This little guy is full of awesomeness!
Matcha - Full of antioxidants, will boost your energy levels, memory and concentration and is great to get you going. It also strengthens your cells, burns calories, detoxifies the body, strengthens the immune system and lowers cholesterol . Matcha contains one of the most powerful forms of anti-oxidants, it is definitely worth making this awesome powder part of your daily routine.
Wheatgrass Powder - We have all heard about wheatgrass, but wheatgrass is pretty fabulous. It is packed full of vitamins and contains over 90 minerals. It alkalises and helps to detox the body. Wheatgrass also contains up to 70% chlorophyll which is an important blood builder and helps to heal the body.
Slippery Elm - This herb has to be one of my absolute favourites. It lines your intestinal track helping the body to breakdown food and absorb nutrients. If you ever have a sore stomach, or find discomfort when you eat, have a teaspoon of slippery elm in a glass 30mins before your meal.
Peppermint Leaves - Wonderful and soothing for intestinal track. Helps with bloating, nausea and the breaking down of foods. Is also rich in vitamin and minerals.
Organic Matcha Power - 1 tsp
Organic Slippery Elm Powder - 1 tsp
Organic Wheatgrass Powder - 1 tsp
Dried Pure peppermint leaves - 1 tsp
1 Large Banana
Yoghurt (Plant based or Dairy) - 2 tbs
Milk (Plant based or Dairy) - 1 cup
Ice Cubes - 3
Put all ingredients into blender and off you go.
Recently a dear colleague of mine sent me through an email. It was titled “What makes you happy?”
It’s opening line was the average household has 300,000 items! 300,000, that is an ridiculous number, as I started to think about it I started to count the number of items in the space around me, I counted nearly 150 items in view just while I was sitting at my kitchen table.
Well that was an eye opener! I had already made it a focus of mine to work towards removing all the the things superfluous in my life, our home, and our environment, and here I was with 150 items right in front of me!
Can you possibly imagine the amount of natural resource used to create these items, the tax on our planet, and when purchasing all we look at is the price, or the image it would create. If we were to really look at an items real value taking into account the use of natural resources and cost to the earth, the items value would be a whole lot more. Would we be willing to pay it, did we really want it that much?
Earlier in the year I made a conscious decision to not purchase items unless they fit into a few certain categories
As this is my purchasing guidelines, it is also my guide to letting things go.
I am continuing to remove things everyday, quite slowly, but it did take me a long time to accumulate all of these items, it is understandable it can take some time to remove them from my life. As I remove the item from my life, I try to find it a new home with someone who does need it.
There was a number of reasons for doing this.
So… take a look around!! Let go, It’s freeing! Melody xx
Beautiful red raspberries are possibly one the most loved fruits, sweet, full of antioxidants & incredibly pretty; just looking at them makes you happy!
Most people have heard of raspberry leaf and its relation to pregnancy, but this amazing leaf has a lot more to offer. Raspberry leaves are high in carotenoids, citric acid and tannins. This amazing herb is rich in Vitamins A, B Complex (including niacin B3) C & E. It also has amazingly high nutrient levels that are easily absorbed into the body, containing Iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, silica, magnesium, manganese, selenium & fragarine.
Raspberry leaf is Astringent. This assists the contraction and shrinkage of internal and external body tissues; helping to prevent haemorrhage or excessive bleeding. It contracts tissues and blood canals, which is great for healing wounds, ulcers and reducing bleeding. Drinking this herbs amazing properties can aid in healthy digestive function, decrease water retention, & can be a tonic for the liver. It internally purifies the blood, cleanses, detoxifies & refreshes the system, absorbing water, tightening tissues and drying fats.
It is an amazing herb for fertility and pregnancy and is beneficial for pre-conception, pregnancy and postnatal.
The Raspberry Leaf is packed full of vitamins, minerals and plant compounds that help the body to detoxify excess hormones and aid in fertility in both men and women. It helps nutritional deficiency and poor egg health whilst toning and strengthening the uterus for a healthy pregnancy.
Through the strengthening of the uterine walls, whilst relaxing the muscles in the uterus, improves the chances of implantation and decreases the chance of miscarriages. The toning of the muscles has also shown to reduce pain during labor and aid in recovery after birth, whilst passing on beneficial nutrients through breast milk.
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Dandelion, yes, the weed!
This pesky little plant is a powerhouse of health, can be used in food and herbal medicine and can grow pretty much any where. Just make sure it is a healthy plant, that is not carrying any pesticides or nasties, otherwise opt for an organic dried alternative.
You can eat Dandelion leaves, roots and flowers. They have a slightly bitter flavour but can be less bitter if picked during autumn or spring. Cooking can remove some of the bitterness, but they are also beautiful raw in salads, or add them to a smoothie in place of kale.
Dandelion contains more protein than spinach, is a very rich source of beta-carotene which we convert into Vitamin A. It is also rich in fiber, vitamin C, Iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. It also contains vitamin D, organic sodium, all your B complex vitamins and trace minerals.
This plant is pretty much a complete multi-vitamin in itself.
Liver cleanse tea
Hygge Organic is a herbal tea brand. Our teas are created to be nurturing and healing for the body.! Hygge is a danish word that means (n) complete absence of anything annoying, taking pleasure from the presence of gentle and soothing things.
The world can get stressful and the body can get exhausted and run down, it is very easy to forget to take the time to nurture and value the simple things in life.
Hygge Organic gives you the chance to take a simple task of drinking tea and turn it into a beautiful m!oment to reconnect and to heal the body.
Hygge Organic was created out a personal desire to learn to cherish and care for myself.
For 5 years I had been fighting Chronic Fatigue and Fibriomailga, it is such a difficult illness, and a lot of the recommendations that had been given to me, had me going from one health professional to another trying to combat so many different symptoms, it was exhausting. For years I would study non stop, bed ridden and determined to find something that worked. All of these searches always end in the same place, food.
“When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need.” Ayurvedic Proverb
My diet was good though, but there was one area that always seemed to lack, and that was the use of pure herbs and spices, the powerhouse of health. If you were to look solely at just one, for example dandelion, the health benefits are incredible. One plant, considered a weed, is actually a Digestive Aid, a Kidney cleanser, it detoxifies the liver, is an Antioxidant preventing damage to cells and DNA, and slows down ageing. Fights agains Cancer cells, and helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels for people with Diabetes. Aids in High Blood Pressure and regulates your blood pressure. Lowers Cholesterol and reduces inflammation, relieving pain and swelling, not to mention the amazing benefits it has in boosting the Immune System.
This is what I needed more of and not in artificial forms of supplements, and the best and easiest way I could start were through teas.
The teas have been created by naturopaths and herbalist to give the most benefits. Teas are amazing and have been used for centuries as natural medicine to heal. Such a simple yet powerful thing.
Mind, Body, Spirit and tea allows you to take moment to nurture them all.