Month: June 2014

Natural Hay Fever Remedy: Mint Leaves

Spring is in the air and so are my allergies. I wouldn’t exactly call it my favourite time of the year; I mean who likes sneezing till your make up runs and you start contemplating if there’s physically any possible way to scratch your throat before you loose your mind. I started looking for natural ways to help get rid of these wonderful feelings and came across mint leafs as a remedy! How they work is mint has the ability to help block the release of histamines which causes that itchy feeling in our throat and nasal cavity. Sounds perfect for what I needed so I blended two bananas, a handful of mint leaves and made a smoothie! Here are some other great health benefits of mint leafs:  Helps sooth the stomach by reducing inflammation Strong aroma has ability to clear congestion (it’s why balms etc. are usually mint based) Natural stimulant – the smell alone gives your brain a boost to help fight depression and fatigue Anti-inflammatory Stimulates digestive enzymes that absorb nutrients from food and consume …

  The warm summer breeze, oh how it gets to me The small winding road leads to distant memories The innocence of it all so wild and free Same dock, same view, same sun different you Change comes along in the most unexpected ways Constantly longing for it while wishing things stayed the same Time takes you further and further away, What once was, no longer remains unchanged A moment away in another place, another time Lost in a world that once made you feel alive Inaudible movie flashing before your eyes Glimpse of a smile as you go back in time Remembering, feeling, reminiscing The present a reminder the past no longer there Sound of the waves softly washing up shore Each tide descending back like memories come and go Rhythmic and gentle, comforting and hopeful They say you always go back to where it all began Same dock, same view, same sun Same you B.M

Chipotle Mayo

Ingredients:  1/4 cup Cashews 1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds 1/2- 1 freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 tsp pure Chipotle (chili powder) Dash of Himalayan salt Blend all ingredients together – adjust ingredients to desired taste