Colorful Sauerkraut!

Recipe for raw Sauerkraut:
1 head of organic green cabbage
1 head of organic red cabbage
2 tablespoons of grey sea salt per head of cabbage (or other sea salt)
Chop the cabbage finely, add salt and stir, let stand for an hour or two until the juice starts to come out of the cabbage, and then put it into a large air tight jar.

Push the cabbage down so that the cabbage is covered in the juice that has been seeping out from the salting. Seal with a lid and leave on the counter with a cloth over it (to keep dark)  for two weeks.


Et Voilá, you’ve got yourself some delicious pro-biotic sauerkraut.


Just a couple of spoonfuls a day will keep your gut healthy and happy! This will improve your mood, metabolism, acne and health in general.

 

 

Aloe Vera Juice & Alcohol Consumption!

If you’re wondering how you can help your body adjust to alcohol when you drink it, try Aloe Vera Juice before going to bed. It will give your organs the chance to alkalize the acidity of the alcohol while you sleep!

Half a cup should do it! More if you’ve been a bit hard on the ol’ beverages.

You can’t go wrong with Aloe Vera Juice (inner fillet). Whether you drink or not, it is always a treat for your organs. Give it a try every night for a month and see how you feel!

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House Calls Anyone?

Are you old enough to remember the days when your doctor would come over to your house? House calls were a given in country villages all over Europe. Close connection to your doctor and midwife is potent medicine in itself.

An Ayurvedic Practitioner, just like a doctor in those golden days, will ask to see your tongue and read your pulse. They will study the texture, temperature and color of your skin, too. As a Practitioner, I’d like to know you personally to delve deeper into understanding your constitution and what is beneficial to your good health.

I am available to come to your home and organize your kitchen with you according to your constitution.

I can teach you how to make Ayurvedic staples, such as Ghee and Kitchari, and smoothies appropriate for your constitution.

I’ll share favorite recipes and ancient methods of lifestyle, and leave you feeling like you have a grasp on how to change your diet, your health and your life through these nutritional and lifestyle suggestions.

Please pass this on to family and friends who may need this service! I can travel anywhere – well just about anywhere!

In appreciation ~ 🙂

Susan Melina
call or email for rates in $US
info@melinasgarden.com
707/548-3564
California – USA
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Fresh Start SMOOTHIE

Today’s smoothie recipe for those that want an adaptogenic, hydrating, cooling, enriching and bowel moving start to the day! (Enough to share)

10 large Strawberries

Quarter of a cup of Aloe Vera Juice (inner fillet)

1.5 cups unsweetened Almond Milk

1 cup unsweetened Apple Juice

1 tablespoon of Costa Rican Raw Cacao Nibs

1 teaspoon of fresh local Bee Pollen

1 tablespoonful of organic Maca powder

1 teaspoonful of Ashwaganda powder

Quarter of a cup of Chia soaked water (1 teaspoon of soaked Chia seed in 4 cups water)

6 small leaves of Kale

Garnish with a touch of Turmeric and Cinnamon!

These smoothies will give you greater energy, less hunger and feelings of well being throughout the day.

NOTE: The local bee pollen will help reduce allergies if taken on a daily basis throughout the season.

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Stress Relieving, Energy Boosting Smoothie Recipe

Smoothie Recipe for two people.

Fresh strawberries x 10

Kale x 4 small leaves

Unsweetened almond milk x 2 cups

Unsweetened unfiltered organic local Apple juice x 1 cup

Aloe Vera juice (inner fillet) x half a cup

Raw organic Costa Rican Cacao nibs x 1 tablespoon

Organic Maca powder (adaptogen) x 1 tablespoon

Bee pollen (Local pollen helps reduce allergies) x 1 teaspoon

Juice together in blender! YUM!

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Hydration and the perfect salt

The vast majority of Californians, arid desert dwellers and crispy, crunchy, salty food eaters run dry. Super dry!

Re-hydrating your body is essential to manage healthy organ and tissue function.

What to do? Start by deleting table salt from your diet and your cupboard. It has no healthy place in your kitchen. Swap ‘bad’ table salt with ‘good’ grey or pink salts or other mineral rich sea salts that can be found in most stores that sell a variety of spices.

Next, use ‘good’ salt dissolved in water to create an electrolyte drink that you use once or twice a day. In Ayurveda there are two ways to make this electrolyte rich water. You can either stir a quarter teaspoon of ‘good’ salt into a full glass of room temperature water and drink it, or you can make a ‘Sole’ (described below) and drink it daily.

Sole is best prepared in a glass mason jar with a plastic lid or a metal lid that has parchment paper or a napkin between it and the glass. (metal and good salt do not go together!)  Fill quarter of the mason jar with your choice of ‘good’ salt and fill the rest of the jar with spring water. Let the salt and water sit overnight. This is ‘Sole’. Do not stir the salt and water. In the morning drink one tablespoonful of water from the ‘sole’ in a glass of regular water and again in the afternoon if you feel tired and need a ‘pick me up’.

Note: Use wooden or plastic spoons, NOT a metal spoon, as metal de-ionizes the salt. It’s also a good idea to put ‘good’ salt on your food AFTER you cook it to avoid de-ionizing the salt during the cooking process.