With the change of season coming up, I always like to change other things in my life. Shift my wardrobe from black to color, move furniture, change the kind of hand soap we use, and of course (!) change the flavor of my juices. Small simple changes make a huge difference. I really like all of my juice bases. They have good foundations, but sometimes I like to play with flavor. A few tips for changing it up a bit:
~add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to root base juices (carrot/beet)
~add a bit of stevia. A little goes a long way.
~change lemon to lime
~turmeric adds a fun flavor
~lemon and ginger can drastically change the flavor of anything
~play around with different spices
~add jalapeno, cilantro or both.
Have fun and play around with your flavors!!!
Aaaaah, herbal tea! What a beautiful way to warm up in the winter, stay hydrated and sneak in a few extra nutrients. There are wonderful tea houses popping up all over including my favorite Verdant Tea http://verdanttea.com/ in Minneapolis. If you buy tea in bulk, you can make your own combinations. Here are some of my favorites:
Chamomile tea has a sweet taste, and you might detect a hint of apple. It is a good source of Magnesium, and it’s soothing properties make it a nice choice in the evening.
Mint leaf soothes the digestive track. It is especially helpful for heartburn, indigestion and nausea.
Raspberry leaf tea is great for skin and balancing female hormones. It is a good source of magnesium, potassium and B-vitamins. Herbalists often recommend Raspberry leaf tea to women suffering from infertility, PCOS and endometriosis.
Try these blends or make your own:
To Bed, To Bed, To Bed I Said Blend
1 tsp chamomile
1 tsp mint
1 tsp catnip
Lavender Tea Blend
1/2 cup mint
2 Tbs. dried lavender
Combine and store in an airtight container. Use 1-2 tsp per 1 cup of water.
You can use an infuser of a loose leaf tea bag like these http://amzn.to/1aoR2iE to brew your tea.