Category Archives: Healthy Living

How to Make Almond Milk

Peeled Almonds

I recently began making my own almond milk. I’m now officially addicted to this delicious, homemade milk made from almonds. We drink it plain, pour it over cereal, and use it for cooking. It’s much more satisfying than store-bought almond mlik from a box and is very easy to make. I make it every two days so that it’s always fresh and available on hand when I need it.

Almond Milk Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup almonds (organic if possible)
Water Continue reading

Organic Smoothie Recipe

Smoothie

This smoothie packs in a green vegetable, protein, fruit, and yogurt for a filling and delicious breakfast.

Smoothie Recipe
Use organic ingredients. If you don’t have one type of fruit, simply substitute with another fruit. All ingredients are optional, experiment until you find a mix that you like! I’ve noticed that the banana adds sweetness, the vanilla and honey mask the spinach, and the peanut butter makes it taste like a shake. I sometimes use almond butter and that tastes great too.

Ingredients:
1 cup frozen spinach
4-5 frozen strawberries
½ cup frozen raspberries Continue reading

Natural Sleep Remedies

LavenderHaving trouble sleeping through the night? Here are a few suggestions to get some extra zzz’s.

Lavender
Essential oils like lavender are strong, so drip just a few drops onto a tissue and place near your pillow at bedtime. If the scent becomes too strong, move the tissue farther from your pillow. Lavender is not recommended for those with lavender allergies and is also marked as contraindicated for pregnant or nursing women Continue reading