Learn how to create super food elixirs that will nourish you from the inside out. :)
The ultimate beverage for yogis and yoginis everywhere! This recipe by Akshata Sheelvant of Jeeva Lifestyle.com will hydrate, energize, provide cleansing fiber for the digestive system and omega fatty acids for lubricated joints and flexibility. Every yogi will tell you to avoid a heavy meal right before yoga class. This recipe offers a nice boost of energy and nutrition all the while being light in the tummy. The sweet, sour, and salty flavor combination and hydrating aspect is also thought to bring balance to the Ayurvedic dosha type Vata. Enjoy this healthful drink and have a wonderful yoga session!
Don't rely solely on external sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays. Get plenty of antioxidants from superfoods such as goji berries and you'll be protecting your skin from the inside out! Healthy skin will never lie within a jar or tube. A radiant complexion begins with optimal nutrition! Consume this mega antioxidant loaded beverage by Sarah Britton of My New Roots throughout the summer months to protect your skin and get your glow on!
Here’s a divinely magical chocolate elixir that is perfect for starting your day or even winding down your evening. With colder temperatures approaching, my Warm Raw Chocolate Chinese 5-Spice Elixir is perfect for warming your spirit. Every time I make this recipe, I feel the ingredients working on my body with each sip. Calming… yet subtly energizing. And the texture? Wow, never felt a beverage so silky in my mouth. It was damn near erotic. I’m just putting that out there… lol.
The ultimate in refreshing nourishment! This is a green drink featuring all star ingredients such as fresh coconut water and the juices of apple, romaine, celery, cucumber, ginger and fennel. This green juice elixir becomes the base of a smoothie with the addition of brown rice protein, Vitamineral green, and white chia seeds. Light and perfectly sweetened by apple and coconut water and packed to the max with minerals and nutrition!
Relax with a cup of warm (or hot!) superfood haute chocolate and nourish your body and spirit with each delicious sip. This recipe also makes a fabulous DIY Holiday gift idea for friends and family. All of the dry ingredients can be mixed together and placed in a cute, festive glass jar with a bow or ribbon. A few suggestions from the chef, Sarah Britton: "If you do not like spiced hot chocolate, just use the first four listed ingredients, plus milk or water. If you do not have or cannot find coconut sugar, leave this ingredient out of the mix and sweeten the finished beverage with honey or maple syrup." Check out Sarah's blog for a complete description of ingredients and more fun recipes!
The texture of this hot chocolate is a bit thick due to the cacao nibs and the dates. For that reason, it reminds me a whole lot of the super-rich, upscale hot chocolates—the kind that are practically melted chocolate in a glass—that you’ll sometimes find at fine chocolatiers. Except this one is made with only almond milk, cacao nibs and powder, dates, and spice. A healthy spin on a decadent classic.
Little is as comforting this time of year than a warm cup of spicy hot cocoa. In this heart-warming, chocolate-tingle inducing recipe by Golubka you will find instructions for warming your creation on the stove top. If you want a truly raw hot chocolate simply take off the burner before it gets too hot. A simple finger test will allow you to gauge how hot it gets. Golubka uses fresh nut milk, melted cocoa butter and truly raw cocoa powder to create a smooth, rich, decadent hot cocoa infused with real vanilla bean and fresh spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. Soothing, nourishing bliss in a cup!
There is no flower quite like a rose. It can be said to be the queen of all the flower kingdom has been used in cosmetics for thousands of years. If roses are in bloom I’ll use their petals to make a concoction of some sort. Rose is hydrating, healing, anti-inflammatory, relaxing, reduces scarring and is perfect for sensitive skin types.
Today, in my kitchen apothecary I made a Rose Petal Polish for the face. When rose petals are blended they turn into very little substance, surprisingly! So use as many as you need to fill up a jar.
To me, this Autumn Elixir Smoothie combines so many wondrous elements of fall; the warming notes of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, with the creamy combines of banana, freshly made almond mylk, and cooling fruits like pear.
A powerhouse of anti-inflammatories delivered in a sweet, fruity and almost medicinal tasting elixir with the juice of loquats, apples, carrots, fresh ginger, turmeric, paprika and a sprinkle of bee pollen!
In this recipe Marlie Centawer combines creamy frozen bananas with fresh young Thai coconut meat, blueberries, lucuma, vanilla, stevia, goji berries and bee pollen to create a smoothie that's fit for the God's! Yummm! Drink this ambrosia smoothie and pay homage to the beautiful divine being that you are, inside and out!
Sheleana from Young and Raw asks, "Do you suffer from inflammation, sore joins, menstrual cramps or even want to repair your muscles faster after yoga or a really good workout? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, boy do we have a cocktail for you!" This recipe utilizes fresh coconut water or a blend of green vegetable juices as a carrier for one of the most potent and renowned herbs to reduce inflammation: Tumeric! Because coconut water is so similar in composition to our own blood it makes it the perfect delivery system for this powerful healer. However, this recipe can also be made with green juice as the base. Try it and enjoy the many benefits of tumeric!
Chocolate superfood alchemist Julia Corbett describes her chocolate elixir recipe very eloquently: "This herbal chocolate elixir really tastes like cookies and cream, and is high in minerals like magnesium, copper and selenium. A tasty meal in a glass, great for a morning energy kick or post exercise refuel."
A light, creamy, medicinal sesame sweet potato drink with some powerful hormone balancing effects. Once blended thoroughly, the sweet potato takes on a very pleasant, delicate flavor and combines very well with the rich earthiness of the sesame milk. This recipe contains both ashwaghanda and maca which are both adaptogenic herbs helping to balance and strengthen the endocrine system. Ashwaghanda in particular is one of the most widely used herbs in Ayurvedic medicine for energy and strength and also has a very calming effect on the nervous system. Lucuma, maca and cinnamon combine synergistically to help balance out the somewhat strong flavor of the ashwaghanda. Enjoy for breakfast or as a calming drink before bed time.
This frothy, creamy, warming latte elixir recipe starts with a base of medicinal chaga tea and becomes a rich sensory experience with the addition of fresh sesame mylk, vanilla bean, raw cacao, cinnamon, nutmeg and mesquite pod meal. Chaga is a medicinal mushroom that is revered in Chinese medicine for it's ability to enhance the immune system and provide the body with powerful antioxidants. It is one of the most ultimate superfoods and works perfectly as a base for lattes like this one. Feel free to add your sweetener of choice if desired.
This juice is so electrolyte and mineral rich that once inside your belly you may very well start jumping with joy from all the energized electrons dancing through your body! This is a green blood building hydration power juice recipe complete with young coconut water, wheatgrass, spirulina, cucumber, celery and flavor balanced with a sweet touch of apple and tartness of lime. Cheers!
This is an electric pink drink & yes it's yummy in the tummy! Beets are a treat, and when you juice everything else you've got it makes one nice elixir.
Combining MSM, pearl, and whole food vitamin C is one of the most powerful ways to get the radiant glow and glowing skin that makes you appear 10 years younger than you are.
Spirulina can be an acquired taste but it is actually quite delicious in this citrusy sweet drink. This elixir recipe is a great way to get a dose of spirulina, as well as a hefty dose of vitamin C. Immune booster in a glass!