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Valentine’s Hibiscus

Stop and see Hibiscus’ beautiful deep pinks and reds. The colors change as the flower blooms and then as it dries. You might call it lipstick-pink to ruby-red or some may say maroon-colored. Use this delicious color for the mood of Valentine’s Day.

Hibiscus Flower Or Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis Flower With Blank Text

This beautiful flower has so much more to offer than its looks!! There are countless studies linking this colorful medicinal flower to beneficial health effects, including easing excess water weight, decreasing inflammation, lowering cholesterol, balancing blood sugar, improving blood pressure, and supporting the immune system.

Slow down and relax: Hibiscus is full of potent antioxidants and Vitamin C which may help in treating anxiety and has a calming effect on your mind.

Dry Herb Hibiscus For Tea In Baskets.

There are many ways to use Hibiscus:

Tea – hot or cold – organic (tea bags / loose tea)

Glowing Skin Detox – Hibiscus combined with rose and green tea – organic tea bags

Edible Flowers – Hibiscus is related to the okra plant and its flowers are very similar – make sure you grow the edible variety – Organic Hibiscus Sabdariffa-Roselle Seeds

Turn it into a Meal – use my Hibiscus Keto Delight recipe below

Get creative – Whole Dried Flowers – organic

Alcoholic Beverages – this is especially NOT a good idea for anyone with chronic illness

Hibiscus tea in glass teapot and dry flower on wooden background

Cold Brew Hibiscus Keto Delight – Recipe

This is perfect for a Keto or Paleo diet
Makes two drinks – perfect for Valentine’s Day
Ingredients
Coconut MCT oil – 1 tablespoon – organic
Fat and/or protein
High-quality protein powder with beet powder – organic (makes your drink even a deeper red)
Coconut cream – organic (makes your drink a pink color)
Hibiscus Tea bags – organic
Optional = Stevia, Honey, Vanilla – organic
Optional = want even a deeper red, use a sweet superfood, beet powder – organic
Instructions
The night before: Add 3 Hibiscus tea bags with 32 oz of pure water in a mason jar, lid, and place in refrigerator overnight
When ready to drink: In a blender add MCT oil and other ingredients with all of Hibiscus cold brew, blend for 20 seconds
For a sweet tooth, add stevia, honey or vanilla to taste
 Traveler Girl Pouring Tea From Thermos Cup, Outdoors. Young Woma
Get outside and enjoy the fresh air, even if it is cold air.
Take a thermos of hot Hibiscus tea to the park with your Valentine.

Closeup View Of Magenta Calyces (sepals) Of Roselle Flowers

Go to other sites for great Hibiscus ideas

Hibiscus in Food/Drink

Citrus, Suspended in Hibiscus Tea, For Ogling and Eating

Hibiscus Alcoholic Beverages

Hibiscus Tea Punch

Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Fun with Flowers: Introducing The Wild Hibiscus Royale…

Dig Deeper – Learn More

Health: Hibiscus sabdariffa L. in the treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia: a comprehensive review of animal and human studies.

Edible Flowers: Hibiscus sabdariffa L. – A phytochemical and pharmacological review

There are 40 different species of Hibiscus, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Some of these, such as Hibiscus sabdariffa L., have edible calyxes (place on salads or fine dinner dishes) or can be dried (used for tea). Also known as roselle, red sorrel and flor de Jamaica, Hibiscus sabdariffa L. is the Hibiscus most commonly used for tea and is used in many areas of the world.

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Be creative, have fun with the beauty of edible flowers.

Do you enjoy Valentine’s Day?

 

 

 

Maribeth Baxter, MBEC (Certified Mind-Body Eating Coach)

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Donations accepted to serve others on their chronic illness journey. Maribeth Baxter, MBEC provides voluntary certified health coaching services to the financially limited during their time of crisis.

 

 

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