This is my Summer and late Spring everyday Herbal Blend.
Every time I make it I'm just blown away by how beautiful and delicious it is. Emmet said that it "tastes amazing" and I was just thinking that I couldn't agree more.
2 parts Alfalfa:
I chose alfalfa for the nutritive value. All those vitamins and minerals! One of Alfalfa's uses is for indigestion. Alfalfa also has calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron. Not to mention vitamins A, C, E, and K 🌱🌱
2 parts Rose Petal:
Rose brings on such a sense of well-being, sensuality, and calm. I love Rose in everything right now. Rose petals, rose hydrosol, rose essential oil. You get it 🌹🌹
1 part Lemon Balm:
Lemon Balm is calming and antiviral. Need I say more? Lemon balm is also really tasty 💋
1 part Lavender:
I added Lavender to this for the calming, uplifting, and digestive support. Lavender is also a very balancing herb. It supports us to increase energy if energy is low and to calm if our energy is high or anxious. 💜
2 parts Calendula:
First off, I add Calendula to everything right now. It definitely seems to be my favorite. In addition, I love Calendula for its gut healing properties, immune support through the lymphatic system, and gentle cleansing action. 🏵️
2 parts Nettle:
I always add Nettle in the spring to minimize the slight allergy symptoms that I get along with enjoying the nutritive and tonic value of this amazing herb. 🌿
I add two to three tablespoons to 16 oz of water and steep for at least 1 hour! 🍵🍵🍵
We are on day 14 of social distancing and shelter in place during the COVID-19 Pandemic. One of my silver linings is that I have time to get my recipes written and onto the blog. Plus, I have time to make and test them! I have been desiring something rich and delicious and also know that my nervous system is not up for any non-whole food sweetener. When I am in this place of sensitive digestion, emotions, and energy, the most nourishing sweetener for me is dates.
Dates are nourishing to the spleen (meridian) and boast lots of other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, thiamine and complex of vitamin B, folate, vitamin C and vitamin E, vitamin K, along with minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. Not bad for supporting overall health right now! I also use high quality raw cacao powder in this recipe. Cacao is rich in magnesium, iron, potassium, and zinc. I notice that when I am craving chocolate, that what I am truly needing is minerals and particularly magnesium! The cacao butter is rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, a great support for the nervous system and for absorbing minerals. Last, but not least, I add sprouted pecan pieces for crunch, protein, and overall deliciousness!
Sometimes you accidentally make something so good and so nourishing that you have to get it up right away. This was one of those sometimes. Most of my recipes come from something that I have made forever and at some point I get asked for the recipe so many times that I just commit to writing the post!
This recipe was divine creation! I tasted it and wanted to drink that whole pot. Seriously.
I started with the intention to make my Vegan “Bone Stock”, but I had lots of beets and beet greens from the garden that needed to be used. My dad always makes his stock with beets and I love it, so I decided to throw them in. I also had extra nettles and a bunch of other leftover herbs from the summer. Then I started to throw in all of the other “extras” that I had. So, it began.
It turned into a deep red, nourishing, herbal goodness. I will be adding this broth to my cleansing and postpartum protocols. I am in love.
I’ve been making this yummy and super nourishing Peach Chicken and Mashed Sweet Potatoes for new mamas or people recovering from surgery. I make it especially when peaches are in season, but I have used frozen peaches many times with amazing results. This meal is so easy to digest, warming, and nourishing. Peaches are known to help rid the body of pain and decrease stagnation in the tissues. They are especially useful for clearing pain in the lower abdomen. Sweet potatoes help decrease toxicity in blood, increase milk supply, and help to decrease excessive fluid in the abdominal cavity. These recipes are great for any type of recovery when reserves are low and digestion may not be strong. I often hear that this meal is the first thing that the recipient was finally willing to eat after not having a good appetite! If you are bringing a meal to someone, consider bringing this one. Don’t forget to make enough for you. You’ll regret it if you don’t!
This recipe is for all or my vegetarian and vegan friends out there that are looking for something delicious and deeply nourishing, like bone stock, but vegan! Don't get me wrong, we are kind of die hard bone stock drinkers in our home, but I grew up vegetarian, my Dad is still vegetarian, and so many of my clients and friends are very healthy vegetarians or vegans. This broth is delicious and full of nourishment. It has similar gut healing and energetic properties to meat bone stock, and will sooth your soul in the same way. We use this as a replacement for boxed veggie broth in soups and sauces as well. I particularly love this broth for a homemade Korean egg soup. The original recipe for this broth came from Wall Flower Kitchen. I have just tweaked it to make it my own. You should too! Enjoy!
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