Triple Glowing Milk + What You Bring to the Table

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Remember flavored milks? Those cardboard boxes of Strawberry, Banana or Chocolate milk, available for purchase at basically any corner store.  I suppose they probably still sell them in all sorts of flavors, I just haven’t gone looking for them for so long.

I remember as a kid being so excited to get spare change from one of my parents when we stopped at a fill station; being able to pick something with bright packaging, every candy and soda calling out my name.  I can’t say I remember how often I chose a flavored milk over a bag of 5 cent candies, but I do remember it was always a tough choice.

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These days, of course, I am more interested in the healthier choices.  Definitely not the sugar laden, crap filled candies and sodas. I love feeding my ginger bug, mixing up a (massive) batch of raw chocolate or raw creamy coconut bonbons.  Milks though, milks are not something I typically experiment with.  I make my nut and seed milks, rarely even adding dates or vanilla – usually it’s just straight up nut milk and that’s that. No tinkering, no changing.

This week though, was different.  This week I had a triple dental extraction – wisdom teeth – yikes! I was needing to find some seriously super sustenance all in liquid form.  Pureed soups, smoothies, juices and milks – that has been my life for the past seven days.

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Super foods.

They’re all the rage these days, and with good reason!  It’s sort of comical that all of a sudden, with the growing number of diseases and sensitivities we are turning to ingredients which have been enriching other cultures around the world, enhancing their longevity for centuries. That now, we are finally starting to more universally shift towards nutrition, knowing that eating heirloom varieties and wild foods, for example, are incredibly beneficial.  Don’t get me wrong, I am over the moon that folks all over the world are turning to more sustainable more natural sources of nutrition. That we are moving to pick up the pieces which have been known to indigenous people the world over. It’s just that to me, all natural foods are superfoods.  Just like every person is super. We all bring something different to the table.

In the world we’re living in today with so many flashy lights, distractions absolutely everywhere. Advertisements are bombarding us all over the place.  Even in the gas stations, drug stores and grocery stores – candies and sugary chemical rich drinks are being marketed to us + our children.  It’s time, in my mind, to up the ante with the healthy food movement.  Getting kids and young people involved in the kitchen, or at least bringing something more super foodie to that darn table.  It’s a must.

What do you bring to the table?

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My Glowing Pink Milk brings all kinds to the table.  This babe is packed with schizandra berries, raw beet powder and soaked goji berries.  A real blood builder. Crazy high in antioxidants. Longevity, cell protection, adaptogenic.  Delicious.  Not at all like the sugary strawberry dairy milk I used to drink as a kid!

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This one, packed to the absolute brim with virus combating, alkaline rich algae. Spirulina, chlorella, e3Live powder & a touch of high quality matcha.  Talk about a power house combination, right? Total pick me up, high in protein, antioxidant rich – all kinds of good.  Plus, that color!   This one is a tiny bit oceany, being it’s flavor is made mostly of algae but I really enjoy the taste with an extra touch of raw honey.

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Finally, this Sunny Sipper. This one has some of my very favorites in it: turmeric, rosehip + camu camu. So high in vitamin C, antioxidant, anti inflammatory, anti-almost-everything.  Feeling under the weather? This is what you need. Trust me. It’s all kinds of high vibe. C drenched, it’ll make you pucker.

Another serious bonus about superfood milks is that sure, you can add fresh berries, other fruits and vegetables – when in season – but superfood and elixir builders are really awesome even in winter because they’re typically purchased in powdered or whole dried forms. They keep for a long time, they stay super for a long time with proper care.

Do This

  • Think about what you bring to the table.  In all ways.  In your life, figuratively, what are your strengths? What are the things that people come to you for? What do you bring to the table?
  • Think about what you are bringing to your literal table. Every day, three or more times a day. What are you putting on that table for yourself, or for your family?  Do you stand firmly behind the nutrition of the things you are feeding on?
  • Challenge yourself to include more “superfoods”.  These glowing milks are so easy, so fast and they have all kinds of crazy goodness

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Glowing Milk
Author: 
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 6+ bottles
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Soaked Cashews
  • 1 Cup Soaked Almonds
  • 3 Cups Pure Water
  • Red
  • 1 Tablespoon Schizandra Berry Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Beet Powder
  • ½ Cup Soaked Goji Berries
  • Honey to Taste
  • Green
  • 1 Teaspoon Chlorella
  • 1 Teaspoon Spirulina
  • 1 Teaspoon Green Tea Powder
  • Honey to Taste
  • Yellow
  • 1 Teaspoon Rosehip Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Camu Camu Powder
  • Juice of ½ a Lemon
  • Fresh Grated Turmeric
  • Honey to Taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender. Blitz until the nuts are pulverized and the liquid turns a milky white.
  2. Blend superfood powders and honey according to which type of milk you're making

{Hot Tip – Use any kind of superfoods, fresh fruits, vegetables or nuts!  I love cashews in my nut milk because they blend up so nicely, leaving basically no pulp. They are also incredibly rich and creamy. Mix up a chocolate version with some medicinal mushrooms, that will give you a creamy delicious kick!}

 

With much love & glowing goodness,
Shanna x

Warm Lentil Salad – New Comfort Food

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You know those days when you really want to eat something healthy, something that is going to nourish and excite your whole body – starting at your taste buds? Something uber comforting, mighty filling and crazy tasty. Boy, I’ve got just the thing for you!

I am well aware that for a whole whack of people a lentil salad just isn’t something their brains & bellies are craving. I totally get it, I’ve been there before too.

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I have learned the hard way over and over that giving into cravings for things like chips, cheese, pastries and sweets does not ever end well. The instant regret, immediate stomach upset – it’s never worth it. It’s downright self induced full body suffering, really.

So for you! It doesn’t matter what you’re craving – this salad has it all. Salty brine-y deliciousness from mineral rich sea salt soaked olives & capers, a touch of sweetness from fresh orange juice and it has some serious umami from sun dried tomatoes.  Not to mention some pretty rad zip from orange zest + fresh rosemary. The lentils are soft and filling with fresh crisp greens for a bit of a bitter crunch.  It has it all, really. Not to mention the recipe is totally vegan and really easy!

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