I love a super food. I like the sound of it. Such promise of goodness, of wellness, of a better life. Once I began to give my health and wellness pillar real attention, I was introduced to all kinds of new ideas about what to put in my body to make it sing. This is one of my favorites.
I asked our guiding light and nutritionist, Bridgette Becker of Taproot Energetics, for a morning ritual that would start my day off in alignment with my dreams. Here is her morning elixir. For me, it is a substitute for coffee and doubles as a protein smoothie. I use it as my hot morning beverage and my breakfast and two cups holds me well past noon.
The first few times you make it—you might think it is complicated but stick with it, my friends. Once you are in the groove it is easy breezy. (Tip: Put the dry ingredients together the night before in your blender and have everything else out on the counter at the ready.) Each batch makes enough for 2 days if you have two nice full cups per day.
BRIDGETTE’S MORNING ELIXIR
SERVINGS: 4 large coffee mugs
TOTAL TIME: 10 min.
4 teabags Twig Kukicha tea (Choice Organic Teas)
4 teabags Rooibos tea (Choice Organic Teas)
1 large tablespoon maca powder (Navitas Organics)
1 large tablespoon lucuma powder (Navitas Organics)
1 large tablespoon hemp seeds (Navitas Organics)
1 large tablespoon chia seeds (Navitas Organics)
1 large tablespoon mesquite powder (Sunfood)
1 large tablespoon mushroom powder (OM/restore)
1 teaspoon glutamine powder (Amazing Nutrition)
2 large tablespoons raw cacao powder (We Care Spa)
1 large scoop vanilla flavored pea protein powder (We Care Spa)
1 large tablespoon coconut oil (in solid form) Nutiva)
Stevia to taste
In a medium pot, boil seven cups of water in a sauce pan or use an electric kettle. Put 4 teabags of twig and 4 teabags of rooibos in a big bowl. Pour the boiling water over the teabags and steep for 5-7 minutes.
Add all the powder and the coconut oil to your blender.
Remove the teabags from the brew and pour the tea into the blender.
Blend for 60 seconds.
Add stevia (liquid dropper) to taste if you like it sweeter.
*I indicated the brands I currently use. Various companies make most of them.