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Tonic Herbs need delicious delivery methods into your body. If you’ve been mixing your herbs in water and shooting them down, well that’s fine and gets the job done, but let me tell you: There are better ways! The following 5 ways are more fun, delicious and convenient and will certainly help you build and keep your enthusiasm and compliance in doing the habits that truly serve your body in attaining your health goals.**
Our Longevity Power tonic herbs and superfood extracts are in a completely bioavailable and economical form: extract powders. They are technologically enhanced potency-verified herbal ‘teas’ that have been dehydrated into an instant powder. But what do we do with them to best get them into our body?? Well, besides just mixing them in a shot of water and gulping them right down, what are the most effective, tastiest, most enjoyable, easiest recipes to enjoy tonic herbs so that you can have the most energy throughout your day and make the food you are already eating even more nutrient dense? I’ll tell you!
Here are the Top 5 Effective Ways to Consume Tonic Herbs that I know you’ll just love. I do at least 2 of these every day, some days all 5! Have fun nourishing your body and making your health and fitness goals come true with these:
Do you blend up your own custom treats and chocolate at home? Have you ever made your own hit-the-spot superfood ice cream? Desserts evolved into transformative meal replacements! Simply add a couple servings of tonic herbs into a wholesome recipe you already enjoy to give it adaptogenic, even more energizing properties while nourishing your adrenals, immune system and soul! All of our herbs and formulas already have flavors reminiscence of cacao, coffee, nuts, malt and deep refreshing bitters that compliment bars, brownies, and chewy bites!
Try these recipes: The Ice Cream That Gets You High, Longevity Snap Bars, Superfood Santa Cookies, Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwich, Raw Superfood Pumpkin Pie, Peanut Butter Bars w/ Raw Chocolate Chips & Maca Bliss, Spiced Sexy Genius Frozen Custard, Vegan Paleo Mocha Chip Ice Cream, 5-Minute Never-Stress Peppermint Swirl Fudge Recipe, Longevity Power Ice Cream Recipe.
#4 – This Functional Latte by Ariane Resnick
(From Ariane’s book The Thinking Girl’s Guide to Drinking)
#3 – Boldly on Your Tongue!
Okay, this only works with our Goji Joy, Levity and Maca Bliss (our other products are too dark and strong for this). If you’re already on the path of cultivating a taste for dense and intense food and drink, then they will taste fantastic by themselves. Like herbal candy with no sugar. Put a teaspoon on your tongue, let it slowly dissolve and begin to absorb sublingually, then chew a bit and swirl around your mouth. Chase with spring water. If any sticks to your teeth, just wait 5 minutes and your mouth will clean itself. If this seems odd to you, no worries, just skip ahead for smoothie time!
#2 – High Octane Smoothie/Shake
Are you a blenderer? Protein shakes, superfood smoothies, fruity blends, blended soups, and bulletproof coffee are all one step away from becoming even better health habits: Add a tiny scoop of tonics to them for big gains in performance and long lasting energy. It is a part of my nutrition mission to let y’all know that tonic herbs are the missing ingredient in most pre workout and recovery shakes. They are wonderful for endurance and are the perfect health hack on a cellular level for getting the blood nutrients pumping and repair optimized while helping reduce soreness.**
Try these: The Organic Egg Nog Recipe for Kicking A$$, Coconut Nog Energy Smoothie, Bulletproof UnCoffee, Boundless Energy UnCoffee Shake, Make My Hormones Happy Smoothie, Aphrodisiac Cream of Sage, Rosemary & Thyme Holiday Soup, Immunity Blast Smoothie, Cinnamon Vanilla Pecan Maca Latte.
#1 – Foundational Elixir
Water-based hydrating tonic herbal elixirs are the cornerstone of how I easily and abundantly get herbs and superfoods into my body. Here is a basic elixir recipe you can adapt to any tonic herbal extract you have. What’s great about these is that they are mostly water so you can drink them all day like you would water, but instead of just hydrating you’re giving your body what it needs to power up and power through. They are sugar free and so delicious too, better than soda or a hit-the-spot sweetened tea. I make one every morning, drink half of it, ride on its energy for a while before needing to eat solid food, and drink the other half as I need it while hydrating throughout the rest of the day. So simple yet effective.
