Oolong tea is an ancient traditional Chinese tea from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used to make green tea and black tea (semi-fermented). It is said to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract, making it highly beneficial to anyone with acid reflux or ulcer issues. Additionally, known to combat some of the bad bacteria in the gut.
Coriander-Cumin-Fennel Tea, or CCF Tea as it is called, is a traditional Ayurvedic remedy. A nice, healthy blend of licorice and cumin flavours to fill your mug! The three herbs are boiled to create a deliciously nurturing and digestively-balancing tea. According to Ayurveda, coriander seeds supports digestion, the liver, combat allergies, reduce bloating. Cumin is thought to support digestion and to have a balancing effect on us. Fennel has been traditionally used to stimulate digestive juices, reduce indigestion, prevent gas, and address constipation. In India, fennel seeds are often chewed after meals to aid digestion!
This is THE healthiest fruit salad that I've ever tasted! Definitely a far cry from the small tins of fruit salad that I grew up with...remember those? Your digestive system will love you for eating this refreshingly delicious and crunchy salad. Kefir is a potent source of probiotics and adds a nice flavour to the salad too!
This seaweed salad recipe is a deliciously healthy Japanese dish. It's sustainable (seaweed) and loaded with nutrients like fiber, vitamins and minerals like iron. Sea vegetables are virtually fat-free, low calorie and are one of the richest sources of minerals in the vegetable kingdom. All of the minerals required by human beings, including calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, iron, and zinc are present in sufficient amounts. It also contains vitamins as vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, niacin, C, pantothenic & folic acid. Sea vegetables have been shown to cleanse the body of toxic pollutants. Other health benefits include regulating the hormones, enriching the bloodstream, assisting in digestion & metabolism, promoting a youthful skin color, and helping to warm the body to promote mental youthfulness. So enjoy this nutritionally-packed food, one of the best on the planet!
Enjoy the taste of sweet apples, cinnamon & spice in this healing, probiotic sauerkraut (inspired by Fermented Food Lab). Sauerkraut is a great source of probiotics which are live microorganisms consumed through fermented foods. Studies show that the imbalance of bacteria in your digestive system is linked to overall health and disease. Probiotics promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria and have been linked to a wide range of health benefits. These include benefits for weight loss, digestive health, immune function and more.
Miso is a great source of probiotics which are 'live' microorganisms consumed through fermented foods. Studies show that the imbalance of bacteria in your digestive system is linked to overall health and disease. Probiotics promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria and have been linked to a wide range of health benefits. These include benefits for weight loss, digestive health, immune function and more. Sipping fermented miso soup is one of the secrets to longevity in Japan. Research has shown that it can keep you looking healthy and young!
Start your morning off right with this smooth berry, peanut buttery flavoured smoothie. Kefir is also an amazing probiotic, it can help restore the balance of friendly bacteria in your gut. What's not to love with this smoothie?!
Deliciously soothing, this will help to soothe gut issues and your digestive system will feel like you’re at a spa! It’s a smooth sip of licorice in a mug, perfect for sweater weather!
The key ingredient of this tart tea is apple cider vinegar ACV. There are two big reasons why ACV is good for your gut - it's made from apples (hello, prebiotics) and it's fermented (hello, probiotics too!). Your gut will love you, and as we know, there's always a silver living.
This is a delicious infused water that your digestive system will thank you for! Cheers.
This Banana Bread is a super moist, healthy treat packed with chocolatey goodness! The extra-healthy bonus about this banana bread is that you’re also re-using your leftover dandelion tea (leaves/roots) - just rinse them really, really well and they’re ready to bake with! Dandelions contain beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant that can help protect your cells from damage - always a good thing for your health!
Strawberries are an incredible fruit and are said to help protect your health and counter the effects of radiation. The other interesting fact about this recipe is the unusual ingredient - Grains of Paradise - the BEST spice you’ve never heard of with a kick! Grains of Paradise tastes much like a blend of black pepper & cardamom and brings this delicious, nutritious salsa alive.
These burgers are absolutely delicious! Plus portobello mushrooms support our immune system and are rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients. They are said to provide impressive cardiovascular benefits by protecting our blood vessels from oxidative damage as well as chronic inflammation. Portobellos are also loaded with critical B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12. Studies show that mushrooms can also help in preventing cellular damage induced by radiation in cancer therapy, nuclear accidents and even in nuclear warfare. The mushroom has profound antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, tumour and cancer preventive and to top it all off - anti-radioprotective properties.
An Italian study found that artichokes retain high levels of antioxidants when cooked. Artichokes are said to be excellent to help protect your health and counter the effects of radiation. Oh, and some people drink the water from the cooked artichokes - I know because I worked for a famous actress who always did (and she's the picture of health)!
Dandelions – the miracle weed – are actually considered as one of the 5 most nutritious green vegetables on earth! Dandelions have amazing health benefits, they are high in antioxidants and excellent for boosting your immune system, liver cleansing, plus they are high in vitamins A, C, K, and B, they are also high minerals like magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron, calcium, and choline! Plus you can use all parts of the plant - use the flowers in drinks and baking, the leaves in salads, PLUS the roots roasted can be made into a (super liver healthy) tea!
Spirulina is an algae, deep green in colour. Before you say, "Ewe algae" - it's an excellent source of protein, and iron, and provides antioxidants. These nutrient packed energy bites pack a powerful punch of plant-based protein and fiber leaving you satiated, with just the perfect amount of natural sweetness. With all of these benefits, now you 'get' why I put spirulina in my smoothie every single day!
This super healthy quinoa detox bowl has a very interesting twist to it with the lemon and tarragon flavours coming together! It's deliciously refreshing and has lots of ingredients that are good for you and can help to detox your body! Mmmm!
Matcha green tea powder is finely-ground emerald green tea from Japanese green tea leaves. An excellent source of Vitamin A, B-complex, C, E, K and minerals and very high in antioxidants, amino acids, and chlorophyll, which is what makes it's beautiful bright green colour! Go green!
This morning drink is fresh and delicious and tastes just like a glass of wellness! The best wake-up you’d want to drink, with tons of benefits - alkalize your body, boost your immune system, boost metabolism, support healthy digestion function and and added bonus…kills bacteria.