The two treats to help you feel amazing this summer: fresh strawberries made into a creamy dairy-free ice cream and the castor oil pack to aid digestion.
Do you have an abundance of fresh, local, and organic strawberries?? If you don’t, you might feel inspired to grab some at the next farmer’s market. Below is one of my favorite recipes for enjoying fresh strawberries all summer long.
Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream
- ~2 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed and trimmed
- 1 can each organic coconut cream & full fat coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
- pinch of pink salt
In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend well [2-5 minutes]. Pour into silicone ice cube trays [I love these King size ones!] and freeze overnight. Store in airtight freezer bags to save that fresh strawberry flavor. If you prefer to make a big batch, combine all frozen cubes with a splash more coconut milk as needed and pour into a loaf pan or reusable pint container. Soften for 5-10 minutes on the counter and serve with fresh coconut yogurt or more berries. Enjoy!
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Digestive symptoms like bloating, gas, constipation, PMS, and weight gain may be a sign of poor digestion and elimination. As an NTP, I may encourage a client to make some dietary and lifestyle changes to address and improve symptoms. The Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Pack is one of my favorite tools to help clients begin to see improvements right away.
My favorite is the Liver Pack, which I typically use 2-3 times per week and always a few days the week before menstruation begins. With improper liver and gallbladder activity, toxins become stagnant, hormones may recirculate [increasing PMS symptoms] and lymph slows, causing us to feel heavier and slower. I started slow and have built up to using it during the whole night. I have found it to reduce PMS symptoms, alleviate constipation, encourage clear skin, and help me sleep like a rock.
A castor oil pack is one of the OLDEST, most widespread healing rituals in the world and the best kept secret known only to a privileged few. From Traditional Chinese Medicine to Indian Ayurveda to modern Naturopathic Medicine, it has withstood the test of time for centuries in cultures all over the globe. Amazing, right? It is the ritual of applying castor oil to a piece of organic cotton flannel then placing it onto the body (traditionally over the liver) and wearing it for 1 hour or more for physical and spiritual wellbeing.
Developed by a Naturopathic Doctor, the brand carries a series of targeted support like a Pelvic Pack, Thyroid Pack, Dry Brush kit, and even an Eye Mask! Check out the store to find products that might suit your individual needs. Contact me to find out more about what your symptoms are telling you and how you can optimize digestion!
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