How do you handle that 2 o’clock wall that comes so easily when working at your computer all day, managing kids, running errands all over town, getting back from that “way-too-many-carbs” lunch with the boss? This is my little secret and it’s too good to keep to myself…
This recipe was inspired by one of my heroes (and crushes), David Wolfe (by the way, if you don’t know this guy, you need to!). It’s chalk full of phytonutrients that build the immune system, balance hormones, rev up your metabolism and energy without jitters or crashes. Best part of all… There’s chocolate involved!
Here it is…
10oz. hot tea (*Green or black is fine. Gynostemma could be a great supercharge option without caffeine. This is a great site from which to buy it.*)
2 tsp chaga mushroom powder.
2 tbsp raw cacao nibs.
1 tbsp maca root powder. This is one of my favorite brands.
1 dropper trace minerals. Like this product here.
1 tsp organic Grade B maple syrup. Optional but suggested. (Could use raw honey, stevia, xylitol, etc.)
3oz. coconut or almond milk
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of turmeric
Blend on high speed for 40seconds. Serve and Enjoy!
Maca: Another of my favorites thanks to this cool cat I met years ago in Colorado that had an apothecary-like herb store back in the 60s. This gem SHOULD BE A NON-NEGOTIABLE for all women everywhere! This root is an adaptogen and influences the hypothalamus and, subsequently, the whole endocrine system. It has been used in South America for centuries to help boost fertility in humans and other animals. Helps regulate low testosterone and progesterone. I could just be spouting text book info jargon but… I put my mom on it when she started menopause and watched her go from night sweats and raging emotions to NO symptoms for years!! PS: It’s a great little aphrodisiac! Don't want to take my word for it? Check this out!
Cacao: Not just to be worshiped as the precursor to chocolate… though that alone would be enough for me. This incredible superfood is FULL of nutrients like magnesium (essential for healthy muscle tone, nerve conduction, relieves muscle cramping, and relaxes the body and mind) and zinc (essential for immune system health, sexual fluids, liver, pancreas… just to name a few). Here's some more juicy tid-bits about cacao!
Gynostemma: A Chinese herb used similarly like ginseng but with more “yin” properties. In other words, energy boosting but in a balanced way. More info here.
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