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Cranberry Delight

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Cranberry Delight Drink

Its cranberry season! Enjoy nature's beautiful gems in their best form - raw. Look for fresh, organic cranberries that are healthy and robust.

2 cups organic fresh cranberries
1 organic lime, juiced
1 inch organic vanilla bean
a pinch of Celtic salt
organic stevia to taste
4 cups spring or filtered water

Blend everything in a high speed blender (like Vitamix). Strain well and voilà - you have a nourishing, healthy and ready to enjoy drink.

Aloe Vera Aqua

Aloe Vera Aqua

This is a refreshing drink with many health benefits that you can make in seconds in your blender and enjoy right away.

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2 inch piece of a fresh and mature organic aloe leaf
8-16 ounces of spring or filtered water
1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
1 inch organic ginger, peeled

optional: cucumber, hibiscus, coconut water

Cut the aloe leaf and scoop out the gel with a spoon. Place in a blender (like Vitamix) with the rest of the ingredients and blend on high speed for 10-20 seconds.

Pour in glass and drink immediately on an empty stomach for optimal benefits.

Chaggacino

A raw, delicious drink that offers a healthful and dramatically different alternative to empty calorie artificially flavored milk drinks. Every whole raw ingredient is highly nutrient-dense, enzymatically potent and delicious and delightful to the eye and palate. Boost your immunity with this amazing drink.

2 cups organic raw coconut milk
3 small Alaskan organic whole Chaga mushrooms* or 1/4 tsp organic Chaga powder
1/4 organic raw cinnamon powder**
3 organic lavender flowers
organic Kal stevia to taste
pinch of Himalayan salt

Blend the ingredients in a high speed blender (like Vitamix) for 5 minutes. This process will warm the milk a bit and create some top foam. Enjoy with a little more cinnamon on top of the foam.

* buying whole or small pieces of Chaga mushroom gives you the luxury of grinding it yourself and benefiting from the fresh potent nutrients (more about Chaga mushroom on website)

** cinnamon sticks release more fragrance and more potent nutrients when you use a cinnamon microplane and make your own powder

Almond Mylk

Making your own homemade almond mylk is the best way to have a fresh non-dairy milk without any preservatives. All you need is some organic unpasteurized almonds (we love the heirloom almonds- the taste is unbeatable), a powerful blender and an organic cotton milk bag.

Save the pulp to make crackers, raw cookies or a fabulous creamy nut cheeze (recipe on website).

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2 cups of organic unpasteurized heirloom almonds
2 cups of spring or filtered water

Soak the almonds for 12 hours in a glass container with spring or filtered water. Drain and rinse well. Pop the skin off each almond - this might seem a lengthy process but it’s a fun and important step to enhance absorption of all almond nutrients.

Blend the almonds with the water in a high speed blender (like Vitamix) for 3 minutes. Use the nut milk bag to squeeze as much almond mylk as you can and store in a glass container or drink right away.

Time for Thyme Tea

Thyme is a fragrant herb with lots of medicinal properties.  Thyme is antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, carminative, diaphoretic, and an expectorant and supports healing throughout the entire body by helping cleanse the organs.  Use thyme to boost your immunity especially during flu and cold season.

For thousands of years, thyme has been a star of the herb garden because it has a long history of being used to heal and protect.

If possible use fresh organic thyme over dried thyme. Better yet, plant it in your garden and harvest fresh at midday for the most powerful benefit. Include thyme in your daily diet. Add it to your salads, soups, smoothies, guacamole, vegetables or just take a moment and drink a cup of this powerful and very healing tea.

A handful of organic fresh thyme sprigs
2 cups spring or filtered water
1 inch organic fresh ginger, sliced thin

Option: organic lemon

Add the ginger and thyme sprigs to the water and soak overnight. Sip throughout the day.
Add fresh lemon, if desired.

 

Healing Juice

There is nothing better than a simple juice with powerful healing benefits. This juice is simple and made just with one ingredient. It is best to drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. After drinking the juice, wait at least one hour before you eat or drink anything else. Your body will love it!

1-2 fresh organic celery stalks (the whole head of celery ribs)

Juice all of the celery through a masticating juicer and enjoy right away.

