This is AnnahMarie and Becca.
Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information about Herb Health Benefits and Recipes.
There are so many reasons to uses herbs in everyday life. From thyme to lavender, herbs have your back, err, taste buds.
Here is one of the two herb recipes from Becca.
Bilberry Chia seed smoothie:
- 1/2 cup of ice
- 2 cups of organic Greek yogurt (We prefer vanilla over plain)
- 2 tsp. of chia seeds
- 14-16 strawberries – medium in size
- 1 cup bilberries
- 3 tbsp. organic honey (according to your sweet tooth demands)
- 2 Asian pears
- Place ingredients in blender in a layered fashion.
- Blend until it has reached the desired consistency.
Serve and Enjoy!
*Makes a minimum of four 8 oz. servings.
Here is another recipe from our herbal cookbook.
Bitter Melon Smoothie:
- 1/2 cup of ice
- 2 ripe mangos (We prefer to use the mango when it is peeled and cubed)
- 2 bitter melons with seeds removed (Also peeled & cubed)
- 2 pears (Again, peeled and cubed)
- 1 cup of cubed pineapples
- 2 tbsp. of raw, organic honey
- Place ingredients into blender.
- Blend until reaching a smooth consistency.
*Makes four 8 oz. servings.
While herbs and spices can taste delightful tossed into a dish (or smoothie), there are awesome uses outside of the kitchen for these plants. We at Organic Gurlz Gardens have listed a few favorites and an interesting use for the herb-
Bilberry and Bitter Melon – partners in crime (Or should we say health?)
These herbs specialize in help with diabetes. While regulating your blood sugar levels, the herbs work at their best to maintain the (almost) perfect numbers.
This doesn’t mean you can eat bilberry and bitter melon and stop taking your insulin, but the nutrients in the herbs should assist in coping with the menace.
*Always confirm with your physician about a change in diet.*
Have you ever walked into your living room attempting to find sunglasses when the sunglasses are on your head? Do the feverish hunt between the couch cushions no longer! As long as you keep a healthy, stable diet with an adequate amount of rosemary incorporated, you will be able to wear those shades sooner (And we mean over your eyes).
The name Caraway is derived from the Arabic word for seed – Karwya (Unique huh?).
In addition to their use in conventional medicines, caraway seeds have their own food significance, and indeed, have numerous health promoting nutrients, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
We often use Caraway as an herby culinary helper:
Caraway helps tone down the unpleasant scent of cabbage when cooking. Just toss in a few seeds and continue having happy noses!
(Organic Gurlz Gardens suggests to add a few seeds periodically, about every 20 minutes, depending on how long you plan on cooking the cabbage.)
Aside from the exquisite scent, Lavender works as a splendid flea repellent. This amazing spice can be used to treat acne, sunburns, stiff joints, and headaches/migraines just to name a few!
Believe it or not, flea actually detest the smell of Lavender! We at Organic Gurlz Gardens practice placing some fresh sprigs around were our dogs favorite sleeping spot inside the house is.
This makes fleas, well, flee!
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Keep on growing!
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