Nut and Seed Milk – Simple Dairy Free Solution

This is a very simple and easy to make recipe for your own milk that is filled with calcium and essential fatty acids.

This recipe will make 1 litre of milk- keep in the fridge and shake before use, it
will keep for 2-3 days;
1 cup of shelled hemps seeds
1 cup of nuts (cashews or almonds) pre-soaked for at least 30mins is best, or overnight
A handful of dates
1 tsp of vanilla (optional)
1 litre of water (filtered)

Place all of the ingredients into the blender and blend on high speed until it is smooth, then you are ready to go.
this is great on cereal, in porridge or as part of a smoothie.

Chia Delight

Chia seeds are amazing, they have an abundance of Omega 3 which feeds your brain, stabilises mood and aids concentration. But chia seeds are also a great source of fibre, helping to keep you regular.

This is a wonderful breakfast, snack or dessert.

First make a nut and seed milk (or you can use a shop bought one)
1/2 cup of shelled hemp seeds (another amazing source of omega 3)
1/2 cup of cashew nuts
2 cups of water
4 dates

Blend until smooth and milk-like.

3 tbs chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla powder (excellent for calming the nervous system)

Place the seeds and vanilla in a bowl and pour over the milk, mix thoroughly and place in fridge to set for an hour. You can eat this just as it is or with some berries.

Enjoy this delicious brain boosting food.

Immunity Tea

This is my new favourite tea!
It’s really important to get a good natural source of vitamin C and to have this daily.

1 tbs of gynostemma leaf to make some tea

Strain the tea after you have steeped it for 10 minutes.

In the liquid add;
1 tbs of reishi mushroom powder
1 tbs of chaga mushroom powder
Or 1 tbs of my mushroom mix (see shop to buy)
1 tbs of camu camu

This will give your body an amazing immune boosting shot to keep you going and strengthen your whole body.

Healing Balm

Part of looking after yourself is looking into what you put on your own and your families skin. The skin is the most absorbent organ in the body so we have to look at what goes into it.

This balm is excellent for cuts and grazes, burns, sore skin, dry lips or just to calm and soothe you. The great thing is that you can go for a walk and collect most of the ingredients for this.

2 cups of olive oil or almond oil
1/2 cups of coconut oil (anti viral, anti bacterial)
1 tbs of dried calendula flowers (soothing for the skin and a natural antiseptic)
1 tbs of yarrow leaves (helps to heal wounds- was used by the Roman soldiers)
1 tbs of plantain leaves (ribwort or greater plantain), this again helps wounds to heal
1 tbs of chamomile flowers and 10 drops of chamomile oil (antiseptic and calming)
1 tbs of lavender flowers and 20 drops of lavender oil (anti bacterial and calming)
1 tbs of lemon balm leaves (antiseptic)
10 drops of tea tree oil
1/2 cup of beeswax or cacao butter

Place the oil  and the plants either on a windowsill for three week or on the stove at a low temperature and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes, never letting it boil.

When done strain the plant matter from the oil.

You now have the mixture that you want in the saucepan to add the beeswax or the cacao butter to. Melt very slowly. When done add in your drops of lavender, chamomile and tea tree oil. Then pour into your containers, place lid on and leave to cool… and your done!