Apple Sauce

Here is a simple recipe to make your own delicious apple sauce. Enjoy!

3 Baking Apples, peeled, cored and chopped
Purified Water
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup (if desired)

Place apples in blender on pulse setting and add liquid until the desired consistency is achieved. Add maple syrup to taste as desired.

Benefits: Apples clean the liver, soften gall stones, and aid colon function. Fresh is always better. Most bottled apple sauces have preservatives or stabilizers to maintain the light color of the apples.

Kale & Avocado Salad

Kale has become one of the most popular green leafy veggies in recent years. Probably due to it being one of the healthiest vegetables on the vegetable roster. This recipe is super delicious while capitalizing on the healing properties of Kale. Enjoy!!

! bunch Kale Greens
1 Avocado

2 tablespoons Liquid Braggs Amino Acid
1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
1 tablespoon fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Garlic Cloves
sesame seeds (as desired)

Wash Kale and chop by hand or in food processor using the slicer blade. Blend a paste of olive oil, garlic and avocado. In a bowl, mix kale, liquid aminos, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and as much of the avocado garlic paste as desired. Decorate with several sprinkles of sesame seeds. Share with friends and enjoy!

Tips: Olive Oil should be cold pressed extra virgin because it maintains its chlorophyll. Heating olive oil makes it difficult to digest (toxic).

Benefits of Kale: It’s rich in Vitamins A, C, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, magnesium, iron, sulfur, sodium, potassium. Kale is a blood cleanser and one of the best cancer fighting vegetables (lung, stomach, esophageal, colon, oral, throat, G.I., breast, bowel, bladder and prostate cancers).

Homemade Almond Milk

Ever thought about making your own Almond Milk but wasn’t sure how to do it?  Well, here is a simple recipe for making fresh, raw delicious almond milk which is a great alternative to cow, goat or soy milk.

1 cup Almonds with or without skins, soaked overnight*
3 cups filtered Water
2 Bananas or 2 Dates (optional)
3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
1 tablespoon Vanilla flavor

Drain the water from the almonds and discard.  Place all ingredients in a blender and blend at the highest speed until smooth.  Strain through cheesecloth.  Ready to drink or use in dishes!  Homemade raw almond milk will keep well in the refrigerator for three or four days.

*Removing Almond Skins: Soak almonds in hot water (for minimum of 6 hours), then pinch the nut and they will slide out of their skins.

Benefits of Almonds:  Great for the nervous system, provides support to the bowel system, nourishing and rejuvenating to the body’s reproductive systems and brain.  High in potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and protein.

Recharge Yourself!!!

We are entering into one of the busiest seasons of the year!  Many of us are working harder at the office to meet year end goals while also preparing for the many quickly approaching holidays.  We will need to maintain our energy while clearing our various “To Do” list’s.   Here is a Kundalini Yoga Meditation to Totally Recharge You and assist in being graceful during this time.

Meditation Benefits: This meditation uses the power of the breath to totally recharge you and is an antidote to depression.

  • It builds a new system
  • Gives you the capacity and caliber to deal with life
  • Gives you a direct relationship with your pranic breath

How To Do It

Tune In:  In Kundalini Yoga we tune with the Adi Mantra  “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo”.   This means I bow to the Infinite, I bow to the Teacher within.  It’s a simple bowing to your Higher Self and an alignment with the teacher within.  This is chanted 3 times.

Mudra (Hand Posture):  (1) Sit with a straight spine in easy pose. (2) Extend arms straight out in front of you parallel to the ground.  (3) Close your right hand into a fist with the thumb out.  (4) Wrap your left fingers around the fist of the right hand.  (5) The base of each palm touch one another.  (6) The thumbs are close together and are pulled straight up.  (7) Eyes are focused on the thumbs.

Mudra (Hand Posture)

Breath:  (1) Inhale for 5 seconds (by the count of 5 the lungs are at full capacity). Do not hold the breath in. (2) Exhale for 5 seconds (by the count of 5 the lungs are completely empty).  (3) Hold the breath out for 15 seconds.  Continue in this way.

Timing:  Start with 3 minutes.  You can slowly build and work your way up to 11 minutes.  In time, you can even build to holding the breath out for 60 seconds.

To Finish:  Inhale and Exhale.  Do this two more times.  Close your meditation by saying “Sat Nam”

We LOVE this meditation. 

Hope you will give it a try and let us know how you like it!

Source: Survival Kit by Yogi Bhajan compiled by S.S. Vikram Kaur Khalsa and Dharm Darshan Kaur Khalsa

Hot Quinoa Cereal

This is a great seasonal dish sure to please!  It’s an easy recipe to make eating tasty, nutritious, warm and easy to digest.

Here’s what LAURA KELLY has to say about this dish: “OMG never again will I eat oatmeal! I have found the perfect breakfast meal ever!  Beats any sort of cereal and oatmeal!  Thank you so much for introducing this to me!! Obsessed to say the least, xoxo”

1 cup Quinoa
2 cups Filtered Water
2 cups Organic Soy Milk or Almond Milk
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup honey

Place water, quinoa in a smail saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is tender & the mixture thickens, about 20 minutes, add more water if necessary.

When the quinoa is almost done, put the soy milk, ginger and cinnamon in another small saucepan.  Warm the mixture over low heat.

Divide the quinoa among 4 serving bowls. Pour the warm soy milk over each serving and drizzle with a little honey.

“D” Replacement for the Sun!

Vitamin D is a powerful supplement to get us through this fall and winter season. It encourages the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous.  With the onset of darker days we are receiving less sunlight which depletes human beings ability to promote sufficient vitamin D synthesis in the skin.  This is where vitamin D3 supplementation is extremely helpful for good health.  However, you may be asking “well what is vitamin D good for?”  What isn’t it good for!!!  We mostly know of its support in healthy bones but here is a list of other surprising benefits:*

  • Can assist in Obtaining your Natural Weight
  • Immune System Regulator
  • Can reduce the severity and frequency of Asthma Symptoms
  • Helps with Brain Function later in life
  • Naturally beats Crohn’s Disease
  • Can help prevent the onset of Cancer
  • Works to maintain healthy Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics
  • Boost Mitochondrial Function naturally
  • All natural Disease Fighter
  • Overcoming Depression naturally
  • and a host of other benefits too numerous to list.

Vitamin D3 has been said to be most effective in the bloodstream.  With this said, experts say that people with a high risk of vitamin D deficiency should consume 1000 IU of vitamin D each day so that there is a good level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the bloodstream. Elderly people, as well as people with dark skin should consume extra vitamin D for good health.

As always, please consult a physician to have your levels checked before supplementing.

*Natural – Vitamin D news and articles