Saturday, February 25, 2012

Day 2/ Reintegration: Making your brews!

I love making my tea brews. Getting to know your herbs, roots and the power of their combinations is truly liberating. Most commercial teas have added gifts just for you that you may not want. Buying the herbs and roots on their own or in small combinations without any additives is best!. Here are a few herbs and their healing powers for you to start experimenting with.

Chaga Mushroom
Astragalus root
Burdock root
Cat claw
Goji berries
Palo d'arco

Let the herb steep in hot water for about 5 -10 min. then enjoy. Some people like to simmer the herbs/roots for 20 min or so to pull all the 'goodness' out of them, then let it sit and enjoy!. For me I just do the steeping, otherwise it gets too strong for me. It's a personal choice. Get to know your body.

Here is a recipe for the Best Chai Ever! using the tea from above as a starting base. Use any and/ or all the herbs or in combination.... see what you like.

The Best Chai Tea ever!
4 cups of brewed tea from the herbs above (one or in combination).
1 cup of almonds (soaked overnight in water)
1 1/2 Tbs Ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cardamon
1 tsp. all spice
1/4 tsp. black pepper or 4 black pepper balls
pinch sea salt
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1/4 cup soft dates (medjool works great)
2 Tbs. raw honey

Rinse soaked almonds and blend with the tea and all other ingredients at high speed until smooth. Pour through a fine strainer or nut milk bag. Adjust taste if necessary. Gently heat it up and warm your soul! It's sooo rawllygood!

"Live what you love."- Unknown.

Morning: blueberries and a few raspberries. Tea of the day: burdock root, astragalus root, Chaga, catnip.
Mid morning: Melon.
Soon After: Parsley, fennel, celery, carrot, orange, grapefruit, ginger, 5 oz wheatgrass. 50 oz.
Lunch: Red grape, green apple, grapefruit. 16 oz.
Soon After: Collard, spinach, celery, cucumber, lemon, apple. 40 oz.
Dinner: Spinach, celery, carrot, apple, ginger. 16 oz.
As I write: cup of hot water with Unpasteurized Miso.

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