Longevity Energy Tonic
It’s TONIC time! I have been creating a lot of new tonic recipes and wanted to share this one with you. The other recipes I am saving for my TONIC ebook that I am working on. It will be full of indepth information about tonic and longevity herbs, where to purchase them (top quality for BEST price), recipes and much more. I am passionate about tonics and their benefits and it is due time to share all this acquired knowledge and share with you how to make your own.
What do think!? Would you be interested in this book? I would love your input, feedback and comments.
Herbal tonics are used to promote over-all well being, to enhance the body’s energy, and to regulate the bodily and psychic functioning, to protect the body and mind so as to create what the Chinese call “radiant health”.
In the meantime, let’s take a brief look at the ingredient list for this tonic and its benefits for you. (*Click on the name and see where I purchase mine).
♦ Hemp seeds - Hemp seeds offer raw nutrition, rich nutty flavor and a tender crunch. Hemp seeds contain more protein and omegas than a similar serving of Chia or Flax. These seeds make a great alternative to milk – hemp milk. They lend a creamy texture when blended with water.
♦ Dandy Blend – The Easiest Way to Get Dandelion (Good for your liver) in Your Diet. Rich, smooth full-bodied coffee flavor, but no caffeine, acidity or bitterness. May provide increased energy – use with discretion before bedtime.
♦ Raw Cacao Powder – King of cacao – Raw chocolate. Cacao is increasingly being consumed for its nutritive and health enhancing properties as it has been in many cultures for thousands of years. If you feel exceptionally good when eating it, you can thank the “bliss” chemical anandamine along with theobromine and phenylethylamine for boosting your mood. Pure cacao powder also contains a good dose of magnesium, which plays an important role in maintaining a healthy heart.
♦ Gynostemma Extract powder – Gynostemma is a sweet and slightly bitter herb. The list of benefits of this “magic grass” as it’s called are amazing. It has a strong anti-fatigue affect, strengthens the mind, increases vigor, improves digestion, eases pain, strengthens the immune system, fights off pathogens and helps reduce inflammation. An adaptogenic herb, this means It helps to calm the system when overactive and stimulate when under active or depressed.
♦ Maca (Gelatinized) - The maca root has potent adaptogenic properties helping each body differently based on individual needs. Maca is most often regarded as a powerful stamina booster, libido enhancer, hormone regulator and exhaustion buster. Unique alkaloids found in maca, called Macainas, have been shown to nourish and support the endocrine system, which regulates many of the body’s important functions. Maca also provides an abundance of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and sterols that can support general health and immune function.
♦ Astragalus Root powder – Astragalus herb is thought to boost overall vitality. In Chinese medicine it has been historically used to promote healing and reduce fatigue.
♦ Triphala – Triphala is recommended and used more than any other Ayurvedic herbal formulation. Popular for its unique ability to gently cleanse and detoxify the system while simultaneously replenishing and nourishing it, this traditional formula supports the proper functions of the digestive, circulatory, respiratory and genitourinary systems. Translated as “three fruits”, it is composed of the dried fruits of amalaki, bibhitaki and haritaki. Containing five of the six tastes (all but salty), Triphala readily removes excess vata, pitta and kapha from the body, bringing balance and proper functioning to the system. It is commonly taken as a daily supplement to help maintain balance of the doshas.
♦ Organic Ghee - Ghee is essentially clarified butter, which means it has had the milk solids and water removed. Ghee helps with digestion, prevents inflammation, promotes intelligence and memory and lubricates the body’s connective tissues, promoting flexibility. Modern Western medicine has found that ghee resists free radical damage, and that it contains phenolic antioxidants that are known help strengthen the immune system. Ghee is also lactose-free and contains no salt.
♦ Chaga mushroom ( I used as a tea base for this recipe) – Chaga mushroom can be used as a remedy for chronic inflammation, diabetes, hypertension, cancers, stomach illnesses and improving the immune system.
- 1 1/2 cups liquid of choice (water, herbal tea, nut or seed milk of choice)
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds (Manitoba Harvest)
- 1 tsp. Gynostemma extract powder (Vimergy)
- 1 tsp. Maca - gelatinized (Navitas Naturals)
- 1 TB. Dandy Blend
- 1 tsp. Astragalus Root powder
- 1/2 tsp. Triphala (Banyan Botanicals)
- 1 tsp. or more Raw Cacao powder (Navitas Naturals)
- pinch of cayenne
- 1 tsp. coconut oil (Nutiva) or ghee (Ancient Organics)
- NuNaturals liquid stevia - 8 drops or to taste
- pinch of pink himalayan salt
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and BLEND till smooth and creamy - about 30 seconds. Pour into a saucepan and heat on LOW for a few minutes to desired temperature. Enjoy!
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