Did you know the your liver can convert medium chain fatty acids better than long chain fatty acids? That is why coconut oil and coconut products are amazing! Today food is medicine recipe helps promote digestive health and gets your chocolate craving on! Think of it like a apple caramel or fodue dip for fruit.
Coconut Cacao Apple Dip
Heat saucepan to medium and put a cup of coconut butter. As it melts, mix teaspoon of vanilla extract, half teaspoon of peppermint extract, salt, and honey. Mix tablespoon of cacao and a spoonful of coconut oil. To get a creamy consistency add a little hot water. Let sit for 2 minutes and serve with sliced apple, pears or peaches.
There you go a quick fix and healthy snack for a summer afternoon! To learn how to become healthy through food, make an appointment and we will sit with you one and one to see what healthy options are right for you. Contact us at 949-306-9486 or click on this link to get a complimentary consultation.
Did you know that Maca is part of the turnip family and is often referred to as Peruvian Ginseng? Pretty interesting! This vegetable root is found high in the Andes mountains of Peru. The medicinal uses of this herb have been long valued by the Inca Warriors and is wide spread! Maca is an adaptogenic herb, which means it stabilizes physiological processes and brings homeostasis. The properties are endless from boosting energy, enhancing fertility, improving libido, balancing hormones, increasing stamina, bringing mental clarity and protecting against UV rays. Other Maca health benefits to note: Contains fatty acids, B vitamins, and phosphorus for better nervous system functioning and to combat anxiety. Also, very rich in amino acids, iron, calcium for muscles growth. There you go, a 3000 year old “lost herb” newly found for its amazing benefits. Any good herbalist will share that your body is unique and complicated; therefore, just running to the store to purchase doesn’t mean that you will feel those exact health benefits. Proper balancing and tailoring for your body’s specific type is the most optimum to see benefits. We have Herbal consultation available at my clinic to help guide you.