Wolfberry!!

We stopped drinking elderberry if we don’t feel the best due to warning that it produces cytokines which could actually cause more harm when fighting respiratory issues, you need to use your intuition when drinking elderberry, if you are taking it when you are healthy and to help support your immunity and other minor cold issues and have no signs of respiratory symptoms, athsma, etc. you should feel comfortable taking it. But if you are fighting something and want to take something to help then the wolfberry is way to go, and it’s not known to produce cytokines so we will be drinking this daily.
The legendary Ningxia wolfberry (also known as the goji berry) has long been sought after for its rich nutritional content. With documented use dating back to the Ming Dynasty, it is one of the earliest known superfruits utilized in ancient Chinese health practices. Residents of the Ningxia region of northern China, where the wolfberry grows, have especially enjoyed the astonishing wellness-supporting benefits of the wolfberry that grows in the area. However, due to the Ningxia region’s physical and political isolation, knowledge of this remarkable superfruit remained relatively hidden from Western culture.
Wolfberry puree is the core ingredient in NingXia Red. The wolfberry is revered for its unparalleled nutritional profile, which includes fiber, zeaxanthin, critical amino acids, polyphenols, polysaccharides, and a distinctive ratio of trace nutrients. To ensure that you’re not missing out on any of these transformative wolfberry benefits, we use wolfberry puree instead of juice so NingXia Red includes the goodness of the whole berry: the skin, juice, and pulp.
NingXia Red is also formulated with a dynamic blend of blueberry, plum, sweet cherry, aronia, and pomegranate juices, plus grape seed extract, vanilla, and stevia, which help give it its vibrant taste and color. What really sets NingXia Red apart is its blend of Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, and rare Yuzu essential oils. These oils add their own array of health benefits such as supporting healthy digestion* and also contribute to NingXia Red’s delicious flavor.

Daily supplements for the fam!

People have been asking me a lot with what my family has been taking to support our immunity in these scary times! So I thought I would share! Along with these supplements we diffuse thieves every day in our home, as well as use the thieves roller on the bottom of our feet every night. We also make sure we are cleaning with Thieves household cleaner and taking on our hand sanitizers wherever we go!!

These are Our daily supplements!!

Zinc is an essential trace mineral for human health. Every person needs it! Not only does it support a healthy metabolism and immune system, but it’s also a potent antioxidant.

Cats Claw supplement goes hand in hand and is a powerhouse when supporting your immune system.

PROBIOTICS! These are Young Living and tastes like pixie sticks! I’m all about gut health! Your immunity lies in your gut! if you have an unhealthy got most likely you get sick a lot or have digestive problems, Probiotics are huge for gut health. These probiotics do not have to be refrigerated since they are in individually sealed packs. They are formulated for children two years and over. With over 8 billion active live cultures to support digestive and immune health. They also help with occasional constipation and diarrhea as well.

VIT C!!! This liposomal encapsulation helps protect the Vitamin C as it passes through the digestive tract, thus allowing for improved absorption in the intestines and at the cellular level. Each packet is 1000mg.

And lastly getting that VIT D in! This is my favorite form of vegan vitamin D. Many people take Vitamin D and calcium supplements thinking they’re helping their bones, the truth is without the addition of Vitamin K2, such a health regimen could prove dangerous. Without Vitamin K2, the body cannot direct calcium to the bones where it’s needed; instead, the calcium resides in soft tissue (like the arteries).* Vitamin K deficiency is widespread—even in healthy adults. To get the range of benefits that Vitamin K offers, you must take Vitamin K2 as a supplement, food sources are limited, at best. Vitamin K2 is a fat-soluble substance and is needed for normal blood coagulation. Vitamin K2 has been shown to inhibit calcium deposits (i.e., calcification) in blood vessels and even improve arterial flexibility.*

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Stay healthy out there!

Super-seed Crackers

  • 2 cups of seeds

(I did)

  • 1 cup chia
  • 1/2 cups sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup of flax seed
  • 1 cup of water

Spices:

  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp onion
  • 1/2 tsp chives
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Mix it up and let it gel then flatten out a little less than 1/4 inch thick on backing paper, bake at 325 for 30 min then carefully flip over and bake for another 20 and let cool in oven. Then break apart and store!

