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! πŸ˜‰

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

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

Β Mix cinnamon and black pepper into the hot water.

Β Pour over white tea and infuse for about 10 minutes.

Β Strain the herbs and add coconut milk.

Β Stir and enjoy!


Raw Vegan ChocoCoco Banana Cookies


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


Β Β Soak coconut flakes in water overnight.

Β Β 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…).

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

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

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

How to Quickly Make a Healing Skin Oil from Dried Herbs


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).

Β 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.

Β Drain excess water and place the herbs into a mortar.

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

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

Β 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.)


Simple Way to Make Herbal Tinctures


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:

Β Β 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).

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

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

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

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

Β Β Store the herbal extract in a cool and dark place.

Β Β 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!🌸😊


Detox and Whitening Tooth Powder


– 2 parts calcium bentonite clay
– 1 part turmeric powder
– 1/5 part baking soda
– 1/10 part ginger powder
– pinch of clove powder

Combine all the powders in a small glass container and shake well to mix all the ingredients together.

Sprinkle the powder on a toothbrush and brush your teeth as you would normally do.

Turmeric will stain your toothbrush bright yellow but will make your teeth sparkling white.


Raw Vegan Chocolate Smileys

chocolate smileys

– soaked dates or date paste
– cacao powder
– maca powder
– cinnamon powder
– clove powder
– cardamom powder
– coconut oil
– vanilla powder or extract

Blend or knead all the ingredients together and make small smileys out of the date dough.

Enjoy this fudgy, yummy, and simple dessert!!!


Raw Vegan Arugula Pesto Spaghetti

arugula pesto spaghetti


– spiralized zucchini
– cherry tomatoes
– cucumbers
– arugula
– pine nuts
– olive oil
– lemon juice
– Himalayan pink salt
– black pepper
– paprika
– fennel seeds



Blend arugula, pine nuts, olive oil, and salt to make arugula pesto.

Spiralize zucchini and mix in cherry tomato and cucumber pieces.

Add arugula pesto, lemon juice, and herbs and spices and mix well.



Sweet Raw Magic is Here!

Just in time for the Holidays, I am so happy to introduce to you the fist volume of my healthy lifestyle book series,🌟✨Sweet Raw Magic: Simple Raw Vegan Dessert Recipes!✨🌟 Of course the first book had to be about desserts! Sweet Raw Magic is a compilation of recipes that I experimented with over time and found delicious and simple to make. In addition to being simple, the desserts have a short list of ingredients that are easy to find in most grocery stores. You can easily make any substitutions – the important thing is to have fun making and eating them!Β I hope that the desserts will inspire you to introduce more raw food into your life.Β Thank you so much for all your love and support – I am so happy to be able to help others transition into a healthier way of eating and living!

πŸ’β„πŸŒŸβœ¨πŸŒŸβœ¨πŸŒŸβœ¨πŸŽ‰Lots of love and Happy Holidays!!!πŸŽ‰βœ¨πŸŒŸβœ¨πŸŒŸβœ¨πŸŒŸβ„πŸ’

Sweet Raw Magic: Simple Raw Vegan Dessert RecipesΒ by Sebila Kratovac

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Raw Vegan Magic Chocolate


ripe banana

coconut oil

cacao butter (optional)

sea salt (optional)

spices such as cayenne, cinnamon, clove, ginger, and turmeric if you like spicy chocolateπŸ”₯; herbs such as peppermint; orange peel or other dried fruit πŸ“ (optional)



Blend until creamy and smooth and serve at room temperature or freeze for a solid chocolate consistency.


Raw Vegan Turkish Delights


– pitted whole dates
– tahini
– coconut flakes
– cacao powder and/or cacao nibs
– banana (optional)

Stuff whole dates with a bit of tahini. Blend Tahiti with cacao powder and/or banana for more chocolaty sweet taste.

Add coconut flakes and cacao nibs on top.

You can also add a slice of banana on top if you’d like.

Simple, easy, oh-so-sweet, and incredibly tasty – enjoy!!! πŸŒžπŸžπŸ˜„πŸŒΉπŸŒΈ