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Lavender Lemonade with Honey. 1134StumbleUpon Lavender is beginning to bloom now in my garden, not only looking and smelling beautiful, but attracting bees and other pollinators to the rest of my plants.

Lavender Lemonade with Honey

I harvest it for its beauty, and dry it for use as food and medicine. 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. Making Love in the Kitchen » Must Watch! I Talk Detox and Poo Juice On TV. » Making Love in the Kitchen. 0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 0 1 Google+ 0 StumbleUpon 0 0 Flares × Treat your sweet tooth well this February – join us for Gluten + Dairy Free Treats on February 13th!

Making Love in the Kitchen » Must Watch! I Talk Detox and Poo Juice On TV. » Making Love in the Kitchen

What fun I had when Wilder Weir from Oh So Cosmo! (airing on Cosmo TV) came back to the kitchen for a visit. Remember the last time he was here? Juicer’s Three Day Cleanse. After an exciting summer with friends & family [ & food...+ maybe some alcohol : ) ], I felt like I needed a quick detox to jumpstart my metabolism.

Juicer’s Three Day Cleanse

When doing a cleanse, it is essential to select one that fits your body’s schedule & needs. I picked this Juicer’s Solana Beach cleanse to rid my system of toxins [ it was nice to drop eight pounds too- [ note: four, of which were attributed to water weight-loss ] because it fit perfectly with my work schedule. Raw & Creamy Cashew Chai Latte. ~ Pauline Hanuise {Recipe} Heal Your Organs With the Secret Powers of Fruits and Veggies. ~ David Kovacs. You may not see what your organs are doing all day long, but you know they’re important.

Heal Your Organs With the Secret Powers of Fruits and Veggies. ~ David Kovacs

When one starts to have problems, there’s a very real risk that your entire body will be impacted. Do your organs a favor and drink fresh juice every day! Why fresh juice? Thyroid Juice Remedy Learn To Prepare It. 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? Cold-brewed iced coffee. Since I began working from home, I have no doubt I have saved a ton of money by not buying those yogurt-granola cups and salad bar lunches everyday.

cold-brewed iced coffee

What I haven’t saved even a penny on, however, is my iced coffee habit. If anything, it’s gotten worse. Or better, depending on how you look at it. Natural Ginger Ale Recipe - Homemade Fermented Probiotic Drink. 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. It’s crisp and delicious, and I can drink it at any hour of the day. I was so excited when I found a homemade recipe that I had to try it out. Homemade Ginger Chai Mix. 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.

20 Healthy Alternatives to Soda

P.S. This post may contain affiliate links to products or services I use, enjoy, or recommend. How to Make Cardamom Infused Tonic Water. My Super Energizing Mega Smoothie. The vast majority of American’s line up at Starbucks to get their morning fix.

My Super Energizing Mega Smoothie

I get it—we all want more energy. My husband can’t say a single word until he’s had his morning cup; my assistant cannot peel her eyes open without a Venti Chai. I used to be a junkie too. Not anymore—now I make an energizing smoothie to boost my energy levels rather than downing caffeine. Healthy Recipes & Cooking Tips. Holiday Detox Smoothie -Cleansing Juice Recipes. The holidays are a time for family, friends, love, and of course… lots of food. It always leaves me craving something really fresh and healthy to cleanse my system, and this smoothie does just that. It’s quick and easy and perfect for the day after a big holiday meal or party. The ingredients in this smoothie all have their own slew of health benefits, too. Carrots are rich in antioxidants and beta-carotene, which is transformed into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A helps the liver flush toxins from the body, which is hugely beneficial during the holidays.

Sweet Citrus Avocado Dreamboat. Green Smoothies + Inspiration! It is a sort of madness we all seem to brush off as normal. One day we are passing around shiny silver trays stacked with holiday cookies, festive treats, calorie-laden everything and sparkly glasses filled to the brim with fizzy pink champagne. Then boom. Midnight hits. A new year and suddenly we are in detox mode. (A word so sinister, it sounds as if we have all been chugging chemicals all year long.) 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. Thai Lemongrass and Ginger Iced Tea. Last week I helped out at a Thai cooking class at The Hutong taught by my friend Sandra of Savour Asia. As we sat down to a meal of mango salad, pork laap, and red curry chicken, I realized how much I missed having lemongrass as a kitchen staple. In New York I could easily take the train to Chinatown whenever I wanted to cook with lemongrass.

In Beijing, Sanyuanli market has several stalls selling the aromatic stalky grass, but is such a trek from my apartment that it doesn't enter my cooking consciousness at a moment's notice. After scooping the last of my laap mu into my mouth, I decided I must must must get lemongrass that day and make iced tea. Lemongrass and ginger iced tea is my drink of choice with Thai food if I want something lighter than iced tea with condensed milk. 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.

Dairy Free Recipe for Coconut Milk. Shrub love — Rediscovering a colonial classic. Green Juice and Smoothie Recipes. How To Drink A Green Smoothie. Watermelon and Raspberry Smoothie. Blueberry Kale Smoothie - Fettle Vegan. Strawberry Green Smoothie. Cleanse your body with vegetable juices. Want a REAL FOOD Protein Shake? Green Smoothie for Weight Loss? Smoothies - GreenMedTV — GreenMedTV. Green Tea Smoothie Recipes {Guest Post} Dirty Chai Toddy recipe from food52. Chai Hot Chocolate. Gourmet Tea Delivered. Cold-brewed iced coffee.