Thursday, January 11, 2018

Why I Drink Kombucha?

I have a few friends asking questions about Kombucha, so I thought I would write a post about all the good things about it!  :-)

Why I Drink Kombucha

Kombucha is an effervescent fermentation of sweetened tea that is used as a functional food.  Kombucha is a healthy version of pop (without high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring, artificial flavoring and aluminum).  It is loaded with probiotics, aids in digestion, helps detoxify bad stuff out of your body, is a dramatic immune system booster, can help prevent cancer, can help the body eliminate the chemotherapy from the bodies of chemotherapy patients.  You can make it yourself (very easy and inexpensive) and it tastes great!

Kombucha has been consumed for over 2000 years the world over. It has been extensively studied and applied for several medical uses in Russia, Germany, China and many other places.  It is naturally carbonated and is purported to have a host of healing properties that may include:

*Probiotics – healthy bacteria
*Alkalize the body – balances internal pH
*Detoxify the liver – happy liver = happy mood
*Increase metabolism – rev your internal engine
*Improve digestion – keep your system moving
*Rebuild connective tissue – helps with arthritis, gout, asthma, rheumatism
*Cancer prevention
*Alleviate constipation
*Boost energy – helps with chronic fatigue
*Reduce blood pressure
*Relieve headaches & migraines
*Reduce kidney stones
*High in antioxidants – destroy free-radicals that cause cancer
*High in polyphenols
*Improve eyesight
*Heal excema – can be applied topically to soften the skin
*Prevent artheriosclerosis
*Speed healing of ulcers – kills h.pylori on contact
*Help clear up candida & yeast infections
*Aid healthy cell regeneration
*Reduce gray hair
*Lower glucose levels – prevents spiking from eating

Simply put, Kombucha is an all natural health beverage chockfull of probiotics and other healthy amino acids. Probiotic literally means “for life”. Unlike antibiotics, which kill ALL of the bacteria in your body, even the good stuff, probiotics re-establish the natural ecology of the intestinal flora. Probiotics are said to boost immunity, enhance mood, fight allergies, detoxify the body and rid the body of disease. The Kombucha benefits you experience may vary.

However, Kombucha is NOT a panacea – it doesn’t cure ANYTHING! It brings the body back into balance so that it may heal itself naturally. That is how it is able to do so much – because it works with your body’s natural immune system.

From the label of a Ginger flavored GT’s Kombucha Bottle 16 fl oz. They recommend 2 servings per bottle.
Calories 30                                                                                       
Sodium 10mg                   
Total Carbs 7g
Sugars 2g
Additional Nutrients per bottle:                                                       
Folic Acid 25%                                                                                
Vitamin B2 20%
Vitamin B6 20%                                                                                  
Vitamin B1 20%
Vitamin B12 20%
Probiotic Organism Content"
Bacillus coagulan CGi-30 6086:  1 billion
S. Boulardil: 1 billion
Antioxidants and Organic Acids:
EGCG 100mg
Glucuronic Acid 10mg
L(+)Lactic Acid 25  mg
Acetic Acid 30mg


*****I have free s.c.o.b.y.s.  To learn how to make K’cha go to the home page of this blog and click on the green rectangle button labeled “Kombucha.”

Stay GREEN and healthy!!!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Golden Dumplings

This recipe is definitely blog worthy.  So, here we go.

This recipe originated from an Instant pot cookbook I bought called "The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook" by Virginia Hathaway.  I give her all the credit, but I have made quite a few tweaks.  If you don't have an Instant Pot, I am guessing this could be tweaked for a crock-pot.

This dish is a cross between a cobber and doughnuts in our house.  My kids love it and they feel like they are getting a major breakfast treat.

The original recipe does not include fruit so I changed that. :-) 

Golden Dumplings
2 cups organic King Arthur all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder, without aluminum
7 Tbsp Kerrygold salted* or raw butter (which is almost 1 stick of butter)
2 eggs, farm fresh
1/4 cup raw milk
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup real maple syrup
4 Tbsp butter, additional
2 cups water
Fruit of choice (cherries, peaches, blueberries, etc)
(*If you don't use salted butter, add 1 tsp sea salt.)

1.  In the large bowl of your Kitchen-aid, fitted with the paddle mixer, place flour and 7 Tbsp of butter.  Mix until well combined and crumbly.
2.  In a separate bowl whisk eggs and milk with a fork
3.  Add egg mixture to the flour.  Then add lemon juice.  Mix.
4.  Once dough starts to stick to paddle, turn Kitchen-aid mixer off.
5.  In the bottom of the pressure cooker, combine the maple syrup, butter and fruit.  Bring to a boil on the saute mode.  Then turn off.
6.  Add water.
7.  Roll dough into golf ball sized dumplings and drop dumplings into fruity-syrupy goodness.
8.  Cook on Low Pressure for 5 minutes.
9.  Allow IP to NPR (natural pressure release).
10.  Enjoy with a big glass of raw milk!

I would like to eventually swap out half of the AP flour with sprouted.  It's on the "to do" list. 

This is what is left.

This is what the kids bowls looked like.

Enjoy!  Post comments if you make it.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What facial products do I currently use?

I thought I would write a short post on what I am currently using.  When I find something that I fall in love with, I want to share it with you. :-)

I am still using up some mineral fusion products that I have, though I will not be purchasing anything further from them.  They are not as clean as they could be.

My new love is LimeLight by Alcone.  This company started as a professional makeup company for the hollywood stars.  Later the idea was hatched to bring these products to everyone.

The following paragraph is from their webpage.  It says it all as to who they are.  

"It takes less than a minute for chemicals from skin care products to get into your blood stream. That is why we set out to develop a super effective, free of harmful chemicals skin care line. This line produces such significant results that women all over the country are switching to LimeLight and not only are they looking better on the outside, they are healthier on the inside as well."


So far I have used and love.....
Mascara---AMAZING!!!
Dream clean cleanser
Calm Balm (my face has NEVER been softer)
Foundation-light feel, love!
Skin polish (I need to slow down enough to use this)

And I am getting ready to try Forty cure creme and Must dew.


If you are interested, one of my best friends sells LimeLight and you can check out their products at www.deblye.com

If you try LimeLight post here what you think!

Stay GREEN!
Blessings,