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Two Easy-to-Make Probiotic Drinks That Heal the Gut. Anna Hunt, Staff WriterWaking Times As I’ve recently written an article, How to Turn Milk Into Healthy Probiotic Medicine, that discussed the body’s need for beneficial bacteria in order to maintain healthy gut flora.

Two Easy-to-Make Probiotic Drinks That Heal the Gut

Yogurt is probably the most popular probiotic rich food, although making it at home does require precision and time. To add to the options of making yogurt or kefir, there are other probiotic recipes that are a bit simpler and do not require the use of dairy. This article will focus on two of my favorite probiotic drinks: kvass and Kombucha. Ginger & Turmeric Honey Bomb. We don’t have a fever thermometer in our house.

Ginger & Turmeric Honey Bomb

It’s not necessary. Instead we measure the weirdness-level in our daily activities. Ancient Ales. You might not know it, but medieval Germans nearly ruined beer forever.

Ancient Ales

In 1516, a purity law called the Reinheitsgebot mandated that beer be made with only water, hops and barley. (The role of yeast hadn't yet been discovered.) Lacto-femented Sparkling Apple Cider - Nourishing Simplicity. Nothing says the holidays like a glass of sparkling apple cider.

Lacto-femented Sparkling Apple Cider - Nourishing Simplicity

It’s the favorite of kids and many adults for Thanksgiving, Christmas, weddings and toasting in the New Year. You would not belive how easy it is to make your own sparkling apple cider that is full of millions of healthy bacteria, enzymes and probiotics! Mix whey with apple juice, cover and a few days later you have your very own lacto-fermented apple cider! DIY Healthy Soda - Simple Life Abundant LifeSimple Life Abundant Life. Once upon a time I was addicted to Coca Cola.

DIY Healthy Soda - Simple Life Abundant LifeSimple Life Abundant Life

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Tea and coffee. Smoothies. The "Jumpin' Monkey" recipe on Food52.com. Pimms drink recipe, dama bianca recipe. 7 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately. Organics.org Many of us choose what we eat very carefully, or at least dedicate our minimum attention to it.

7 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately

But when it comes to drinks, especially alcoholic beverages, we do little to make the best decisions for our health. Which is a HUGE mistake. All the work for your body can be ruined in a weekend out. While foods and non alcoholic beverages are required to list their ingredients and are monitored by the FDA, beer does not belong in either. Tasting Lavender.

At a potluck last week I was eager to taste the lavender lemonade, something I’d never made myself and drunk only once or twice before.

Tasting Lavender

But the drink was sweetened to a child’s taste; I guessed it had been made with twice the volume of sugar as lemon juice, before lavender syrup was added. Healthy Green Kitchen Smoothies and Drinks Archives » Healthy Green Kitchen. What is Chaga? Learn Why It's a Top Superfood Mushroom. 25 cocktails to make this fall. Honey lavender soda. For the honeycomb baby shower I served a lavender honey soda.

honey lavender soda

It was my first attempt at herbal soda making and it was amazing! I made a second batch this week to drink myself, it is incredibly refreshing on a hot afternoon. To make the soda; combine 1 cup of honey with 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of lavender florets (find these in the spice section). Simmer until combined, about three minutes. Strain most of the lavender out and let chill until ready to use. Kombucha Questions & Answers. For those new to making kombucha, the process can be intimidating.

Kombucha Questions & Answers

Every little thing is confusing. Does it matter if my kombucha SCOBY sinks? Can I cut my SCOBY in half? Why can’t I ferment the kombucha SCOBY with fruit juice? How much sugar is left in the kombucha when it’s done? Natural Ginger Ale Recipe - Homemade Fermented Probiotic Drink. Homemade Ginger Ale. UPDATE: This post originally ran on December 17 2013, but we love this homemade recipe so much we had to share it again!

Homemade Ginger Ale

It’s funny, but I most definitely swear by ginger ale. If I have a cold…stomach ache…headache….any other kind of ache…or if I just need a nice refreshing beverage…ginger ale cures it all for me. Who knows…it could just be a mental thing, but I instantly feel better after having a cold glass of ginger ale. 20 Healthy Alternatives to Soda. If you're new here, you may want to sign up for FREE weekly updates delivered to your inbox featuring Real Food recipes, nutrition & health articles, and special discounts or promotions. P.S. How to Make Cardamom Infused Tonic Water. Healthy Recipes & Cooking Tips. Horchata Recipe: Sweet Mexican Rice Milk. If you're new here, you may want to sign up for FREE weekly updates delivered to your inbox featuring Real Food recipes, nutrition & health articles, and special discounts or promotions. P.S. This post may contain affiliate links to products or services I use, enjoy, or recommend.

By making purchases through these links, you are supporting the companies or products I believe in, and you're supporting Food Renegade. Thank you! Have you ever tasted horchata — the sweet Mexican rice milk made with cinnamon? Homemade Almond Milk. The following article was written by Kaycee Basset and originally appeared on Vegan Machine.com. Almond milk is my favorite kind of milk! Not only is it the healthiest (in my opinion), it also tastes the best. Almond milk is loaded with protein, calcium, and vitamin E, typically having more protein and calcium than mammal’s milk.

There are many different ways to make almond milk. There are recipes for cooked, uncooked, and raw versions, and you can pick from a variety of flavors, including plain, unsweetened, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, and more. Dairy Free Recipe for Coconut Milk. Shrub love — Rediscovering a colonial classic. Want a REAL FOOD Protein Shake? You’ve all probably heard of protein drinks, energy drinks, soy protein shakes or whey protein. Many people swear by them.