Two Minute Homemade Hemp Milk

Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free

This is a very quick and easy non-dairy milk alternative made with hemp hearts. Hemp is a protein power super star, having one of the most complete protein profiles in the plant food kingdom. Hemp has an earthy-nutty flavor, so if you prefer, you can add any of the options bellow. There is no need to strain this milk if you use hemp seed hearts. You might get a little bit of sediment settling to the bottom after a little while, but that is all part of the fun and goodness.

1/2 cup organic raw hemp hearts
2 cups spring or filtered water
1 inch organic vanilla bean

options: stevia, organic cinnamon, organic orange zest, organic cacao powder, organic cardamom powder

Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender (like Vitamix) until the hemp hearts are completely broken down (about 2 minutes).

Store the rest of the milk in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Sunshine Juice

Start your day with this fantastic energizing juice that is bursting with many vitamins, live enzymes and minerals. Detox and nourish your body at the same time.

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1/4 cup fresh organic cranberries
1 cup organic cauliflower
1 organic carrot
handfull of organic cilantro leaves
handfull of organic parsley leaves
2 cups organic spinach
1 inch organic fresh ginger root
1 inch fresh turmeric root
1 fresh organic lemon
1 tablespoon fresh organic sage leaves

Wash and juice everything. Enjoy it right away.

Tip: drink this green juice right away because when you add lemon to the juice, the lemon speeds the oxidation process.

Reset Herbal Tea Infusion

Tea has a way of keeping you in the moment.  It encourages the partaker to sit down and rest a moment. It is sort of a reset button for the weary. 

Reset your state of mind and body with this blend of soothing botanicals that are nourishing, hydrating and loaded with vitamins and minerals.*

Rose hip is high in vitamin C and has a wonderful sweet and sour taste.

Nettle is high in minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium and packed with lots of vitamins.

2 tablespoons organic rose hips
2 tablespoons organic nettles
1 tablespoon organic cinnamon chips
4 cups filtered water

Combine all dried herbs. Boil water in glass medium-size saucepan or in a steeping teapot. Remove from heat once boiling and then add the herb mixture to hot water.

Cover to ensure that you receive all of the nutritional benefits from the herbs. Steep 30 minutes to 4 hours for maximum benefits. The longer you steep, the stronger the flavor will be. Strain the tea and take your time to enjoy it.

* as with any herb, be careful when mixing with other supplements or herbs

Saffron Coconut Milk Tea

This tea is inspired by an Indian healing beverage. It is wonderful to drink before bed to help with insomnia. It also helps you relax and helps reduce anxiety. Take time to express gratitude for all the good things in your life when you drink this nourishing tea.

1 cup filtered water
1/2 cup organic unsweetened coconut milk (homemade is best)
2 green organic cardamom pods slightly crashed
1 teaspoon organic hibiscus petals for tea
1/2 teaspoon organic cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon organic turmeric
8-12 organic or wild saffron threads

Boil the water with cardamom pods for 5 minutes. Add the hibiscus tea and let sit for 15 minutes. Strain the tea and add the rest of the ingredients except coconut milk. Let rest for another 15 minutes before straining again and lastly add the coconut milk.

 

Can you guess what this exotic golden spice is?

This is one of the most valuable and expensive spices in the world. Due to its color, flavor and medicinal properties, it's been used across cultures for over 3000 years. It is saffron - royalty in the world of spices.

Ruby Red Juice

Everybody talks about green juice (an absolutely wonderful way to start your day), But how about a brilliant ruby red juice that looks and tastes delicious which is packed with so many antioxidants and nutrients that your body will stay energized for the rest of the day.

6 organic celery stalks
1 small organic red beet with greens leaves attached
1 inch organic ginger root
a few organic red cabbage leaves
2 organic limes or lemons
1 cup organic baby spinach leaves
1 cup organic parsley leaves

Juice all of the ingredients with a masticating juicer (also referred to as a cold press juicer).

Drink the juice as soon as it's done to avoid nutrient loss due to oxidation.

Coconut Milk

Simple Homemade Coconut Milk

1 brown coconut opened and cut (may substitute with 2 cups organic unsweetened shredded coconut)
2 cups hot water

Options:

1 teaspoon organic vanilla bean powder
1 teaspooncinnamon
1 or 2 cardamom pods

Place your choice of your coconut, water and any options in a high speed blender (like Vitamix). Start blending slowly and gradually increase the speed for 1 min. Use a nut milk bag to strain the coconut milk from its pulp and squeeze well (your hands and skin will get a nice nourishing). Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 5 days,