This recipe started as a spin on a delicious shake in traditional Indian cuisine. I find it to make the perfect sip for transitioning to “EVERYTHING IS PUMPKIN SPICE” season, while still residing in a hot, semi-tropical climate.
The key spice in this recipe is CARDAMOM! This singular use of a warming “carminative” provides a unique flavor, separating it from the Pumpkin Spice craze of Autumn. Paired with a juicy tropical fruit like mango gives it a perfect transition out of the Summer.
When September comes around, Pumpkin Spice everything hits the shelves, regardless of the weather. With simple smoothies like the recipes below, Autumn flavors can still be savored in even the warmest climates!
Of all the “rabbit holes” to vortex into, I am fascinated in the rabbit hole of the Dr. Sebi approach to healing dis-eases with specific herbs and nutrition. As a pathologist, herbalist, biochemist, naturalist, and “Celebrity Healer” … his methodology for eradicating illnesses continues to yield positive results for many individuals with common ailments in Western society (cancer, heart disease, arthritis, digestive ailments….). His lifestyle recommendations prove especially beneficial to those of African or Caribbean ancestral roots. (“African BioMineral Health”).
A fresh batch of pesto seems to be quite a crowd-pleasing condiment. Why not “kick it up a notch” and make that pesto cruelty-free, allergen-friendly with medicinal properties? This recipe delivers nutrients, parasite-killing action and has great flavor! In today’s society and environmental conditions, humans are more susceptible now than EVER before for bacterial, fungal and parasitic invasions within the gut! These invasions become hidden culprits of a wide variety of digestive and inflammatory conditions.
Adapted from a collard wrap recipe by Raw and Radiant, this light and healthy taco meat alternative boasts a fabulous texture and flavor! Use this low fat, raw vegan filling for your next “Taco Tuesday” night! (more…)
My third born has no trouble expressing which baby food blend she loves. From her excitement over this simple blend of fruits, I decided to share on my blog! This sweet combination stores well in the refrigerator, has a favorable texture, and its sweet flavor makes feeding your baby powdered nutritives / herbs simple and fun! In fact, it’s so good, you may want to have some as a breakfast or snack for yourself! (more…)
Confession: I despise cold weather. Every winter, I consider uprooting my family and moving to the tropics for this reason. Yet, there is something positive about the Fall and Winter, and that is the delicious spices of the season! This recipe has a unique twist of carminative spices like cinnamon, clove and a big punch of ginger to give gut flora a healthy boost with a festive flavor. This pairs well with winter squash or salad greens, or even a steamed sweet potato. (more…)
I love the texture of this chocolate vegan freezer fudge that seems to be a family favorite in our house. However, with Winter brewing, and persimmons and warming spices all around, I was inspired to try this new fudge idea. For my taste buds it turned out oh-so-good! It makes a wonderfully light, refreshing and unique snack… yet healthy enough for breakfast! Persimmons come around every winter, bringing sweet juicy goodness to the season. I hope you will try it, and would love to hear how it turned out for you! (more…)
Every time change comes, our bodies need grounding things inside us and around us to keep us more stable and secure in spite of whatever uncontrollable situation(s) around us. It is my opinion that mineral and nervous system weaknesses can easily become exasperated in times of change or stress. Why? Because minerals are ESSENTIAL for nerve transmission and overall function: minerals help keep our electrical firing & wiring system working properly. Our nervous system is put to the test when our bodies, emotions, or mind encounter stress. (anyone “”getting on your nerves”” literally as of lately?…). So when you need to be grounded physically, emotionally, spiritually you can get started by allowing nature’s mineral-rich foods from the ground equip you with the right nutrition on the inside as you encounter change and/or stress. This juice recipe below provides just that! It is a green juice, but appears in a beautiful purple hue from the lovely beets. (Royalty, anyone?) (more…)
A salad is not a salad without a delicious dressing… agreed? Just don’t sabotage the health benefits of your salad greens with a salad dressing full of processed ingredients that aren’t nourishing! This wholesome and healthy sauce is sure to please on many levels. It honestly reminds me of Chick-Fil-A Honey Mustard Sauce, just oh-so-much-healthier! (more…)