Beverages

 

THE COUGH TEA

http://healthwyze.org

The following recipe should help to arrest coughing and improve breathing. It is especially helpful during cold and flu infections. Several of the herbs have a numbing effect that is soothing to lung and throat pain. Readers should not underestimate the effectiveness of this herbal formulation. It is as powerful as any cough syrup and faster acting. Moreover, this remedy has a therapeutic effect overall, while the chemicals in commercial cough syrups impair the immune system.

1 green tea bag *

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon thyme

2 teaspoons honey

Juice of half a lemon

* Green tea is preferred, but regular tea can be used as an inferior substitute.

Prepare this remedy by placing the tea bag and herbs into a coffee mug with boiling water. Let them seep for three minutes, then strain before adding the honey and lemon.

Chronic coughing and lung inflammation problems may indicate Candida in the gastrointestinal tract. 

 

 

Sheila’s drink

 

6+ cups water

2-4 Tablespoons honey

4 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar (w/ the Mother)

4 Tablespoons Cranberry concentrate

Dash of Sea Salt

Squeeze and strain 2 lemons

 

Mix ingredients. Let stand on counter 3 days (then refrigerate.)

 

 

Infused water

 

Filtered or sparkling or mineral water

Juice of lemon or orange—a splash (to taste)

Sweetener: stevia or agave or maple syrup (just a touch, to taste)

Other add- ins:  mint or ginger (mashed)… or peppermint oil

 

Mix ingredients to taste. Enjoy all day! Best fresh.

 

 

Coffee Creamer

1 cup coconut milk (OR ½ cup coconut milk and ½ cup heavy cream)

2 Tablespoons real maple syrup

½ vanilla bean OR ½ Tablespoon pure vanilla extract

 

Whisk together milk/cream and maple syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cut vanilla bean in half, and scrape out seeds. Add seeds and vanilla bean to milk mixture. Turn off heat, cover the pot and steep for 30 minutes. After mixture has steeped, strain through fine mesh sieve, pour into a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator. (If using vanilla extract, no need to strain.)

 

Chocolate Milk recipes:

http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/homemade-healthier-chocolate-milk

http://www.builtlean.com/2012/06/12/healthy-chocolate-milk-recipe/

 

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

1 cup sucanat
1/2 cup cocoa
dash of sea salt
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Mix sucanat, cocoa, sea salt and water in a medium sauce pan.  Whisk ingredients together and cook on medium-high heat until the mixture begins to boil.  Boil for one minute.  Remove from heat.  Allow mixture to cool for just a few minutes.  Stir in vanilla extract.

Add Homemade Chocolate Syrup to your glass of milk to taste.  Store syrup in the refrigerator.

 

 

Quick Blender Chocolate Milk

6 cups of milk
3 Tablespoons cocoa
4 Tablespoons real maple syrup (give or take, depending on your taste)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Put all ingredients into your blender and mix well.

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Milk Recipe

1-2 Tablespoons of Ground Raw Cacao Beans (~6-10 beans ground)

8 oz of unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk

Ground Cinnamon to taste

1 pinch of nutmeg

1 Teaspoon of honey, agave nectar, or stevia all-natural sweetener

A touch of Vanilla Extract

 

Combine all ingredients in a small pot on the stovetop. Bring mixture to a simmer.Give the mixture a light stir until the ingredients blend together, and your honey or chosen sweetener dissolves throughout. Transfer your Raw Hot Chocolate Milk into your favorite mug and enjoy!

Quick Tips: Feel free to try a cold version of this raw chocolate milk. If you like the bitter, earthy taste of raw chocolate, you won’t be disappointed. Afraid this drink may not be sweet enough for your taste buds? Try using flavored almond milk, or naturally sweetened almond milk—this will increase the sugar count , but will still fall well below the count you’ll find on your supermarket shelf.

 

 

 

Juicing and Smoothies:

 

GREEN DRINK

Organic:

Kale OR Baby Spinach (lightly steamed for best nutrients)

Cilantro

Avocado

Green Apple OR Pear

Optional: Sweetener (Stevia, honey, etc.)

 

Blend together. Drink one cup at a time throughout the day.

 

 

Thyroid Tonic

from: The Juice Lady's Guide to Juicing for Health

 

juice of:

carrots OR cucumber

celery

radish

lemon

to taste

* can add a dash of kelp OR dulse for boost of iodine.

 

 

Cranberry Juice

from: The Juice Lady's Guide to Juicing for Health

 

cranberries (even better grown by the sea for extra iodine)

low-sugar apple (granny smith or pippin)

squeeze of lemon