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Benefits of Almond Milk – Life changing steps June 14, 2014

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Almond Milk is a great alternative to traditional cow milk, and has been used for centuries this way. It happens with a process of Almonds soaked and shelled, then blended to create a milk that is off the charts for nutrition. This milk is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin E and the flavonoids help clear free radicals from the body. Free radicals are cancer causing and damage causing agents that damage your DNA, cells and proteins. It is important to eat foods that will clear these free radicals from the body.

Unlike cow’s milk, almond milk contains no cholesterol and no saturated fats, so it won’t damage your cardiovascular system. Almond milk is also high in omega-3 fatty acids to help lower your levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and protect your heart. You’ll also enjoy the other benefits of adding omega-3 fatty acids to your diet, such as improved cognitive function.

These vitamins and minerals are packed inside Almond Milk, unlike Cow milk.

  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Selenium

I transitioned from buying cow milk to only almond milk 6 months ago. This was honestly the best change in my diet, it really created a better foundation for my body for my mornings protein shakes. Everyday I just simply felt better, and I never felt the bloated feeling again from cow milk. I decided to put it to the test. First I tried a bowl of cereal, and score! It tasted delicious and normal. Then next I made pasta that needed a bit of milk in it, it came out completely the same no taste differences! So it passed my vote on all levels for health. Of course cow milk has its own nurtrients, but I like the benefits the almond milk has to offer!

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Coconut Oil – A conditioner alternative June 9, 2014

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Coconut Oil has many benefits for your health, skin, and hair, and is becoming more widespread for its use and more acknoledged as a must have in homes everywhere. I bought my first tub of organic coconut oil mostly for the hair benefits, to be used as a conditioner, but since I have boughten it, I have used it for many uses, including cooking.

I have red hair naturally, and while my hair is thick, I have a thin type of hair, I just have alot of it. My hair responds well to leave in conditioners, and anything that doesn’t weigh it down and lets it flow.  My first try with coconut oil I must say was very frustrating. I put too much in the top (and I still only used a couple drops), And it held down my hair like a grease monkey. The water does not really wash it out where you put it, so I had to wait a day or so for it to work its way out. All hair types are different, which makes looking for organic shampoo and conditioner that much harder, but i decided not to give up on coconut oil. After all, it did leave my hair with a really nice shine afterwards.

So the next time I tried it, things went much better. I poured only a drop in my hand and started at the tips, and worked my way into my hair with never really touching the top of my head at all, to only have the bottom taken care of. It worked very well, my hair was left with a wonderful shine and was not a grease ball, instead my hair had the same bounce but with the added shine and luster of coconut oil.

Now this was with me still using my regular Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner, I have not switched over to organic as of yet, as I need to find a way to make my own that works everytime.

So I consider me using the coconut oil only as a last leave in conditioner treatment, but I will still wash it out a bit to ensure my hair doesn’t absorb too much of it.

I do not use this treatment everyday, as my hair is fine and will not take too much to hold it down. All hair types vary, and if you have thicker, drier hair this might work very well for you.

My experience with the coconut oil is one I wanted to share so all will know that it is such a healthy oil that we need to use more often. I have used it in replace of cooking oil, have used it to make scars less visable, including strech marks, used it as tanning oil before going into the sun, etc. Everytime I find a new use for it I am excited to try it and use the organic ways of life. One more transition on my way to living an organic life.

 

 

 

 

Organic Tomato and Basil Crostini Recipe January 10, 2013

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This recipe is really easy, and really fun. I just thought how yummy it would be appetizer, or a lunch entree! =] Enjoy!

 

You will need:

 

1 loaf ciabatta bread

3tbsp olive oil

1lb organic roma tomatoes

2 organic garlic cloves

1/2 cup organic basil leaves (leave some on the side for the finsihed product)

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp organic ground black pepper

grated organic parmesan cheese

How to:

Start with the tomatoes, olive oil, garlic cloves, basil leaves, salt and pepper in a bowl

and lightly toss them.

Cut ciabatta bread into rectangles.

add bowl combo onto top of bread, yum!

grate organic parmesan cheese on top, to taste.

 

*Remeber, not all ingredients have to be organic, switch out for what you have. The more organic the healthier! This recipe should take about 10 minutes from start to finish!

More recipes at:

https://greenlif3.wordpress.com/tag/recipes/

 

 

Top 5 eco gifts for kids 2012 December 19, 2012

Top 5 Green Toys from Amazon

I was surprised to see that Amazon has a whole green section with all eco related products!!
When I saw this, all I could think was score! SO I set out to find the best toys for kids this year,
that are BPA free and eco in some way or another.

