Medical Medium Recipe Challenge – October 7 – Hibiscus lemonade

Oh boy…

Do I ever have a treat for you.

Is this my first 10 out of 10??? I have to check back to see. But this is definitely a 10 out of 10 for flavour, simplicity and just sheer beauty! Look at that shade of pink!

This is one I found in the Medical Medium Liver Rescue Book. I really enjoyed drinking the hibiscus tea throughout my liver cleanse and so I figured I would enjoy this one. I mean…I was a lemonade addict growing up, catch my drift!?

Ingredients needed: Dried hibiscus, hibiscus tea bags, lemons, raw honey and water.

Hibiscus tea: Hibiscus tea is made from deep red calyxes of the hibiscus flower that is rich in anthocyanins, fruit acids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and bioflavonoids. Hibiscus tea is excellent for boosting the immune system and fighting off infections. Traditionally, hibiscus tea was regarded by the egyptian pharaohs to be royalty’s most important beverage as it was known to improve health and vitality.

The antioxidants found in hibiscus tea are often compared to those in red wine and have been noted for their positive effects on cardiac health including lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These antioxidants also contain powerful anti-cancer properties which have the ability to protect cells and keep them healthy and free from damage.

Hibiscus tea is also known to be beneficial for weight loss, depression, sleep disorders, hypertension, and mood swings. Hibiscus tea also is known to help lower blood pressure, prevent bladder infections, and relieve constipation. Hibiscus has been used for centuries to support liver function and aid in liver disorders such as fatty liver syndrome and jaundice. Hibiscus tea can be consumed either hold or cold. 

Lemons: Lemons are a powerful healing fruit containing anti septic, antibiotic and anti-cancer properties. They are rich in vitamin C and B complex minerals. They can help cleanse and detoxify your entire body! It’s a good idea to start your day with a tall glass of fresh lemon juice.

Raw honey: Anti viral, anti fungal, antibacterial, promotes digestive health, boosts immunity, anti inflammatory, potent medicinal properties.

Make a big batch and drink it over the course of 2-3 days or share it with friends!

New Month New Challenge

Hello everyone!

Still feeling a little under the weather with a cold and cough but hey ho!Writing to you today because I have cooked up a new idea for the up coming month of October and I couldn’t be more excited!

Halloween bullet journal theme for October, monthly welcome cover page by @paperlemons

I felt great after the Medical Medium 3.6.9 liver cleanse and realize I really need to continually work on including a ton of fruits and veggies as a large part of my diet while striving to keep the fats low and Medical medium teaches us to do that with his wonderful books and recipes.

I have decided that for the month of October, however challenging it may be, that I am going to try one new recipe per day from my Medical Medium book collection. These recipes could be anything from breakfasts to snacks, lunch or dinner. Instead of sharing with you my weekly “what I eat posts” for the month of October instead, I will share with you each day what recipe I picked, how it tastes, how I rate it and what the benefits of the ingredients are healthwise.

So just to recap:

Why Am I doing this: To inspire myself to continually make fruits and veggies as a large part of my meals and nourishment for the days. To continue to reduce my A1C and balance my blood glucose levels naturally and to minimize my PCOS symptoms even further than I already have.

For How long: Every day in October

What I am i hoping to gain? Knowledge of new recipes that I can continually include in my healthy eating “bank”, continue to support healthy blood glucose balance and healthy weight loss, healthy hormone balance, keep the journey fresh, new and exciting as to not get bored.

Potential Pros: Knowledge of new recipes, nutrient dense, different fruits and veggies each day = more vitamins and minerals, healthier A1C, more energy, clear skin, weight loss, feel happier and more positive about my choices.

Potential Cons: Could get expensive getting the ingredients for a new recipe each day, time management, potential days where we will be outside of the home and travelling, not being able to find certain ingredients, more work as far as dishes/housework etc.

Can’t wait to share with you this challenge – feel free to follow along and join in too πŸ™‚