Ginger Tea

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Lately I’ve been making up a 2 quart pitcher of ginger tea to drink either hot or iced. I keep it in the frig for up to 3 -4 days. Ginger tea has a spicy, invigorating taste!

There are a lot of benefits to including ginger in your diet. It’s used as a home remedy for indigestion, nausea, and to ward off colds, flu, and sore throats.  Ginger tea is great for people who tend to get stomach upset from the acid in green or black teas.  Also, we can drink it any time of the day or night without the caffeine.  Even de-caf green tea keeps me awake if I drink it in the afternoon or evening.

Ginger tea is very easy to make. Here is a recipe for you to try.

Ginger Tea Recipe

  • filtered water, 8 cups
  • 4-inch piece of fresh ginger root
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon powdered stevia

Peel the ginger root and slice it into thin slices. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the ginger. Cover it and reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain the tea. Add stevia or sweetener of your choice.

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Oatmeal Milk

oatmeal milk in glassRecently I’ve found a way to make a homemade dairy free milk that only takes 5 minutes to make!  If you’ve ever tried to make milk yourself at home using almonds, rice, oat bran, or even oatmeal, you know that it does take time out of your busy schedule.  Not so with this Oatmeal Milk!  Another plus about this recipe is that, because it is not cooked, it does not have a “slimy” texture to it.  It tastes great with cereal!

Makes 1 quart (Most of the time I just make half this recipe, then make a new batch every 3 days)

  1. In Blender, add 4 cups water and 1/4 cup organic oatmeal (can be quick-cooking or rolled).
  2. Blend on high for 2 minutes.oatmeal milk in blender
  3. Strain using a cheesecloth inside a small wire strainer.strained oatmeal milk
  4. Pour into 1 quart container.quart of oatmeal milk

Easy, Homemade Almond Milk

Looking Forward to trying this! We don’t buy Almond Milk because of the Carrageenan added.

Healthy Delicious

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Almond milk is an absolute staple in my kitchen. I’m going to show you, step by step, how to make almond milk at home. It’s not as hard (or hardcore hippy) as it sounds!

Homemade vs. store bought

I mean, packaged almond milk is good and all. If you’re already using it in place of cow’s milk, you are a rockstar! Packaged almond milk is an amazing dairy substitute, and can be used in all sorts of recipes in place of milk. (If you want to know my thoughts on cow’s milk dairy, read them here.) But as amazing as store-bought almond milk is, it’s still a packaged product that contains some additives and preservatives that can irritate your tummy. Carrageenan, which is derived from seaweed, is used as a binding agent in many packaged foods including nut milks (and coffee cream, for that matter), and can further irritate…

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Homemade Organic Oat Bran Milk

Oat Bran Milk with Gluten Free Cereal and Fruit

I made Oat Bran Milk for the first time this week.  It tastes great!  Very easy and economical!  We were buying rice milk at over $4.00 a quart.  I can get 20 quarts out of a 1 lb. package of Organic Oat Bran which would be about 20 cents for a quart of Oat Bran Milk.  That will help the pocket book plus when I’m running low on milk I don’t have to run to the store!  That’s a win-win as they say!

Here’s the recipe for Oat Bran Milk from the website Canned Time:

Organic Oat Bran Milk

Add 1 cup of water to 1/4 Cup Organic Gluten-Free Oat Bran Cereal.
(Substitutions include:  Oats, Steel cut Oats, Bran, Barley, Wheatgerm etc.) I’ve also used brown rice.  It needs to cook on stove for 30 minutes.

Heat for 2 minutes in the microwave or on stove top until oats have softened.
Pour the Oat /Water mixture into 2 Cups water.
Add in flavors:
1 tsp. Stevia Powder
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
And 1 Tbs. of Cocoa powder for Chocolate Milk.
Pinch of Sea Salt.

Blend or Food Process for 2 minutes on high.
Pour the mixture through a strainer into a glass container.  You may want a thinner consistency.  Just reduce the amount of oat bran, rice, oat, etc., or increase water.  You may have to experiment to get the mild the consistency that you prefer.

Refrigerate up to 5 days.

Use in smoothies, cooking, baking or heat a cup for a morning drink.
The oat bran left in the strainer can be frozen and used in cookies, cakes
or breakfast bars for added nutrition.

Leave out the sweetener and you’ve got a milk for cooking savory sides with added nutrition.

Organic Decaffeinated Iced Green Tea

We love drinking Organic Decaffeinated Ice Tea.  It’s so easy to make and so good for us because it supplies us with powerful anti-oxidants to combat the free radicals in our bodies.

Here’s how to make it:

In a 2 cup glass measuring cup, heat filtered water in microwave for 1 minute and 45 seconds.  It’s important for the water to not be heated too hot which causes cloudy tea.  That’s why I use the microwave method, because I always got the water too hot when using a tea pot. Take out of microwave and add 1 regular size organic decaffeinated tea bag.  I cover with a saucer and let sit for 4 – 6 hours.

Then I take out the tea bag and pour tea into a 2 quart pitcher.  I add about 3/4 teaspoon  of powdered stevia to tea and stir.  Add filtered water to make 2 quarts.  Stir again. Store in frig.  Enjoy!!!