1.)
HaPe International E-Racer Suzuka – Green


Made from Bamboo, a renewable resource
Tiny environmental impact
Every part that can logically be made from Bamboo is made from Bamboo
Suzuka Model is Green (ALSO IN RED AND BLUE)
Sleek design

2.)Dandelion Hand Crocheted Ring Rattle

Individually crocheted by hand and signed by the artisan
Easy to grasp, soft rattle sound
Baby’s first toy
Rattle is filled with natural fibers made from corn (PLA)
Machine wash and tumble dry
(also comes in a panda bear, cat, frog, or bumble bee)

3.)Plan Toys Dancing Alligator

PlanToys is the first company to manufacture toys using wood from rubber trees that no longer provide Latex
PlanToys practices the three RS of Green Living: Reduce Reuse and recycle our manufacturing processes are designed to reduce waste and save energy
Plantoys creates innovative educational toys for every developmental stage of childhood
Plantoys are made from non-toxic natural materials such as organic rubberwood
Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
The plan toys dancing alligator is an awesome accessory for your child’s play collection

4.)Plan Toy Oval Xylophone

Solid wooden mallet strikes the bars to produce melodious pleasant notes
Five Bars To Produce Five Different Notes
Children Can Associate Colors With Different Notes For Easy Composition
Reinforce A Child’s Natural Sense Of Harmony And Rhythm
This Toy Is Made From All Natural Organic Recycled Rubber Wood And Water Based Dyes

5.)Mini Dumper

Green dumper
Miniature wooden dump truck
Dumper that goes up and down
Truck driver included
Made from rubberwood, non-toxic water based paints as well as biodegradable fabrics

 

Belkin Conserve Socket F7C009q Energy-Saving Outlet Review October 30, 2012

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I am an amazon fanatic (if you haven’t noticed,) and I have fallen in love with amazons green page. Which is natural considering I write a green blog =p. So when I saw that they have a set of products designed to save energy with our plugs, I was immediately excited. This means around christmas time when my computer is not being used, this neat device will put it in power save mode. This is essential for me, because around this time of year my electric bill sky rockets. Even the rest of the year I can have peace of mind, and wont worry about shutting off each appliance. This is great for washers and dryers as well, which aren’t used all the time, but always plugged in. Check it out for yourself, I included consumer reviews as well so you can see which type of module would suit you best! =]

 

 

 

Consumer reviews: very helpful in deciding which product. =]

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Conserve-Socket-F7C009q-Energy-Saving/product-reviews/B003P2UMS0/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

 

Deodorant Warning: Bad for Kidneys October 29, 2012

The high levels of alumiunum in our deodorant is highly toxic for people with kidney problems. Some doctors say It is nothing to worry about, but if that is the label, its there for a reason. They have to put it, because of how much damage is done to the kidneys.

There are so many people born with kidney problems, that this is one thing that they would not notice is continuing to hamr their kidneys. Not just to think of all the healthy kidneys being affected!! Spread the word!! =]

I have been searching for aluminum free deodorant, hope it still works good!!

I have included a link for some deodorants.and one on an article. The world should know about these warnings!!  =]

http://www.nextag.com/deodorant-without-aluminum/compare-html

http://www.luxist.com/2009/12/07/antiperspirants-and-deodorants-are-they-safe-or-bad-for-you/

 

 

Toxin Remover Super Food Smoothies October 22, 2012

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Everyday we are surrounded by harmful toxins in our air, water, and food. We really have to get the heavy metal toxins out of our system if we want to stop heart disease and most cancers. A daily food routine of lots of veggies and fruits will eliminate toxins from the antioxidants. Foods high in vitamin C such as citrus, or bell peppers are good antioxidants. Vitamin A found in many orange fruits and veggies such as mangos, pineapple, squash, carrots, they All contain beta carotene which helps get the blood rid of these daily toxins. Here is a smoothie recipe with super fruit berries that is delicious and extremely healthy!

Superfood smoothie recipe

Ingredients

1/2 cup blueberries(fresh never frozen)
1/2 cup Acai berries(found at a local organic store)
3 scoops vanilla ice cream or 1/2 cup ice as preferred
4 strawberries sliced in half
1/4 of a pineapple
1/2 cup water or milk as preferred. ( if you like milk use ice cream, if you like water use ice)

Blend all together in a blender. This makes about 4 large servings so you can always use less or more of this to make how many you need.
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