Detox Drink with Garlic, Lemon and our New Manuka Blend

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With cold and flu season in full swing, we wanted to offer up our best health-inducing detox drink to help keep you feeling your best this time of the year! Each ingredient has been chosen for its unique therapeutic properties and functions in synergy with the other components to create this delicious drink.

As an antibacterial and anti fungal element, garlic has been used for centuries to promote natural healing while lemon boasts immune boosting powers and cleanses the liver. Raw apple cider vinegar, the kind with the ‘mother’, is full of probiotics and other beneficial bacteria and can help support immune function, cite the professionals at WebMd. Cayenne pepper aids in digestion and stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the body’s ability to metabolize food and toxins. Natural News states that raw honey is an alkaline-forming food containing natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important natural nutrients which help with immunity and overall health. So, the next time you’re feeling under the weather, try out our detox drink and let us know how it helps in the comments. Cheers to your health!

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Raw Honey Garlic Lemon Shots

Ingredients and Method:

Juice of half a lemon (preferably organic)

1-2 cloves of garlic (depends on size of cloves)

1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (one pinch)

1 tablespoon of honey (we loved using our newest Manuka Blend!)

1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar

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Step 1 – Cut a lemon into halves.

Step 2 – Squeeze all the lemon juice out of one half and place the juice in a small bowl. Keep the other half for later use if necessary!

Step 3 – Chop the garlic and it let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Then add it to the lemon juice with the cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar.

Step 4 – Add the honey to the mix and stir all ingredients well.

Consume the finished product in its entirety. Repeat recipe in 4 hours with the other lemon half.

Sources:

http://www.herballegacy.com/Motteshard_Medicinal.html

http://www.beliefnet.com/Health/Physical-Health/Hidden-Health-Secrets-of-Lemons.aspx#ZbeqMPrg3AfwqluL.99

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/apple-cider-vinegar-and-health?page=2

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-cayenne-pepper/

http://www.naturalnews.com/035493_raw_honey_health_benefits_antibacterial.html

 

Natural Beauty Review Part 2

The Clean Eating Couple

This year I have made a commitment to switch to all natural beauty products. Over the past few months I have been researching and testing tons of natural beauty products. Last week we shared the first post from our two part review on natural beauty products. Today we will share with you the second and final part of our Natural Beauty Roundup review. This review includes products from 5 different natural beauty companies that I truly love – Coffee & Scrub, lb Love Hard Lotion, Simplicity Cosmetics, Wedderspoon Organic, and Tasty Face Organics. Read along to learn about each of these awesome products and snag some sweet deals!

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Coffee & Scrub – I was so excited to try Coffee & Scrub, and it did not disappoint! Coffee is one of my favorite things to drink, so I was looking forward to trying it in…

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My Morning Ritual (+ a ton of discount codes!)

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What is your morning ritual?

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Morning rituals are so important!

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A ritual I do every single morning consists of vitamins, oils and tea to enrich my dehydrated skin and hungry body early in the day, while I sip a fresh, home-made smoothie. This keeps me nourished and motivated while I make food and catch up on e-mails. This last week I spent on the road, driving up to San Francisco and back down to San Diego in less than a week.  Between meetings, friendships, working remotely, travel, switching sleeping spots and catching up on e-mails, wellness fought hard to take a front seat.  And while I did manage to take my vitamins, drink my teas, ingest my tinctures and do my little rituals, doing it in my own space again means so, so much to me!

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Currently morning vitamins include True Svatsthya’s (follow @truesvasthya for more info!) Phythoceramides

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Why We Love Our New, Gourmet Beechwood Honey

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After carefully drizzling Wedderspoon Organic’s newest gourmet raw Beechwood honey onto my granola this morning, I thought to pay homage to one of my favorite honeys in the way of a blog post! Like our raw Greek Fir honey, Beechwood honey is a honeydew, which means it comes from the sap produced from trees (in this case Beechwood) and then collected by bees. This dark amber honey has a consistency perfect for drizzling over seasonal fruits, pancakes or with your morning’s Greek yogurt. The new 150g jar is just the right size to feature on cheese plates as honey softens cheeses’ bitterness and enhances its natural sweetness; try Beechwood with goat or blue cheese for the a unique, rich flavor pairing. Not only is this pourable, aromatic honey delicious, Beechwood honey also contains high levels of antioxidants and is known as a prebiotic which works in synergy with probiotics (think yogurt) to maintain healthy flora in the gut, essential for optimal health. As our new raw gourmet specialty honeys are now 20%, you can go ahead and try them all here! For more information on cheese pairings and how to create the perfect cheese plate with honey, check out Life and Cheese. Source: http://lifeandcheese.com/tag/cutting-chese/

my lucite dreams ‘Best of Beauty’ Skin Care 2014

This past year has been beautiful in thanks to you, my dear readers. I want to extend my sincere gratitude and love for your continued support.

In this New Year, I’m taking a look back to share with with you my stand-out products of 2014. In this post I am featuring skin care. From toners, to serums, to masks, these products have shined the brightest in 2014.

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Shea Terra Acacia Honey & Argan Oil (Api-Therapy) Facial Wash

This incredible cleanser softens this skin as it gently cleanses and keeps my acne at bay. (review)

May Lindstrom The Problem Solver

The Problem Solver is an intense mask that deeply cleanses like none other. It’s a multi-tasking mask that detoxifies, battles dehydration, increases circulation and fights blemishes.

Wedderspoon Manuka Honey $16+

Wedderspoon’s Manuka Honey is a godsend for a variety of skin concerns. This sweet treat is a regular in my routine…

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