Biwa Time of the Year – Delicious Vegan Recipes

Oh yes, it’s that time of the year again. Our Biwa tree has delicious fruit and I’m loving it.

To be honest, I never even heard of Biwa until we moved to Japan. And I never really tried until we moved to new house and there was a Biwa tree right there in our new garden.

I didn’t really know what to do with the fruits so I started to experiment with it and found out that if I pick it before it’s too ripe, it had nice sourish taste, which I love in my salads.

And so my Biwa recipes came to life

Mixed Green Salad with Biwa

Ingredients

1/4 of iceberg lettuce

6 cherry tomatoes, quartered

1/8 of red onion, sliced

1/2 cucumber, sliced

1/4 of bell pepper, cut

2 biwa, squeezed over a bowl so juice and flash separates

Bunch of cilantro

Dressing

The juice from the Biwa fruit

1 tsp of olive oil

1 tsp of white balsamic vinegar

1 drop of Jade Lemon Essential oil

Punch of Himalaya pink salt

Method

Mix all the ingredient for the dressing and let sit together so the flavors combine.

Meantime, prepare all you vegetables and fruit together in a bowl. Pour the dressing over it, taste it and then use some salt.

Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and enjoy your healthy and delicious meal!

Quinoa Biwa Herb Salad

Ingredients

1 cup cooked quinoa

Bunch of Baby leaf salad mix

Bunch of coriander

3 leafs of fresh sage

1 cucumber

2 radishes

Little bit of fresh curry leaf

Salt

Olive oil

Lemon Essential oil

Three slices of bell pepper

Method

Wash your quinoa really well to avoid it turning bitter. Boil with cup of water, salt and the curry leaf. It will give it nice smell and flavor. Let it cool down

In the meantime, chop the baby leaf and herbs and cut your cucumber and radishes into slices. Squeeze the Biwa in your fingers so it opens and remove the pits, squeezing the juice and flesh into the salad bowl. Toss it together with the rest of the ingredients. Mix spoon of olive oil with two drops of Lemon EO and pinch of salt and toss it together with the salad. Serve with some bell peppers

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Oh Skin So Smooth

We all know that amazing feeling after Spa treatment when your skin feels and smells so good, you just want to keep sniffing your own arms😂😂😂

I love to replicate that feeling as much as possible so I create my own skin products from the finest ingredients. Only the best, right? Body Butter is one of my specialities. I have been hunting for the perfect texture for a while now. And I finally achieved it. That merengue like texture that stays soft even when it gets colder. So what did I use?

The ingredients are simple but bare in mind my recipe makes about ten 200 ml jars of Body Butter so if you’re making just for yourself, you have to do the math. But why not give Oily gifts to your loved ones instead of buying things from stores?

Smooth Skin Body Butter

500 g of Pure Shea Butter

250 g of Organic Coconut Oil

200 ml of Pure Jojoba Oil

30 drops of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

30 drops of Young Living Elemi Essential Oil

In a double boiler, first melt the Shea Butter as that takes the longest. Once almost melted, add the Coconut oil. When completely melted, take off the double boiler and add the Jojoba Oil. Mix well together so the ingredients combine

Let it harden. This was a challenge this time around because even though it’s November, the day was very warm and my mixture was not getting hard enough even hours after. I had to remove few things from my fridge and put the bowl there.

Once your mixture hardens, start whipping, using a mixer. I love my Kitchen Aid, because it does the job perfectly and I don’t have to hold it.

Getting the right stiffness of the mixture before you start whipping is crucial. If you let it harden too much, it won’t be smooth enough. Trust me, I’ve made that mistake once or twice.

At this point, add your essential oils. This time I chose Lavender and Elemi. At the end of this post I will explain why I chose these two oils.

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After you added the essential oils, keep whipping for about 3-4 min. Scrape the sides of the bowl and whip some more. You want thick, smooth texture. Transfer in sterilized jars and close the lids.

So why did I use Lavender and Elemi Essential oils?

I love Lavender for my skin. It is very calming and has amazing scent. Not only that, it has proven antimicrobial properties, meaning it helps to prevent bacteria and fungi to grow. So when applied on skin, it helps with itchiness and may prevent infections. It is also used as a home remedy for burns and skin inflammation. I use Lavender after sun exposure because it helps my skin to recover. And I always have it handy when I’m ironing😜. Lavender helps with many different skin issues and is baby friendly, so you can use it for whole family.

Elemi is another very calming, beautifully smelling oil. It has great healing properties. When diffused, it helps relieve stress and anxiety. Using Elemi helps boost immunity system and supports respiratory health. For skin, it has calming and healing effects and acts as a tonic for our body.

So combination of these two essential oils in this Butter butter makes a beautiful, calming mixture.

