Back to school always includes the dilemma – school lunch or brown bag. Make it a healthy, nutritious meal in a fabulous bento box and skip the brown bag altogether. No recipes included because you’ll have to watch this video to understand nut butter and jelly “hearts” or “rolls” and lunchmeat “bundles”. A few quick moments in the kitchen creates a healthy, creative, fun lunch.
Understand the benefits of supporting the body through a nutrient-dense whole foods cleanse. Help the body’s natural detoxification system with a quick and easy Liver Detox Smoothie using nature’s best liver cleanser, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, immune boosting, and anti-inflammation ingredients . . . all in one drink.
- ½ small beet (juiced) or ¼ cup beet juice
*you can blend the beet in your blender, if your blender has a powerful motor
- 3 to 4 beet green leaves
- 3 to 4 dandelion leaves
- ¼ to ½ lemon
- ½-1 apple
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- 1 cup water
- Add ingredients to blender. Blend to desired consistency.
I’m always on the look out for great products that my readers might enjoy. Even more exciting is when I find a fabulous product and the manufacturer is willing to offer a giveaway to my readers. This month we have another great giveaway. Through The Right Plan, Vintage Tradition is offering a giveaway of their Body Balm. Free is the best price especially when it’s the best products!
Giveaway: My Story Using The Greatest Body Balm
I have to be honest, I almost never use any type of body lotion or balm so when Vintage Tradition Body Balm was introduced to me, it sat there a while. I love the concept of a whole body care balm – good for face, lips, hands, feel, etc. (rather than different products for each part of the body). And I love that it’s made from tallow from 100% grass-fed cows, extra virgin olive oil and essential oils. All great ingredients that people have traditionally used to care for their skin before big companies started trying to convince us to use chemical based products. But, since I don’t usually use a balm I just hadn’t gotten around to trying it.
Then I had to have surgery, spending a week in the hospital, eating less than good foods, and full of drugs that wreaked havoc on my system. Oils in my body weren’t being emulsified properly and ALL of my skin was suddenly, deeply dry. Now, we’re not talking dehydrated dry, we’re talking the skin of an alligator – white, flaky, chapped, and itching.
I picked up Vintage Tradition’s Body Balm and read “Don’t put anything on your body that you wouldn’t put in your body!” What a great motto! So, I gave it a try. I am SO THANKFUL this product was available (and you will be too with this giveaway).
My skin “drank” in this nourishment. The product didn’t just sit on my skin or just hydrate the outer layer (a problem with products where water is the first ingredient). Vintage Tradition’s Body Balm is made of animal and vegetable/fruit oil (depending on how you define olives) rather than petroleum. Naturally our bodies know how to absorb these types of oils. And, boy, did my body absorb. Within just a few days my skin became supple and smooth again, by the end of the week I looked like a person again rather than an alligator. I’m a convert and I’m excited to be offering this giveaway.
Now I use Vintage Tradition Body Balm regularly on my whole body. I saw on the website (www.vintagetradition.com) someone had used it in their hair so I gave that a try. This product is great at smoothing fly-aways too.
Giveaway: My Son’s Story Using The Greatest Body Balm
I found the Body Balm helped rashes as well. My son came home from playing with a friend and had a rash all over his body from the chemical pesticide the family used on their grass. Our doctor had given us a tube of product for these types of emergencies. It helped, but only for a few hours and then my son was scratching and uncomfortable again. I tried the Vintage Tradition Body Balm (mild manly scent for him) and it calmed the rash. A couple applications over the next day and a half and the rash was completely gone. My son liked the feel of the Body Balm, he didn’t have to wait for it to “soak in” to get dressed, and he wasn’t greasy. This is a product he is willing to use (sometimes difficult to find for kids).
You can try this amazing product for free during the giveaway. Remember, Vintage Tradition Body Balm can be a body balm, a hair gel, lip balm, used to prevent diaper rash and callouses, as a deodorant, for skin detoxification, sun damage, rashes, moisturizer . . . heck, it’s one stop shopping by Mother Nature. This really is nourishing and healing skin care, yours for free with this giveaway!
Giveaway: Enter Now
Vintage Tradition is offering this giveaway so you can try their amazing, multi-use Body Balm for free. I’m honored to have The Right Plan provide this giveaway to you.
There are lots of options to enter this giveaway raffle so get your entries in today!
- 1/3 cup quinoa
- 2/3 cup plus ½ cup vegetable or chicken broth
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbs coconut oil
- ¼ tsp whole mustard seeds
- ½ tsp whole cumin seeds
- 1 medium onion
- 4 large kale leaves
- 2 large carrots
- 2 cups broccoli
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Dash of coconut aminos
- ¼ cup raisins (optional)
- ¼ cup almonds (optional)
- Chop onion and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
- Chop kale, carrots, broccoli (heads and stems), and almonds if using.
- Rinse quinoa.
- In a small saucepan, bring quinoa, 2/3 cup broth, and 1/8 tsp sea salt to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 15 minutes.
- In a deep, large pan sauté mustard and cumin seeds in coconut oil over medium heat until mustard seeds pop.
- Add onions and sauté on low until soft. If more moisture is needed, add a bit of broth.
- Add kale, carrots, broccoli, and ½ cup broth. Saute 3-5 minutes until vegetables are tender but still crisp.
- Add remaining ingredients, including the quinoa. Stir thoroughly and serve.
- Good warm or cold.