One of my favorite new pastimes is harvesting wild edibles. It’s so much fun being out in nature gathering nutrient dense, delicious wild food, for free!
Dandelion is at the top of my favorite things to harvest list. It’s loaded with nutrition and the whole plant can be used as food and medicine. It’s no longer a pesky weed in my book.
We all know how important green leafy veggies are for our health. Consuming ample amounts each day can be a challenge. What I love about wild edibles is that a little goes a long way. Let me explain.
This is one of those smoothies that tastes as good as the name would suggest :)
Crunchy, creamy, sweet tasting macadamia nuts are one of my favorite snacks, but it wasn’t until today that I tried them in a smoothie. My mistake.
Besides being quite delicious, macadamias nuts are loaded with health supporting nutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy fats.
Say hello to my scoby :)
I woke up this morning with two things on my mind, kombucha and kale. Yes, I know, I’m a little different ;)
You see, my latest batch of kombucha made with white and green chia tea is absolutely delicious, and the Redbor kale from my CSA is so beautiful and scrumptious. It’s no wonder I had dreams of these wonderful goodies.
Kombucha and kale on their own is a winning combo, but not that delicious. Enter fellow blender buddies avocado, frozen wild blueberries, coconut oil, cinnamon, and honey and you’ve got one tasty nutrient dense smoothie.
Everyone knows antioxidants are good for you, right? Here’s a quick and delicious smoothie loaded with these powerful free radical scavengers.
In the world of antioxidants, the darker the food, typically the higher its antioxidant properties. Fruit such as acai (pronounced “ah-SAH-ee”) and blueberry get their color from pigments known as anthocyanins. These antioxidant rich anthocyanins are vital to good health.
Acai is extremely rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and contains 19 different amino acids. It’s particularly high in calcium, phosphorus, beta-carotene, and vitamin E.
My local CSA had fresh rosemary this week and I couldn’t wait to use some in another smoothie, and smell its beautiful aroma :) My first rosemary smoothie was a huge success and oh so delicious!
I’ve been using rosemary more and more in the kitchen and felt somewhat validated last week while listening to an interview with esteemed herbalist Susun Weed. She mentioned many of rosemary’s wonderful qualities, in particular its antioxidant potency. I actually dug up this article by Susan for those interested in her take – Now Remember Rosemary.
Consider rosemary one of my favorite herbs!
Besides being an antioxidant powerhouse, rosemary is known for the following health benefits:
This smoothie is perfect to consume in the spring – the natural detox season.
If you’re like me, you feel a natural urge to detox after a long winter. Consuming spicy, bitter, and astringent foods help the body shed excess fat and proteins stored during the winter months.
This recipe combines the different foods that help your body detox. Here’s a quick rundown of each.