Naturally, I only use and recommend Young Living Essential oils. I made a blog post about it so you can read it or send me a message and I’ll explain the Why’s

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How To Lose Weight The Healthy Way – Part 2 – Detox and Cleanse

DAY 2 DETOX and CLEANSE

Toxic rebound is another reason for putting o weight again over and over. Fat is protective of our bodies. It literally encases toxins in our bodies so they can’t harm us. When the amount of toxins exceeds what our body can process at one time, fat will encapsulate the toxins to keep them contained. The fat stores it away. That’s cellulite. We all hate it. That’s why you often see skinny people with cellulite. It’s basically our body’s way of protecting us from toxins. And when our body is toxic, we put on weight to restore the fat – toxins ratio.

So we need to cleanse our system to be able to loose weight.

HOW?

1. Decrease the number of toxins you’re taking in. Anything processed and synthetic is toxic. I’m not only talking about food, but products we use as well. Your shampoo, body care products, candles, make up. As there is no legal definition for the word NATURAL in cosmetics, the companies get away with a lot. I recommend downloading Think Dirty App yo see what is in the products you are using. You will be shocked. At least I was.

2. Increase the water and detoxifiers/binders intake. Essential oils, raw foods, fresh juice, chia seeds, parsley, cilantro, aloe, charcoal and good supplements, such as Young Living’s ICP. ICP helps keep your colon clean with an advanced mix of fibers that scour out resides. Healthy digestive system is important for the proper functioning of all other systems because it absorbs nutrients that are used throughout the body. ICP provides ingredients such as psyllium, oat bran, flax and fennel seeds to form a combination of soluble and insoluble fibers. Enhanced with a special blend of essential oils, the fibers work to decrease the buildup of wastes, improve nutrient absorption and help maintain a healthy heart. ICP provides 2 g of dietary fiber, 1 h of soluble fiber and 1Grade of insoluble fiber per serving. These will help you loosen and flush the old toxins from your system.

3. Change your diet. At least for some time, try and cut out or decrease the amount of gluten, dairy, sugar and processed food. Focus on eating lots of vegetables and fruits, eat “real” food. Read labels. It it contains ingredients you can’t even pronounce, don’t buy it. Buy lean meats. Some people prefer to stick to vegetarian diet when detoxing. I say find what works for you so you are not craving too many things at the same time. Sugar cravings will be probably the worst, so you do not want to overwhelm yourself. That might lead to failure.

4. Stock your pantry on healthy foods only. Don’t buy what you don’t want to eat. Have enough fresh vegetables so if you’re hungry, you can just grab a carrot.

5. You might have detox reactions such as headache, fatigue, vomiting or rashes. If you do, it means you’ve exceeded your ideal detox rate. Increase water intake and decrease detoxifiers for little while, then start increasing little by little.

I’m gonna introduce to you few products that I like and I have tried before

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NINGXIA RED

I always say, if you could only choose one Young Living Product, choose NingXia Red. Why? Because it is simply amazing. It has so many effects on our bodies and our health that it takes an entire booklets to explain. I will try to sum it up here with help of few pictures as well.

NingXia Red wolfberry juice incorporates the benefits of Goji berry, yuzu juice, aronia berry and therapeutic essential oils into a powerful antioxidant and nutritionally balanced drink. The NingXia and Chinese wolfberry have been used for thousands of years to support the immune system, promote longevity and naturally detox the body.

In China, the wolfberry fruit is more often referred to as “goji” or lycii fruit. They are the bright red fruit of the Lycium barbarum plants. There are over eighty species of wolfberries worldwide that vary in antioxidant and nutritional value.

Lycium barbarum L is considered to have very high antioxidant properties in China as it grows in a flood plain which is sourced from the Himalayan Mountains. The Himalayan Mountains are known to be one of the riches sources of minerals and organic nutrients found on earth.

What are the Benefits of NingXia Red Wolfberry Juice?

Fantastic taste with no “junk-juice” (e.g., apple, white grape, pear, etc.) or added sugar.

Contains a great whole food source of protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins.

Contains therapeutic grade essential oils of yuzu, lemon, tangerine and orange.

Contains natural antioxidants which protect the body against free radicals. It is free radicals that create cell oxidation; therefore Ningxia Red may help prevent against oxidative stress.

Highest levels of naturally occurring, age defying S-ORAC activity. Studies have shown that S-ORAC supports cardiovascular health, supports healthy immune function and supports healthy eye function.

May support natural detoxing process on a daily basis.

Natural form of energy without sugar, caffeine or other artificial stimulants.

Can be used to support animal wellness. Assists cats metabolize essential oils more efficiently.

Only 20 calories per 1 ounce serving! 0 grams of Fat; 5 grams of Total Carbohydrates; 2 grams of Sugar; and <5 mg of Sodium.

Halal and Kosher certified in 750ml bottles!

