January 2017 — PlantOGram

January 31, 2017

Top 5 Ways TO Increase Your Super Food Intake

Goji Berries

Pure and Simple Goji Juice:

One of our favorites! In a 12oz. glass of water or a juice bottle add one handful of Goji Berries and let them sit and hydrate for a few minutes or all day as you drink your own Goji Berry juice. Chewing the Gojis as you drink is a wonderful experience with four grams of fiber per handful. It is a great pick-me-up between meals and the most delightful way to enjoy a glass of water.

Pure and Simple Goji Fruit Juice:

This is a unique experience in phyto nutrient energy that you feel throughout your body; a buoyant lift that fills you with joy and feeds you right down to a cellular level! Blend together equal amounts of Goji Berries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, apples, raspberries and blackberries. Put in a blender for a few seconds, add a cup of water or orange juice for easier blending, pour into your goblets and drink an elixir of live energy! To add a special touch dust the top of juice with cocoa powder and a light sprinkle of chopped pine nuts and serve.

Pure and Simple Goji Apple Salad:

2 diced apples, 3 tbsp. each of walnuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, 3 tbsp. soaked Goji Berries. You can let your imagination soar with this salad! Substitute or add a variety of different fruits and nuts.

Pure and Simple Goji Trail Mix:

This is also one of our favorites. We mix up our combinations and play with the recipe almost every time we make a new batch. Children like it when we add dark chocolate chips to the blend. We use the Tibetan Goji Berries with sunflower seeds, flax seeds, pecans, a small amount of pine nuts, walnut pieces, dried blueberries, apples slices, cherries, peaches, pineapple, and a small amount of coconut shreds.

Pure and Simple Goji Bars and Goji Balls:

Everyone loves these bars and they are loaded with fiber and phyto nutrient energy! We include flax seed, sunflower seed, pecan pieces, blueberry, cherry and Goji Berry, coconut butter, almond butter, cocoa powder, molasses and honey. We have made these chunky style and have finely diced up the pieces and enjoyed the bars both ways. Mix and combine ingredients to desired consistency and form into shapes of your choice. Place on wax paper and put in the refrigerator for an hour and they are ready to take out and enjoy.

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January 30, 2017

What do Hollywood celebrities like Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Madonna, Paula Abdul, Mischa Barton and Gisele Bundchen all have in common? ding ding ding they all eat GOJI BERRY! Similar to the benefits you get from eating other berries, goji berries are loaded with beta-carotene (a pigment found in plants and fruits) which helps promote healthy skin. Goji berries have also been known to help boost the immune system and protect the eyes — talk about a super fruit. This fruit has been around for ages and has been a hidden gem to a lot of people.


Super Food that's Super Easy! Goji Berries (a.k.a. Wolfberries) are used throughout the Orient to treat a broad range of ailments and diseases. They are high in antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids and are widely used to reduce inflammation.

Container Grow Your Gojis. Goji Berries can be container grown to be kept inside a s a gorgeous house plant as well.

This is one of the easiest plants to grow organically. It's highly disease resistant and rarely bothered by insects. Even deer and rabbits leave it alone. There is no need for any chemicals or sprays. Just plant it and pick.

Don't baby your Gojis. They're naturally drought tolerant and like well draining soil. Thrives in zones 5-9, tolerating temps down to -18 F. Does well in the dry west or humid east.

Pick $175 worth of Berries each year from a single plant! A mature plant will produce almost 7 lbs of berries under good conditions. We don't know of any other fruit plant that has this incredible of a payback. Plus it continues to produce year after year.

Eat Goji Berries all year long. Your berries get sweeter the longer you leave them on the bush and will be much tastier than what you buy in the store. Eat them fresh, juice them, freeze them or dry them on newspaper. Most people prefer to eat their berries like raisins. Grow several plants and enjoy healthy Goji Berries all throughout the year.

Plant your Gojis every 4 ft. They grow into viney bushes. Some people grow them on a trellis. They are self pollinating, but do better with additional companions.

