Pumpkin Spice Latte

An honest to goodness pumpkin spiced latte can be a wonderful thing, but sadly, you’re going to probably have to take matters into your own hands. Most commercial franchises are using questionable or outright harmful ingredients. Carrageenan is an unnecessary ingredient linked to digestive inflammation and disease. Save money and your health by using my recipe to create your own antioxidant-packed pumpkin spiced latte at home, sans all the excess sugar and industrial ingredients.

 

Pumpkin spiced latte ingredient - Dr. Axe

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Spinach Feta Oven Frittata

 

spinach oven frittata

 

INGREDIENTS

1 pound baby spinach
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 eggs
4 ounces feta cheese
Sea salt and pepper
Dried oregano

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute spinach until wilted, and then transfer to a 10 inch oven-safe skillet (I use my cast iron skillet).
Beat eggs until frothy and pour over spinach.
Crumble feta and sprinkle over eggs. Season with a pinch of salt and a grinding of pepper.
Bake for 30 minutes or until eggs are set. Sprinkle liberally with ground oregano. Cool slightly, cut into wedges and serve.

Eye Twitching That Won’t GO Away!!

So, do you have a ton of stress in your life right now??  And now your eye has started twitching for the past two weeks and is getting worse.  What do you do?  Sometimes, the best solution is homeopathic.

This may not work for everyone, but try using Calcarea Carbonica 200CK, one dose a day for 5 days.  It may have your eye twitch more for 1 day, but it should start going away after that.

There are other uses for this remedy as well.

  • physical fatigue and muscle weakness
  • for problems with slow recovery or congestion in the system including mononucleosis, acne and eczema.
  • overweight problems including symptoms of low energy, excess appetite, poorly toned muscles.
  • bone pain, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis pain.
  • carpal tunnel syndrome, pain with tearing pain from elbow to wrist, pain that feels sprained or stiff.
  • female issues such as painful menstruation, hormonal imbalance, PMS.
  • poor circulation

So, I hope this helps!!

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy treatment works with your body’s own healing powers to bring about health and well-being.  It treats your symptoms spiritually, emotionally, mental and physically as well.  They are gentle, subtle, but powerful.

They are either found as a liquid and have alcohol as a preservative or in a sugar pill format.  Sometimes, the smallest dose is the best dose.  One remedy can treat multiple issues.

I use it with my family a lot especially with my 3 year old.  He loves it and tells me if it works or not.  Within 24 hours, symptoms can actually get worse before it gets better.  Other times, it can just get better.

Drainage-Tone 2 Oz Energetix

This is an example of something I use for homeopathy.

Need help meal prepping?

 

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We’ll be preparing 10 delicious,

and healthy meals that you can freeze

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 We’ll provide recipes, instructions,

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Seasonings and kits of your choice!

This month we will be hosting a Wildtree workshop right here in our office! Following the workshop Bailee & Sam will be demonstrating the actual cooking process for these meals. Once a week we will do a live stream and later will post the video with the name of the recipe we cooked. We will be taking requests each week on what dish we will be making!

*If interested please call the office for more information* (810)588 2324

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MENU

  1. Garlic Balsamic Chicken
  2. Baked Cajun Fish
  3. Tuscan Pork Chops
  4. Homestyle Meatloaf
  5. Italian Meatloaf
  6. California Style Shrimp
  7. One Pan Steak and Vegetables
  8. Roasted Cajun Chicken
  9. Garlic Pepper Chicken
  10. Slow Cooker Flank Steak

   Plus additional recipes!

 

Who need tortillas?

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Ingredients
Gluten free
Meat
  • 3 cup Chicken
Produce
  • 1 Cilantro, Fresh leaves
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Onion, large
  • 4 Zucchini, large
Baking & Spices
  • 2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 Kosher salt
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil, extra-virgin
Nuts & Seeds
  • 2 tsp Cumin, ground
Dairy
  • 1 cup Cheddar
  • 1 cup Monterey jack
  • 1 Sour cream
Prepared
  • 1 1/3 cup Enchilada sauce, red

Benefits of Essential Oils

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Lavender

The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems. The Latin name of lavender is Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its particularly pleasant aroma.