Contains a great whole food source of protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins. 1 oz of NXR contains the same antioxidant power as 8 oranges, 1 pint of orange juice, 4 pounds of carrots, 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, 2 pounds of beets, 2 cups of beet juice, 6 essential fatty acids, Vitamin B1, B2, and B6, 3 cups of raspberries, 2 cups of blueberries and Vitamin E.

Drinking NingXia Red daily improves our health, improves circulation, vision, strengthens immunity, aids weight loss, premature aging, increases energy,helps to maintain healthy blood pressure and blood sugar, improves quality of sleep, healthy cholesterol levels, reduces menopausal symptoms, supports fertility and healthy sexual functions, healthy livers and kidneys, cardiovascular health and healthy digestion. All these are big reason for us to drink NingXia Red daily. It is also good for children. So remember that those 30 ml in the morning can improve your life on many many levels. It comes to approx. 280 JPY/ day. That is less than one Starbucks coffee. If you buy the 2 pack or 4 pack, the prices reduces significantly. For new members, Young Living Japan even offers free 750 ml bottle of NingXia Red when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit and sign up for Essential Rewards.

So for our purposes here, what is amazing is that NingXia Red helps balance blood sugar and supports natural detoxing process.

Drink 30 ml of NXR every morning, if you are tired in the afternoon, have another 30 ml. During special times of need, you can double your dosage.

DIGEST & CLEANSE

Digest and Cleanse essential oil supplement was specifically designed to soothe gastrointestinal upset and support healthy digestion.

The oils promote cleansing of the digestive systems that come from stress, lifestyle and toxins. This can irritate the gastrointestinal system and cause occasional upset that interfere with the body’s natural digestive and detox functions.

We know that cleansing of the body’s systems particularly the digestive system is so important to provide the proper uptake of nutrients, support healthy immune system and more. It is natural for toxins to build up in the body, but it is unhealthy for toxins to accumulate!

Take one capsule a day with food or as needed. Soothes the bowel and stimulates stomach secretions, which will aid in digestion. Cleansing and detoxification of the large intestine or colon. Supports normal and healthy bowel movement function.

This product can be combined with Parafree or ComfortTone supplements for more effect.

Digest&Cleanse was one of the first products I ordered from Young Living as my digestion was not ideal. Next week I am starting proper cleansing and detox and Digest&Cleanse will be one of the supplements Im gonna take daily.

As with any supplements, I recommend drinking plenty of water and eating lightly.

DETOXZYME

Detoxzyme Digestive Enzymes Supplement is a home remedy for detox support as it promotes cleansing and supports healthy digestive system.

It is important to use enzymes when losing weight, or commencing any body detoxification methods. Enzymes support normal function of the digestive system, which is essential for maintaining a healthy regime.

Learn about other benefits of digestive enzymes and the types of enzymes so you can select the best enzyme for you.

Take one capsules per day or up to three capsules per day three times per day. Take in between meals to support in detoxification.

THE MASTER CLEANSE

This is simple and fairly easy liquid cleanse that you can do for up to 7-10 days:

1/2 fresh squeezed lemon

8 oz of distilled water

1-2 tablespoons of grade B maple syrup or Young Living Blue Agave

Pinch of Cayenne pepper

Mix and drink 6-12 glasses daily

THE CLEANSING TRIO KIT

Cleansing Trio™ Kit contains the products you need to begin improving your health through cleansing your system and eliminating waste by specifically supporting normal liver function.* Augmented with herbs that are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, fiber, and essential oils, the Cleansing Trio will give you new energy and an improved sense of well-being.

Kit includes: Essentialzyme, ComforTone, and ICP.

Essentialzyme™: Take 1 dual time-release caplet 1 hour before your largest meal of the day for best results. Essentialzyme is a bilayer, Peppermint-coated caplet that combines pure essential oils, herbs, and pancreatic and plant-derived enzymes to support overall digestion.

I.C.P™: Mix 2 rounded teaspoons with at least 8 oz. of juice or water. If cleansing or eating a high-protein diet, use 3 times daily. If eating a low-protein diet, use once daily. Drink immediately as this product tends to thicken quickly when added to liquid. Tastes best in carrot juice, apple juice or smoothies

ComforTone®: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily. Drink at least 64 ounces of distilled water throughout the day for best results

It is super important that you drink plenty of water throughout your cleanse! This product is not for children. If you are pregnant or have medical condition, consult with your doctor before you start.

There is many other methods or procedures recommended or discussed when it comes to Detox and cleanse.

1. Colon cleanse or enema. I am ok with water enema, but I dont think i will jump on the coffee enema bandwagon. It just somehow does not sit right with me. However, if that is your thing and you tried it, feel free to share with us. I do water enema during my cleanse and I like it. Sometimes, I add little bit of salt to replenish electrolytes.

2. Detoxifying Baths – Epsom salt, herbs and Baking Powder help detoxify your body and are also pleasant and relaxing. That is one thing I really enjoy during my cleanse.

