For all those that want an energizing drink in the morning without drinking coffee or taking stimulants, you may just love my blog even more for giving you this wildly delicious option that is so very comforting and deeply satisfying. It’s so good, let’s dive right into it…
Make a brew of yerba mate tea, strain and set aside. You can get it at your local health food store or online. Yerba mate enhances physical energy, stimulates mental clarity, supports weight loss, elevates mood, and aids elimination. It’s also phenomenal to drink when you need to focus, concentrate and get sh*t done! I find it to be non-addictive unlike coffee.
Make a hot brew of tonic herbal tea with your favorite adaptogens (Chaga, Reishi, Astragalus, Cat’s Claw, Pau d’Arco, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, etc). I make mine in a Saladmaster pot and intuitively choose which herbs will serve me in that moment, or for what I’d like to create for myself that day (mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically). I’m a tea lover and keep a wide selection of herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs on hand at all time.
Pour equal amounts of your yerba mate and herbal tea brew into your Vita-Mix blender (this eliminates any stimulating effects from the yerba mate), and add:
1 tablespoon heirloom organic cacao powder (raw / unroasted)
1 tablespoon tocotrienols (I get mine from Transition Nutrition – look it up online)
1 teaspoon Mushroom Immunity (35 medicinal mushroom formula to feed your immune system daily; prevent winter colds, the flu, and viral infections)
Organic stevia to taste; the butterscotch and vanilla flavor are extra nice in this beverge – the stevia makes it a bit frothy, too as is typical when mixed with tonic herbs
Blend on high for 20 seconds, taste test; drink as is or put back in your pot to re-warm if you like it steamy hot like I do! You can always pour over ice cubes (made with spring water that you’ve ideally harvested yourself from your local area) if you’d like to experience the iced version of this babe. It’s all magically delicious!
The Mushroom Immunity is an ideal addition especially this time of year to keep you as healthy as possible. Remember, when the body gets ill, it’s a clear sign that something is greatly out of balance and that some component of your health, wellness and/or nutrition needs tending to. If you give your body what it needs every single day, then you’ll keep it firing on all cylinders and your body will not break down.
It is very possible to go an entire year … several years – without getting sick. Once you tap into this understanding and realize the needle movers that allow this to be the case, it’s incredibly empowering as it is YOU that maintains control over how your body feels. I want to feel magnificent everyday – you?!
These are medicinal mushrooms have been used historically as the main method for keeping one well, in other cultures. Mushrooms are the most intelligent species – it’s like they’re not even from this planet! Have you ever harvested your own Chaga or Reishi Mushroom, or other prized immunity-enhancing mushrooms? If so, you know exactly what I’m talking about – they are extra special for reasons that are a bit mysterious, and interestingly I find them to be *the* precise piece in my nutritional puzzle that makes it so I stay healthy year-round. AHO!