Category Archives: Healthy Things to make

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

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Inflammation has a wide range of causes, and is often disguised as anything from weight gain to skin problems, headaches to depression.

Here’s a green smoothie recipe that’s packed with nutrients and ingredients that have anti-inflammatory effects in the body. For a little more substance, try adding in a plant based or brown rice all natural protein powder.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 handful of arugula
  • 1 handful of spinach and kale
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger root, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups of coconut water and/or green tea
  • 1/2 tsp. of ground turmeric powder or 1/2 inch fresh turmeric root
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • *optional scoop vegan and gluten-free protein powder
  • water and ice to blend.

Directions

Blend ingredients. Top it with chia seeds and a handful of walnuts. Enjoy!

Raw Chocolate Recipe

I made my own chocolate and it’s the best chocolate EVER. Seriously. And this is coming from the biggest chocoholic in the world! It’s raw, vegan and so creamily delicious you won’t know what hit you.

 

️Raw Chocolate with Coconut and almond butter filling️

 

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

2/3 cup raw cacao powder

5 tbsp maple syrup

1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

A dash of Himalayan Sea Salt

 

 

Blend the above together until smooth. Pour half of the chocolate mixture in a pan and put in the freezer for 10 minutes. Once it’s solid, take it out of the freezer and smear almond butter on top (I love Justin’s vanilla flavor), and then pour the rest of the chocolate on top. Back in the freezer for 30 minutes… Then enjoy! Cut up in pieces and eat right away. Let me know how you like it️ Image

Chai latte recipe

Chai Time

BY Crystal Ketterhagen ON May 16, 2013

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One of India’s most beloved pick-me-ups, chai (spiced milk mixed with black tea) is becoming a mainstay in yoga communities around the world. Why? According to ayurveda, its unique mix of ingredients makes it a healthy alternative to coffee or plain tea. The cardamom and milk balance out the stimulating effects of caffeine and the ginger helps you digest the milk and sugar. On high heat bring 1 cup of water and a 1⁄2 inch piece of fresh ginger (peeled and grated) to a boil. Then add:

  • 1 tablespoon of black tea
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon of sugar

Bring this mixture to a boil, remove the pot from the stove, and add a pinch of cardamom. Cover and let sit for several minutes. Strain and enjoy.

Prep Tip:

Speed up the process with two pots. Boil the milk and sugar in one pot, and the water, ginger, and black tea in another. Then combine and add the cardamom. (Don’t boil the ginger with the milk—that will cause your chai to curdle.)

Variations:

For more exotic flavor, add a pinch of saffron with the sugar and a dash of rosewater with the cardamom, or a pinch each of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg with the ginger, or a dash of vanilla extract with the cardamom. For caffeine-free chai, substitute dandelion root, peppermint leaves, or lemon grass for black tea.chai 2