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#41 alternativista

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

Homemade Coconut milk from dried coconut. From a vendor of coconut products. There's a video demonstration here:http://www.freecocon...de-coconut-milk

Homemade Coconut Milk
Servings: 1
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:
  • In a medium-size kettle, heat the water, but do not bring it to a boil.
  • Place the coconut in a blender and add 1 cup of the hot water.
  • Blend for 2-3 minutes.
  • Place a colander in a bowl and line the colander with 4 thicknesses of cheesecloth.
  • Pour the blended coconut mixture into the cheesecloth and twist to extract the milk, letting the milk go into the bowl.
  • Return the coconut pulp to the blender and add the remaining 1/2 cup of hot water.
  • Blend for 1-2 minutes, strain and press through the cheesecloth into the bowl.
Makes about 1 cup

Perhaps you can turn the leftover pulp into pancakes?

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

I made the above sassy water recipe last night and am having some right now.


Hi Alterna, do you think the fresh ginger is crucial to the taste? Would I get away with using some dried ginger?

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:01 PM


I made the above sassy water recipe last night and am having some right now.


Hi Alterna, do you think the fresh ginger is crucial to the taste? Would I get away with using some dried ginger?


I don't think ground dried ginger would work well. I don't think it will dissolve so you'd have some powder floating in your drink. Lemon or lime and water is good. Mint in water is good. Cucumber water is good. Any combination is fine. You'll just be lacking in the benefits of ginger.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:28 AM

I don't think ground dried ginger would work well.


Thanks Alterna, I am trying the Sassy Water tomorrow with fresh ginger. Here is my first offering to the recipe thread, although it's not really a recipe -

Lemon Balm Tea

You can have this hot or iced

a bunch of young lemon balm
300ml hot water

add the hot water to the lemon balm and infuse for about 10 mins,

Then strain into a mug and drink or cool it down and refrigerate.

I got this from the UK good food channel website

Also, I added sliced apple to mine, Pimms style, then ate the apple after.

I think you can also add lemon balm to food but never experimented with it like that. I don't know whether your green grocers in the US stock this so maybe check out your garden centre? That's where I got mine from. This stuff grows like wildfire in my garden, so if you are going to grow it maybe keep it to a pot. It smells gorgeous if you run your fingers through it!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:57 PM


Dr. Oz’s Energy Cubes are made with two energy boosters: spirulina and lime juice. Combined, they are shown to help boost your mood. A true miracle from the sea, spirulina is an excellent source of protein. This blue-green algae, available in powder and supplement form at health food stores, boosts energy by unlocking sugar from your cells so it does not get stored as fat.



Ingredients

1 tsp spirulina powder

12 oz lime juice


Directions

Combine ingredients; pour into ice cubes trays and freeze. (The cold from the ice also works to wake you up and help boost metabolic energy.)


Add 2 energy cubes to water, fruit or vegetable juices daily.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:30 PM

These were on Doctor Oz as 'metabolism boosting' teas.


Oolong-Cinnamon Iced Tea

Oolong has a catechin and caffeine combination that ignites your body’s fat-burning furnace, and your metabolism is raised for up to 2 hours after drinking it. The cinnamon has properties that help your body use sugar more efficiently.


Ingredients

4 cinnamon sticks

4 tbsp loose oolong tea or 12 oolong tea bags

3 cups water


Directions

Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the tea and cinnamon soak in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or leaves and pour the concentrated tea into a jug. Fill the rest of the jug with cool water. Put the tea in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill. Then enjoy!



Iced Ginger-Green Tea
Both green tea and ginger have fat-blasting properties. The green tea contains nutrients that help block fat absorption. And both the tea and ginger help raise metabolism and help your body utilize carbs more efficiently.

Ingredients
12 quarter-inch slices of fresh ginger
4 tbsp loose green tea or 12 bags
3 cups water

Directions
Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the tea and ginger soak in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or leaves and pour the concentrated tea into a jug. Fill the rest of the jug with cool water. Put the tea in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill. Then enjoy!


