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Healthy Lavender Smoothie🌞

Try this easy great stress-busting recipe…

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This is a calming and healthy lavender smoothie, it’s full of antioxidants and it’s a healthy and delicious way for you to try to relieve stress. Lavender is an amazing herb that is great in the kitchen to give your dishes a distinguished flavour, as well as it being used for other health and relaxation purposes.

Is it safe to consume lavender?

Research suggests that lavender can actually help calm and reduce anxiety, in addition to helping with depression. Making this a great breakfast or afternoon treat, especially on a hot, muggy day, when you might be feeling blah!

Actually as well as using DoTerra lavender essential oil which I love, I also use fresh lavender flowers from my garden...


References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6007527/

https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2012-02/lavender-oil-anxiety-and-depression-0

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3612440/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/lavender_oil.htm


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Dehydrated Green Beans

Dehydrated Green Beans make a lovely crispy snack

Dehydrated Green Beans make a lovely crispy snack

These are just gorgeous to snack on. Deliciousness and nutrition in each bite. This recipe can also be applied to other veggies too. Take them with you to work as a healthy snack.
Green beans are packed with nutrients, with: Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese.

You will need:
4 cups fresh green beans
1 tbsp organic cold pressed coconut oil*
1 tbsp lemon juice
Sea salt to taste
1/2 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp organic garlic powder
Herbs and spices: minced ginger, ground cumin, jerk seasoning, harissa etc. (optional) 

Wash a dry green beans and cut into thirds. 
Lightly coat green beans with coconut oil, lemon juice, salt, garlic and other herbs and spices and place on dehydrator teflex sheet.
Dehydrate for 3 - 5 hours depending on the crispiness you desire.
Serve as a snack with a raw dip if like.
Enjoy!

*Note:
Go easy on your use of coconut oil is made up of 100% fat, Good in small amounts, especially for anyone who has early dementia. Useful for athletes because the MCTs are a good energy source. Also good for the thyroid. Do not exceed half to one tablespoon per day. 
The fat in coconut oil is 92% saturated fat and "do in fact raise LDL cholesterol considerably". In one tablespoon of coconut oil, "there are no carbohydrates and no protein; there are no vitamins except 0.1 micrograms of vitamin K. And just so you get this in perspective, one romaine leaf has 30 micrograms of vitamin K."

Resource and Research:
-http://nutritionstudies.org/coconut-oil-healthy-hazardous/
-www.pritikin.com/your-health/healthy-living/eating-right/1790-is-coconut-oil-bad-for-you.html
-K G Nevin, T Rajamohan . Effect of topical application of virgin coconut oil on skin components and antioxidant status during dermal wound healing in young rats. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2010 ;23(6):290-7. Epub 2010 Jun 3. PMID: 20523108

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