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ink-taste:

DIY: Chamomile Skin Cleanser (especially good for combination skin)  
Try brewing a strong cup of chamomile tea (two tsp of loose herb or two teabags per 6oz of water, letting it steep 10 minutes). 
Blend this with one half cup of ground, whole grain oatmeal (rolled Scottish oats is what I use, then grind in a clean coffee grinder) 
And one tablespoon of raw (not pasteurized) honey (honey is a demulcent, which means it pulls moisture to the skin; it also fights acne and protects against damaging rays from the sun and regenerates skin, protecting against free radicals).
Place a small amount of this in your palms and massage into skin. Rinse with warm water. Store the rest in the fridge–without preservatives, this cleanser won’t last long on the shelf. If parts of your skin feel tight after washing, try a little almond or jojoba oil massaged into dry areas.

ink-taste:

DIY: Chamomile Skin Cleanser (especially good for combination skin)  

  • Try brewing a strong cup of chamomile tea (two tsp of loose herb or two teabags per 6oz of water, letting it steep 10 minutes). 
  • Blend this with one half cup of ground, whole grain oatmeal (rolled Scottish oats is what I use, then grind in a clean coffee grinder) 
  • And one tablespoon of raw (not pasteurized) honey (honey is a demulcent, which means it pulls moisture to the skin; it also fights acne and protects against damaging rays from the sun and regenerates skin, protecting against free radicals).

Place a small amount of this in your palms and massage into skin. Rinse with warm water. Store the rest in the fridge–without preservatives, this cleanser won’t last long on the shelf.
If parts of your skin feel tight after washing, try a little almond or jojoba oil massaged into dry areas.

fitvillains
fitvillains:

Homemade Protein Powder via BackToHerRoots
Directions: place ingredients in a coffee grinder a little at a time. Blend until powdered and store in an airtight container. 1 serving = 1/4 cup.
Ingredients

Basic Powder: 1 cup dried green lentils, 1/3 cup brown rice, 1/3 cup steel cut oats.
Cappuccino: For each 1/3 cup of lentil/rice/oats mixture you blend in the coffee grinder, throw in 1 tablespoon of whole coffee beans and blend until a fine powder. To sweeten, add desired amount of stevia or sugar.
Chocolate: For each 1/3 cup of lentil/rice/oats mixture you blend in the coffee grinder, throw in 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and blend until a fine powder. To sweeten, add desired amount of stevia or sugar.
Vanilla: For each 1/3 cup of lentil/rice/oats mixture you blend in the coffee grinder, add in the insides of 1/2 of a vanilla bean or slice a whole vanilla bean in half lengthwise and stash in a jar with the whole batch of protein powder to flavor continuously. To sweeten, add desired amount of stevia or sugar.
Pumpkin Spice: For each 1/3 cup of lentil/rice/oats mixture you blend in the coffee grinder, add in 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger and ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and ground cloves. To sweeten, add desired amount of stevia or sugar.

Read more, see tips and alternatives (like soybeans), and see photos of the finished products here!
Smoothie Recipe Books

Moan Out Loud Protein Shakes: Natural, Organic, Powder-Free 
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Smoothies 
The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! 

See some of my favorite smoothie recipes here.

fitvillains:

Homemade Protein Powder via BackToHerRoots

Directions: place ingredients in a coffee grinder a little at a time. Blend until powdered and store in an airtight container. 1 serving = 1/4 cup.

Ingredients

Basic Powder: 1 cup dried green lentils, 1/3 cup brown rice, 1/3 cup steel cut oats.

Cappuccino: For each 1/3 cup of lentil/rice/oats mixture you blend in the coffee grinder, throw in 1 tablespoon of whole coffee beans and blend until a fine powder. To sweeten, add desired amount of stevia or sugar.

Chocolate: For each 1/3 cup of lentil/rice/oats mixture you blend in the coffee grinder, throw in 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and blend until a fine powder. To sweeten, add desired amount of stevia or sugar.

Vanilla: For each 1/3 cup of lentil/rice/oats mixture you blend in the coffee grinder, add in the insides of 1/2 of a vanilla bean or slice a whole vanilla bean in half lengthwise and stash in a jar with the whole batch of protein powder to flavor continuously. To sweeten, add desired amount of stevia or sugar.

Pumpkin Spice: For each 1/3 cup of lentil/rice/oats mixture you blend in the coffee grinder, add in 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger and ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and ground cloves. To sweeten, add desired amount of stevia or sugar.

Read more, see tips and alternatives (like soybeans), and see photos of the finished products here!

Smoothie Recipe Books

Moan Out Loud Protein Shakes: Natural, Organic, Powder-Free

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Smoothies

The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More!

See some of my favorite smoothie recipes here.

truebluemeandyou

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Five Honey Citrus Sryups for Sore Throats Recipes from The Yummy Life here. As with all of The Yummy Life’s recipes there is a lot of advice, tons of photos and easy to follow instructions. I would use these sryups not just for sore throats but as gifts for tea lovers. Flavors:

  • Lemon Ginger Honey
  • Clementine Cardamom Honey
  • Lime Mint Honey
  • Lemon Rosemary Honey
  • Orange Clove Honey


for all my flu bbz :[