Golden Milk

February 26th, 2018 | no comments

I’ve lost track of the number of people over the years who’ve shared just how little time they take for themselves. In fact, most take ZERO! Some wear it proudly like a badge of honor, while others are quite embarrassed. They tell me how many hours they work each week and the number of activities their children are involved in. One woman I spoke to the other day works two jobs and over 70 hours a week to make ends meet!

But when I ask about them— specifically “how do you take care of YOU?”— all I get is a blank stare, followed by a: “Time for me? Yeah right!”

If this sounds like you, I understand your reality might not change (i.e. you still have bills to pay and your children still need you), but you can choose to carve out a little time just for YOU.

That’s where Golden Milk comes in. This soothing tonic is filled with anti-inflammatory compounds found in fresh turmeric and ginger, with a hint of cinnamon and pepper. Remember, pepper serves to increase the absorption of curcumin, which is the main active ingredient in turmeric.

Set aside 10-15 minutes in the evening, pour yourself a cup of Golden Milk (treat it like a special occasion by using a special mug or tea cup), put your feet up and bask in the wonder of the present moment while you sip on this beautiful, healing orange beverage.

As you wind down from a hectic day, you deserve to do a little something good for your body. Don’t you think?

Remember, If you don’t make the time, you’ll never take the time.

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Golden Milk
Set aside 10-15 minutes in the evening, pour yourself a cup of Golden Milk (treat it like a special occasion by using a special mug or tea cup), put your feet up and bask in the wonder of the present moment while you sip on this beautiful, healing orange beverage. Prepare in directed quantity and store in the refrigerator so you'll have it all week long! 2 Earthfoods per serving: ♥♥
Course Drinks
Servings
servings (one for each day of the week!)
Ingredients
  • 7 cups Unsweetened nut milk
  • 3-inch piece fresh turmeric root, peeled and grated
  • 3-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. raw honey (optional)
Course Drinks
Servings
servings (one for each day of the week!)
Ingredients
  • 7 cups Unsweetened nut milk
  • 3-inch piece fresh turmeric root, peeled and grated
  • 3-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. raw honey (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients except honey to a saucepan. Heat on low for 10 minutes or until warmed through, stirring occasionally. Yes...this is my kitchen, and yes, this is the "disclaimer" I have posted for those who eat in my home. They can't say I never warned them! 🙂
  2. Remove from heat. Using a fine-mesh sieve to remove the pulp, pour milk into a pretty teacup or decorative mug. Top with a dash of cinnamon.
  3. Store remaining milk in a glass container and refrigerate for the week. Warm before serving.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts (without honey): Calories: 40Total Fat: 3 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Sodium: 150 mg; Potassium: 245 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 4 g; Dietary fiber: 1 g; Net Carbohydrates: 3 grams; Sugar: 0 g; Protein: 1 g

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Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Bread

November 15th, 2017 | no comments

Bread can be a real issue when you are trying to watch your blood sugar. That’s why I was so excited to stumble upon this recipe from Jenny Carr’s cookbook, Peace of Cake. I added a little ground cinnamon to the batter to give it more of a breakfast flare. You could also add chopped walnuts for a little bit of crunch!

This bread is one of my favorite go-to breakfasts because it really keeps me full…especially if I top it with fresh ground almond butter, mashed avocado, or Kerrygold grass fed butter! Seriously yummy.

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Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Bread
This recipe was slightly adapted from Jenny Carr's cookbook, Peace of Cake. It is free from grains, gluten, and dairy, and rich in healthy fats like coconut oil, fresh ground almond butter, and milled flaxseeds. A perfect bread to keep your blood sugar in check! Enjoy! 1 Earthfood per serving: ♥
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35-40 minutes
Servings
slices
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup fresh ground almond butter
  • 6 organic free-range eggs I like Pete & Gerry's
  • 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh ground flaxseeds
  • 3 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey (optional)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35-40 minutes
Servings
slices
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup fresh ground almond butter
  • 6 organic free-range eggs I like Pete & Gerry's
  • 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh ground flaxseeds
  • 3 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch by 4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and grease the parchment paper with coconut oil.
  2. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until eggs get frothy (about 20-30 seconds).
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Then remove bread from pan by pulling up on the parchment paper. Set on wire rack to cool until room temperature.
  5. Slice into 10-12 slices and store in sealed container in your refrigerator. Top with fresh ground almond butter or mashed avocado. You could also use as a sandwich bread!
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