Uses

  • Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.
  • Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.
  • Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
  • Take internally to reduce anxious feelings.*
  • Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.

 

Lemon

Lemon oil is a good remedy for restoring the luster of dull skin. It is an astringent and detoxifying in nature, and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Lemon is also recommended for reducing excessive oil on the skin.

Uses

  • Take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*
  • Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
  • Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
  • Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
  • Diffuse to create an uplifting environment.

 

Frankincense

Frankincense, sometimes referred to as olibanum, is a common type of essential oil used in aromatherapy that can offer a variety of health benefits, including helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity and even potentially helping to fight cancer.

Uses

  • Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
  • Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
  • Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.*

 

Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Tea tree, also known as melaleuca, is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. Tea tree oil (TTO), the volatile essential oil derived mainly from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia has been widely used throughout Australia for at least the past 100 years.

Uses

  • For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area.
  • Add 1–2 drops to water, citrus drinks, or veggie caps to support healthy immune system function.*
  • Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keeps nails looking healthy.
  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.

Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically. It also has antimicrobial properties so it can help freshen bad breath and soothe digestive issues. Peppermint is a hybrid species of spearmint and water mint (Mentha aquatica).

Uses

  • Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
  • Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*
  • Add two to three drops to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
  • Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.

spicy vegan black bean soup

Ingredients

Vegan, Gluten free

Serves 6

Produce

  • 3 15 oz. cans Black beans, organic
  • 2 Carrots, medium-sized
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/3 Jalapeno
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • 1 Red onion
  • 1 15 oz. can Sweet corn, organic

Canned Goods

  • 4 cups Vegetable broth, low-sodium

Baking & Spices

  • 2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 Sea salt & pepper

Nuts & Seeds

  • 4 tsp Cumin, ground

Liquids

  • 3/4 cup Water

Instructions

  1. Heat the water (or oil, if preferred) in a soup pot or large dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in the onions and garlic, with a pinch of sea salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent.
  2. Stir in the jalapeño, carrot, red bell pepper, cumin, chili powder and red pepper flakes. Cook until vegetable are soft, about 7-9 minutes.
  3. Pour in the beans, corn and broth. Bring to a slow boil over medium-high heat then reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook until the beans are soft and the broth has lots of flavor, about 20 minutes. Turn off heat.
  4. Using a hand immersion blender, blend about half of the soup, still leaving whole beans in tact. Blend more for a smoother texture or less for a chunkier texture, depending on preference (this step is optional; you can also blend half in a regular blender, making sure to let out the steam, to prevent a soup explosion as it gets very hot. Pour it back into the soup pot).
  5. Stir in lime juice and cilantro and taste test to see if it needs more salt or pepper. Adjust accordingly.
  6. Serve with your favorite toppings!

NOTES

  1. For an even heartier soup, add in brown rice or quinoa!
  2. Leftovers can be refrigerated up to 4 days or frozen.

How To Make The Best Detox Smoothie

Very good base recipe for any smoothie type.  I love adding a grass fed protein powder or a medical food, such as PaleoMeal from Designs for health or UltraMeal Advanced protein powder, (1/2 to 1 scoop) Ultra Clear Plus Ph from Metagenics are great ones too. Depending on your needs.
From A to Z, everything you need to know to make a great tasting detox smoothie. From The Blender Girl herself, Tess Masters!

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Photography Credit: Trent Lanz

This month we’re sharing a few recipes from our friend Tess Masters, The Blender Girl! Tess is our go-to gal for fantastic vegan and gluten-free blender recipes. Check out her newest book The Perfect Blend, available now on Amazon.

Today, I’m going to share my fool-proof system for making delicious detox smoothies.

Whether you binged over the holidays, drank too much alcohol on the weekend, want to boost your immune system or lose some weight, or just want to eat a bit healthier, smoothies are the easiest way to pack a ton of nutrition into your meal.

You can make a smoothie in less than 10 minutes. And the best part is, you don’t even need to turn on the oven!

