ELIXIRS - Creamy fabulous concoctions

Updated: Mar 31




.Have you heard of the term "bulletproof"?

What about elixir?


Churning fat -like butter, milk, cream, cocoa- into herbal preparations has been a traditional practice ~ like "po cha" (used butter or yak milk) in Tibet & "chai" (used milk / cream) in India.


An elixir is a concoction that is concentrated with nutrients- usually used to heal and balance the body, and it is commonly in a liquid preparation.

Below are some of my favourite concoctions.


These recipes are versatile, choose your favourite milk and sweeteners.


Method:


The antioxidants: choose from the following..

  • Tea: black, rooibos, matcha, chai

  • Coffee

  • Cocoa / cacao

  • Chaga and other mushroom teas

  • Toasted dandelion roots and other toasted root teas


Make it creamy: choose from the following..


The quality of these ingredients will determine their nutritional value.


For example animal products from grass-fed cows will contain higher proportions of omega fatty acids, organically grown things will contain less chemical residue, etc.

  • Whole milk, cream, butter or ghee

  • Homemade or store bought plant milks like almond , cashew..

  • Cocoa, cocoa butter

  • Coconut, coconut oil

Try blending the creamy ingredients or heating them on the stove to get a latte effect.


Spice it up?


Why not make it a superfood latte with one of these antioxidant options?

  • Ceylon cinnamon ~ one of the highest plant sources of silica and great for balancing insulin response

  • Nutmeg ~ calming, soothes digestion, source of minerals

  • Maca root ~ hormone balancing, improves energy and stamina

  • Sea salt ~ alkalizing and a source of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes

  • Unpasteurized honey ~ sweet and contains active compounds, supports immune

  • Turmeric ~ anti-inflammatory and adjust the taste-buds for balanced digestion

  • Cardamon ~ one of the most expensive spices in the world! Beneficial for digestion, immune and contains antioxidants known to promote beauty

  • Sweetener- head over to this post here to select the healthiest sugar for your home

I like these drinks when I have to prolong a fast, run out of food, am on the run or it's too early or late for food.. or as a dessert!


Sam