We just had our 1st Holistic Creations class and I could have been more excited for those in attendance.

We laughed, learned, made new friends and got to take home A LOT of stuff!!!

I don't know if you're like me but I'm always on the hunt for more nutrient dense options for things like getting in more collagen & protein. I found the perfect way and wanted to share it so that was definitely on the agenda this go round. 

We made Chamomile Maple Marshmallows that were chock full of both protein and collagen and while making them everyone was coming up with great ideas on how to incorporate them. My favorite was putting them in my morning coffee for that little bit of froth and a smooth amazing kick of flavor.

Now I am sure some of you are thinking "Chamomile in coffee? Isn't that supposed to make you sleepy?". So let me explain.

There are different types of Chamomile...German and Roman.

Roman Chamomile, often celebrated for its calming effects, is a low-growing perennial that prefers being close to the ground. It boasts a sweet, apple-like fragrance and is commonly used in skin care products for its ability to soothe and calm irritated skin. This type of chamomile is also a fantastic choice for creating a relaxing atmosphere in your home, whether through essential oils or dried flowers. Its gentle nature makes it a wonderful addition to bedtime teas, helping to ease the mind into a peaceful sleep.

On the other hand, German Chamomile, a taller annual plant, is known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties. This type of chamomile is often used in herbal medicine to aid in digestive issues, reduce inflammation, and support the healing of minor wounds. Its slightly more bitter taste is a small trade-off for its powerful healing benefits, making it a favorite among herbalists for making teas, tinctures, and salves. 

Can you guess which one we used? 

Yep! German. Mixed with the maple syrup made of a smooth yummy comforting flavor. 

The other creation was super simple to create and most of us have it in our baking cabinet and pay a small fortune for especially if we are using organic.

What was it? Vanilla Extract!

Did you know that you can create different flavors depending on what type of alcohol you use?

Also where you get your beans and how they are grown and curated is super important. Some are better suited for baking than extracts.

So we learned all about it and got to choose between vodka or bourbon when making our own.

It's so simple to do so here ya go: Vanilla Extract Recipe

4 vanilla beans cut lengthwise (but not all the way through). Place them in a bottle and pour about 8oz of your favorite vodka, bourbon, grain alcohol, rum, or whisky to make sure you cover the beans. Store in a cool DARK place for 4-6 months in order to process for the best flavor.


So many times in the past I've heard people say that theyd love to do something like this but doing it at home alone was just not something they looked forward to. Thus the reason I created this opportunity. 

Anyway, we had a blast and hope that you can join us next time. 


If you try the recipe, be sure to let me know how it turns out and which alcohol you chose!

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