Juices, Smoothies and Elixers

Soup


Ingredients

– 1 C broccoli florets
– 1-2 T olive oil or flax oil
– 1/2 avocado
– Juice of 1/2 lemon
– 2 T shallots
– 1/4 tsp himalayan salt
– 2 tsp chickpea miso
– 1/8 tsp black pepper
– pinch cayenne
– 2/3 C spring nettle tea

Method

Coat the broccoli in the oil and the Himalayan salt in a medium sized bowl

Massage the broccoli until it takes on a slightly cooked texture

Place the broccoli along with all the other ingredients and a bit of nettle tea (just enough to blend) in your high speed blender

Blend your soup until warm

Voila!

Serve with a sprinkling of Dulse on top for your soup if you have some

Enjoy this warming soup on a late summer evening with a beautiful colour and gentle flavour, almost no prep!

Ingredients

  • 2 C chopped carrots
  • 2 T coconut butter (can substitute almond butter)
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Juices

Here is a chocolatey nutmilk shake that takes very little time to prepare, is easy on the blood sugars and high in minerals and precious antioxidants.  I hope you love it as much as I do. (read more…)


This juice is a powerhouse of medicinal foods and vitamin C and minerals to kick that cold to the curb.

Feel Free to leave out the garlic if you must however it is a big part of the cold busting part of this juice! Enjoy.

People often ask me to write how many servings my juice recipes make. I will say this makes a little over a litre which I consider one serving…
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Elixers

This recipe is high in blood sugar stabilizing magnesium as well as carob, Maitake and cinnamon, the blood sugar and insulin lowering foods. This elixir is sweetened with stevia to keep it super low on the GI. Let me know how you like it!
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This is a quick and dirty I-have-no-nutmilk recipe for you if you like to fly by the seat of your pants and have the help of a delicious elixir to support you along the way.
Serves one.

C = cup
T = tablespoon
t = teaspoon (read more…)

For when that chocolate craving strikes and you don’t want to fall victim to junk food but would rather support your stamina and energy through healing herbs.

Chocodrenal Dream Elixer Ingredients

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I am really enjoying warm evening elixirs with carob (until I get over my chocolate allergy…) Feel free to replace the carob with your favourite cacao powder if it suits your fancy and remember to feel all warm and fuzzy inside while drinking! (read more…)

Smoothies

Let’s rock this. So of course I am going to take as many of the antihistamine strategies that I can conceive of and put them together in as pleasing of a manner as I possibly can. Keeping it easy and keeping it wild, there are substitutions if you don’t have all of the ingredients on hand. This smoothie is gingery and delicious but it is NOT for the faint of heart.

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Is this for real? Yes! This is a hard core antihistamine smoothie that I developed just for you (ok and me). Mooring can inhibit about 70% of histamine production. Ginger is a great anti- inflammatory which I find helpful for my seasonal allergies. Nettle does contain histamine in the stingers but the leaves also contain powerful antihistamine compounds. Watercress can help to stabilize the Mast cells and decrease histamine production. I like the spiciness it adds to the smoothie. Pomegranate, dandelion, holy basil and echinacea also have antihistamine properties and the fruits in this smoothie were chosen because they were low or very low in histamines. If you can get mangosteen juice it has many properties beyond its histamine reducing ones. It can be very stabilizing for the immune system. The sour cherry is high in quercetin and a good replacement for onions/garlic, the usual quercetin sources, which were really not fitting into this green drink at all! I chose to use green tea extract here because in order to get the antihistamine benefits from the tea itself I would have had to add too much liquid. You could choose to use matcha powder instead or leave it out.

You may choose to sweeten this with stevia or yacon or another choice of sweeteners and if so don’t worry 🙂 These ingredients were not chosen for their gentle tastiness but for their springtime allergy busting power. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

Nettle (2 C fresh or replace with spinach) Watercress (1 C can replace with parsley) Ginger (2 small nubs or 2 T juice)
Hemp seeds (2 T)

Coconut milk (1/2 C)
Mango, frozen or fresh (1/2 C) Pomegranate (1/2 C seeds or 1/4 C juice) Dandelion greens (1/4 C)
Holy Basil OR Echinacea tea (1.5 C) Mangosteen juice (1/4 C if available)
Tart cherry juice (2 T optional)
Moringa (1-2 tsp optional)
Green tea extract (1 t optional)
Stevia or Yacon syrup to taste
Lemon EO (optional 4 drops)

 

Instructions

If you don’t have something, substitute what you do have
Blend until as smooth as possible
Taste and adjust for sweetness

 

Hard Core Add-ins: Reishi spore oil, 5 drops
Black cumin seed oil 1/4 – 1/2 tsp Turmeric (small piece)

Lactobacillus plantarum or Bifidobacterium powder

 

clip_imageThis recipe is easy to make in the morning and features Cardamom which has been shown to be effective against Staph bacteria that have shown resistance to antibiotics.  While it is not the most potent of the anti-microbial herbs I would argue that it is among the most tasty.  It has also been shown to reduce nausea. (read more…)

Although it is pouring rain today I can just picture myself sitting on the dock sipping this green smoothie. Somehow in the summer it seems like anything is possible. (read more…)

Modified Matcha Magic

If I am going to drink a matcha tea I can’t help but make a magical beverage out of it. I don’t drink caffeinated tea very often but since I have started making fancy concoctions out of it I seem to drink even less because I prefer my magic to the magic of the local coffee shop. I used the western hemlock (read more…)

Nutmilks


Ingredients

• 3 C nettle/horsetail tea for vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, silica
• 1 C any mixture of almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds for magnesium, calcium, zinc
• 1 Tbsp sunflower lecithin for the choline
• 2 tsp ionic silica (optional)
• Vitamin D3 drops or capsules if preferred
• Other optional add-ons (boron, strontium, B12 drops) Stevia as desired
• Pinch of Himalayan salt

Method

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender
Strain through a nut milk bag
Sweeten as desired

Make this chocolate mint milk for yourself or for kids.

This recipe makes about a litre

t = teaspoon
T = tablespoon
C = cup (read more…)

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