Desert that inspires Love

 

Desert Time again. This recipe is how you make someone fall in love with you. Food is Medicine and Magic.
Warning: Do Not abuse the power!

Raw Chocolate Nut Bars

Ingredients:
(Put all of this in a food processor and blend)
15 Medjool Dates
1 Cup Nut Butter
1/4 cup Coconut Oil (yes coconut oil is good for you, skip the margarine PLEASE!)
1 cup Almonds
1 tsp Cinnamon
– once blended, get a 8×8 or 9×9 pan line it with parchment paper and pour this mixture into the pan.
FLATTEN it out nice and evenly
Now put it in the FREEZER to harden up

While it is in the freezer MELT and MIX together the following INGREDIENTS
1 cup Coconut Oil (still good for you;)
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Raw Cacao
1/4 tsp Almond extract
– now get the FLATENED nut mixture out of the freezer and pour this chocolaty goodness on top evenly.
Put it back in the freezer!

Take it out again after about 5-10 minutes and sprinkle More NUTS on top if you want to.
I used Pistachios.

Now don’t freak out if you don’t have each specific ingredient or if you have an allergy! Most ingredients can be substituted with another or just left out entirely.
Your plan to have someone fall in love with you is still in effect. Persevere people! Be Relentless!!

Natural Remedies to help you stay cool during the summer

Hello!

It’s Summer and it’s HOT!

 Look who was on TV sharing her knowledge!

Owner of Siphon Draw Apothecary and Holistic Nutritionist Colleen Sinclair

Featured on Sonoran Living here in Sunny Arizona.

Click on the link to watch

http://www.abc15.com/lifestyle/sonoran-living/natural-remedies-to-help-you-stay-cool-during-the-summer

 On set Sonoran Living Smoothie and Aloe

She made a Hydrating Smoothie, a remedy using Fresh Aloe Vera and Lavender Essential Oil and an Aloe Spritz you can use to cool down.

You want the recipe? Find them all below.

You want some of that Aloe Spritz don’t you?

We made it easy for you

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First Water Aloe Spritz 

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First Water Alow Spray

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Infused with either Peppermint or Lavender Organic Essential Oil

Peppermint is great for – cooling down, sooth a headache, relief from nausea or improve energy and focus

Lavender is great for – relaxing, sooth a sunburn, itchy skin or get some relief from minor bug bites

Click Here for more information about Aloe Vera 

Some more exciting news we want to share… 🙂

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Wishing YOU Optimal Health to Realize and Achieve all of your Dreams

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Hot Chocolate – My Remedy Tonight

3 hot choc cups

I prefer to keep all things that I eat or drink as nutritious as possible. I like to challenge myself to see just how many nutrients I can pack into everything I make.

Tonight I’m COLD!

It’s Arizona. It’s been so hot for so long…..

Now winter is here and I’m freezing. It’s that chilled to the bone type of cold. I want to just go home, get my warmest coziest pj’s on and crawl under the covers.

What will I drink tonight? I always drink organic herbal tea, always will 🙂 but I want something different tonight. I’m feeling festive for the season. So it’s gonna be Hot Chocolate.

santa cup hot choc

This Hot Chocolate has to be potent. It has to taste Delicious and it has to give me the nutrients needed to keep my immune system strong this time of year.

So here’s what I came up with that is currently a success in the Sinclair house.

  • (before you start)  Be sure your ingredients are Organic

hot choc ingredients

Hot Chocolate

Recipe:

  • 1 cup Homemade Almond Milk
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Powdered Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Goji Berry Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Blueberry Powder
  • 1 tsp Raw Pure Local Honey

Heat all ingredients above until Hot, mixing well as it heats up. Pour it into a cup and drink it. 🙂

 

hot choc powders in pothot choc honey pot

 

So it’s not rocket science. It’s simple to do and you can add, delete or exchange the ingredients for others if compelled.

The ingredients that are most important to this recipe are  Milk and Cacao. Sweetener if desired.

 

There are some really great health benefits to each and every one of the ingredients above. Here’s just a little bit about that. I suggest learning more by doing your own research too.

Almond Milk – Magnesium (very important mineral that helps to relax the muscles in your body and helps to improve blood flow), Potassium (an electrolyte that helps with nerve transmission and is essential for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function) , Vitamin E (super anti-oxidant that helps to fight and neutralize the free radicals that attempt to harm you)

Cacao –  Protein (build and repair all structure in your body), Anti-oxidants that protect you, Flavonoids that help your cardiovascular system and can decrease LDL deposits.

Cinnamon – Can lower blood sugar levels, Anti-Inflammatory, Loaded with Anti-Oxidants

Ginger – Phenolic compounds of ginger are best known for their effectiveness in resolving stomach issues such as nausea, fights inflammation.

Turmeric – Powerful anti-inflammatory (curcumin is thought to be the primary pharmacology agent in turmeric, studies show it to be comparable to potent drugs such as hydrocortisone and over the counter Motrin)

Goji Berry Powder – used in traditional Chinese Medicine for years, Boost the immune system, protect eyes and an excellent source of Vitamin C

Blueberry Powder – whole body Anti-Oxidant support, Phytonutrients

Raw Pure Local Honey – Helps digestive issues, soothes a sore throat, research shows Raw Pure honey to be as effective as a common over the counter cough medicine ingredient, dextromethorpan.

 

Organic Food is Medicine

 

Be sure to check with your doctor about these ingredients if you are currently taking any prescription drugs.

 

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=20

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/antioxidant-benefits-raw-cacao-3990.html

http://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-benefits-of-cinnamon/

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265990.php

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/03/28/goji-berry-benefits-_n_5044948.html

 

Organic Food is Medicine

food is medicine cover photo kauia

Organic Food is Medicine

What’s a great way to get important nutrients into your body? Juicing is a champion at that.

Fresh pressed juice.
All Organic (ALWAYS ORGANIC)

Juicing pesticides is a bad idea when using food as medicine. Actually it’s just not a good idea ever.

Pictured below is my lineup of juice.

Green juice – lots of spinach and celery, a couple carrots, 1 lemon, ginger and turmeric

Red juice – carrots, red beet, gold beet, 1 lime

Yellow juice – lemons, ginger, turmeric and filtered water

Lots of goodness here.
My energy is usually great but when I don’t get the right fuel in my body I can feel my energy plummet.
Juicing is such a fantastic way to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs. It will help to alkalize my body, clean my blood, get the toxins out.
All that means energy 😍

Drinking out of glass is the way to go.
When I buy a drink in a glass container I will wash it up and save it. These jars were re-purposed.

Fresh juice, green, red, lemon

This Is my Omega Juicer. It’s a masticating juicer so it presses the juice nice and slow.

All juicers are better than no juicer but the different methods will determine how long the beneficial nutrients stay nice and potent in your fresh pressed juice. Mine is good for several days.

Omega Juicer