Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen) [similar]

πŸƒCertified Nutrition Coach πŸƒ Wholistic Nutrition Master Practitioner, StudentπŸƒAromatherapy, StudentπŸƒEssential OilsπŸƒHerbalist, Student

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

Bumping up this festive favourite from last season. πŸ˜‹ .
🍸Festive Vegan Bailey's Beverage [Source: Indigo Herbs]
Ingredients
1 Can Coconut Milk
3 Tbsp Yacon Syrup
1 Shot Expresso (cooled)
80ml Irish Whiskey
1 Tsp Vanilla Powder
1/2 Tsp Cacao Powder
2 Tbsp Water .
HERB MIXTURE:
1/2 Cup Filtered Water
1/4 Liquorice Root Stick
Small Chunk of Ginger Root
1 Star Anise
2 Split Cardamom Pods
OPTIONAL:
Ice .
Method
Firstly, combine all the whole spices in a saucepan with the water and simmer for 10 mins to infuse. Set aside to cool. Ideally do this the night before so the flavours completely infuse.
Next in a bottle with lid or blender jug combine the coconut milk, syrup, whiskey, vanilla, cacao powder and add 2 or more tbsp water depending on the thickness of the canned coconut milk.
Then, after putting together the herb mixture, avoid the whole spices but leaving them in the liquid part - spoon out 1 tbsp of the herby liquid goodness and add to the drink mixture.
Shake your 'Baileys' beverage!
Serve on ice and enjoy!
Note: Do not store in fridge, it will set. Pop in bottle and store in cool dry room - such as a back porch area!
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#vegan #baileys #festive #beverage #recipe #merrychristmas #happyholidays #herbal #holistic #healthy #nutrition #naturalhealth #alternativemedicine #recipe #airdrie #yyc

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

It seems my pouring skills could use some work! Raw Cacao Chocolate making....or making a mess.
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#rawcacao #cacaobutter #essentialoils #mushroomextracts #superfoods #sugarfree #holistichealth #nutrition #organic #heirloom #wild

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

It’s a homemade Raw Chocolate Bar kind of night! Make sure you catch @themalchemist class @lightcellar on November 25th. I attended last year it was a great hands on class!
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#rawcacao #cacaobutter #essentialoils #mushroomextracts #superfoods #sugarfree #holistichealth #nutrition #organic #heirloom #wild #airdrie #yyc

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

Non-Business Post! Proud Grandma post ❀️! My beautiful granddaughter Charlotte is 3 months old today and I just can’t get enough of her pic from today. Makes me smile 😊. She is such a happy content girl.

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

Working my way through a short course in Biodynamic gardening with @alexandra.luppold @bodymindinstitute
Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food and nutrition.
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#biodynamics #rudolfsteiner #gardening #ecological #harmony #life #education #keepinganopenmind #openminded

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

I am in need of a boost so I am making some herbal tea using the decoction method. Simmering in my pot today is @harmonic_arts Adapting Gems herbal tea blend and I’ve added in some wildcrafted Canadian Chaga which contains structural polysaccharides that provide energy among the many other benefits.
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#herbaltea #medicinalherbs #adaptogens #chaga #herbnerd #herbalmedicine #adrenalfatigue

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

I love this quote from the book My Mother’s Secret and thought I’d share.
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#qotd #dotherightthing #grace #nobility #betrue #honorable #wisewords #deepinthought

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

I managed to do a good job on my back while shoveling snow today so spending my evening relaxing and getting started on this book.

