July 4, 2017

Switchel!  AKA haymakers punch, swizzle, ginger water has been around for a long time, primarily as a hydrating drink.  I like to call it the original Gatorade.  Switchel is now enjoying a re-newed popularity.  You can find many blog recipes for switchel, some health f...

April 24, 2017

You may have seen apple cider vinegar drinks all over the internet.  Drink this every day... What happened when I drank this... What's that all about?  There are lots of health claims when it comes to vinegar.  While most of the purported benefits are anecdotal, mostly...

April 15, 2017

This is a wonderful, relaxing tonic to drink before bedtime.  RealTaste Care Seasoning is a delicious way to incorporate healing spices into one's diet. Care contains a wonderful array of 13 beneficial spices like turmeric, cinnamon, fenugreek, cumin, coriander, pepper...

March 25, 2017

This is one of my kids favorite flavors for milk.  I'll admit, it's yummy and tastes like dessert.  It's great for satisfying a sweet tooth with a more healthy option.  

Banana Nut Milk

  • 1 cup raw milk

  • 1 organic banana

  • 1Tbsp. organic, pure maple sy...

February 16, 2017

If you know me very well, you know that I am not a fan of protein powder... any protein powder.  I'm always a proponent of real, nutrient dense food.  However, I get the desire for a quick and easy smoothie.  Because of that, I decided to post this make-your-...

January 31, 2017

Chocolate Syrup

  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil  

  • 3/4 Cup Organic, Raw Cacao

  • 3/4 Cup Hot Water

  • 1 Cup Organic, Pure Maple Syrup 

  • 2 Tbsp. Vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp. Salt 

1.  Measure coconut oil and cacao into a quart jar, or a blender.

2.  Pour steamin...

September 28, 2016

What's the difference between kefir and yogurt.  Both are probiotic and both are cultured. However, true kefir is cultured by the means of kefir grains.  These grains are only grains in the sense that they are small, and look like grains.  They can be used indefin...

September 26, 2016

Kefir!  It's consistently ranked as one of the world's healthiest foods.  It really is magically delicious.  In this post, I'll give you directions for the common 24 hour method.  This is how most people do it and the method I recommend starting with first.  This metho...

June 8, 2016

We love Indian food and Mango Lassi's are a delicious treat.  This is one of our favorite ways to use kefir or raw yogurt.    

Mango Lassi

  • 2 cups Kefir, or raw yogurt

  • 1-2 cups Mangoes, frozen 

  • 1/4-1/3 cup Maple Syrup or Honey

Place ing...

February 8, 2016

I love Beet Kvass.  It's one of my favorite things to lacto-ferment, because it's so fast to make and you don't have to fuss with weighting anything down.  You can also get two batches out of the same beets.  And really, what's not to love about the nutritional profile...

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