Updated: Apr 28, 2020
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" (use 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.
Choose antioxidants from the following..
Tea: black, rooibos, matcha, chai
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, oat..etc.
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? Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the following...
Ceylon cinnamon- one of the highest plant sources of silica and great for balancing insulin response.
Nutmeg- calming, soothes digestion, source of minerals, antifungal.
Maca root- hormone balancing, improves energy and stamina.
Sea salt- alkalizing and a source of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, tastes nice balanced with a sweetener.
Unpasteurized honey- sweet and contains active compounds, supports immunity.
Turmeric- anti-inflammatory and adjusts 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!