Friday, April 18, 2014

Herbal Snacks for Families from Bless Botanicals

We listened to a wonderful webinar last night hosted by Herb Fairies. These are the recipes given by Julie Onnie-Hay

Funky Not Junky Herbal Snacks for Families

Julia Onnie-Hay, Bless Botanicals

Funky Herbal Food: Herbal High-C
Replaces Junky Foods Like: Kool-Aid or Fruit Punch
Benefits: High in Vitamin C & super easy to make!
Ingredients: Hibiscus Flowers &/or Leaves (dried or fresh), Liquid Stevia or Raw Local
Honey, Water, Spanish Needle Flowers (optional)
Supplies: Glass jar with lid, cups
Instructions: Place Hibiscus Flowers &/or Leaves in the glass jar. Pick some Spanish
Needle Flowers if they are growing close by & add them to the glass jar. Fill glass jar
with water and cover to keep bugs out. Put glass jar in the sunshine for a few hours.
When the water is pink or red, add Liquid Stevia or Raw Local Honey to taste and enjoy!

Funky Herbal Food: Cold STOP! Soda POP!
Replaces Junky Foods Like: Regular or Diet Soda
Benefits: Anti-viral, anti-inflammatory & yummy!
Ingredients: Elderberry Syrup, Ginger Decoction OR Juiced Ginger, Fizzy Water
Supplies: Cups, spoons
Instructions: Combine all three ingredients to taste.

Funky Herbal Food: Green Thumb Popcorn
Replaces Junky Foods Like: Hot Cheetos, Potato Chips, French Fries
Benefits: Packed so full of nutrition, a whole family could live off it while camping at the
Florida Herbal Conference!
Ingredients: Popcorn, Spirulina, Nutritional Yeast, Kelp or Other Seaweed, Cayenne,
Powdered Garlic, Sea Salt
Supplies: Brown Bags
Instructions: Pop the popcorn. Fill brown bag with popcorn. Add all other desired
ingredients one-by-one, shaking bag and tasting popcorn in-between adding new

Funky Herbal Food: Bumble Balm Bomb
Replaces Junky Foods Like: Regular Cookies, Cakes, Pastries
Benefits: Full of Nervine Herbs that help kids (& parents) chill out with getting sleep,
offers a good dose of protein & full of immune-strengthening bee products!
Ingredients: Oats, Raw Local Honey infused with Lemon Balm leaves (dried or fresh),
Bee Pollen, Almond or Other Nut Butter, Cinnamon
Supplies: Plastic baggies or bowls, spoons
Instructions: Put all ingredients into a plastic baggie or bowl and mash up. Either eat
with a spoon out of the plastic baggie or roll into little balls and stick into fridge to get
more solid.

Recommended Resources:
Herb Fairies – Visit
Rosemary Gladstar – Herbal Remedies for Children’s Health
Susun Weed – Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year
Lesley Tierra – A Kid’s Herb Book: For Children of All Ages

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