You may have seen more and more articles recently about the benefits of Bone Broth!? There’s even a cafe serving Bone Broth opened up in New York that’s going down a storm!
Bone Broth plays a huge part in healing our gutthanks to its collagen content. Another high-value food used by many traditional cultures that’s been somewhat lost in the West, bone broth will improve digestion, allergies, immune & brain health and may even help reduce cellulite AND increase hair growth!
Miraculous! It’s even been suggested bone broth should be one of the first foods used to wean your baby.
We drink Bone Broth EVERYDAY!
Here’s what you need;
A slow cooker (ideally, but you could also use a pan and boil on a hob)
Almonds contain an enzyme inhibitor in their outer skin that protects the nut until it’s ready to germinate.
Like most nuts this makes them difficult to digest and prevents access to all of the nuts nutrients and vitamins.
Clever early humans learned that they could make nuts more digestible and nutritious by soaking or sprouting.
What you need to do
1. Purchase Raw Organic Almonds (budget permitting)
2. Place Almonds in a large bowl or similar
3. For every 1/2 cup of Almonds add 2 cups of filtered water
4. Soak overnight
5. Rinse, drain, and eat within a few days for best results
Top-tipTry a sip of the acrid brown water after soaking if you really want to know why should soak your nuts – just make sure you have somewhere to spit!
Fermented foods are an everyday part of my diet…I make homemade sauerkraut, kefir and this kombucha tea drink everyday. I wanted to share my method with you to hopefully explain in simple terms how to make fermented wonder foods part of your every day!
These additions to a healthy diet can be SO simple to make and blast all your pro-biotic yoghurt based drinks out of the park in terms of GOOD bacteria!
Kombucha Tea Drink
You will need;
Bottled mineral water – x 2 litres
Organic black loose leaf tea (you can use organic tea bags if you like, must be black) x 4
Organic sugar x 1 cup
X1 SCOBY (I can give you this if you’re on one of my plans or you can order from a reputable company online)
How to do it;
Boil half the mineral water and add to the sugar and tea in a ceramic bowl to infuse for 5 minutes.
Add the rest of the cool mineral water and leave until completely cool.
Strain out the tea or tea bags using a PLASTIC (BPA free) sieve. (Kombucha does’t like metal at any stage of the process).
Add your Kombucha to a clean sterilised jar with your SCOBY. Do not seal completely but drape a clean tea towel or muslin cloth over it to protect from bacteria. Store in a warm place away from direct sunlight. Kombucha does not like cold!
Your Kombucha is ready full of probiotics in 5days but in terms of your own personal taste, the longer you leave it the stronger tasting the brew will be! You can keep it on the counter or in the fridge after it’s reached your desired taste.
The main benefits of this tasty elixir as well as it being JAM PACKED full of ANTIOXIDANTS are vast;
1. It contains TONNES of probiotics
2. It can alkalize the body to balance your internal pH
3. It detoxes the liver
4. It will increase metabolism, improve digestion and keep you regular!
5. It can rebuild connective tissue – help with arthritis, gout, asthma, rheumatism
6. Reduce blood pressure
7. Relieves headaches & migraines
8. Heal eczema – can be applied directly to the skin
9. Help clear up candida, yeast infections & group strep b in pregnancy
Clients tell me that salads don’t fill them up…and after i look at them blankly for a few minutes, i give them this no hassle recipe! 😉
2 cups Organic cherry or cocktail tomatoes
2 big Organic Heritage tomatoes (available at Lidl)
3-4 large Organic cucumber
1/2 – 1 cup fresh basil leaves
Optional if you’re looking to impress someone! add Arugula Flowers for a dash of white colour and a lovely Peppery flavour!
3 tablespoons olive oil – get the fancy stuff…you’ll be pleased you did!
1 lemon, halved & juiced
1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 clove of crushed garlic
Start by washing the tomatoes and cucumber…yes i know they’re organic….organic produce can pick up chemicals in the packaging & transport process!
Spray clean your veg…it’s a 30 second 20pence investment in your health!
Take a spray bottle -the kind you’d mist your plants with – fill it with three cups of water and one cup of white vinegar. Spray just enough to coat the surface — and then rinses it under the cold tap! 🙂
Slice the tomatoes in different shapes and sizes for variety and textures (half some cherry toms and leave some whole). Slice & quarter the cucumbers.
For basil again think variety….some whole leaves some finely chopped!
Same goes for avocado…some chunky some not so chunky!
Whack it all in a big bowl and add the dressing and toss with clean hands to coat evenly
Add salt and pepper slowly to taste and serve!!
Best to eat straight away but should keep fairly crisp for around 3days…and if soggy salads are your thing, maybe even a few days after that!
If you try this, let me know how much it costs from your grocers or supermarket…i’m always keen to hear about the best place for organic produce in the UK