Grapefruit-Mate Tea
Mate is an herbal tea that comes from the South American rain forest. It’s rich in xanthines – which fire up metabolism and speed up fat-loss. And grapefruit is full of vitamin C which can help break down fats.

Ingredients
1 whole grapefruit, chopped
4 tbsp loose mate tea or 12 mate bags
3 cups water

Directions
Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the tea and grapefruit soak in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or leaves, and pour the concentrated tea into a jug. Fill the rest of the jug with cool water. Put the tea in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill. Then enjoy!


Pear-Infused White Tea
White tea contains antioxidants, including ECGC, that prevents new fat cells from forming and fights signs of aging, like wrinkles. Pears contain pectin, which lowers your blood sugar levels so your body has to work harder to get energy from fat stores.

Ingredients
2 whole pears, chopped
4 tbsp loose white tea or 12 white tea bags
3 cups water

Directions
Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the tea and pear pieces soak in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or leaves and pour the concentrated tea into a jug. Fill the rest of the jug with cool water. Put the tea in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill. Then enjoy!

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:36 AM

Turmeric Tea with Ginger

This tasty adaptation of turmeric tea includes ground ginger, maple syrup, and lemon juice. It’s recommended to help ward off colds, flu, and other viral infections, any gastrointestinal problems, and to detoxify the body.


ngredients:

  • 2 cups spring or distilled water
  • ½ teaspoon each powdered ginger and turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Juice from ½ fresh lemon

Directions:

  • Bring the water to a boil, and add powdered ginger and turmeric. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid into a clean coffee mug, and add the maple syrup and lemon. Stir to combine, and drink immediately.

Read more at Suite101: How to Make Turmeric Tea: 3 Ways to Prepare this Popular Healing Herb | Suite101.com http://suite101.com/...9#ixzz1xUmDG5Qt



Coconut milk. tumeric and ginger recipe from Marks Daily Apple
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) almond or coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2-inch wide round slice of ginger root, peeled and finely chopped
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon honey or other sweetener
  • Optional additions: a small pat of butter, cinnamon, cardamom
    Read more: http://www.marksdail.../#ixzz1xUmNcDmN


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:02 AM

Water kefir sodas. Several flavors.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:15 PM

Cumin Corriander fennel tea:

 

This is something which would be made 4-5 times a week at home when I was in India. My Mom would make a lot and we would drink it through the day. It helps with digestion. 

I recently started having it again, so here goes:

 

1 quart of water,1 teaspoon of cumin seed.1 teaspoon of fennel seeds,1 teaspoon of coriander seeds

I buy all the seeds from the Indian store.

 

Place all the ingredients in a pot and simmer for fifteen minutes. After it has cooled off discard the herbs and store the tea in a thermos. I sip on it through the day at work. I switch between this and the ginger turmeric tea vista posted earlier.

 

 

Cool Basil seeds drink:

This is specially good for people who eat spicy food, in India they say it cools off your stomach and also help in digestion.  I have it before I go to bed.

Half teaspoon of basil seeds (takmaria/sabja in indian store) in a glass of water. I usually add it to slightly warm water. Leave it for ten mins. It will plump up into a gelatinous mass. Drink it..:)

 

 

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 10:50 AM

So, some company has started selling bottled teas with chia seeds floating in them & promoting them as an Omega 3 source. An aquaintance showed me some she bought at Whole Foods.  And I thought she was smarter than that.  Great gimmick, but don't waste your money. If you want to get your omega 3 from chia seeds in a drinkg, Make your own drinks & add chia seeds to them.  go easy. In water chia seeds will swell up and become a gel. You don't want your drink to thick to drink.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:35 AM

My clear skin tonic is in my signature, but consists of juiced carrots, beets, celery, apple, and ginger.

It does technically contain sugars from the fruits and vegetables, but I've found it has the opposite effect of refined sugars: promoting healing, lowering inflammation, and eliminating acne. Among other things, it contains potent amounts of vitamin A, which, when from food sources, is amazing for your skin.






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