Vincent Van Gogh Latte

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”- Vincent Van Gogh. His work is breathtaking. But his life is enraptures your mind. I was introduced to Vincent Van Gogh’s work at the age of 7 by my second grade teacher. She was into the arts . Especially painters. I remember being memorized by the brushstrokes I’ve never seen before. Manipulating the mind into seeing this circular motions. What a difference a painting looks from afar and close. As I got older. I researched his life. It struck a chord with me because of how relatable his struggles are to mine. Depression has its ups and downs and unfortunately. Vincent took his life. But he left a legacy of beautiful work. I look through his work and appreciate it whenever I have an episode. He was a smart man. Even with all these voices in his head. This art I created with a cup of latte is inspired my his work. Cheers to him and to all suffering from mental illness. You are not alone!!!

 

Vincent Van Gogh Latte

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp powdered Spirulina
  • Pinch of grounded Turmeric

 

Instructions:

  1. Add Spirulina and honey in a mug.
  2. Pour Almond milk into a pot and bring to a simmer
  3. pour hot milk into the mug and froth it with a milk froth wand
  4. It’s your time to shine!!! get creative and use the turmeric and spirulina powder to make your own art

Good Luck!! Enjoy!

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Now Boarding the Bone Broth Train

I’m sure some of you have heard of the new kid in town. Bone broth. I am glad that this is ‘new’ trend is spreading all over social media. It’s not exactly new exactly a new food.  It is one of the best broths you can give to your immune system. Just think about it. regular broth comes from the outside of the chicken or your preference of poultry. But Bone broth goes further than that. You are consuming the vitamins and minerals from the broken down bones which have powerful healing properties. So how exactly is it made and what are it’s benefits? Let’s start of with the basic question. . .

What is Bone Broth?

Bone broth has been used for thousands of years by cultures around the globe. Bone broth is pretty much broken down chicken or any other animal bones simmered in a pot of water. Dressed up in vegetables and a few seasonings. The simmering extracts amino acids, collagen, and minerals from the bones into the broth.

Is Store Bough Broth good?

Just like every other food that we grab from the grocery store to satisfy our quick fix. It is not the best choice. Homemade is always best. But don’t fret. Here are some tips to take with you when searching for the best sore bough broth

  • Look for broth with no MSG
  • Diss the labels with “natural flavors” on it. Don’t be fooled. Most brands with these words have the most artificial ingredients.
  • check the freezer isle. Frozen broth means fresh.
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Here’s a group of the best bone broths out there that are close to the real thing.

What are the benefits?

  1. Protects Joints

Think about it this way. You’re stealing the animal bones Collagen. boiling bone makes Gelatin. With Gelatin comes Collagen has a huge amount of three important factors that build strong tissue to keep your joints strong: amino acid, glycine, and proline.

2.It’s all in the G’s. Take Gelatin. Get  strong Gut.

Gelatin is shown to restore strength of the gut lining and fighting food sensitivities such as wheat and diary. Not a fan of kombucha? Broth is another option to a probiotic drink. Gelatin also helps with the growth of good bacteria to support a healthy gut and digestive tract.

  •  gelatin= great skin. Collagen helps form elastin and other compounds within skin that are responsible for maintaining skin’s youthful tone, texture and appearance.

 

3. Support Immune System

Bone broth is one of the most beneficial foods to consume to restore gut health and therefore support immune system function and healthy inflammation response. Collagen/gelatin and the amino acids proline, glutamine and arginine help seal these openings in the gut lining and support gut integrity.

4. Boosts Detox

Nowadays, the average person is exposed to many environmental toxins, pesticides, artificial ingredients and chemicals of all sorts. While the human body has its own means of detoxifying itself from heavy metals and other toxic exposures, it often has a hard time keeping up. Bone broth is considered a powerful detoxification agent since it helps the digestive system expel waste and promotes the liver’s ability to remove toxins, helps maintain tissue integrity, and improves the body’s use of antioxidants.

Bone broth contains potassium and glycine, which support both cellular and liver detoxification.

 

Already on the Broth Train? How are you enjoying it?

Newbies! Did I catch your attention? Will you be trying it soon?

Comment below and let me know 🙂

 

 

 

PCOS Non-Dairy Yogurt Parfait

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PCOS can be overwhelming in the beginning. But there’s a few huge things you should keep in mind that will make your life less stressful. Add GREENS, LESS DIARY, LESS GLUTEN, MORE PROTEIN. Protein will help you balance and keep your blood sugar balanced through out the day. It also helps you to prevent over eating throughout the day. Raise your Peanut Butter Jar and lets raise a toast to Peanut butter!!!! CHEERS!!

 

PCOS yogurt Parfait Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. slice banana and apple
  2. pour yogurt into a bowl
  3. add sliced banana and apple, peanut butter, chia seeds, bee pollen, GET CREATIVE 😉
  4. ENJOY!! PROVECHO!!!

 

Currently Reading: Men Explain Things to Me

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‘Men Explain Things to Me’ By Rebecca Solnit

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