Recipe from: http://www.kelly-packer.com/

Hemp Milk

I’ve been trying to make my own plant based milks because you would be surprised at the Ingredients in some, plus it’s super easy!

I prefer my cashew milk over Hemp Milk, but I was pleasantly surprised with the taste! Not to mention the health benefits. Hemp Milk is filled with fatty acids, vitamins and nutrients!

So much goodness like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin E, and protein, as well as quite a few other minerals, such as potassium, iron, magnesium, and zinc.

Hemp Milk

  • 1 cup raw shelled hemp seed
  • 2-3 cups of water (depending on how thick you want it, think low fat vs whole milk with consistency)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1-2 pitted dates depending on how sweet you prefer (optional)
  • Blend!
  • Strain in cheese cloth
  • Store in glass container and refrigerate

2 Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

  1. One can of sweet condensed coconut mil
  2. 3-3.5 cups of unsweetened coconut
  3. Blend and add coconut slowly to get the correct consistency, not too sticky not too dry
  4. After they cool you can dip in vegan melted chocolate and refrigerate for 30min
  • Not only are these two ingredients, but they are vegan! Thanks to the best vegan chef from my retreat in Sedona! Check out her blog for more yummy recipes!
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    Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

    Just because fall is here and the Holidays are approaching doesn’t mean you need to eat like it. 🍁🍂

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    These Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are Bomb! And healthy!

    Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

    • 2 ripe bananas 
    • 1 cup of Peanut Butter
    • 3 eggs . 1/4 cup of your local honey
    • 2 tablespoons of Chia Seed
    • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
    • Add handful of 70% cacao chips (optional) but obvious!

    Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 min or until tops are golden. 

    Vegan/Dairy Free Pesto


    I love some good pasta with some gluten-free pasta, on my salmon or even on some gluten-free crackers. This pesto is super easy and super yummy!

    Vegan/Dairy Free Pesto

    • 1/3 cup pine nuts
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 cups packed fresh Basil 
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • Juice of medium lemon

    Put in a food processor and enjoy!


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    DIY Fermented Cabbage aka Sauerkraut 


    Gut health is one of the most talked about topics amongst nutrition and wellness experts! So Many are studies that a healthy, well balanced gut flora is one of the key factors in achieving good digestion, and health in general. As well as avoiding stress and toxins that cause an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in our gut in the first place, it’s important to include a variety of fermented foods and probiotics in your diet.
    Freshly fermented cabbage, aka sauerkraut, is a wonderful and simple way to add some friendly bacteria to your gut. It’s not always easy to find fresh sauerkraut in stores and people often buy the pasteurised kind you find in the non-refrigerated sections of the supermarket. However, that’s not the sauerkraut you want as all that lively bacteria is destroyed during the pasteurisation process. What you want is fresh sauerkraut in which the bacteria is alive and thriving and which you would keep refrigerated. In this post I show how to make a small batch of fermented sauerkraut in your own kitchen. All you need is a head of cabbage, salt and a jar!

    Or if you were like me and bought a Giant size bag of Orangic Coleslaw Mix and didn’t even use 1/4 the bag, you might as well make some sauerkraut! This is so easy and all you need is the cabbage, water and salt! If you want to add some color or other veggies you can throw in some purple cabbage, carrots, garlic, and even onion.  I like to add a few Carraway Seeds and a drop of vitality dill Essential Oil to a few jars for some extra seasoning. Whatever you’re feeling like! 

    Ok first things first! Make sure you have a few Mason jars cleaned! I like to boil mine in hot water. Then get all your ingredients and throw them into a big bowl! Add some sea salt and distilled or purified water and start massaging with your hands for a few minutes.  (Salt- add about 1/4 teaspoon to three small fist fulls of ingredients, water-enough to cover the veggies) 

    Get your Mason jars ready and start stuffing! I like to stuff until about 1/4 way to the top, you want to try and prevent as many bubbles as possible, then fill the jars up with remaining brine and seal tight! Keep them in the a dark cabinet for 7- 30 days! I like to to take them out at day 7 because I like the crunch of the cabbage. Once you decide on the taste you like throw them in the fridge and can be eaten up to several months! Easy peesy!