Raw Vegan Midnight Sky Chocolate

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🌠 cacao powder
🌠 cacao nibs
🌠 coconut oil
🌠 raisins (or other sweet dried fruit)
🌠 vanilla powder or extract (optional)
🌠 cinnamon (optional)
🌠 sesame or hemp seeds (optional)

 

💫 Mix enough coconut oil with a desired amount of cacao powder so that the powder dissolves well and the consistency of the mixture isn’t too thick.

💫 Add cacao nibs, raisins, vanilla, cinnamon, and sesame or hemp seeds to the cacao powder/coconut oil mixture and mix well.

💫 Add more coconut oil to the mixture if it is too thick. The consistency should be that of melted chocolate.

💫 Freeze the mixture for about 5 minutes and enjoy this incredibly magical and delightful dark chocolate with surprises of sweetness and texture!

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Like Kisses from the Sun: Soothing Calendula

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Calendula fields forever! Calendula is excellent for soothing the skin, topically and internally. You can extract the medicinal properties by infusing calendula in oil and applying it topically or internally by using the oil on food. And you can always eat calendula (in salads, as a garnish, blended in sauces, soups, or dips…) and make a gorgeous tasty tea!

Raw Vegan Rose Sesame Seed Wafers

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🌹 coconut milk

🌹 rose petals (fresh or dried)

🌹 ripe banana

🌹 coconut oil

🌹 soaked sesame seeds

🌹 cinnamon (optional)

🌹 vanilla powder or extract (optional)

 

✨ Infuse coconut milk with rose petals overnight in the fridge.

✨ Soak raw sesame seeds in water overnight in the fridge.

✨ Blend rose coconut milk with coconut oil, banana, and the optional spices.

✨ Add soaked sesame seeds to the blended ingredients and mix well.

✨ Pour the mixture onto a dehydrator sheet in the shape of circles the size of your palm and dehydrate at 113°F (45°F) for about 8 hours.

✨ Enjoy alone or with a filling of your choice (you can add the filling between two wafers).

Practicing Self-Love with Pure Sunshine Tea

IMG_20180312_162333I discovered the beauty of the ginger/white tea combination serendipitously at a coffee shop in Berlin, when I tried to spice up white tea with another herb that the coffee shop had on the menu – ginger. The combination turned out to be so delicious that I had to recreate it with a few exciting twists! 😉

 fresh ginger (thinly sliced)
 white tea
 cinnamon
 pinch of black pepper
 coconut milk (preferably home-made)

 Add fresh ginger slices to water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes.

 Mix cinnamon and black pepper into the hot water.

 Pour over white tea and infuse for about 10 minutes.

 Strain the herbs and add coconut milk.

 Stir and enjoy!

Raw Vegan ChocoCoco Banana Cookies

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  ripe bananas
  cacao powder
  cinnamon powder
  vanilla extract or powder
  coconut oil
  coconut flakes (soaked)
  cacao nibs (optional)

 

  Soak coconut flakes in water overnight.

  Blend the soaked flakes with remaining water and separate the coconut pulp from coconut milk using a strainer (save the milk for tea, coffee, desserts…).

  Add ripe bananas, cacao, cinnamon, vanilla, coconut oil, and cacao nibs to the coconut pulp and blend.

  Shape the mixture into small cookies and dehydrate them at 113°F (45°C) for about 6 hours.

  Enjoy these moist chocolatey cookies any time, as many as you want!

How to Quickly Make a Healing Skin Oil from Dried Herbs

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How do you make a quick medicinal skin oil in the winter when fresh herbs aren’t readily available? It’s so easy, especially if you have some dried plantain, chickweed, violet, or dandelion ready from last year’s harvest (you can also purchase these dried herbs).

 Take equal parts of plantain, chickweed, violet, or dandelion (aerial parts – any combination you like), crunch them up into smaller pieces, and rehydrate the herbs with water.

 Drain excess water and place the herbs into a mortar.

 Add olive oil to the herbs and extract as much medicine as possible with a pestle.

 You can use the oil right away or infuse it with the herbs overnight for higher potency.

 Use cheese cloth to extract all the medicinal oil from the herbs and store it in a glass dropper bottle. (It is best to use the oil within one week as it can start growing mold because of the high water content.)

Kelp Powder As a Salt Substitute

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Have you ever tried kelp powder as a substitute for salt in your diet? Kelp is a nutritious seaweed containing many minerals including sodium, potassium, calcium, and iodine in a form that our body can process and utilize. That means it is easy on our kidneys and good for our endocrine glands too! You can also use dulse or other powdered seaweeds. Little bit of powder goes a long way! 😘💓💚💓💦💫

Simple Way to Make Herbal Tinctures

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During the recent new moon, I decided to prepare chaga mushroom and wormwood tinctures, powerful healing and cleansing herbal extracts. I wanted to share with you how simple it is to make tinctures at home using any of your favorite herbs (fresh, dried, or powdered).  🌱🎨

Here is one simple way to do it:

  Chop up fresh or dried herbs (roots and barks might be a bit more difficult to chop so just do your best and don’t worry about the size of the pieces).

  If you would like, start your herbal extraction during the new or full moon to take advantage of the moon’s power.

  Place your herbs into a glass jar and pour 40% vodka, rum, or brandy over the herbs so that the alcohol covers them completely.

  Close the jar and shake it every day to help the healing components dissolve into the alcohol.

  After 60 to 90 days or longer, squeeze out the herbal extract using cheese cloth and place the liquid in another glass jar.

  Store the herbal extract in a cool and dark place.

  Pour single herb extracts or created herbal formulas into glass dropper bottles for every-day use.

  Add your herbal extracts to tea or water and enjoy their beautiful healing properties!🌸😊