Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Calming Tonic with Reishi

Calming Tonic with Reishi

By Helen Rose
A warm drink before bedtime or on a chilly day is just the thing to put life into balance.  Try
drinking a small glass about an hour before bedtime to melt away the stress of the day.  Made with home made nut milk and paired with magnesium-rich cacao for relaxing the nerves and muscles, the ingredients in this tonic help to boost the benefits of reishi.  Add the maca to help balance your hormones and you have a morning or evening warming drink to calm and bring happiness.
1 1/2 cup home made nut milk
1 tsp Reishi powder
1 tsp maca
1 Tbsp raw honey
1 Tbsp cacao powder
Pinch of  Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
Pinch of Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the plant milk to a simmer. Lower the heat to a simmer and add the other ingredients. Whisk the warm milk mixture constantly until the chocolate is totally melted. Serve right away or blend the mixture in a blender until frothy.

Stress Reducing Smoothie

Stress Reducing Smoothie
By Helen Rose

We can all do with a little stress reduction.  Job stress, children stress, family drama -  its all around and some times we need a little help to balance out our emotions to deal with the challenges that life throughs at you.   I've been making variations of this smoothie for years.

1 cup homemake nut milk
1 scoop or 2 tbs. of pea protein powder
3/4 cup of banana (frozen)
1 handful of spinach
2 tbs. of cacao powder
1/2 tsp reishi powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.  Sprinkle some cacao nibs on top or add to the smoothie if you like a little crunchiness in your chocolate smoothie.

PB & J Smoothie

PB & J Smoothie Bowl
By Helen Rose

This smoothie brings back memories of childhood enjoying a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.   You get your protein and yummy fruit too.   Yes, you can make extra and share it with your kids.  If we want our kids to have the best chance of living a healthy life, we've got to equip them now with the right mindset and habits to take them into adulthood, specifically when it come to nutrition and a healthy diet.


1 cup of frozen mixed berries
1/4 banana sliced.
1/2 cup frozen banana
2 Tbs of peanut butter
1/2 cup oats
2 tbs of ZingPro Protein powder
16 oz of milk or milk alternative such as raw almond milk.
1/4 cup Granola

Place frozen fruit, oats, ZingPro, & milk into a high speed blender such as a Vitamix.  Blend until smooth.  Pour into bowl.

On top with sliced banana, 2 tbs of peanut butter and granola.