Dandelion leaves work wonders for your belly, liver, kidneys, bladder and more. Drinking Dandelion Tea helps ward off bacterial infections, helps clean the kidney and bladder, and has a ton of vitamins and minerals like potassium, iron, and vitamin C.
Plus, it's an excellent liver/gallbladder tonic.
Dandelion is extremely bitter. Effective, but bitter, and should be taken as a part of a holistic healing regime.
To learn more about whether Dandelion is the right treatment for you, click HERE before trying it.
Pull out your old dusty blender and make something refreshingly new. Perfect for two people, or one very thirsty person with five easy ingredients. Just add into the blender in the order they're listed and drink up!
Strawberries are an excellent source of free radical fighting phytochemicals, and a great snack choice for diabetes. Cranberries help fight infections like Bladder/Kidney infections, Cystitis, Bladder Infections, Urethritis, Diarrhea, and even Kidney Stones.
Drink for taste or treatment. The Strawberry Glimmer Smoothie will delight.
Wouldn't you love to add a healthy berry glaze to your pancakes, waffles, cakes or as a topping for yogurt, sorbet or even cottage cheese? Try this easy to make two ingredient recipe to make you look like a pro.
1. Puree strawberries in your blender.
2. Mix puree and cornstarch in a pot and heat on the stove bringing to a boil.
3. Stir until it thickens. (just a few minutes)
4. Put in fridge and serve cool.
Perfect to show off in front of guests at brunch or just to add as a topping to a snack or dessert. Create a more gelatin consistency and added health benefits, try adding some chia seeds. You'll love how easy it is to make and how delectable it tastes !
To learn more about how strawberries can help you heal, click here and enjoy the recipe!
Baking soda is an amazing powder, given many names by scientists and nerdy folk alike. Names like sodium bicarbonate, bicarbonate of soda, sodium hydrogen carbonate, or sodium acid carbonate- all mean the same thing: baking soda.
Our pH level needs to be at about 7 (neural) and baking soda's is more alkaline at about 8- but here's the cool nerdy thing- if it mixes with more acidic or alkaline substances... it still stays at 8- meaning it's perfect for anti-acids, fire extinguishing and of course, cleaning.
"When baking soda is used as a cleaner in paste form or dry on a damp sponge, its crystalline structure provides a gentle abrasion that helps to remove dirt without scratching sensitive surfaces. Its mild alkalinity works to turn up fatty acids contained in dirt and grease into a form of soap that can be dissolved in water and rinsed easily. "- Encyclopedia.com
Clean Surfaces Safely
Clean surfaces safely. Sprinkle some baking soda on a damp sponge or rag and get ta' scrubbing! Perfect for fiberglass, sinks, tubs, glossy tiles, and basically anything in your bathroom for a teenager to clean when they're being punished.
Get Clothes Fresher, Brighter and Cleaner
Because of it's pH level, adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to your laundry helps your detergent work harder. Maybe you could even start buying the cheaper laundry detergent and use baking soda with it? By Joe.... I think we'd save at least $3.62 a month! Laugh now, but when my "vacation jar" fills up faster than yours and I'm headed to the Bahamas, you'll be sorry.
Un-kid Your Walls & Furniture
If kids are known for anything, it's for their sticky fingers. Get the gunk off your walls cheaper than using a magic eraser. Just add some baking soda to a wet sponge and vaa-laa, finger free walls... for today anyway. (hey those erasers aren't cheap!)
Get The Stink Out Of Your Carpets
You know the smell. The walked on, dog feet, spilled popcorn from last week, and sneaker smell. Don't waste your money on products that perfume the carpet for 30 minutes and do nothing but hurt your brain every time you breathe in. Baking soda's chemical make up actually absorbs the odors and rids you of them. Hey, I think we just saved another $3.97 on not buying carpet powder! Watch out world here we come!
You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto..
Whether you are needing to wash your tomatoes, or eating them in a dish; baking soda is your buddy. Create a water paste with baking soda and gently wash off your fresh tomatoes. Perfect for getting all the dirt off your fresh fruit (yes tomatoes are a fruit silly).
If tomatoes tend to be a little to acidic for you, adding a pinch of baking soda to your tomato sauce, chili, or marinara can prevent heartburn or upset belly.
Does this have sugar? Yes. Is it the next best thing to binge eating Ben & Jerry's ? Yes. Well, close enough away. Checkout this yummy dessert idea from Pop Sugar Moms.