MY CRITERIA FOR A GREAT DETOX SMOOTHIE

When I make a smoothie, it needs to satisfy three basic criteria:

1. It needs to look gorgeous: We eat first with our eyes, and nobody wants to drink anything that looks like swamp water!

2. It needs to be mind-blowingly delicious: Life is too short to eat food that isn’t scrumptious.

3. It needs to be nutrient-dense with awesome ingredients.

I start everyday with a smoothie, and I think they can be enjoyed everyday. However, I recommend rotating your ingredients to include a variety of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and greens, herbs, and spices so you don’t overdo it on any one ingredient. Mix things up!

Fruits and vegetables begin to oxidize the minute you cut them open, so it’s always best to enjoy them the minute they’re made to minimize the degradation of nutrients and to get the most bang for you buck.

Having said that, we’re all busy and it’s not always possible to drink your smoothie right away. If you’re making a smoothie in the morning to drink later in the day (or the night before to drink in the morning), you can still get a lot of goodness from your ingredients. Seal the smoothie in a jar right after making, store it in the fridge, and then shake it up again before enjoying.

Detox Smoothie

MY FAVORITE INGREDIENTS FOR DETOX SMOOTHIES (AND WHY):

Coconut Water: After plain filtered water, coconut water is my go-to liquid for smoothies. Low in calories and carbohydrates, and almost completely fat free, coconut water pairs well with most fruits and veggies. It’s also a natural energy drink that’s rich in electrolytes that keep you hydrated.

Spinach: Loaded with iron and other minerals, vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, protein, antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory power, this leafy legend is an immunity boosting cleansing champion. With a mild taste that’s easily masked by fruits and vegetables, spinach is my top choice for introductory green smoothies. You can add 1 to 2 cups into any blend without really changing the flavor.

Beets: Rich in iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and dietary nitrates, beets build mineral-rich blood to dial up detox. Grate raw beets for the smoothest texture with conventional blenders, or lightly steam them to make them more palatable.

Apples: Pectin is a soluble fiber in apples that help sweep the colon for digestive health. Apple pectin lowers the body’s demand for insulin, keeping apples’ glycemic index low. Many of the nutrients and fiber in apples are concentrated in the skin, so include the peels!

Detox Smoothie

Strawberries: Strawberries are relatively low in sugar, while still providing tons of flavor. Rich in phytonutrients, vitamin C, mineral buffers, and omega-3s, these righteous red berries are bursting with antioxidants ammo to combat inflammation in the eyes, muscles, and blood. Full of fiber, strawberries are great for digestion and detox. Strawberries add sweetness to smoothies; throw them in fresh or frozen.

Pineapple: Bromelain, the protein-digesting enzyme in pineapple, bolsters the power of its vitamin C content to help clear respiratory congestion, suppress coughs, loosen mucus, flush out toxins, reduce swelling and bloating, and stimulate circulation for a deep-dive detox. Use pineapple fresh or frozen.

Lemon: Low in sugar and full of nutrients, lemons are detox divas. Lemons are amped up with antioxidant vitamin C, antibiotic phytonutrients, and B vitamins. The citric acid in lemons aids digestion while ascorbic acid fights free radicals.

Lemon peels are particularly rich in antioxidants, so throw some zest into your shakes for an additional “booster” of nutrition and flavor.

Cayenne Pepper: I seize every opportunity to add a pinch of cayenne to smoothies. It adds crazy-amazing flavor and healing potential. As one of the most powerful detox foods, cayenne heats the body to sweat out toxins. Naturally antibiotic and anti-fungal, cayenne is also a powerful immune booster.

Throw some in your weight-loss shakes, too, as it helps burn fat!

Broccoli: Broccoli is one of the richest sources of glucosinolates – some of the most powerful toxin tackling compounds found in foods. Armed with an arsenal of antioxidants, minerals, flavonoids, carotenoids, omega-3s, and fiber, these fierce florets combat inflammation, oxygenate the blood, and banish bad bacteria for better digestion.

