips a step 🙂 )