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Recipe Share: Chai Spiced Dandelion


dandelion chai

I woke up to a chilly, windy morning and my body gave the message it wanted a warm, spicy tea.  Chai is usually my favourite, but I am running a detoxification program, so decided to use dandelion instead.

Now I know we all love the word detox and it conjures up the image of clean, healthy bodies.  Who doesn’t want that right?  I know some of you fear not having your coffee or enjoying your hot beverages. That is about to change!  One of my main messages is to make sure you do have delicious meals to prepare as “diets” don’t work.  Diets make us feel deprived.  Yummy, delicious meals and drinks however, provide satisfaction, satiety and like eating well is FUN! Cause lets face it, eating has become a huge part of our lives.  So Now you can have your cake and eat it too!

Below is a warming tea that is delicious and provides great support for the liver.

Dandelion Root is a favourite amongst health professionals for its cleansing action. Dandelion root assists with fluid retention and helps improve digestion, particularly of fatty foods by its role in increasing bile production. It also acts as a liver and gallbladder tonic.

Naturopaths use Dandelion in tinctures but my preferred method is simply making a dandelion tea especially for  those of you who normally love your sunday morning coffee.

Where to find it? Roasted dandelion is readily available in health food stores and supermarkets (be sure to purchase organic)

Recommendation: 1-2 cups of tea daily

Chai Spiced Dandelion

2 cups brewed dandelion tea (or you could use organic India’s caffeine free chai tulsi masala) 
1 cup almond milk*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ginger powder

Add 1- 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup if you desire

Joyful Preparation: 

Add the brewed tea to the high speed blender ( or thermomix) add the almond milk and spices and blend until desired temperature. If you dont have a high speed blender, warm it in a pan slightly.

Time to prepare ( 3 mins – including making the almond milk)

* Almond milk – 1/3 cup almonds ( soaked overnight) blended with 1 cup water and strained ( dehydrate and save the pulp in the freezer to use for raw cakes & other delicacies) 

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Why I love to detox, 3 Tips to help you detox & a free recipe

Detoxing is actually a daily requirement of the body and the liver works 24/7 in ensuring this takes place.  The better we eat and take care of ourselves through yoga and meditation, spending time in nature etc the less taxing this process is for the body.  Day to day detoxing is the best method.

HOWEVER, in modern day society we are on the go, stress levels are high and we often grab a bites of food on the run that are not always conducive to our health and wellbeing.

The festive season, as we know tends to be a common time in which we all overindulge. Whether that be raw fruit mince pies or traditional sweets, alcohol or other foods, the fact is we often eat way more than we need during these celebratory times and at these times often we live to eat, rather than eat to live!

I know that many of you have begun the New Year with the best of intentions to create New Resolutions of change and transformation in your lives, but as we enter mid January, these regimes and hopes seem to be gradually slipping through your fingers as you return the crazy, busy, intense buzz and action that all the New year, work, family and even study commitments bring.

But what if you could have it all laid out for you, at the press of a button. Recipes, shopping lists, daily  motivation and just turn up… then within one month feel fantastic, amazing, alive, rejuvenated and excited for your future prospects for the year ahead.

I know that having a program to follow can take out all the guess work and increase the chance of success.  When I first began detoxing I know having a program and plan made it so much easier for me to stick to and took away all the worry and concerns of what to eat, what not to and so forth each day.  All I had to do each day was show up and wallah follow the guidelines and I was on my way to feeling AMAZING!

Detoxing is a sure fire way to get you pumped for the year, rid your body of excess weight, lethargy, bloating,  and all the ailments that come with not having as effective a means of waste removal from the body as we could have. Even though I eat very well, and am always doing a mini detox in my yoga class daily, I love to reset my body and do a conscious cleanse seasonally or after a period of celebrating or even travelling when I have allowed myself the space to be a little more relaxed with my diet. I love how detoxing resets my body and mind and sets me up to continue eating well again and treating my body like the temple it is.

Seasonal Changes

As the seasons change it is also a great idea to detox the body as changes are taking place externally in the environment that do alter the internal state both mentally and physically of your body.  It is advisable to do a reset four times a year.

Three Simple Tips you can begin to integrate already in order to help with the detoxification process

1) Drink warm water with lemon and a 1/2 teaspoon sea salt every morning when you arise to stimulate liver function and the digestive process.

2) Drink a Green juice/smoothie – Green juices are full of delightful  nutrients to help combat the sluggishness that can occur when we need to detox.  Green juices are full of chlorophyll which helps to clean the blood and any green leafy vegetables improve liver function, Greens are also relatively high in protein which helps stimulate the detox pathway.

Get your Greens on – FREE SMOOTHIE RECIPE SHARE – 

(Makes 3 cups)
1 cucumber, chopped into chunks
1/2 cup broccoli florets
1 green apple chopped into large chunks
1 large handful spinach
1 large handful kale
l large bananas, peeled and chopped
1⁄2 lemon, squeezed
1 tablespoon mint leaves
1/2 cup of water
Pinch sea salt
Joyful preparation:
Place 1/2 cup of water in a high speed blender.
Add chopped fruits and vegetables &
blend until smooth.
(If you don’t like a chunky juice.
Place nut milk bag in a large jug or
measuring jug. Fill with the juice and
seal. Squeeze until the liquid has been
discharged and small remaining bulb
of fibre is lee. (in a vitamix, majority of
the fibre will be blended anyway)

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3) Dry Skin Brushing – is often more powerful than we think in ridding old dead skin cells.  The integumentary system ( skin) is the largest organ of the body and removing dead cells and the circling motions of using a loofah or skin brushing kit ( available in most chemists) can help to stimulate the lymphatic system which plays a pivotal role in mopping up metabolic waste and sending it the the channels of elimination.

Call to Action: 

Begin adding these 3 tips daily into your life and notice the difference they begin to make.  Change doesn’t have to be HUGE. integrate small changes step by step and they become routine!

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