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

4 Winter Superfoods with Health Boosting Benefits
Ceylon cinnamon (cinnamomum verum) is true cinnamon, and it comes from the inner bark of a Sri Lankan evergreen tree. This differs from the cinnamon powder commonly found in your supermarket, which is in fact not cinnamon at all, but Cassia.
Ceylon cinnamon benefits, are numerous, here are just a few:
1) Lowers blood sugar levels
2) Lowers cholesterol
3) Supports healthy blood clotting
4) Fights bacteria and fungus
5) Improves brain activity, attention and memory
6) Improves digestion
7) reduces chronic inflammation
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[Note: If using Cassia powder, use in small doses. Cassia contains coumarin, a compound that has been linked to liver damage]
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Winter Squash
Carotenoids found in winter squash include alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Pectin-containing cell wall polysaccharides found in winter squash are important anti-inflammatory nutrients provided by this food, as are its cucurbitacins (triterpene molecules). Winter squash is an excellent source of immune-supportive vitamin A (in its "previtamin" carotenoid forms) and free radical-scavenging vitamin C. It is also a very good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, manganese and copper as well as a good source of potassium, vitamin B2, folate, vitamin K, pantothenic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and niacin.
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#superfoods #nutrition #holisticnutrition #healthyeating #vitamins #minerals #nutrients #eatyourcolors #wellness #foodprep #plantbased #winter #fall #eatfortheseason

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

Cooking a Meno-Power Bowl that was demo’d at a recent class with @naturalhormonehealing at the @lightcellar a delicious and nutritious mix of red chard, butternut squash, quinoa, chicken and drizzled with a Tahini sauce. Fantastic Fall dish.

Visit the Light Cellar website for more upcoming classes wth Madeline.
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#nutrition #nutritionupgrades #thrivingthroughmenopause #organic #nutbutter #tahini ##selfcare #superfood

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

#Repost @lodgepole_school
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Herbalists, TCM, Acupuncturists, Nutritionists, and Wholistic therapists & Health practitioners alike Pulse assessment can be an invaluable tool in YOUR tool kit!
Sat Nov 18 spend the day mastering the foundation of this art, learn how to accurately assess the internal environment, organs & channels of the body. Pulse assessment helps strengthen your recommendations of herbs, wholistic treatments & other therapies.
Register soon to be included in this workshop!
lodgepoleschool.com

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

White Willow Bark (Salix Alba), native to Europe and Central Asia contains salicin and is commonly used to reduce fever, eliminate pain and lower inflammation. It has also been used to treat migraines, soothe the stomach and gout.
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White willow Bark is analgesic, anodyne, and anti-inflammatory.
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Tea Recipe:
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Put 2 teaspoons of white willow bark in 2 cups of cold water in a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Allow it to steep for another 30 minutes. Strain, add a sweetener (raw honey), and drink 3-4 cups a day.
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It can be used to make a tincture as well, however this method takes up to 6 weeks.
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Caution: Not for children under 17 years of age. Please consult with Practitioner before use.
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#whitewillowbark #naturalhealth #traditionalchinesemedicine #alternativemedicine #nutrition #remedies #tincture #herbaltea #analgesic #painrelief #holistic #healing #herbal #yyc #airdrie

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

Making linen sprays with Lavender, Wild Orange and Roman Chanomile Essential Oils and Witch Hazel! .
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#essentialoils #linenspray #handmade #yyc #airdrie #natural

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

Taking a day off today so working on herb storage and organization. Feeling a little under the weather.

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

This beauty needs some love, time for a bigger planter. I can't believe it started in a tiny 3" pot. It's monstrous now! Open to suggestions #aloevera

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

Sleep evades me, too much exciting stuff going through my mind. Time for a herbal tea to help me relax. What's your go to favourite?

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

Certified in 2 modalities thus far, Holistic Nutrition Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Coach. I look forward to adding Herbalist down the road.

On another note, I have just Incorporated my company "Bearberry Holistic Health Inc." and look forward to new things on the horizon.
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#holistichealth #holisticnutrition #mindfulness #mindfulnessmeditation #coach #holisticlifestyle #lifeisgood #iict #yyc #yeg #airdrie

Melanni Loewen (@melanniloewen)

Last night I had the opportunity to volunteer at and participate in @lightcellar "Cultured Condiments and Cheese" class with @themalchemist It is part of their Friendly Ferments Series. The class was fabulous. I learned a lot and am excited to start making!
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#fermentation #cultured #guthealth #probiotics #homemadefood #healthy #superfoods #goodbacteria #backslop #kitchenexperiment #friendlyferments #cheese #condiments
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