Longevity Energy Tonic + Video

Longevity Energy Tonic + Video

Longevity Energy Tonic

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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 BlendThe Easiest Way to Get Dandelion (Good for your liver) in Your DietRich, smooth full-bodied coffee flavor, but no caffeine, acidity or bitterness. May provide increased energy – use with discretion before bedtime.

Raw Cacao PowderKing 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 powderGynostemma 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.

TriphalaTriphala 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.

Longevity Energy Tonic
This creamy tonic is loaded with energy enhancing and longevity herbs. You will feel ready to take on the day in a balanced and energetic way. If you need a "pick-up" drink in the mid-afternoon, this is THE ONE!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups liquid of choice (water, herbal tea, nut or seed milk of choice)
  2. 1/4 cup hemp seeds (Manitoba Harvest)
  3. 1 tsp. Gynostemma extract powder (Vimergy)
  4. 1 tsp. Maca - gelatinized (Navitas Naturals)
  5. 1 TB. Dandy Blend
  6. 1 tsp. Astragalus Root powder
  7. 1/2 tsp. Triphala (Banyan Botanicals)
  8. 1 tsp. or more Raw Cacao powder (Navitas Naturals)
  9. pinch of cayenne
  10. 1 tsp. coconut oil (Nutiva) or ghee (Ancient Organics)
  11. NuNaturals liquid stevia - 8 drops or to taste
  12. pinch of pink himalayan salt
Instructions
  1. 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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12 Responses »

  1. Yummmyy! This sounds so delightful! Yes I would luv to see more tonics… this couldn’t come at a better time.. with a little summer time blues and need a boost!
    Thank you so much for your fabulous ideas, post and recipes! I just need to order some of these!

  2. Hey Kibby!
    Previously, I had left a comment requesting that you do a tonic ebook. I hope your book is coming along nicely and that you release it soon! I have a request for an addition to the book. As I experiment with my own tonics, I often get confused about what to add. As an example, I may start with Gynostemma tea as the base with the intention of it being my added adaptogenic. But then I also add Chaga powder–another adaptogenic. Even though these two have many different benefits and, of course, it wouldn’t hurt to combine the two, I’m often left wondering if one adaptogenic is enough. Can you comment on including multiple herbs that have similar healing properties? And, in your book, can you make lists of herbs based on their similar healing properties that the reader can pick and choose from to create their own tonic? Thanks, Kibby!

    • Hi Wendy!
      So good to hear from you. You were a catalyst in my decision to write the book. FANTASTIC question! I would love to include that topic in book. I wouldn’t have thought of it on my own – so THANK YOU! Briefly to answer your question, YES!, it is OK to include several adaptogenic herbs in one tonic drink. I do it all the time. sometimes certain properties or characteristics of an herb might be enhanced with another LIKE herb (adaptogenic for example) to strengthen the blend to make it more effective for you. Also, one adaptogenic herb might not be YOUR strongest (each body is different) and having several in there covers all bases. I see it as an orchestra sometimes. A song with one instrument sounds lovely but when put together with other LIKE instruments, it creates something more magical and potent for you to listen to and experience. Let me know if you have any other INPUT QUESTIONS. I want to cater to your needs and skills. Much Love! ~Kibby

      • Hey Kibby!
        The song analogy is PERFECT! Thank you so much!

        Re: Input for your book:

        When I’m making my tonics, I often wonder what’s better to use when it comes to potency–tea (or an infusion or decoction), powder, or a tincture. With some herbs, I (or we here in North America?) only have access to powder form, but with others, such as Chaga, I find myself switching between the three. Can you address when it’s best to use one over the other or the pros and cons of each?

        Also, I’m guessing you’ll be adding recipes for common issues like energy boosts or ones that have a calming effect. But can you give instructions on how we can customize a tonic to fit our own, individual needs yet at the same time, giving a basic recipe to start with? I know we could create a new tonic recipe every day, but sometimes it’s nice to have a basic recipe to start with that we could then customize. As an example, the base for the tonic could be tea and hemp seed. And then have lists such as, “If you want energy use 3 herbs from this list…” or “If you want to destress use 3 herbs from this list…” and “If you want to add sweetener use ingredients from this list…” Sometimes the realization of infinite possibilities is awesome, but can be overwhelming. Having someone simplify things can make things easier for a beginner as they discover what does and doesn’t work.

        Thank you, so much, Kibby!

        • Hi Wendy! Again, AWESOME input. I will be happy to address all these issues. I was planning on an outline like this but it is good to know I am on the right path for addressing it. That’s how I do it – start with the base and build on it with what I need and feel like. It’s TONIC ALCHEMY and I will teach you how to do it – so that you can customize the tonics especially for YOU. Thank YOU! xo

  3. LOVING your TONIC recipes!!!!! make a tonic recipe book please :) There are not many recipes out there and you are saving me right now. I had received a recipe including a ton of chinese herbs but when I made it-the taste was unbearable. Finding your collective has really help me put those amazing herbs to good use. Just drank a version of this one and WOW it blew my mind. This will be my base from this point forward THANK YOU again Kibby for sharing. Blessings to you <3

    • Oh Brookelin! This comment just made me smile and my heart swell. Thank you for reaching out and sharing your words. Yes, I am working on a tonic book with MORE new recipes that taste amazing and are healing at the same time. I look forward to sharing it with you all. You inspired me today – even more- to focus on it. Blessings to you and keep in touch! xo

  4. Hi, I just found your website…great recipes and a tonic ebook would be great.
    would you also consider doing a “tonic class”?

    • Hi Brynn,
      I have heard of Shaman Shack herbs and I am familiar with Rehmannia Dean Thomas – he is very knowledgeable. I would be curious to try some of these products for comparison sake. I LOVE quality tonic herbs! Let me know if you have any success with them as I would be interested in knowing more about them. Have a great day!

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