Spiced Tea | Ginseng, Ashwagandha & Holy Basil

Spiced Tea | Ginseng, Ashwagandha & Holy Basil

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This spiced tea blend has a spice similar to cinnamon but unique with it’s earthy undertones, a flavor that is best described by the taste buds. With each root and leaf comes an abundance of benefits and disease fighting properties, which makes this tea good for many reasons. If you are taking prescription drugs, please consult with your doctor before taking herbs. …

Alkalizing Protein Energy Drink

Protein Energy Drink | Herbs, Roots & Spirulina

Amanda Nicole Smith Detox, Drinks, Herbal Infusions, Quick & Easy, Raw Vegan, Vegan 0 Comments

A simple alkalizing meal replacement drink, especially for us athletes, made with spirulina, gota kola, maca root, ashwagandha root, and water. If you have ever come to one of my pole dance, or stretching classes, you’ve probably seen me with my ominous black drink in a quart sized mason jar. I bring it with me to almost every class because it gives …

How To Naturally Stop a Cold or Flu

The Ultimate Guide to Beating the Cold & Flu

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In this article I’ll show you ways to naturally stop a cold or flu before it gets worse. To stop a cold or flu dead in it’s tracks, you must recognize your body’s warning signals and try several different alternative options to see which ones work best for you. These are all simple, effective and natural ways to make sure you …

Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Soup

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Fresh homemade tomato soup made from hydroponic tomatoes, celery, onion, garlic, and herbs. One of my favorite childhood memories in frigid upstate NY is hot bowls of  tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on a cold winter day.  Thank heavens for greenhouses and hydroponic farmers, without them fresh local tomatoes in the winter would be nearly impossible to find. Of course you can …

Simple Lacto-Fermented Dill Pickles

Lacto-Fermented Dill Pickles

Amanda Nicole Smith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, No Tools Needed, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Vegan 7 Comments

Crisp and crunchy sour dill pickles, lacto-fermented in a salt brine with spices and herbs. In the end these pickles will be loaded with beneficial probiotic, lactobacillus, hence the name lacto-fermented. Probiotic pills/capsules can get expensive. Making your own fermented foods is much cheaper, and lacto-fermented pickles have 100 times more probiotics than a pill! I started making pickles in 2012, shortly …

Pak Dong Mixin’ Meal Bowl

Amanda Nicole Smith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Quick & Easy, Vegan 0 Comments

A quick and easy hearty bowl of rice, greens, herbs, spices and fermented veggies. Pak dong is a Thai sweet and spicy pickled cabbage and carrot. It’s juices make the perfect dressing and the sweet and spicy vegetables are the perfect texture, nice and crunchy. Every 1-2 months I make a gallon of pak dong for easy lunches and dinners. My …

Roots and Herbs for Relaxation and Flexibility

Herbal Tea Recipe | Flexibility & Relaxation

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Just a few roots and herbs is all it takes to make a delicious sweet tea with no sugar, that can help you on your journey to greater relaxation and flexibility.  Valerian, chamomile, oat straw, holy basil, licorice, and rooibos are part of a group of herbs called nervine relaxants and aptogens. Excerpt from Mountain Rose Herbs Nervines are herbs that specifically support …