I boost most smoothies with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of raw frozen broccoli. As our taste buds are temperature sensitive, we can’t taste the full dimension of flavors at extremely cold temps, so you can slip frozen florets into smoothies unnoticed.

Detox Smoothie

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

Below are my basic steps for spectacular smoothies, with suggestions for including the top detox foods. Feel free to swap out, or add in, any other ingredients you like! Just pick your ingredients, blend, and enjoy!

1 Choose a base liquid: You can use 1 to 2 cups of filtered water, raw coconut water, unsweetened almond milk or hemp milk, fresh apple or orange juice, herbal tea, green tea, unsweetened kefir or kombucha.

2 Choose your base ingredients: Add 2 cups of fresh or frozen fruits or veggies, like apple, orange, kiwi, melon, berries, beets, cucumber, pineapple, mango, or peaches.

3 Add some creaminess: Banana, avocado, coconut meat, unsweetened natural yogurts, blanched almonds, or almond butter all add richness and creaminess to smoothies.

4 Add some greens: Next add 1 to 2 cups of spinach, romaine or radish greens; 1 cup kale, bok choy, chard, collards, beet greens; or 1/4 cup arugula or dandelion greens.

5 Boost the nutrients: Choose one or more of the following: 1 tablespoon of chia, hemp or flax seeds; 1 tablespoon of coconut, flax, or hemp oil; 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of superfood powders like açaí, pomegranate, camu, maqui, goji, wheatgrass, or broccoli sprouts; 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon spirulina or chlorella; or add 1/4 cup frozen raw broccoli or cauliflower.

6 Add some magic: Inspire flavor fever with spices! Add a pinch to 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne, red pepper flakes, turmeric, or curry powder, or 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or fresh ginger. Or try fresh (not dried) herbs like 1 1/2 teaspoons of rosemary, or 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of parsley, cilantro, basil, or mint. Lift the pungency of earthy root veggies or leafy greens with 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of lemon or lime juice, and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of lemon or lime zest.

7 Blend! Throw all of the ingredients into your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy.

[Photos in this article by Trent Lanz.]

Read more: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_the_best_detox_smoothie/#ixzz4nsIFVmVD

Are you eating weed killer?

Glyphosate was Originally Patented to Clean Pipes, Like Drano – 1964

Glyphosate is the presumed active ingredient of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller and other commercial glyphosate-based herbicide formulations. However, it was first patented in 1964 by Stauffer Chemical Company in Westport, Connecticut as a chelator7, for removing unwanted mineral deposits from metal pipes like Drano.

Monsanto Discovers Weed-killing Properties – 1974

A few years later, glyphosate was also found to be an effective herbicide by Monsanto’s John E. Franz8 and brought to market by the St. Louis-based company in 1974 as a non-selective, water-soluble herbicide with a specific mechanism of action: the directed interruption of plant development through metabolic poisoning. Today, generic glyphosate formulations are produced by at least 100 manufacturers and can be found in more than 750 products worldwide, with Monsanto still dominating the market with more than $4.75 billion in sales in 2015 alone

Glyphosate, Nutrients and Disease

As with the original pipe cleaning patent, glyphosate also binds (chelates) vital nutrients such as iron, manganese, zinc, and boron in the soil, preventing plants from taking them up. This could have serious implications for humans, farm animals and pets that consume genetically engineered Roundup Ready crops, as it could negatively affect the nutritional value of food.

Glyphosate/Roundup Damage by the Numbers (ppb)

0.1 ppb: Roundup (0.05 ppb glyphosate) altered the gene function of over 4,000 genes in the livers and kidneys of rats.

0.1 ppb: Roundup (0.05 ppb glyphosate) severe organ damage in rats.

0.1 ppb: Permitted level for glyphosate and all other herbicides in EU tap water.

10 ppb: Toxic effects on the livers of fish. 700 ppb: Alterations of kidneys and livers in rats.

700 ppb: Permitted level for glyphosate in U.S. tap water.

1,125.3 ppb (1.1253 mg/kg): Level found in General Mills’ Cheerios

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