Nov 10, 2015


What is an elixir? I like to think of it as a healing beverage. It’s different to a smoothie, different to a juice, and usually with ingredients that can boost our immune system, help balance hormones and blood sugar, heal leaky gut, and can flood us with antioxidants, just to name a few. And I love them. They are super easy to make, you just need a few ingredients that you may not have tried before. But never fear, I have explained them all below, and you will find them all at great health food stores.

Longevity Loved Up Cacao Elixir

1 cup hot filtered water
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 Tbsp hemp seeds
1/2 Tbsp cacao powder
1/4 tsp reishi mushroom powder
1/8 - 1/4 tsp ginger powder
sprinkle cinnamon
2 drops English Toffee stevia

Blend til smooth.

Happy Hormones + Magic Maca Elixir

1 cup hot filtered water
1/2 tsp maca powder
1/2 tsp licorice powder
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp lecithin granules
1 tsp collagen powder
1 tsp colostrum powder
pinch vanilla
pinch sea salt

Blend til smooth.

Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidant Elixir

1/2 cup hot filtered water
1/2 cup coconut milk (warmed)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp glutamine powder
1 Tbsp hemp seeds
2 drops English Toffee Stevia
Pinch of vanilla

Blend til smooth.

Matcha Green Tea Elixir

1 cup hot filtered water
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 tsp matcha green tea powder
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp colostrum powder
1 tsp raw local honey

Blend til smooth.

Now... if you're wondering what some of those ingredients are, or why I use them, never fear. Here you go...

Hemp seeds: essential fatty acids / anti-inflammatory / high in protein / creams up your elixirs

Reishi mushroom: immune support / cardiovascular health / anti-viral / boosts body’s self healing

Stevia liquid: sugar free / no blood sugar interference (and the flavoured drops leave no chemically-aftertaste)

Colostrum: contains 97 immune factors / supports immunity / enhances regeneration / incredible to make elixirs creamy / milky vanilla flavour

Collagen: amino acids easily and quickly absorbed / great for joint health / skin healing / high protein / tasteless

Matcha green tea: high in catechins, particularly EGCg (epigallocatechin gallate) which provides potent fighting properties for that disease that starts with C

Maca: great for hormone balance / adaptogen / helps deal with stress / mineral rich / nutty malt-like flavour

Licorice: brilliant adrenal herb / naturally very sweet (do not use if you have high blood pressure)

Lecithin: choline rich / supports brain function / an emulsifier so it is great at bringing the ingredients together

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