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Healthstyle Guru’s Favorite Fall Fruit, Organic Grapes
As fall approaches, one of my favorite seasonal fruits to eat a handful daily for their nutritional intake are, organic grapes. Any color and variety is recommended as long as they are organic.
Health benefits: High source of Reservatol, vitamin C, vitamin K, antioxidants, fiber, and potassium. Great in protecting against cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. Beneficial for eyes and skin as well.
Suggested serving: 1 handful daily per person
Fun fact: Black grapes are believed to help with preventing and possibly healing a migraine.
Healthstyle Guru’s Peppermint Lemon Spring Tea from the Alma Holistic Health Kitchen
- 1-1.5 cups of distilled water, boiled
- 2-3 teaspoons of raw unfiltered wild flower honey
- 2 drops of food grade, 100% pure Peppermint essential oil
- ¼ frozen lemon grated
- ½ fresh squeezed lemon juice
- sprig of fresh mint (for decoration and visual color therapy)
Bring distilled water to a boil. In ceramic mug, place honey, essential oil, grated frozen lemon, and lemon juice. Add the hot water to the ingredients in mug and stir. Cover with a small plate for 3-5 minutes. Add sprig of fresh mint for added aroma and visual color therapy. Before sipping, inhale the aroma and reap its benefits first via your nose. Then slowly start to drink the tea and cover your body with a warm blanket and relax on a coach or bed. Take a nap after if you are able to.
Benefits: Promotes the immune, respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular systems, and keeps germs, viruses, and bacteria at bay. In addition, it is relaxing, uplifting, immune boosting, weight loosing, and stress relieving.
Miracle Health & Beauty Diatomaceous Earth Smoothie from the Alma Holistic Health Kitchen
- 1 cup cold organic coconut milk
- 1 organic banana
- 1 cup organic whole milk plain greek yogurt
- 1.5 cups fresh blueberries
- 5 pitted Medjool dates
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon organic unrefined coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon food grade Diatomaceous earth
- Optional : handful of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and a sprig of mint
Place all ingredients in blender and mix for 30 seconds. Consume immediately.
Sprinkle with fresh berries and a sprig of mint to make it more decorative.
Benefits: Provides your body with vitamins, minerals, fiber and healthy saturated fats needed for the absorption of vitamins. Diatomaceous earth cleans you from the inside thus prompting a beautifying effect to your skin, bones, ligaments, hair and nails. Also, removes parasites and harmful pathogens from your GI system, thus helping you detox, shed pounds and increase your immunity naturally.
Wild Blueberry Coconut Smoothie from the Alma Holistic Health Kitchen
- 1.5 cups of frozen organic wild Blueberries
- 1 can of organic coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1/3 cup of distilled water
- 3 pitted medjool dates
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil (unrefined, unfiltered)
Place all ingredients in blender and mix for 60 seconds. Consume immediately.
Benefits: Great for lactose intolerant individuals. Provides electrolytes and prevents fatigue. Great for urinary tract health as well as diabetes and cancer prevention. High in Anthocyanin, a flavonoid with potent antioxidant capacity.
Raspberry Kefir Chia Seed Smoothie/Dessert from the Alma Holistic Health Kitchen
- 1 cup of frozen organic raspberries
- 2 cups plain organic kefir
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 4 teaspoons Chia Seeds
Take raspberries, kefir, and coconut milk and blend together for 60 seconds. Mix in Chia seeds and stir with spoon. Place in tall glass and drink immediately.
If you want a thicker pudding consistency then let it stand in refrigerator for 2 hours and top with fresh raspberries as a dessert.
Benefits: Chia seeds are a complete plant protein and filled with fiber and essential amino acids. Raspberries contain high amounts of ellagic acid which helps in the prevention of cancer. Coconut milk is great for those who are lactose intolerant, because it contains no lactose, and is great for cardiovascular health.