3. Go to Sauna – it opens up your pores and you sweat it out. Make a body scrub and rub your skin.

4. Drink herbal teas. I enjoy Puerrh or SenCha. They also help me go to toilet more, which is really important during detox and cleanse

5. Deworm – some people believe there are many parasites from the food we eat and the lifestyle we live that get in our bodies. I am patiently (more or less) waiting for my bottle of Young Living Parafree to be delivered. It should be here within a day or two and I will make separate post about my experience after some days of using it.

6. Go for massage. It will have great effect on your body and mind.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar – many believe in its detoxifying qualities. 1 shot of ACV in the morning is recommended, def diluted with water.

I am very sure there is much more true and tried Detox steps so please share with us!

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How to survive spring

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Spring is such a beautiful time. Probably my favorite. I absolutely love all the blossoming trees. The world looks just so much better, more beautiful, with hope and great smells on every corner. I am just in love with spring. My husband, not so much. As many other friends in our circle, he suffers through spring.

This year, we took very different approach to spring. We are loading our bodies with healthy stuff. As a part of our healthy day regime we take 30 ml of Ninxia Red every day. What is NingXia Red? NingXia Red is product by Young Living and it is truly amazing. It provides support for energy levels, normal cellular function, whole body and eye health. It helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants. And antioxidants is what you need not only in the spring, but every day. You can use NingXia Red for your morning smoothie, your juice or just drink it as a shot. It is natural and great for children as well. You can serve it to your kids straight or with bit of water instead of sugary drinks. And if you need real Mind Blaster, mix it with some essential oils, like Lime, Peppermint and Cinnamon Bark for extra boost.

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This sweet and tangy drink’s formula includes wolfberry, which is touted for its health benefits. Also featuring plum, aronia, cherry, blueberry and pomegranate juices and extract, Young Living’s NingXia Red is packed with superfoods to support overall wellness. In addition to these antioxidant ingredients, NingXia Red’s formula includes pure vanilla extract and Lemon, Orange, Yuzu and Tangerine Essential oils for a great-tasting, healthy treat.

NingXia Red provides balanced ingredients for whole-body nutrient infusion for health and wellness support. It energizes, fortifies and revitalizes your body. So do not drink in the evening unless you are out for a party. It includes superfruits such as wolfberries, blueberries, cherries, aronia, pomegranates and plums. It also supports normal cellular function. NingXia wolfberries has been found to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. NingXia Red also includes all of the essential amino acids and is high in potassium, zinc and fiber.

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Me being me, I also use NingXia Red for cooking. As a part of vegetable salad to be precise. And it is very lovely! Together with Leafy Greens and few tomatoes or any other veggies, your salad will get absolutely new flavor profile! But I will share my NingXia Salad Recipe with you some other time.

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You can get your first bottle of NingXia Red for free as part of your Young Living Essential Rewards Membership in Japan! Or I can help you so you can buy it with 24% discount. It is amazing and it will help to fortify your body and health. Connect with me on Facebook or send me a message to get you started!

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult a physician before starting any weight-management or exercise program.

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How to fight age and have beautiful healthy skin without chemicals 


We cannot control what is outside, in the air, attacking us, but we sure can control what is in our homes and what we put on our bodies and what we put inside.

We are trying to eat healthy, we choose organic over non organic. We want to know what we consume. We want the best nutrients for ourselves.

But what about our skin? Doesn’t our skin deserve the same? Our skin shows exactly what we are going through. Did we get enough sleep? Did we drink enough water? Are we stressed or happy?

Healthy and happy skin glows. We all want that. Stores are full with products promising us healthier looking skin. But at what cost? Many of these products contain ingredients we can’t even pronounce. Sure they must be good for us when they sell them, right? Well I don’t think so. I decided I will go the Chemical Free way to feed my skin. The same way I try to eat, my skin should eat. And I’m using my Essential oils for that.

Note I only use Young Living Essential oils. For me it’s the best quality products out there and I want the best. We absorb up to 65% of things we put on our skin so I want to be sure my skin care is safe and healthy. And they smell so good!

So I make all our family skin care products using Young Living oils. Today, I made Face serum and I used these oils

8 drops Sacred Frankincense

6 drops Helichrysum

6 drops Myrrh

6 drops Lime

4 drop Manuka

6 drops Cedarwood

8 drops Geranium

5 drops Tea Tree

I swirl it in the pump bottle so they can synergise together, then pour about 5 ml of Avocado oil and 30 ml of Jojoba or Argan oil.

I use this morning and evening, so does my husband. It is really great when you don’t have to buy different product for each family member! There is love in sharing

#oilylove #mamadslife #chemicalfree #natural #younglivingessentialoils #naturalcosmetics

 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult a physician before starting any weight-management or exercise program.