Homemaker Gone Natural

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Diatomaceous Earth Detox Drink

     Diatomaceous Earth Detox Drink

  • 8oz water
  • 1T lemon juice
  • 1T apple cider vinegar
  • 1T raw honey
  • 1t diatomaceous earth (food grade)

Combine all ingredients and drink.  If you can’t drink it all in one go, be sure to stir again before your next drink.


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Kefir Smoothie (Probiotic, Antioxidant)

Kefir Smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh organic fruit
  • 1/2 organic kefir (I use pomegranate milk kefir)
  • 1/2 frozen organic berries
  • 1/4 cup frozen organic spinach (smoothie in picture has a little less because I ran out)
  • 1 T raw honey
  • 1 tsp diatomaceous earth, food grade
  • A pinch each of organic cinnamonturmeric and cayenne

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  If you prefer a more frozen type smoothie, you can switch the amounts of frozen versus fresh with your fruits and berries. This smoothie has strawberries for the frozen berries and the fresh fruits are a combo of strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and watermelon.

For more info on diatomaceous earth, check out this post.


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Vanilla Blueberry Apple Cinnamon Water

Say What?!?!

Okay, so this started out as an apple and cinnamon water, but as I was putting it together I just started throwing other things in….. sooooo anyway, here is what we got:

Vanilla Blueberry Apple Cinnamon Water

  • 2 Apples, diced
  • 1 c Blueberries
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 T Cinnamon Powder
  • 3 T Honey
  • 2 t Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Gallons Water

Put all ingredients together and refrigerate overnight.  Drink off water for the next two days, you can add water, vanilla and honey to the mixture if you run out, but pitch after two days.


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Strawberry-Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

So I have been seeing a lot of neat recipes floating around on facebook lately and you know me, I HAVE to try it at least once if it looks good and isn’t too dependent on processed foods.  So here is my:

     Strawberry-Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

  • 1/4 c uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 t dried chia seeds
  • 3/4 c almond milk
  • 1/4 c orange juice (I used pineapple juice in this picture b/c SOMEBODY drank the oj)
  • 1/4 c yogurt (I use organic, hormone, anti-biotic free)
  • 1/2 c fresh sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 c fresh sliced bananas
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 2 t honey (I use local/raw)

In blender add your oats and chia seeds. Blend on high until texture of flour.  Add milk and juice to blender and blend well making sure to get the oats and chia up into the mixture with a spoon or spatula.  Add yogurt and blend.  Add strawberries and bananas, then blend.  Add vanilla and honey and blend on high until desired smoothness is obtained.  Transfer into jar and refrigerate overnight.  Will keep in fridge for 2-3 days. Shake before drinking.


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Blackberry-Sage Antioxidant Water

I have seen all these really cool drink ideas and I was like…. I … want….to …..go…. to…. there….!!!!  Sorry, television program reference.  Anyway, this is my take on making these drinks; since they are super healthy and I want them to be available to my kids whenever they are thirsty for ‘more than water’ I bought a 3 gallon drink dispenser to sit on the counter.  This way they can have one of these super healthy ‘waters’ whenever they want and it’s super convenient for them.   I put the jug in the fridge at night and out on the counter during the day.  There is a nifty little core in the middle that you keep filled with ice to keep your drink cold.  Our first one:

     Blackberry-Sage Antioxidant Water

  • 10 cups water
  • 1 cup blackberries, lightly crushed
  • 3-4 sage leaves

Combine ingredients.  Sit in fridge over night, can keep adding water as it gets low and drink out of it for the next 48 hours.  Then discard fruit and leaves and start over.  I made this recipe x3 for my family.

PS-That handsome fellow in the background is my youngest cutting up our zucchini for dinner.