Infusing Garlic Cloves with Olive Oil

by Renee Lindstrom,GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

Garlic Infusing in Olive Oil

Red Food for Root Chakra

Here is a  750 ml mason jar with fresh garlic cloves and olive oil set aside to infuse.  No special preparation needed other than to peel cloves and cover with oil.  These cloves can be ready for use as early as 7 days.

Once opened, move to cooler space such as fridge or a cold storage pantry.

Garlic cloves infused in olive oil have a nice flavour and though raw, they are nice to eat.  They can be a nice garnish, eaten as an immune booster or used to prepare other recipes.  My favourite way to use them is to infuse them in a cream cheese.

Garlic is considered one of the healthiest foods on the planet.  Cloves contain the following nutritional values:

  • Vitamin A, C, E, K, B6
  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Folate
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Betaine
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Selenium

Eating one or two cloves a day can provide living nutrition and be a healthier source of vitamins to supplement ones nutritional plan.  It is one small way to save resources, personally and environmentally.

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Loving the taste of celery juice as much as the benefits!

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Celery Juice using 2 stalks – around 4 calories and 1 gram of carbs

After ignoring an inner voice nagging to add celery juice to my morning routine I have finally listened to it.  It became so incident I couldn’t walk through the veggie department and have clarity.  This demanding voice finally broke through my resistance and boy am I happy I did.  I discovered I love the taste of it.  Never a fan of eating it as a snack food or table veggie, now I  am shocked to find I love it.  It is easily added to juicing in the morning before juicing wheat grass so for me, there is no extra clean up.  I have noticed that my stomach feels satisfied after drinking it leaving me less hungry during the day.  An added bonus –  my skin feels like it is glowing after drinking it.  I am definitely smiling more too.

Celery hasn’t had much independent scientific study yet this veggie contains high doses of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that do have proven health benefits.  The true indicator is ones own experience while exploring this veggies for possible personal benefits.  These following ingredients are why I am celebrating celery juice as I would much rather consume my vitamins from living foods versus buying them in a plastic bottle.

  • protein
  • carbs
  • fiber
  • sugars
  •  fat
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • potassium
  • manganese
  • vitamin K
    • aids in blood clotting and promotes bone health
  • vitamin C
    • fight inflammation, free radicals and infections
    • supports immune function and tissue repair
    • help protect against gout, heart disease and other disorders with an inflammatory component
  • folate
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin E
    • protects the skin from free radicals, inflammation and UV-induced damage
  • beta-carotene
  • lutein
    • potent antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory properties and supports eye health
    • it may protect against cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and oxidative-based eye diseases
  • zeaxanthin
  • antioxidants; ferulic acid, p-coumaric acid and kaempferol
  • flavonoids, limonene, caffeic acid and alkaloids
    • may lower the risk of heart and liver diseases, prevent inflammation and boost antioxidant levels in the bloodstream
  • Apigenin
    • has been linked to a lower risk of cancer, arthritis and neurodegenerative diseases According to a December 2016 research paper featured in the International Journal of Food Properties, this flavonoid may protect against autoimmune disorders, liver toxicity, inflammation and cardiovascular problems.

I don’t think I would use an electric juicer or blender to juice celery.  I find my hand juicer does a fast and efficient job and it is also to clean.  I have integrated a morning routine of hand juicing that I may expand over the next few seasons to other time during the day.  We will see how time bends for me on this front.  Energy is going up by the day so that wouldn’t be the reason for not doing it.

I could not find a hand juicer locally at any kitchen or hardware store when I was searching for one so I will add a link to a wheat grass juicer that is similar to the one I am using and love.

Celery is a Green Heart Chakra Food


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Traditional uses and properties of foods are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000