Herbs to Grow in Your Garden!
Gardening is an amazing stress-relieving and restorative summertime activity! The best part? At the end of the season you can have a garden-full of beautiful and fresh produce and herbs to enjoy. Even better? Some of the herbs you grow can be used medicinally, as well as aesthetically. Here is a list of some of our favorites:
Calendula (Calendula officinalis): Also known as pot marigold, this is a bright orange flower that can also be used to brighten your skin! It is an edible flower that can be a great addition to a summer salad made from the other vegetables in your garden. An added bonus? Calendula acts a natural pesticide to protect your garden from hungry insects.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea or angustifolia): Echinacea is a tall flower with petals the color of our bright pink Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bar! It is not only a pretty flower to be used in flower arrangements, but can also be used to boost your immune system! No one wants to catch a cold during the summer!
Sage (Salvia officinalis): Sage not only smells fantastic, but can be used to help treat a sore throat! It makes a fantastic tea - simply place a couple sage leaves into boiling water for 3-5 minutes to let it steep! We recommend adding some honey and fresh lemon.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum): St. John’s Wort has the same bright yellow color of our Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, and can also be used to brighten up your day! It has been proven to be helpful in mediating the symptoms of mild depression and anxiety.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): Lavender is a great flower to put on the edge of your garden in order to get the most exposure to it’s amazing scent! The smell is not only pleasing, but is known to reduce anxiety and promote sleep! Try putting a couple sprigs of lavender in your pillowcase. The aroma might help soothe you to sleep!
After a long day of gardening in the hot sun, try unwinding with a Whoa Dough popsicle. Here is the recipe (provided by @vegan_vegana on Instagram):
Add the banana, raspberries, chia seeds, and soy milk into a blender and mix until smooth. Add chunks of your favorite Whoa Dough Bar into a popsicle tray and then pour in the mix and let it freeze!
Do you have a favorite Whoa Dough recipe? Leave it in a comment below! We may post it on our Instagram (don’t forget to follow @whoadough_!)! If we do, we will send you a sample pack so you can continue to Snack Happy!