Handful of spinach(washed)
Sprinkle some turmeric,ginger powder,Himalayan salt..
teaspoon of Raw Honey
1 cup of Almond Milk
So, I was getting myself all anxious like I had to go out..I DONT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING! There is a psychic fair/ holistic fair locally that I was going to attend..I finally got myself showered and dressed.,but still needed gas for the car and cash for the fair..I was sitting here getting all upset..and thinking I promised I would help make dinner..and I would have to rush back..Then I heard in my mind..BREATHE..big inhale..Woosh..EXHALE..
Ahh..much better.,Then I thought hmm..I would like a juice.,Well I was going to go buy one, but thought I have some things to make it with..and a nice Vitamix..why not use it..Right before this I was reading Kris Carr’s blog about purpose and take a deep breath and exhale..So here is the juice I decided to make..
Apple Cranberry Carrot Smoothie
Handful of Dried Cranberries
Handful of Mini Carrots
Honey to taste
Some water to help blend
Wash the apples and cut up into pieces..
Throw in cranberries, carrots, pour in the honey.,and water..BLEND..
Good morning..Well so far for me it is..believe it or not..Emotionally it has been a roller coaster..Normally I do wake up fairly happy..Today, I did feel better than I have been feeling..Yesterday, I didn’t want to get out of bed..And I still felt crappy even after walking my dog and going to visit my one cat sitting job in the morning..Fortunately,I did feel better as the day went on..Today..so far..knock on wood..feeling pretty optimistic..You see, I have had bouts with depression..and feeling out of control is something I just rather not go thru..Unless it is under normal circumstances, such as a cancer diagnosis,a death or some loss..The doctor told me the side effects of this last medication would take a month to wear off..But, I am hoping my body is ridding itself of the meds sooner than that..
My sleep has never been great. And in the last 3 weeks it has been less than normal for me..I have been trying to eat foods that help the brain with sleep and depression..Last night I made a banana smoothie with honey..Perhaps it helped..couldn’t hurt..
Honey to taste
1 cup of ice
Some water(enough to mix up ingredients)
I bought 2 pumpkins last week for cooking..I heard Martha Stewart say you need sugar pumpkins for cooking/baking..Well I don’t know if these were, but they were medium size about 4 lbs..In a bin at the super market marked great for pies..
I saw a video on you tube to cut them open and bake, but I didn’t have time..
so I cut the top off..scooped out the seeds..saved them for later..
I decided to boil the rest of the pumpkin in a large pot of boiling water..
Once soft and a bit cooler..you can pull the skin off and just cut the left over pumpkin..
Then I take some pieces and put it in a tea carafe ..it has a mesh container..I put the pumpkin pieces..cinnamon..some black tea from a tea bag(cut open the bag and pour into container) a little crushed black pepper..let sit in boiling water..for about 10 mins..
I added some milk and some sugar..you can make it healthier adding almond milk and any sweetener you want..
Pumpkin Spice Tea
1 Medium Pumpkin
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
Pinch of Black pepper
2 Black tea bags
Add to prepared tea
Some milk to taste or almond milk
Sugar to taste or other sweetener
Wash off any dirt on the pumpkin
Boil a big pot of water..
Cut the top off of the pumpkin ..
Scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff..
Leave lid off of the pumpkin and boil..
I let it boil for about 10 -20 mins then turn over to boil the rest (if you don’t have a pot large enough to boil the entire thing)
Or if you have an electric knife you can chop up the entire pumpkin into pieces and boil ..check for softness..I used a knife and spoon to turn it over..please be careful ..
When done..I let it cool a bit..the skin will come right off..
cut into small pieces..put into separate container..
Take a few pieces and put into mesh container or tea ball or you can use a tea strainer..
Add the spices..tea(cut the tea bags open and pour out the tea)
Let steep for 10 mins..
Add milk..sugar to taste or almond milk and honey..
Health Benefits of Hibiscus..
Hibiscus Tea Health Bits & Bites
1. Lowers Blood Pressure: A 2008 Tufts University study found that hypertensive adults who drank 3 cups of hibiscus tea each day were able to lower their blood pressure.
2. Good For Your Cholesterol: A 2009 study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that patients who drank 2 cups of hibiscus tea a day for a month had a significant decrease in their LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and an increase in their HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
3. Antioxidant Rich: Hibiscus flowers contain high concentrations of the antioxidants in the form of Vitamin C, cyaniding, and anthocyanins. These antioxidants may help mitigate damage from free radicals.
Cultures throughout history have enjoyed hibiscus tea, from the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt to many countries in Central America and the Caribbean. In Hawaiian culture, a single Hibiscus flower is usually worn by women and depending on which ear it is worn behind, it signals whether or not she is available for marriage.
Hibiscus Tea Recipe..
Handful of Hibiscus Flowers
Tbsp of Cinnamon (optional)
Coffee pot with strainer or strainer for tea
Take a handful of dried hibiscus flowers..add your cinnamon..add your water..
Let brew..or steep if using a tea ball or strainer..Hibiscus has a nice red color and is naturally sweet ,but you can add honey or sugar to taste..
I hope you love this sweet and tangy tea as much as I do..and it’s good for you too<3
Potato and Rice Soup Recipe
4 cups of water
1 chicken bouillon cube
2 carrots shaved and cut
8 small to medium potatoes
Basil to taste
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt to taste
Peppercorn to taste
1 tablespoon of flour
1 cup of rice
2 slices of bacon
Bring 4 cups of water to boil,,
Cut up bacon and add to water
Remove skin and cut into cubes the potatoes
Add sea salt to taste
add basil to taste
Add peppercorn to taste..
Take a mashed and mash up the potatoes in the soup..
THIS RECIPE IS FOR DOGS … Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit
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1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 c. milk or chicken broth
1/2 c. oatmeal
1 c. smooth peanut butter
2 c. whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (190 c). Lightly grease a baking pan.
Stir ingredients until well blended. Lightly flour work surface. Roll dough to about 1/4". Use cutter or knife and make your treats.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 min. Cool on racks. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Freezing will last approx. 3 months. Refrigerator about 2-3 wks.
This is a photo at my 1st attempt at dog biscuits..Nelson liked them..I nibbled on them too since there’s nothing harmful in them..unless you are allergic to wheat..or peanut butter..or if your dog is I wouldn’t recommend this recipe..