Thursday, January 16, 2014

Coffee Is My Drug.

Since I was a young girl, my family and I would drink coffee all the time.  Sadly as I got older, you listen to the media  and talk shows and wonder what news they have today about coffee...Some would say "don't drink coffee its bad for your health, or "new studies have found that coffee has many health benefits."  So what's a girl to believe.  

The new year is hear and I'm here to help you find simple ways to enjoy whole foods (not processed) you love without having to worry if its toxic to your body.  I want you to enjoy that cup of coffee each and every morning, and know that what you put in your body is healthy and delicious all at the same time.   

Follow me as I take you on a 3 part series about coffee.

  • How to make that perfect brew
  • Learning the health benefits of coffee
  • Where to find that special coffee bean 

Let's get started.


How to Brew a 
Perfect Cup of Coffee

It all starts with finding the perfect coffee bean.  I prefer going with the best quality organic arabica coffee bean.  Yes, it may be pricey, but your body will thank you.  The perfect coffee bean contains no pesticides or herbicides that commercial coffee normally has (no bueno).  To get the best tasting coffee in the morning you have to grind your beans first.  Yes, I know its labor intensive, but you my friend are worth it.  Once you get into the rhythm of preparing your coffee in the morning and have the right equipment to make that perfect cup then it comes easy.

Water - To get the best tasting coffee water plays an important role.  Choose cold fresh filtered water every time and no more tap water.   I prefer distilled water, because you get the true flavor of coffee.  You can purchase gallons of distilled water at any grocery store.

Now that we discussed the important ingredients to that perfect cup of brew, lets get into the equipment.  Remember we are trying to make the process simple.  I use a French Press and a Percolator.  I prefer the Percolator, but feel free to use whatever coffee maker you have.  If you use an Automatic Drip, please make sure that you purchase filters that are unbleached or you can purchase a Gold Tone Metal Filter (not expensive). It's your choice.  

Coffee Grinders
You can find a good coffee/spice grinder for under $20 on Amazon. You can also read the reviews and decide which is better for you.  Here are two that I recently found.

$17.25 Krups Coffee/Spice Grinder

$17.99 Secura Coffee/Spice Grinder

Coffee Makers
French Press
  • Add 6-8 ounces of filtered Hot Water (not boiling)
  • Add 2 Tablespoons of your freshly ground ORGANIC Coffee Bean 
  • Stir, cover and let steep for 4 minutes.  
  • Press and Pour into your favorite cup and enjoy.

  • Add the amount of water needed
  • Remember 2 tablespoons of Coffee Bean per 1 cup of cold filtered water.  If you're making 4 cups, then 8 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee beans are needed.
  • Plug your percolator in and let the magic begin.

Now that you learned how to make that perfect brew, I do hope that you consider purchasing organic coffee beans and eliminate the toxins that you would normally get from commercial coffee.

Stay tune for the next post where I share with you the delicious benefits of coffee.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Organic. Delicious. Convenient.

Start the school year off right, by choosing Door to Door Organics.  As the kids head off to school next month, its hard to complete every task on that to-do list. Well, help is on its way.
Door to Door Organics is an online Organic Grocery store that has partnered up with local farmers that take pride in delivering to its customers fresh organic produce and natural groceries that’s pesticide free and non-GMO. I choose them, because they’re organic, convenient and they deliver right to your doorstep for FREE!

How does it work? It’s Simple! You have the option to choose from Bitty, Small, Medium or a Large organic box. You can choose both Fruits & Vegetables, Vegetables or Fruit only. I have chosen to receive a small delivery box Bi-Weekly filled with vegetables. Friday prior to my delivery, I receive an email from them letting me know what I can expect from my produce box. If there are some items that I do not wish to receive and want to replace with other items, I simply go online (once you have registered), log-in and change my options. It’s that simple.
If you are in or near the Elmhurst area, delivery service is on Wednesday’s.  Simplify your life and choose Door to Door Organics! The produce is fresh, the service is great, and the option to choose quality over quantity, priceless.

Interested in receiving your own produce box?

Here you go... $10 off your first order. Click on the link and you are on your way to a healthy and convenient path to whole living. “Eat the way, Mother Earth” Intended.”

They have tons of recipes online to simplify your menu planning and come up with simple healthy dishes and treats for you and your entire family.  Use this promo code for your special offer. 


Friday, July 12, 2013

The New Sugar - Coconut Sugar

It's time to take control of your health and eliminate that white sugar that sits in your cabinet and replace it with Coconut Sugar.  Coconut Sugar has been around for quite some time, sadly not in our country, but you can find it in Southeast Asia.  Now, you can easily find it at your local health food store.

We all know that white sugar leads to many health problems.  Take control and do your body good. 

Say goodbye to those nasty artificial sweetners and say hello to Coconut Sugar.

It does the body good.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sticking to a Habit When Life Seems to Fall Apart

a: a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance

Monday, March 11, 2013

Swish! Swish! Swish!

Hello Everyone!

Hope all of you or at least some of you are SWISHing with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil everyday/every morning.  It has been over 3 weeks for me and all I can say is that it works for me. 

Coconuts a.k.a. "Tree of Life," has many healing benefits.  This nutritional fruit produces water, milk and oil.  Plus you can use its coconut meat to prepare delicious smoothies and other raw foods.  Myself, I primarily use Coconut Oil as a moisturizer, SWISHing in the morning, and I also cook with it. 

This fruit has so many healing benefits and there are tons and tons of studies that prove that it works.  Stay Tuned.

You want to see dramatic results, then include Oil Pulling in your morning routine.  Its a simple routine.

I'm not a Doctor, nor a Medical Professional, nor am I a Licensed Nutritionist, I'm a Holistic Wellness Coach who is in search of Nature's Natural \Cures.  Information on this site should never be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Always consult your physician for advise.