So if you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ll know I’m on a #100daysFermented food challenge to support good gut health and strengthen my immune system. As I wait on getting blood test and x-ray results which will determine the next course of action I am blogging daily to keep myself accountable. One week in to my challenge with 93 days to go, so far so good.
Every day for the past week I have ensured I’ve eaten and drank at least 1 fermented goodie. What’s fascinating for me on writing this blog is I’ve realised quite a few insightful things about my fermenting habits. So as a way of preserving what I can learn from these insights and keeping myself accountable, I’m going to share them here:
Insight #1: While I’ve been making Kombucha since 2009, I’ve not been consuming it regularly for about a year. I had a mould problem with a few batches in a row and it really set me back. I think my love of Kefir also jumped on top of Kombucha.
Remedy: Have a special jar for a SCOBY hotel to avoid loss in future and enjoy both kefir and kombucha equally.
Insight #2: I enjoy blogging about fermenting and good health almost more than anything else I blog about. This is my therapeutic writing and it brings me so much joy.
Remedy: Find a way to have both blogs under the one roof.
Insight #3: I resonate with fermenting as food medicine.
Remedy: Keep a good variety of fermented foods and drinks to avoid boredom. Take daily doses of any ferment as required.
While this CaG_MaP blast isn’t fermented it packs a punch and deserves to be shared. I’ve recently joined the Care2 Community and love their stuff! There’s a fascinating fact about celery in my recipe card, compliments of Care2 which gives me all the more reason to love up more celery!
- 3 stalks of Celery
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 thumb of ginger
- 1 tbsp dried mung beans
- 3 drops doTerra Peppermint oil
- Throw all ingredients into nutribullet or high speed blender except the essential oils.
- Blend until smooth and creamy then add oils to your drinking container and swish around with your straw or cap the container and shake.
- Did you know this?
- Celery can amp up your sex life: and this is not just hearsay. Dr. Alan R. Hirsch, Director of the Smeel and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, says two pheromones in celery–androstenone and androstenol–boost your arousal levels. They are released when you chew on a celery stalk.