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Aloe-Lime Coconut Yogurt

2017-09-22T21:10:02+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Aloe, Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Well-Being, Yogurt|

Aloe Vera is well known for its topical application, but can you eat Aloe? YES! Most often it’s blended into smoothies and juices, but there’s so much more this medicinal plant can offer. The edible and superfood part of the Aloe Vera plant is the solid gel-like substance, almost like a tapioca and that gave us the idea of making a dessert topping with the Aloe plant.   Strengthens the Immune System Aloe vera gel contains vitamins A, C, E, B-12 and folate.It has an array of essential minerals, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, chromium, sodium, copper, zinc and selenium. It also contains 20 amino acids, including 7 out of the 8 essential ones.   Anti-inflammatory Aloe contains several anti-inflammatory compounds, including salicylic acid, C-glucosyl chromone and an enzyme called bradykinase.  Aloe is also able to reduce the production of acid in the body, which also prevents inflammation.   Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Phytosterols, found in aloe vera gel help to enhance insulin sensitivity, which reduces blood glucose and triglycerides levels.   Note: There are many species of Aloe, they are not all edible and they can be difficult to identify. We don’t recommend that you use your house plant in any recipes. […]

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Willow Living and our 30-Day Water Challenge

2016-10-19T14:49:29+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Food & Drink, Uncategorized, Well-Being|

HYDRATE WITH US! Hi there! It’s Jill and Coco here at Willow Spa! Today we’d like to invite you to join us in a 30 day water challenge. We all know drinking water is important for good health, but it can be very challenging to get enough water daily. In fact [...]

Wellness Shooter with Oregano Oil

2016-10-19T14:49:29+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized, Well-Being|

Oil of Oregano – The Natural Antibiotic A couple of years ago, after suffering with a really bad cold, one of the aestheticians asked if we ever used oregano oil as a natural antibiotic. She went on to say that even though she is in the profession of being in direct contact with so many [...]

Healthy Choices When Dining Out

2016-10-19T14:49:29+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Food & Drink, Well-Being|

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES WHEN DINING OUT We’ve all been there. We eat healthy at home and prepare all of our lunches for work and then, suddenly we find ourselves at a restaurant and we have no idea what to order. Remember, restaurants are in the business of selling you food and enticing your [...]

Recipe Friday – Layered Salad in a Jar

2016-10-19T14:49:30+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Food & Drink, Well-Being|

Pretty, portable and delicious! What's not to love about a salad in a jar? If you haven't adopted the layered salad in a jar trend and you have a busy life that's always on the go, then I really recommend that you give in. These salads take so little prep time, they last for several days and are so helpful in [...]

Recipe Friday – Cool as Cucumber

2016-10-19T14:49:32+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Food & Drink, Skin Care, Well-Being|

Over the years, Willow Spa has stressed the importance of clean eating and its role in staying healthy. We are constantly challenging ourselves to try new foods & lifestyles that will better ourselves. Over the past few months we having been moving toward a plant based diet to boost our antioxidant intake and help protect our [...]

Coconut Oil for Improved Fitness

2016-10-19T14:49:32+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Food & Drink, Well-Being|

Coconut Oil is a natural energy booster and it is a preferred energy source because it doesn't lead to the adrenaline crashing that sugar and caffeine can bring. Coconut Oil is energy dense, easily digestible and yields about 2 times more energy than starch or protein. Coconut oil revs up your metabolism because it helps [...]

Recipe Friday – Hydrating, Detoxifying, Refreshing!

2016-10-19T14:49:32+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Detox, Food & Drink, Well-Being|

Watermelon-Coconut-Lime Refresher & Watermelon-Strawberry Salad The first days of summer started with a heat wave and keeping hydrated became quite a challenge! It seemed natural to combine our favorite summer fruits; watermelon, strawberries, lime with coconut water superfood for the extra hydration needed. The watermelon-coconut-lime refresher and watermelon-strawberry salad are both so simple to make and the yet so healthy [...]

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