Herbal Infusions for Warm Drinks

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By Cooking Panda

Warm drinks already have us feeling fuzzy inside, but let’s step it up another notch.  Herbal elixir drinks are not limited to the Insta-boomerangs from influencers, take it upon yourself to seize the herbal power with these recipes. Let’s get the energy flowing, without the jitters and crash.

Cleansing and Healthy Herbal Coffee

Ingredients

Herbal Coffee Mix

  • 1 cup chicory root
  • ½ cup roasted dandelion root
  • ½ cup dandelion leaves
  • ½ cup Yerba Mate (optional)

“Coffee” Latte

  • 1 tablespoon of Herbal Coffee Mix
  • 1 ½ cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, pastured butter, MCT oil
  • ¼ cup milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed collagen
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice (optional)
  • Other flavorings like cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients for the Coffee Mix. Store in a glass jar in a dark place.
  2. In a French press, scoop ½ – one tablespoon of the mix and pour the boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes.  Pour into a cup, add your favorite fixings and enjoy!
  3. Alternatively, if you don’t have french press, you may use a mason jar to steep and a strainer to strain the herbs.

Notes

You may want to start with 2 teaspoons of herbal coffee to see if that is strong for you.  I like it bold and rich so I go for the full tablespoon.

Inspired by Prepare and Nourish.

 

Magical Adaptogenic Matcha Elixir Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 5 teaspoons Epic Matcha powder
  • 2 cups Astragalus tea (already brewed)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp Ashwagandha powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder (optional)
  • 1 Dash Cinnamon powder and hemp seeds

Directions

  1. Heat water to 175 degrees.
  2. In a tea infuser, place the astragalus herbal tea with the boiled water and infuse.
  3. Leave to steep for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Next, whisk the matcha with the brewed tea in a small round bowl.
  5. Add all the ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
  6. Pour into mug and sprinkle with cinnamon and hemp seeds.
  7. Enjoy!

Inspired by Epic Matcha

 

Cacao Ginger Adaptogen Elixir

Ingredients

  • ½ can coconut milk (or nut milk of choice)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp MCT oil or coconut oil
  • ½ tsp ashwagandha powder (or one dropperful of tincture)
  • ½ tsp chaga powder (or one dropperful of tincture)
  • 12 tsp reishi powder (or one dropperful of tincture)
  • ½ tsp ginger powder, or small ko fresh ginger, peeled
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract (or pinch of vanilla bean powder)
  • Dash of pink salt
  • Sweetener to taste – honey maple syrup, silan date syrup (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat coconut milk and water in a small pan. Add to blender with rest of ingredients, blend and enjoy!

Inspired by Stasherbag.

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What the **** are these Herbs Dictionary

You probably want to know what you are infusing your body with… and we don’t blame you.

Please note – Although these plants are identified as medicinal, please seek with your medical professional before altering any major life changes through these holistic remedies.

Ashwagandha

  • A plant, the root and berry is used for medicinal purposes.
  • According to WebMD, used for:
    • Arthritis, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), blance, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),asthma, reduces levels of fat and sugar in blood, and much more.

Astragalus

Cacao

  • Raw and dehydrated cacao bean
  • According to WebMD:
    • Healthy antioxidants to prevent disease, lowers cholesterol, gives caffeination without the jitters, high in magnesium, helps with PMS symptoms.

Chaga

  • A mushroom, used for medicinal purposes.
  • According to WebMD, used for:
    • Heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, parasites, stomach pain, tuberculosis.

Chicory Root

  • A plant, the roots and above-ground parts are used for medicinal purposes.
  • According to WebMD, used for:
    • Mild laxative effect and rich source for beta-carotene.

Dandelion

  • Herb, ntive to Europe.
  • According to WebMD, used for:
    • Swelling (inflammation) of the tonsils, infections of the kidney, urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Grass-Fed Collagen

  • According to WebMD:
    • Found in the dermis and is abundant protein in skin.
    • Foundation of youth, fights off wrinkles.

Maca

Matcha

  • Extract from the green tea leaf.
  • Energizing, helps focus, boosts metabolism, high in antioxidants.

MCT Oil

  • Made from medium-chain triglycerides.
  • According to WebMD, used for:
    • Problems taking in fat or nutrients, weight loss, appetite, extra energy and inflammation.

Reishi

Yerba Mate

  • A plant, the leaves are used for medicinal purposes.
  • According to WebMD:
    • Relieves mental and physical exhaustion, used for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), improves mood, weak bones, relieves headache, taken for heart-related complaints and much more.
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