Herbal Recipes For a Refreshing Summer!

Happy Full Moon, Natives! 

 

We are still in the energy of the Full Moon in Capricorn from yesterday, so I figured this would be a perfect time to share a few healing recipes that include Mother Nature herself! These herbal recipes help to incorporate vital nutrients on a daily basis, while also becoming a fun staple in the diets of you and your children.

 

Chia Seeds in Harmony - Mommy and Me

 

Chia seeds are high in fiber. Because fiber helps to regulate the bowels, it's awesome for babies who get constipated easily. Chia seeds also contain 60% omega 3s, making it one of the richest plant based sources of fatty acids. In just 2 tablespoons of chia seeds daily, you get: 10 grams of fiber, 18% of DRI for calcium, 35% of your phosphorus, 24% Magnesium and 50% Manganese. Our Bones in Harmony contains a proprietary blend of oatstraw, horsetail, alfalfa, nettle, red clover, and stevia. This blend supports healthy cell function in the bones and joints. The vitamin, mineral, and silica content in this blend supports dense bone growth and may help with growing pains in young children. It's also great for restoring pregnant and nursing mothers with the vitamins and minerals our bodies loose while supporting our babies growth before and after delivery. 

What you'll need:

1. 1/4 cup chia seeds 
2. 1 cup Infusion
3. Fruits of your choice (mango, raspberries, bananas, avocado, steamed carrots, pears)
 4. High speed blender
5. Medium size mason jar

 

How to prepare:

Soak chia seeds and Bones in Harmony blend for about 20 minutes. For best flavor and freshness, you'll want to eat within 2-3 days. To add natural flavor and sweetness, fruits like mango and raspberries will stay fresher in the fridge overnight. Bananas and avocado should be added to your chia seed mixture on the day of. (Please keep in mind that these are just examples and you can make Chia Seeds in Harmony with whatever fruit you like) For an even texture of flavor, you'll want to combine the fruit and chia seed infusion together in a high speed blender. This will also allow the chia seeds to have a smoother consistency, which is great for babies' first foods.

 

 

 

Herbal 'Cool'-Aid

This is a great alternative to those sugary summer drinks we all love! It contains a blend of herbs that are high in vitamin C, antioxidants, calcium, iron, and bio-flavonoids. It also helps to support immune function, ward off colds and flus, and maintain overall health. 

What you'll need:

1. Hibiscus - 1 cup
2. Stinging Nettle - 2cups
3. Agave Nectar - to taste
4. 64oz mason jar
5. Strainer and Cheese Cloth
6. Stainless steel pot 

 

How to prepare: 

Combine hibiscus in one mason jar and your nettles in the second mason jar. Fill both mason jars to the very top with boiling water, and allow the herbs to infuse for 4 hours. Once the herbs have infused, you'll place your cheesecloth inside of your strainer and pour each jar of herbs into your pitcher. If you have some of the infusion left over, you can keep it inside of one of the mason jars as extra! To enhance this blend, you can also add fresh lemons or even make an infusion of lavender. 

 

 

Cooling Inflammation Salad Dressing

Save a little money this summer by making your own salad dressings! Homemade dressings tend to be much more flavorful and you know exactly what is in it. I'm sure this recipe will spark your love for salads again! 

What you'll need:

1. Coconut Oil

2. Grape Seed Oil

3. Black pepper

4. Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

5. Onion powder

6. Garlic powder

7. Cumin

8. Turmeric

9. Ginger

10. Cayenne

11. Dules Flakes

12. Thyme (optional)

 

How to prepare: 

 

Combine both oils and spices in a sauce pan on low heat until coconut oil reaches its melting point. Turn stove off and allow the oils and spices to love on each other while you prepare your salad.

After preparing your salad, pour desired amount of this dressing on your salad and enjoy! Any left overs can be stored in a mason jar in the fridge until ready for use again. This dressing can also be used to sauté mushrooms and other yummy vegetables. Have you made your own herb infused oil yet? If so, another great way to enhance this salad dressing is to use the herbal oil infusion you made in place of the oils below and just add the spices. 

One of my favorite salad mixes consists of fresh kale, cilantro, purple onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, and pecans. I invite you to pair that with this dressing for a deliciously healthy meal! 

 

 

Enjoy and indulge in all of this goodness! I would love to hear how these recipes turned out for you! 

 

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