Healthier Body Systems

Let's learn about all of our BODY SYSTEMS!!!

This year in our homeschooling we have three grades that are studying life science / human anatomy in some form, so I thought I would run with that theme this year and offer some supportive ideas using Young Living's products that can support each of our body's systems. 

What do we want to learn about body systems?! Who cares?! Well, we need to learn what these systems do, and educate ourselves on what can cause things to go awry, so we can choose the best products to support our bodies! 

Did you know that a body that doesn't have all the necessary nutrients CAN NOT be and stay healthy? Providing necessary nutrients is KEY to staying healthy. Did you know that if you already have a disease, illness, or *issue*, it was caused either by a deficiency of the correct nutrients, or an overabundance of toxins? Yep. So supporting the body (both with necessary nutrition AND with oils/herbs/nutrient-dense foods etc to detox) are absolutely critical steps in maintaining health in every system and organ, and keeping them strong and healthy to resist disease and illness!!

ALSO, did you know that it sometimes takes YEARS of deficiency and toxic overload before disease begins to set in? So its best not to wait until you have symptoms of illness or chronic disease to start making better choices, before feeding your body with those critical nutrients and eliminating toxins. Once disease has set in, the process of reversing it is much more difficult. 

START NOW!!! 

FEED your body with core nutrition and set the stage for a healthy body 5, 10, 20, even 50 years from now!!!!!!!!



If you would like to learn more please send us an email and in your subject line write "Healthier Body Systems".

Green & Wild Smoothies



You can read about how I came to enjoy the skill of foraging or how later in my adult life that childhood passion was rekindled, after watching these educational and inspirational DVDs.   

Right now, I want to share a green smoothie recipe that I created towards the end of summer after having this wonderful and experienced guide come to our home, to help us identify a plethora of edible wild plants that were growing in our own backyard and in the woods behind our home. We are currently creating an e-book and will publish it in the near future.


Wild Sorrel / Chickweed Smoothie

11/2 - 2 cups filtered water
1 whole organic lemon or 6 drops of Jade lemon essential oil
1-2 cups fresh Wild Sorrel (pods & leaves) or Chickweed
2-3 cups Spinach or Kale
1/2 - 1 cup frozen Pineapple
1 dropper of Stevia

Add all ingredients to a Vitamix and blend on high until smooth. 


I will definitely be posting more seasonal foraging green smoothie recipes as we learn more about the plants in our own backyard and when they can be harvested. In the meantime for more green smoothie recipes visit our 30-Day Challenge page!




Kid's Favorite Recipe



Tropical Smoothie
1 cup orange juice
2 Tbs shredded Coconut or 1Tbs Coconut Oil
1 cup spinach 
1 cup other greens (i.e. Kale / Chard)
1/2 medium banana (frozen)
1 cup frozen Pinapple
1/2 cup frozen or fresh Mango

For additional Protein and Nutrition:
2 Tbs Sprouted Flax
1 scoop Protein Powder of choice

  • Place all ingredients in blender and run on High speed for 60 seconds. Additional blending time is fine if fruit is frozen.
RECIPE UPDATE:  As the kid's taste buds changed we add a lot more greens in this smoothie recipe, and we no longer add mango or bananas. This has helped to add variety and makes their smoothies more nutrient dense.  

We are also adding GSGLife protein powders which are organic, gluten-free, whey-free and soy-free. These powders come in three flavors. The kids tend to enjoy the Berry or Chocolate flavors best. 

For more recipes visit our Green Smoothie 30-Day Challenge page!

Mom's Beginner Favorite

  

  • Mom's Green Smoothie
  • 1 cup pureed Mango  
  • 1 whole organic Lemon (seed & skin)or 6 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2-3 cups Spinach
  • 1 cup frozen Pineapple
For additional Protein and Nutrition:

  • Place mango puree, lemon and spinach into blender and run on High speed for 30 - 50 seconds. Add frozen pineapple and blend for another 60 seconds or until smooth. Yields 1 quart.
RECIPE UPDATE:  As my taste buds changed I was able to use filtered water instead of pureed mango and I use more bitter greens which helps to add variety and nutrient density. 

Using GSGLife's organic, gluten-free, whey-free and soy-free, protein powders I am now adding more nutrition to this recipe and turning my green smoothie into a complete meal!

For more recipes visit our Green Smoothie 30-Day Challenge page 

Dad's Favorite Recipe


Here are some simple transitional recipes Dave created at the beginning of our green smoothie journey, before we learned how to make a more balanced nutrient dense smoothie.

As our taste buds changed we were able to use more and more bitter greens in our smoothies, which helped to add variety and more nutrient density.  Then shortly afterwards we discovered GSGLife's organic, gluten, whey and soy free, super-foods and we were able to turn our green smoothies into complete healthy meals!

This process took a little over a month for our family. So be patient with yourself. It takes 21 days to develop a habit. 

For more recipes visit our Green Smoothie 30-Day Challenge page 


Dad's Favorites




Dad's Pina Colada

1 cup Coconut water
2 Tbs shredded Coconut
1 cup Spinach
1 leaf of  Kale with stem
1/2 med. Banana (frozen)
1.5 cup frozen Pineapple

For additional Protein and Nutrition:
2 Tbs Sprouted Flax
1 scoop Protein Powder of choice

  • Place all ingredients in blender and run on High speed for 60 seconds. Additional blending time is fine if frozen pineapple is not completely incorporated into the smoothie. Yields 24 oz

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