Almond Goji Berry Energy Bars:

Goji berry has been shown to:

  • Boosted immune system and flu protection. A boosted immune system and flu protection can go hand-in-hand. ...
  • Potential weight loss aid. Goji berries pack healthy food energy into small servings. ...
  • Antioxidants for eyes and skin. ...
  • Maintain blood sugar. ...
  • Increased testosterone. Continue reading →
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January 30, 2017

Sufferers of headaches know just how debilitating they can be. Headaches occur in millions of individuals across the country, and they have a mirad of different causes. The consumption of different foods can be the cause and the cure of headaches. Food allergies and sensitivities are a leading cause of headaches and migraines. The symptoms of headaches and migraines are not only pain, but can include vertigo, fatigue, malaise, and auditory and visual auras. Auras are a change in perception that can accompany severe headaches.

Migraine sufferers experience relief by following a diet rich in magnesium, some experts believe.

"To increase your magnesium intake, try consuming magnesium-rich foods such as bananas, dried apricots, avocados.

Coffee In moderation,coffee can be a great fix for a pounding headache. Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, which means it can reduce the size of blood vessels. In excess, this can cause a headache. However, one cup of coffee could help tame a difficult migraine. If your headache is caused by seasonal allergies, coffee will have an even greater effect.

Bananas are a great food to eat when trying to relieve a stubborn headache. They are high in magnesium, which can relax your blood vessels and ease head pain. They are also high in potassium, which is an essential part of your electrolyte balance. A night of heavy drinking can leave you with a painful hangover and you may need to replace your lost electrolytes due to dehydration.

Almond Start helping your sore head by eating a handfull of almonds. This healthy snack is high in tryptophan, an amino acid that helps release serotonin, the feel good brain chemical. Turkey is another great option for consuming this amino acid. Almonds are also full of magnesium, which can relax your muscles and blood vessels. Physical pain and mental stress can cause tension headaches, which would benefit from consuming extra magnesium.

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January 30, 2017

Making your own Vanilla Bean Essential Oils is very easy and doesn't take a lot of time! You can make your own oils that will leave your home smelling amazing. You can also use you can use them to make homemade soaps, massage oils, body lotions and aromatherapy items.

Things You'll Need

-16 ounces of organic coconut, safflower or jojoba liquid oil
-3 to 5 large organic vanilla beans
-Sharp knife
-16-ounce canning jar with tight lid
-Double boiler
-Wooden spoon
There are steps for COLD and HOT infusion methods to use with you Vanilla Bean Oil. Just click on the link above for further steps.

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January 30, 2017

With a name like Cotton Candy and Mango put them together and what do you get?? The best of both worlds! Finally a mango that


brings out our childhood favorites and did I mention that this is 100% healthy for you? YUP you heard right... 100% healthy it's fruit.

This mango is PlantOGram's Designer Mango Variety it's not a mango that your going to find in your local super market or far

mers market like the Valencia Pride Mango ,Julie Mango or even the Lancetilla Mango.

Valencia Pride Mango

Julie mango Valencia Pride shown above Julie Mango shown above Lancetilla Mango shown above

Close your eyes and experience the taste of this mango infused cotton candy flavor. Cotton Candy is packed with sweet flavors and a thick pulp. The tree is considered a dwarf variety tree and a great producer. The tree itself can be container grown and pruned to maintain a healthy height of 5-7 feet. Watering only when needed. Remember Mango's don't like to be in wet soil.

Cotton Candy Makes a fun edition to any garden or indoor home plant just the name sounds like a great icebreaker... What kind of mango is that?? and it's in your home?? It's a Cotton Candy Mango Tree and yes it's indoor and grows very well in a container! Wham!