1/2 cup blueberries
1 Mango, Diced
1 cup of Organic Greek Yogurt (per fruit)
1-2tsp of honey (per fruit)
Linda's Tip: Don't Microwave the nutrients out! Use the stove instead.
Thanks to the cooking geniuses at TheKitchn.com, you can now feel naughty while still being nice to your body. Chickpeas are a great source for vegan protein; just 1 cup gives you 15g of protein! Of course, they also contain minerals (like all beans) such as Fiber, Folate, and Manganese.
For another fun recipe using chickpeas, checkout our "Good For You Brownies"! Looking for more complex recipes? Visit TheKitchn.com for more unique recipes.
Sweet tooth calling your name? Don't want to fall off the wagon? The Sweet Blueberry Crunch is sinfully sweet-and yet still good for you! Perfect as a brunch, snack, or even dessert. Simply mix all these ingredients up in a bowl, or layer them for a fancier effect- either way you'll be in blueberry crunch heaven.
*Reminder: Both yogurt and granola can be high in sugar, so make sure you read the label to get the cleanest versions avaiable to you.
Are you a fan of V8 Juice? Stop buying the canned stuff with too much sodium and zero nutrients. Make your own! Using your juicer, add the ingredients in the order in which they are listed and enjoy! Hold on to your hats because this one is a strong one! Even Linda couldn't down this! (but she doesn't like V8 anyway)
Leave a comment below to let us know how your recipe came out!
As always, we recommend using organic, clean ingredients every time you're in the kitchen.
Recipe from Jack LaLaine's Power Juicer. Learn more HERE
If you have 15 minutes and 4 simple ingredients.. you have a delicious salad with your lunch or dinner. But it's also an inexpensive dish to make & bring to a party.
So why do we call it "Cool Cucumber Salad?"
Most people don't know that the phrase "cool as a cucumber" comes from the cucumber's ability to cool the temperature of the blood, and when applied topically, reduces swelling. So get cool and try the Cool Cucumber salad.
1. After washing your produce, (do we even need to say that?) grab a peeler and create stripes on your cucumbers.
2. Thinly slice your cucumbers and add to bowl. Add a bit of sea salt and set in fridge. (We want it cold; the salad will draw out some of the water while you are in the kitchen crying.)
Hey. Wait. Why are you crying?
3. Because you're peeling that red onion. You can choose to dice the onions or create thin rings- that's up to how much you like raw onions. We typically recommend thin slivers.
4. Take the cucumbers out of fridge and drain any water.
Add in the onions and mix. Put back in fridge. Now, dice up your fresh dill. This is used as a spice so you need to make sure that you don't have big clumps or or stems.
5. Take out your cucumber/onion bowl, add in the dill, a bit more salt, and (shhhh!!!) some sugar to taste. We are talking minimal amounts here people. Mix it up and then add 1TBSP of sour cream per cucumber. Less is more. Stir, taste, and add in salt/sugar/cream to taste. You'll want the flavors to all harmonize, so put a lid on it (ya you, loud mouth) and keep it in the fridge for another 15-20min...or until dinner is ready..whichever comes first.
Why it's Cool
The phytochemicals in cucumbers kill the bacteria that cause bad breath. Dill is also a wonderful "detergent". We can't say the same for the onion.
Cucumbers are 95% water and known for giving you clearer skin.
"Cucumbers are now known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol—three lignans that have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as well as several cancer types, including breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers." Read more HERE
"Onions are also a source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C that helps to combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
Colon cancer: High fiber intakes from all fruits and vegetables are associated with a lowered risk of colorectal cancer.
Prostate cancer: In a study published by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers used a population-based, case-controlled study to investigate the relationship between allium vegetable intake and prostate cancer. They found that men with the highest intake of allium vegetables had the lowest risk for prostate cancer.2
Esophageal and stomach cancer: Frequent intake of allium vegetables has been inversely related with the risk of esophageal and stomach cancer.3 Several survey-based human studies have demonstrated the potential protective effects of consuming alliums, as well as reports of tumor inhibition following administration of allium compounds in experimental animals." Read more HERE
It is a very good source of potassium, an important intracellular electrolyte. 100 g of cucumber provides 147 mg of potassium but only 2 mg of sodium. Potassium is a heart friendly electrolyte helps bring a reduction in total blood pressure and heart rates by countering effects of sodium. Read more HERE
Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar and have chromium which helps clean the blood.