Try these: Every Morning Elixir, Vanilla Mushroom Immunity & Clarity Elixir Recipe, Upgraded Green Juice, Epic Reishi Espresso, Probiotic Goji Ginger Soda Pop, Tonic Roy Rogers Cocktail, Eliminate Stress Elixir, Caramel Flavored Levity Elixir, Goji Electrolyte Lime-ade Popsicles, Ultimate Pre Workout Elixir for Endurance and Power, Epic Reishi Java Soda Elixir Recipe, Robust Autumn Tonic Tea, Herbal Espressoccino Recipe Video, Herbal Ecstasy Elixir Recipe, Immunity Frappuccino.
Bonus – Longevity Power Elixirs Ebook
Here are 11 mouth-watering recipes that use tonic herbs that you can incorporate into your daily or weekly routine. I encourage you to make and have at least 1 recipe a day, perhaps first thing in the morning, for the next 30+ days and see how your body and mind transform!
This one’s going to rock your world.
The research is in: Herbal tea making does wonders for your immune system, induces bliss, cuts cravings, and builds resilience to stress.** That said, most people have replaced the 5000+ year old tradition of tea making with coffee, soda and really crappy beer. But if you’re reading this you know those crappy beer days are being happily phased out because making herbal tea is SO much more creative and fun, yet just as habitually simple and energizing.
I’ve made some pretty narly teas in my days. I felt so good from them, but the bitterness factor was in the “my family won’t drink this” level. I was boiling medicinal mushrooms, roots, green leafed herbs and very sour berries like schisandra berry all in one pot. Good times, still do it.
A’hem. Look, making myself and yourself healthier with bitter brews is just a small part of my mission. But the biggest part of my mission is to make really tasty (like gourmet hit-the-spot tasty) products that everyone loves AND are just as potent and life changing as the bitter stuff! Enter: My Ultimate Holiday Tea Recipe (So good, our mom’s will rave about it!)
This tea combines 2 of the tastiest teas humanity has ever created: chaga mushroom and mulling spices. Note: The ingredients are a cinch to get.
Mulling spices are nearly synonymous with pumpkin pie spice, chai spices, and wassail (a holiday alcoholic mixed drink – “Here we come a-wassailing…”) spices. You can buy organic cut and sifted mulling spice blends or you can buy each herb individually. Try you local natural food store for a blend. The basic organic mulling blend includes about equal parts:
Organic cinnamon (true Ceylon or Cassia)
Organic allspice berries
Organic dried ginger bits
Organic dried or fresh orange peel
OPTIONAL: Star anise, smaller amount of ground nutmeg, and vanilla.
I get almost all my tea making herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Chaga mushroom: This mushroom breaks every rule of being a mushroom. Rule 1: Taste. Instead of the weird earthy taste, chaga tastes like vanilla extract. It actually has naturally occurring vanillin in it. Rule 2: Accessibility. You don’t have to wildcraft chaga at just the right season, you can simply order it all year ’round HERE. Rule 3: Price. When buying wild-mimicked chaga (small pieces or ground), it’s surprisingly cheap for being such a precious mushroom. And, you can brew the chaga over and over and it still keeps saturating the water with its beautiful dark brown pigments and medicinal compounds.
Why use Chaga? Chaga is the highest antioxidant whole herb ever documented. It’s about tied with the antioxidant level of raw cacao. Chaga is loaded with polysaccharides – healing sugars that rapidly improve the immune system. Chaga is the quintessential herb of Russia that Russian scientists continue to study and use themselves. Out of all the medicinal mushrooms, Chaga seems to be in second place – Reishi mushroom taking first prize in all around health benefits. Learn more about chaga and reishi in my article about them HERE.
The Ultimate Holiday Tea Recipe in 3 easy steps:
1. Place a handful of mulling spices and a handful of wildcrafted chaga mushroom (small chunks, cut and sifted, or granules) into your pot. Add spring water and simmer for 15-30 minutes or more. Add more water if brewing for more time – it’s okay to brew longer.
2. Let cool slightly (not burning hot, just very warm) and pour through a very fine strainer (or nut mylk bags) into a ceramic mug.
3. Add a tiny pinch of sea salt and a few pinches or drops of stevia extract to taste. Taste test and serve to everyone (You don’t even have to tell them how healthy it is!) for the best holiday cheer as we advance into the new year!
For those of you not satisfied with just chaga and mulling spices (and you know who you are), you can add in my new product Longevity in a Bottle. Simply add in 1-3 teaspoons while the tea simmers. It will impart a bit of a root beer flavor to your holiday tea but it won’t throw off the flavor. Yes, you can heat/cook/simmer Longevity in a Bottle without messing with its properties. It’s a good and fun idea actually. Enjoy!
To you taking your health to the next level throughout the holidays this year!
Founder of Longevity Power Inc.
Author of ChristianBates.com