Drinks

Sesame seed walnut milk

  • Posted on: 19 September 2018
  • By: jessica
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In August, I shared all kinds of fun information with you about "seed cycling". Let's refresh! Seed cycling is when you consume about a tbs a day of certain seeds based on where you are in your cycle. Menstrual phase: pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and chestnuts. Follicular phase: cashews, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds. Ovulatory phase: almonds, pecans, pistachios, and sesame seeds. Luteal phase: sesame seeds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds. This is not an exhaustive list, simply a highlight of some of the nuts and seeds. Seed cycling is thought to: help balance hormones reduce pms symptoms help...

Pumpkin Seed Milk

  • Posted on: 4 September 2018
  • By: jessica
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Seed cycling is all the rage and for a good reason! If you haven't read the book, Woman Code by Alisa Vitti , then GET ON IT! This book has totally transformed how I view my period and improved my body acceptance by leaps and bounds. This book talks all about the female endocrine system and how the foods we put into our bodies effect our hormones. That sentence may have sounded a little boring, but I promise this book isn't! This book was my first introduction to the concept of eating certain foods according to which cycle my body is in. For each phase there are seeds and nuts listed that...

Magical Blue Miso Latte

  • Posted on: 22 August 2018
  • By: jessica
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Balanced eating, balanced activity, balanced hormones. Some days everything feels in sync and I'm on top of the world with all three. Other days, I've got to choose just one because- LIFE HAPPENS! I recently had one of these days, and I chose to prioritize hormone balance. I had a debilitating headache that had me in bed with an ice pack most of the day. So, I focused the small amount of physical and mental energy I had on putting food in my body that I knew would balance my hormones. And that's how this magical blue miso latte was born. Perk? It also made a huge difference in knocking out...

Orange blossom + Rhubarb Honeysuckle Fizz

  • Posted on: 27 April 2018
  • By: jessica
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Spring is here! And with it comes fragrant, edible florals of all shapes and sizes. One of my favorites is honeysuckle. As a little girl I remember playing in the garden with my little brother. We would pluck the perfectly ripe, deep yellow honeysuckle from its stem, gently tug on the bottom of the flower, and gently pull the string through until the tiny dot of honey hit our tongues bursting with the promise of Summer just around the corner. Each time I step outside, the smell gently reminds me of simpler days filled with laughter and adventure. This cocktail combines fragrant orange blossom...

Lime and coconut martini

  • Posted on: 24 March 2018
  • By: jessica
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This whimsy cocktail is the perfect way to welcome Spring. The sweet & sour flavors of lime & coconut will have you in the mood for warmer weather instantly! Even when indulging, it's important to me to use as many natural ingredients as possible. I turned to my trusty La Croix sparkling water , Stirrings simple syrup , & fresh lime juice. Beets are one of my favorite foods to use when I need to add a pink tint to any food or drink. It only takes a tiny amount of cooked beet to add the color which makes the flavor virtually undetectable. I snagged some violets growing wild in the...

Beet Root Coconut Latte

  • Posted on: 10 March 2018
  • By: jessica
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This recipe is inspired by the lovely colors of Spring. My allergies may not be happy, but this superfood latte is sure to soothe them. Beets are full of things our bodies need like: Iron Magnesium Folic Acid Calcium They are thought to be anti-inflammatory, cleanse the colon, and create an overall sense of well-being. I personally love the flavor of beets, especially when combined with sweet coconut milk. I hope you enjoy this recipe! Be the first to see new recipes, upcoming workshop, & retreats by joining the Spiffy Eats community !

Lavender kombucha gin fizz

  • Posted on: 27 January 2018
  • By: jessica
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Cheers to your health! This cocktail will flood your senses with lavender, elderberry, and juniper. I love kombucha! The fizz, the fruitiness, and the health benefits! Kombucha is said to: Improve joint health Improve digestions Encourage mood stability Boost immune functions We don't usually think about what's good for us when preparing cocktails. We are usually thinking more about what tastes good and feels good. But, why not include some gut-healthy probiotics next time you sip a cocktail! GT's Kombucha flavor Lavender Love™ gives this drink it's distinct, floral flavor.

Giggle Water recipe

  • Posted on: 5 January 2018
  • By: jessica
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After 5 years of creating recipes for you guys I am finally sharing my most SECRET, SPECIAL, AMAZING RECIPE with you- giggle water! String up the banners, call your girlfriends over for a cocktail night, giggle water is here!!!! This recipe uses the classic combo of gin and bubbles, but with a special twist of fluffy, sweet cotton candy. I hope you enjoy it as much as my girlfriends and I do!

Winter Mule Cocktail

  • Posted on: 28 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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I know you guys are thinking... really? Two cocktail recipes in a row? And the answer is yes. 'Tis the season to be jolly, right? Haha. But, seriously this recipe is a play on a traditional moscow mule that invites you to savor the joy of the holidays with orange, cranberry, and ginger you are sure to feel in the holiday spirit!

Spiked Almond Holiday Nog

  • Posted on: 26 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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The holidays are here and it is absolutely the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday food and drink is one of my favorite ways to celebrate. After giving up most of my dairy intake last year, I was concerned I would miss out on egg nog this holiday season. I have tried several alternative soy nogs, and none really hit the spot. As I was strolling through our local grocery store, I noticed my favorite brand of almond milk (Califia Farms) was selling holiday nog. I tried not to get my hopes too high, in fear of being dissappointed once again. But, as soon as I took my first sip, I was...

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