http://media.blubrry.com/vegetarian_zen/p/traffic.libsyn.com/vegetarianzen/Vegetarian_Zen_093___Coffee_Talk_wit.mp3 This episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast is all about coffee. You’ll learn about some of the purported benefits of this magic brown liquid, as well as some things to look out for. We’ll also discuss the importance of buying organic, fair-trade coffee. After doing the research for this episode we checked the […]
Quick Tip Tuesday: Soothe Your Stomach with Peppermint Tea
The soothing and healing properties of mint have been known since antiquity. A hybrid of watermint and spearmint, peppermint contains a high concentration of menthol, which is used to treat a variety of ailments.
Peppermint contains natural chemicals that relax the smooth muscles in the digestive tract, so drinking peppermint tea can help to relieve discomfort from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, abdominal pain and gas, and upset stomach.
Fresh Peppermint Tea
Making fresh, soothing peppermint tea is simple.
- Place two to four 4-inch sprigs of fresh mint in an infuser basket and place the basket in a mug (or simply place the mint directly in a mug). I typically use more mint because I prefer a stronger flavor.
- Pour boiling water over the sprigs. Steep for five to ten minutes (depending on how strong you prefer your tea).
- Remove the infuser basket (or strain your tea to remove the mint).
- Sweeten with a little honey, sugar, or stevia, if desired.
- Serve as is (hot) or over ice.
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http://media.blubrry.com/vegetarian_zen/p/traffic.libsyn.com/vegetarianzen/Vegetarian_Zen_092___Animal_Sanctuar.mp3 In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast we talk about some animal sanctuaries that are doing amazing work to help animals in need. We delve a little into the mission of each group, talk about their outreach programs, and share some fun facts. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian […]
3 March, 2015
Congratulations to the Winner of the “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead 2″ DVD!
Thank you to everyone who left a comment on Episode 090: Joe Cross Is Back In “Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead 2″.
We’re happy to announce that Veg Zenner Natalie Cartledge is the winner of the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2 DVD.
http://media.blubrry.com/vegetarian_zen/p/traffic.libsyn.com/vegetarianzen/Vegetarian_Zen_091___Organic_vs._Non.mp3 In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast we discuss buying organic vs non-GMO (and there is a huge difference!). We define each term and let you know which one is more important to consider when you’re at the market. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast! If […]
If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.
Sure, it’s easy to pick up a jar of applesauce at the store. Or those little single-serve containers. Mott’s, Musselman’s, your local store brand…there are plenty of choices. There are lots of varieties as well…chunky, sweetened, unsweetened, berry-flavored, cinnamon, and the list goes on. Unfortunately, unless you are very careful and very selective, you will […]
http://media.blubrry.com/vegetarian_zen/p/traffic.libsyn.com/vegetarianzen/Vegetarian_Zen_090___Fat_Sick_and.mp3 In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be reviewing the documentary Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead 2. Filmed 5 years after the original Fat Sick & Nearly Dead, this film updates Joe Cross’s progress, features lots of interviews of real people who were inspired to get healthy through juicing, and has […]