Planning your Thanksgiving menu or a fall menu? Put this simple and fragrant cider on the burner for family or friends to enjoy while you’re visiting. It’s easy and delicious, and especially lovely when you use fresh-pressed apples! Be sure to let me know if you add anything extra special to your spiced cider, beyond the usual cinnamon and nutmeg. Happy Thanksgiving!
I’m back with part 2 of a 3-part series on Real Food Sports Nutrition. Our society completely overhypes the need for processed, plastic-bottled ‘sports drinks.’ Thus, most of us don’t realize we can keep ourselves more than adequately hydrated with simply water or by combining real ingredients like herbal tea, fresh herbs, sea salt, honey, lemon and coconut water. To help you make your own, I’m sharing two real food recipes for delicious and easy homemade sports drinks.
I’ve never really paid much attention to coconuts. After all, I live in Northern California. Coconuts don’t exactly grow around here. I remember my grandfather buying one and cracking it open when I was little. It was a complete novelty. Then came the start of my real food education and my new love for coconuts! Coconut water is one amazing coconut product that has proven to be an extremely pivotal part of the healing journey in our home.
Nourishing Traditions reports that beet kvass is an “excellent blood tonic, promotes regularity, aids digestion, alkalizes the blood, cleanses the liver and is a good treatment for kidney stones and other ailments.” Good stuff! I am loving it! Each morning, my husband and I have a little shot of it. My children aren’t thrilled. Yet.
Iced teeccinos… something we’ve been having alot lately. I can’t figure out if the cold teeccino is the perfect vehicle for the raw milk or the other way around. We love them both, and they’re really great together. Teeccino is a coffee alternative made from roasted grains, roots, nuts and seeds. My favorite flavors are hazelnut and chocolate mint. There are two ways to make an iced teeccino — the foamy way (pictured) and the not-so-foamy way. Take your pick; they’re both delicious.
I have a plethora of grains; I’ve been raising them up to share with eCourse members. I asked Julie at Cultures for Health how to dehydrate dairy kefir grains, because I figured they’d ship much more easily if they weren’t wet. She gave me very simple instructions, and that’s the point of my post today.