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January 30, 2017

So a lot of us live in a colder climate area or just want to feel like were living in paradise! I don't blame you having or adding fruit trees to your landscape outdoors (weather permitting) adds value to your home and putting fruit trees indoors in beautiful containers lets you wake up in a tropical paradise every day ! (LUCKY YOU)

So here are the do's for Container Gardening your PlantOGram Fruit Tree:

  • Select a container that has several drainage holes and is about 1/2 size bigger than the shipping pot.
  • Plant on the same level set the roots into the soil so that the growing point stays just at the same level with the soil surface. If the plant is set too deep the stem may rot.
  • Potting Mix make sure to use a well-drained potting mix. Adding a drainage layer at the bottom is beneficial. DO NOT use top soil or any other garden soil for potted plants!
  • Water only when the soil is dry to the touch and let it drain. DO NOT water if the soil is already wet. Tropical plants don’t like their feet wet.Leaves & Stems remove any yellowed leaves or damaged branches using sharp clippers. For the tops of trees that are broken because of shipment, trim below the break and the plant will put on new growth within 4-6 weeks. Some large size plants are slightly pruned for shipment.
  • Light DO NOT plant your tree out of the package and directly into full sun.
  • DO NOT fertilize for at least six to eight weeks. After that use a balanced slow release fertilizer similar to osmocote 14-14-14 once a month during warm seasons only.

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January 12, 2017

Papaya is a wonder fruit that is available all around the year. While many people are not too fond of ingesting the fruit, it is packed with great benefits and works wonders for the skin when topically applied.

Basic Tips To Keep In Mind Before You Indulge In Fruit Facials

  1. Make sure the masks are always applied on skin that is cleansed and exfoliated. Exfoliation will not only remove dead skin but also enhance blood circulation, which will improve the results of the pack.
  2. Make sure you blend the fruit well so that you can extract as much as pulp possible.
  3. Make sure all your chores are done and your mind is relaxed when you do the facial. You need to sit still when you apply the pack. Not only will it allow the pack to rest and prevent it from sliding off your face, but it will also help you calm down and unwind.
  4. Make sure you are wearing old clothes as fruit packs are ought to be messy.
  5. Some fruit pulps are extremely fluid;they will not remain on your skin.So, to add some volume, you could add oats to the fruit pulp. It will help the pack stay on your face, and offer added benefitsas well.
  6. When you apply a pack, you should cover both the face and the neck, as they are both exposed to the same environment.
  7. Adding these ingredients to the fruits will definitely amp up their benefits.
  8. Honey – Hydrates the skin and improves acne resistance.
  9. Lemon Juice – Kills bacteria, reduces blemishes, improves complexion, and fights acne.
  10. Yogurt – Removes excessive oil, protects the skin against harmful rays of the sun, and reduces tanning. It also makes your skin smooth and soft.
  11. Milk – It acts as a great cleansing and moisturizing agent. It enhances skin elasticity and improves the complexion as well.
  12. Green Tea – It helps in rejuvenating the skin.

You Will Need

  • 2 pieces of papaya
  • 1 tsp. of honey


  1. Blend the papaya such that it becomes a nice, smooth pulp.
  2. Add the honey to it.
  3. Apply generously on clean, dry skin. Allow it to rest for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Wash your face with water and pat dry.
  5. Once you moisturize, you will notice a healthy glow on your face.


This pack is safe to use for women with normal to dry skin. Use this pack once a week for best results.

Why It Works

Papaya is rich in vitamin A and an enzyme called papain, which has exfoliating properties that successfully remove all the dead cells. This element also helps in enhancing the complexion and promoting fairness(1). The fruit also contains elements that are anti-inflammatory. Therefore, it relaxes and soothes acne-prone skin. Papaya also thwarts premature aging. It makes the skin firm, and removes fine lines, scars, and blemishes. It nourishes your skin, making it look brighter, moisturized, and glowing.


Although there could be no adverse reactions when you use a natural fruit pack, it is best to do a patch test before you apply the pack on your face.

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January 12, 2017

The “wolfberry fruit”, as goji berries are known in China, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) since around 200 B.C. Goji berry benefits were even mentioned in “Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing”, an ancient book detailing the medicinal and agriculture knowledge of the mythical Chinese emperor Shen Nong and the oldest book on Chinese herbs in existence.

Goji berries benefits include the ability to naturally treat diabetes, hypertension, infectious diseases and common illnesses like the cold or a fever.


Replace your cranberries with Goji berries in your granola Cereal for a healthier choice and get all of the extra proteins your body needs!

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