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Juice for Energy!

Juice for Energy!

Juice for energy today! Spring time is here and a few of my close family members are trying to shed the comfy winter pounds.  No names here.  My sister in Florida has just joined a local swim team.  She was a swimmer in high school and loves the sport.  She has found a new source … Continue reading

Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

A few weeks ago I started drinking wheatgrass juice~ almost everyday.  I started slow with only 2-3 ounces and now I am up to about 6-8 ounces a day.  At first I was not too thrilled about the added green drink to my diet, but now I find body really looking forward to my wheatgrass … Continue reading

Traditional Cooking made simple.

Traditional Cooking made simple.

Can Traditional Cooking be Simple? Yes it can! There are a few ways it can be easier on us (some of us are busy you know):). Why cook traditionally in the first place?  The answer: health benefits.  People are becoming more educated on digestive health and understand its vast importance.  Children need nutritious meals for … Continue reading

Water Kefir Class

Water Kefir Class

What is Water Kefir?  It is a bubbly natural soda packed with probiotics.  Water kefir contains over 40 strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast~probiotics.  A full list can be found here.  There are countless sites that discuss the benefits of probiotics, but one thing that stands out about water kefir is that these strains of … Continue reading

Homemade Gatorade

Homemade Gatorade

We love homemade rehydration drinks.  We live in a sunny state and we are outside a lot.  We make a healthy alternative to the sugary sports drinks on the market.  So we make a few. 1. This recipe is floating around the internet.  I have used this when the boys are sick and it works … Continue reading

Nursing Beverages

Nursing Beverages

Lactogenic beverages are great for mothers that are nursing.  These beverages promote healthy lactation and help to nourish the mother and baby. Oatmeal Tea Pour boiling water onto 1 heaping teaspoon of oatmeal flakes in a mug.  Add a pinch of powdered cinnamon and ginger, or other spices. Sweeten w/ honey, maple syrup, or other … Continue reading

Kaley’s Quick Smoothie

Kaley’s Quick Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is pretty simple: raw milk, raw yogurt, and a little organic flavored yogurt.  If you are not a raw yogurt drinker this may not make too much sense.  It is important to include  1/2 raw yogurt, so that the healthy benefits of the raw yogurt are not left out.  But as always, … Continue reading

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

It is perfect for the cool crisp Florida mornings. Nourishing Hot Chocolate: 2 cups Raw milk 1 tsp coconut oil/ 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbl organic cocoa powder 2 tsp organic sugar/ we use rapadura sugar (picture below) Warm up the raw milk gently on the stove.  I keep it at 3-4 until it warms … Continue reading

Milk Cure Days 7-9

Milk Cure Days 7-9

I am still on the Milk Cure and feeling good! March 6 (Day 7) ~Woke up tired, but went to bed late. ~Not hungry in the morning. ~My swollen tonsils are gone, but I am having lots of drainage.  Good detox sign. ~ Drank 2 cups of raw milk with 1/4 cup of raw yogurt mixed in. … Continue reading

Milk Cure (Days 4-6)

Milk Cure (Days 4-6)

I am doing the 10 day milk cure and feeling good! Day 4 (March 3rd) ~Woke up tired and hungry, but stayed up way too late Friday night. ~ Drank 10 ounces of raw milk, immediately felt great. ~Constipation in the morning- which NEVER happens for me. ~I added 1/2 cup raw yogurt with 1/2 … Continue reading

Raw Milk or Pasteurized?

Raw Milk or Pasteurized?

Since I am doing the Milk Cure, many of my family members have been asking me lots of questions.  Like, what is so healthy about raw milk and how is it different from pasteurized milk?  Sometimes I am not sure where to begin.  I have been learning about raw milk for 5 years.  Understanding the … Continue reading

10 Day Raw Milk Cure

10 Day Raw Milk Cure

From  http://www.milk-diet.com/ One century ago, milk was known as a healing food that cured people of many common diseases. Patients went on exclusive raw milk diets for three weeks or longer and, as a result, cured many common diseases that ailed them and still plague us 100 years later: Rheumatoid arthritis, edema, ulcers, indigestion, low … Continue reading

Florida Orange Juice

Florida Orange Juice

There are some great perks to living in Florida.  Great weather in the winter, white sandy beaches, Busch Gardens, and of course freshly squeezed orange juice.  My parents have a few citrus trees, so right about now (Jan- Feb) the oranges and grape fruits are in abundance.  We pick lots of oranges, juice them, and … Continue reading

Homemade Buttermilk

Homemade Buttermilk

We made raw butter a few days ago.  One result of raw butter is leftover raw buttermilk.  The raw cream separates into butter and buttermilk.  The buttermilk is the liquid that is left at the bottom of the bowl.  This is a great extra benefit of making raw butter.  The buttermilk tastes a little sweet … Continue reading

Raw Milk Facts

Raw Milk Facts

Real Raw Milk: (it is important to get your raw milk from a licensed raw milk supplier/ or a dairy that employs safety and quality practices) 1. Is usually tolerated by those who are sickened by processed, store bought milk 2. Contains valuable natural enzymes, beneficial bacteria, amino acids, and antibodies 3. Contains natural butterfat … Continue reading

Amasai 101

Amasai 101

Just in case you are still on the fence about Beyond Organic’s powerful probiotic drink- here is a little review.  Here are some of the facts about Amasai. Improved absorption of vitamins and minerals. Reduced cellular-level inflammation. Improved digestion. Better recovery after the use of antibiotics. Reduced rates of diarrhea. Improved immune response. Loaded with beneficial strains … Continue reading

Benefits of Whey.

Benefits of Whey.

What is whey?  I am not talking about the commercial protein drinks for working out and building muscle.  My husband drinks whey protein shakes right now- eck!  The whey I am referring to is a by-product of a natural process called fermentation.  The by-product of cheese making or the liquid part of yogurt (clear liquid … Continue reading

Amasai Addiction

Amasai Addiction

We have had our fair share of healthy yogurt, kefir, and fermented dairy products around this house.  My son that is 2 years old drinks about 20 ounces of drinkable yogurt a day.  We have a range of “yogurts” that he has been drinking since he was 2 months old.  Maybe that is why is … Continue reading

Suero Viv Benefits

Suero Viv Benefits

We love Suero Viv in our home.  I started to drink 2 a day and within 4 days I had lost 2 pounds.  The weight I lost was water weight from excess fluid retention.  Most Americans are Potassium deficient which is the mineral that is needed to help the body rid itself of the excess … Continue reading

Top 10 Probiotic Foods

Top 10 Probiotic Foods

We love probiotic foods in this family.  I make sure the boys have a few of these items each day! It is important for immune support and digestive health.  This list is from Jordan Rubin, founder of Garden of Life.  He has launched a new business called Beyond Organic.  Many similar items are found at … Continue reading