Calming Detox Apple Cider

What better way to relax after a long day than to kick up your feet and enjoy a warm cup of apple cider? This Calming Detox Apple Cider is loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, cinnamon to stabilize blood sugar, and Natural Calm to promote relaxation. Serves 2 Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Ingredients 3 cups organic apple juice ½ teaspoon cinnamon Dash of ground nutmeg Dash of ground cloves ½ organic lemon, sliced 1 teaspoon Lemon Flavor Natural Calm Directions Add apple juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the lemon slices and Natural Calm. Enjoy...

Anti-inflammatory “No More Aches and Pains” Smoothie Bowl

By Organic Connections Kitchen Smoothie bowls are a great way to take your smoothies to the next level! Smoothie bowls turn a smoothie into a meal by creating a thick smoothie base and adding your favorite ingredients on top. This recipe is loaded with ingredients high in anti-inflammatory properties to help get rid of those aches and pains! And if you love green smoothies, add 1 cup of your favorite fresh greens to this recipe for an extra nutritional boost! Prep time: 5 mins Cooking time: 0 mins 1 serving Ingredients 1 medium frozen banana, chopped 1 cup frozen raspberries ¼ avocado 1 cup nondairy milk of choice 2 teaspoons Natural Calm Raspberry-Lemon flavor Toppings of choice (fresh fruit, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, etc.) Directions 1. Add banana, raspberries, avocado, milk and Natural Calm to a blender. Blend until smooth. 2. Add toppings and enjoy...

Refreshing Raspberry “Cream” Smoothie

This Raspberry “Cream” Smoothie packs a nutritional punch, as it is brimming with antioxidants, healthy fats, magnesium and probiotics! It’s a great snack for between meals and also makes a quick breakfast that you can take on the go. This recipe uses coconut-milk yogurt for the base, which is perfect for those who are sensitive to dairy or have digestive issues, but you can also substitute any yogurt of your choice. Serves 1 Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 0 minutes Ingredients 1 cup organic raspberries, frozen 6 ounces vanilla-flavored coconut-milk yogurt with probiotics 1 teaspoon Raspberry-Lemon Flavor Natural Calm 1 cup ice Directions Blend all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy immediately. Download a FREE copy of the Calmful Living ebook...

Anti-inflammatory Ginger and Grapefruit Smoothie

Grapefruits are a wonderful source of vitamin C and antioxidants—and they make a wonderful base for this smoothie! Combining grapefruit with turmeric and fresh ginger for their anti-inflammatory properties, bananas for sweetness, and cashews for healthy fats, this drink is perfect as an on-the-go breakfast, and you can even sneak in a handful of fresh spinach to get a dose of greens! Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 0 minutes Serves 1 Ingredients 1 grapefruit, peeled and seeded 1 frozen banana, chopped 2 tablespoons raw cashews 1 teaspoon Raspberry-Lemon Natural Calm ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric ½-inch piece fresh ginger root, chopped ½ cup filtered water 3 ice cubes Directions Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy...

Heart-Healthy Blueberry and Dark Chocolate Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is a great way to get in heart-healthy nutrients. It’s loaded with antioxidants; plus blueberries may help to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve cardiovascular health. The flavonoids in dark chocolate also support a healthy cardiovascular system. Look for less-processed varieties, like the raw cacao powder used in this recipe, in order to get the most benefits from your chocolate. Serves 1 Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 0 minutes Ingredients 1 cup almond milk 1 cup organic blueberries, frozen ½ medium banana, peeled, cut into chunks and frozen 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder ¼ teaspoon unflavored Natural Calm magnesium Directions Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately. Get the...

Lemon and Ginger Calming Tonic

During the holiday season if you find yourself battling a sore throat, nothing is better than a hot, soothing tonic. This lemon and ginger healing tonic contains vitamin C for an immunity boost, ginger to open up the sinuses, and magnesium to calm and relax the body. This drink is sugar-free and naturally sweetened with stevia from the Natural Calm, but you can also add raw honey for an antimicro- bial boost if extra sweetness is desired. Serves: 2 Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 0 mins 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, grated 1 tablespoon lemon flavor Natural Calm 1 fresh lemon, sliced 2 cups boiling water Raw honey, to taste (optional) Mix ginger and Natural Calm with boiling water and honey (if using), and add the lemon slices to the mugs. Serve...