Indoor air pollution ranks among the top environmental dangers, and the majority of that pollution comes from the cleaners that we use on a regular basis. Often we don’t even think to relate symptoms we have to the product we use! Yet, some of the immediate effects might be headaches, nausea, irritation to the nose or eyes, and dizziness.
It’s kind of hard to believe that one of the top pollutants is caused by something that could be eliminated entirely. The problem is, then how would we keep our homes clean?
The good news: there are options.
Chemical-laden cleaning products aren’t the only means for keeping your home nice and clean. Homemade, non-toxic cleaning products are easy to use, fun to make, and are definitely better for us and the environment.
Here are natural products you can start replacing those chemical products with now:
Baking soda is great for deodorizing, shining, and cutting through grease and grime.
Castile soap is made from plant oils and is us...
1) Eat Breakfast: You want to support your blood sugar (which supports your energy levels) and make sure you start the day on the right foot. This can often get skipped especially if your the host and want to get everything all set up. It can also get skipped for the false logic of "saving calories" for the big meal - which often backfires completely because instead you show up like Godzilla running down the buffet line eating 5x more calories than you would have if you ate a solid breakfast. Save Godzilla for xmas morning when you open presents and do yourself a favor by eating breakfast on Thursday.
This is the cheapest, easiest, fastest, and healthiest way to make chocolate.
No longer will you have to pay for low-grade chocolate from the store. Or only eat chocolate as a special treat on holidays.
Be empowered by the ease of this recipe and explore.
Keep in mind too that if you add healthy toppings like almonds and walnuts then you are making your chocolate last even longer while also giving it a protein boost.
So, I thought, why not do both?! Here is a picture story of my FIRST EVER adventure making:
A) Hemp Milk from scratch and
B) Ice Cream. Mmm.....and yes, this was my breakfast for the day.
1. Start with 3 cups of purified water and add 1/2 a cup of raw shelled hemp seeds, a dash of salt and a bit of honey. (Regular milk is naturally sweet n salty).
2. Blend for about 2.5 minutes on high.
3. Drain through a cheese cloth (ideal) or if you are like me and don't have one... you can get creative with a clean pillow case! Make sure you have a big enough bowl underneath that can hold at least 4 cups.
4. Then squeeze the last bit of milk through and you will see you are left with all the nutrient rich hemp seed fiber. Save this and add to cookies, oatmeal, smoothies, etc. Loads of good nutrients in here.
5. Tada!! Easy as one two three! You have hemp milk! This can last for about three days in the fridge because it is 100% Natural w...