Health in a plant

 

Tonight, actually it’s 12:10pm. I went outside, to my potted garden to get a leaf off my aloe vera plant. I’ve been reading about aloe being good for everything thing, including stomach problems, lowering blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, giving you an acidic something as cancer does not survive in an acidic environment (I don’t believe that, but anyway). Also the inside skin of the leaf is good for your skin.

Well as I like to try all things healthy, I tried to cut a leaf from my 10 plus year old plant it actually broke as it is bitterly cold outside at the moment it . I trimmed the end and used the potato peeler down the sides and cut it in two. Then I used a teaspoon to scoop out the gel, I then put the gel in one container and the skin in another.

So I used one piece of the fresh skin on my face, it was still quite cold from being outside it felt good. They say that it is good for your skin as it softens and is helpful for acne, as I now have breakouts on my face (due to the change) and sensitive skin I’ll give this a try.

I also uses 2 teaspoons of gel in the #vitamix, 1/4 cup of mango, 1/2 a cucumber, 1 cup of water and added 2 teaspoons of powder equal as it was a bit bitter at first taste. I will try using both of these the leaf on the skin and the gel in a smoothie for a month and see if it helps.

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Asian Buffalo Sauce

Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Cholesterol

Makes: 360 ml (1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

60 ml (1/4 cup) soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon hot sauce
30 ml (2 Tablespoons) honey
1 orange, peeled, halved
1 4 x 1.3 cm (1/2 x 1 1/2 inch) cube fresh ginger root
1 garlic clove, peeled
5-cm (2 inches) strip of orange peel

Directions

Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
Select Variable 1.
Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
Blend for 45 seconds until smooth, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
For serving: Toss cooked wings in sauce. This is a low fat twist on traditional Buffalo wing sauce. You can also serve it with grilled ribs, chicken, or tofu.

Dark chocolate and peanut butter bites.

High in protein, good fats and chocolate is just too good with coffee

Ingedients

1 cup smooth natural peanut butter or home made ( I use a Vitamix)

3 tablespoons darkest cocoa powder

3 tablespoons equal spoon for spoon

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

6 shortbread biscuits crushed in a ziplock bag

Directions

Put the peanut butter, dark cocoa powder and in a heat proof bowl.

Heat for approx 1 minute in microwave, or until smooth.

Take off the heat and stir in crushed biscuits, vanilla paste and equal, line a loaf pan with baking paper.

Spread and flatten mix in loaf pan, chill for approx 1 hour.

Cut into 32 pieces, store in fridge.