Winter is approaching, and sniffles and sneezes are already starting in our house. But this year we’re ahead of the game with an early batch of homemade elderberry syrup. Elderberry is an immunity-boosting plant that has been used for centuries as a remedy for flu, colds, sore throats, inflammation and a ton of other ailments. While it’s hard to find definitive proof that it will keep you well, the history of its use speaks for itself. A quick Google search will yield page after page of information about this highly regarded berry. Continue reading
Category Archives: Health and Fitness
While extravagant, silly or even frivolous gifts can be a lot of fun, I’m all about giving practical presents for the holidays. And what better way to show your friends and family how much you care than by giving them the gift of health this year? Pure Health, that is. Continue reading
Did you hear what Mr. Peanut said? “Harnessing the power of the peanut is about accepting the gifts that nature gives us.” Continue reading
I’ve been trying to devote Wednesday posts to fitness updates and related product reviews, and I’m especially excited about the review I have to share this week. For the past few weeks, I’ve been helping Best Buy test out the UP band and mobile app from Jawbone® by tracking my fitness, activity, sleep, and all the things that add up to true holistic health…AND I LOVE IT.
It’s a warm, slightly bitter spice often used in flavorful curry dishes. It’s also popular among the “no dyes” crowd as a great way to add tons of yellow color to foods, fabrics, even Easter eggs.
Everyone I know pronounces it differently, but one thing we all seem to agree on is the fact that we should be eating more of it. Studies show that turmeric may function as an anti-inflammatory, helping with swelling and alleviating symptoms of everything from joint inflammation and digestive problems to skin irritations and the common cold.¹
But, aside from eating curry for dinner every night or shaking it on your sandwich (which would just be weird), how do you get more turmeric in your daily diet? Try adding it to your smoothie!
Filled with coconut oil, cinnamon and a healthy dose of turmeric, this smoothie recipe has been a great way to pack more beneficial ingredients into my breakfast. The fresh fruit is so flavorful that it can accommodate up to a 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric and still maintain the fresh taste of sweetly spiced summer peaches.(For an added kick, add some freshly grated ginger!)
Spiced Peach Turmeric Smoothie
- 1 ripe peach (preferably partially frozen)
- 1 ripe banana (preferably partially frozen)
- 1/4 cup coconut or almond milk
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Place all ingredients in blender; blend well. Serve and enjoy!