I'm a big tonic drinker in the fall and winter but seem to move into iced herbal infusions in the late spring and summer. So I couldn't be more overjoyed to rekindle my tonic making inspiration with this impeccable latte that Alexa Gray of Super Food Super Life introduces us to today. Get ready to fully cheat on your coffee to imbibe in maximum centered brain chemistry with this dreamy drink.
A | Summer is in full swing and with all of the astrological action we have been experiencing lately, you may have found that it might have knocked you off your balance beam. I created this drink to help us all stay calm and energized throughout the day without over-stressing our nervous systems.
This tonic contains many medicinal benefits, but I am especially grateful for the ingredient rose. I attest my gracefulness during these challenging times to the infamous plant. This flower power has some of the highest vibrations of energy of any plant and I do believe that it can cure almost any ailment. Therefore I consume it, spray it, diffuse it, and plant it. After one of these tonics, I feel as if I can move elegantly yet energetically throughout my day. I hope it does the same for you!
16 ounces of spring dragon tea
1 tablespoon of rose water
5-10 drop of omica organics sweet blossom stevia
1. Boil 16 ounces/ 2 cups of water.
2. Steep one bag of Spring dragon in warm water for 3-5 minutes (I like to leave it in a little longer until it turns the water gold).
3. While water is steeping, add the rest of the ingredients into your Vitamix or blender.
4. Add the Spring Dragon tea to the blender.
5. Blend on high for a few seconds.
6. Serve and enjoy immediately.
Spring Dragon Tea - Spring Dragon is a tea made up of 6 different CTH substances including Schizandra Fruit, Goji Berries, Astragalus Root, Eleuthero Root, Luo Han Guo Fruit and Gynostemma.
Schizandra Fruit – Called the “quintessence of Chinese herbs,” Schizandra is a delicious, exotic tonic fruit that is traditionally used to tonify all the systems of the body, nourish and moisturize the skin, and sharpen the mind. It exhibits antioxidant activity.
Goji Berries – Known in Asia as a premier “longevity and anti-aging herb,” this delicious tonic fruit is a true superfood, exhibiting antioxidant activity. It is famous for enhancing strength, vision and beauty. Goji features immune system-supporting polysaccharides.
Astragalus Root – One of the most important herbs in all of herbalism, Astragalus is highly regarded for its effects in helping to support a healthy immune system. It is also a potent energy tonic and blood tonic.
Eleuthero Root –Also known as “Siberian Ginseng,” Eleuthero is famous for its ability to enhance physical and mental endurance, to help us handle stress more efficiently and as a gentle mood elevator. Eleuthero, like ginseng and Gynostemma, is rich in saponins. It is a superb adaptogenic herb.
Luo Han Guo Fruit– This delicious, exotic fruit has been used for centuries in Chinese traditional medicine as a lung tonic. It contains mogroside, a potent glucoside that helps to support a healthy immune system.
Gynostemma - is known as a “magical grass.” It has been reported to have a wide range of health-promoting benefits.
· Gynostemma is considered to be:
· Invigorating (Not a stimulant)
· Calming (promotes a sense of peace– not a sedative)
· Anti-aging (exhibits antioxidant activity)
· Supportive of the body's natural immune system
· A respiratory of tonic (helps support a healthy respiratory system)
· A digestive aid (Gynostemma is very soothing)
Gynostemma has been shown in some studies to help to support normal healthy hepatic and cardiovascular function. *
The ultimate greatness of Gynostemma lies in its broad spectrum ADAPTOGENIC (stress modulating) quality.* Adaptogenic herbs help maintain the efficiency of the metabolic, neurological, immunologic, respiratory and endocrine systems. Prolonged consumption of Gynostemma may strengthen the adaptive capacity of the person at every level of their life.
- Promotes healthy digestive system
- Helps your body to detoxify
- Detoxifies the liver
- Balances your energy level
- Improves your mood
- Freshens your breath
- Creates a sense of well-being
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Ghee is known as a substance that gives longevity, its elemental qualities balance the aging characteristics by enriching the living body.
Ghee has been used for centuries as a digestive and elimination aid, for energy, sexual vitality, skin and eye health, as a lubricant for the joints and for alkalizing the blood.
The purity of ghee allows it to be deep penetrating and nourishing as it passes through the lipid membranes of cells. For this reason, the vitamins and minerals from food cooked in ghee will be drawn deep into the body where they impart the most benefit. The assimilation of the nutrients increases when suspended in a ghee matrix. When you add spices to ghee to cook with the flavor is carried deep into the food. Many herbal preparations use ghee as the carrier oil because of these characteristics"
Reishi - This beautiful mushroom is known for it’s abilities to expand the heart, increase immunity, calm the mind and bring energy who whoever consumes it.
Stevia - Has been known to support the pancreas and liver. It is also known to help people loose weight and lower blood sugar levels. This organic stevia is based in an organic glycerin, is certified USDA organic and does not have a bitter aftertaste like most stevia. This is a great option for those who are diabetic and for those who are not.