Frozen Mocha Chicoccino

Frozen Mocha Chicoccino | Made with a brew of roasted chicory root, ice, raw milk or your favorite dairy substitute, roasted cacao powder, and a bit of rapadura sugar, then topped with a spoonful of whipped cream and some cacao nibs, this cold drink makes a great summer afternoon treat! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Made with a brew of roasted chicory root, ice, raw milk or your favorite dairy substitute, roasted cacao powder, and a bit of rapadura sugar, then topped with a spoonful of whipped cream and some cacao nibs, this cold drink makes a great summer afternoon treat! [by Lindsey Proctor]

Start your day with this!

Start your day with this! | The best thing you can do for yourself each day is so simple, but it's often overlooked. I know this because I myself -- a person who cares a great deal about healthy living -- have neglected it for years. What is it? Drink enough water. But even more than that... | GNOWFGLINS.com

The best thing you can do for yourself each day is so simple, but it’s often overlooked. I know this because I myself — a person who cares a great deal about healthy living — have neglected it for years. What is it? Drink enough water. But even more than that… [by Wardee Harmon]

Dehydrate Your Way to Green Powder

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Sometimes, the growing mound of greens going unused in the crisper drawer of my fridge can get overwhelming. I know I can freeze them for smoothies down the road, but I have an even better way of preserving the them — I turn them into nutritious green powder which I can then add to countless dishes (even on the sly). [by Jane Baldwin]

How to Create a Scoby Hotel

How to Create a Scoby Hotel | Kombucha is a social beverage in more ways than one! Every batch produces new growth on your scoby, and this can be peeled off and shared with a friend, too. If you brew and drink kombucha often, you'll be nothing short of overrun! I recently found myself in such a predicament -- completely overrun -- and then I discovered the scoby hotel. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Kombucha is a social beverage in more ways than one! Every batch produces new growth on your scoby, and this can be peeled off and shared with a friend, too. If you brew and drink kombucha often, you’ll be nothing short of overrun! I recently found myself in such a predicament — completely overrun — and then I discovered the scoby hotel. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Ginger-Lemon Mocktail: The Perfect Summer Drink

Ginger-Lemon Mocktail |This is the beverage that makes summer bearable for me. It's the drink I whip up in a matter of seconds when my armpits are soaked with sweat by 11:00 in the morning. It's my version of a bubbly, non-alcoholic cocktail that detoxifies, invigorates, and allows you to pretend for a few precious moments that you're lying in a hammock on a white sand beach in Fiji... | GNOWFGLINS.com

Today I want to share with you the beverage that makes summer bearable for me. It’s the drink I whip up in a matter of seconds when my armpits are soaked with sweat by 11:00 in the morning. It’s my version of a bubbly, non-alcoholic cocktail that detoxifies, invigorates, and allows you to pretend for a few precious moments that you’re lying in a hammock on a white sand beach in Fiji… [by Lindsey Dietz]

10 Herbs for Herbal Iced Tea… All Summer Long!

10 Herbs for Herbal Iced Tea... All Summer Long! | You already know the many benefits of drinking herbal tea. Enjoying them on ice is a great way to reap the health benefits and beat the heat, too! Here are 10 common herbs to use in your iced teas all summer long... | GNOWFGLINS.com

You already know the many benefits of drinking herbal tea. Enjoying them on ice is a great way to reap the health benefits and beat the heat, too! Here are 10 common herbs to use in your iced teas all summer long… [by Andrea Sabean]

2 Summer Spritzers

2 Summer Spritzers | I love water, but there are times when water can get rather boring. When I'm in the mood for something with pizzazz, I go for one of my homemade spritzers. I love a drink with a little bit of fizz! In fact, it was the only reason I ever drank soda (in my pre-real food days, of course). Now, I whip up a refreshing drink comprised of simple ingredients like fruit, honey syrup, and sparkling water. Yum! | GNOWFGLINS.com

I love water, but there are times when water can get rather boring. When I’m in the mood for something with pizzazz, I go for one of my homemade spritzers. I love a drink with a little bit of fizz! In fact, it was the only reason I ever drank soda (in my pre-real food days, of course). Now, I whip up a refreshing drink comprised of simple ingredients like fruit, honey syrup, and sparkling water. Yum! [by Lindsey Proctor]

Why We Steam Kale (and other dark leafy greens)

Why We Steam Kale and Other Greens | Nutritional powerhouses like kale, collards, spinach, chard, and beet greens all contain oxalic acid, which binds with calcium and other minerals (like magnesium and iron) in order to be excreted from the body. Calcium and magnesium are precious minerals our bodies need to function and grow properly (and many are often deficient). The good news is: oxalic acid is easily reduced by steaming, boiling, or wilting the leaves of any of these vegetables. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Nutritional powerhouses like kale, collards, spinach, chard, and beet greens all contain oxalic acid, which binds with calcium and other minerals (like magnesium and iron) in order to be excreted from the body. Calcium and magnesium are precious minerals our bodies need to function and grow properly (and many are often deficient). The good news is: oxalic acid is easily reduced by steaming, boiling, or wilting the leaves of any of these vegetables. [by Katie Baldridge]

Immune Boosting Tea

Immune Boosting Tea | We focus heavily on our health because, sick or not, animals need feeding and the chores sure don't do themselves. One of my favorite ways to prevent sickness is an immune-boosting tea. Never fear, this tea is tasty, too. It makes your kitchen smell cinnamon-y, and I don't know anyone who doesn't like a good whiff of cinnamon. | GNOWFGLINS.com

We focus heavily on our health because, sick or not, animals need feeding and the chores sure don’t do themselves. One of my favorite ways to prevent sickness is an immune-boosting tea. Never fear, this tea is tasty, too. It makes your kitchen smell cinnamon-y, and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like a good whiff of cinnamon. [by Tammy Trayer]