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The Relaxer May 2, 2013

Filed under: Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 9:08 PM
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This is a great drink to help ANYONE unwind after a stressful day! It also helps greatly with sore muscles! I like to drink this after practicing back bend variations since I usually am pretty sore afterwards. This drink helps to relax the muscles and relieve pain but can also help them to relax for better stretching.

The main herb in this drink is kava kava. It has a pretty intense taste. It is quite bitter and tends to numb the entire mouth. It’s really fun to drink if you can handle the taste! This recipe helps to cut that crazy flavor that so many dislike. If you follow this recipe you will be just fine!

Kavalactones, the main constituent in kava that causes relaxation can NOT be used warmed or heated, as they are destroyed. Kavalactones are also fat soluble so the base must be done in an almond or, even better, coconut milk.

This recipe is for 2-4 servings depending how much you would like to relax!

Traditionally, kava is not sipped, it is chugged! However I tend to let mine last at least 15-20 minutes.

Ingredients:

-4 heaping T Kava Kava Powder (I buy mine from Kona Kava. They are truly the best.)
-4c Coconut Milk
-1t Coconut Oil
-5 Drops Liquid Stevia
-2.5T Cacao Powder
-1 Frozen Banana
-2T Mucuna (if using extract use 1/2t)

Blend all in high powered blender and let sit for 5-10 minutes before consuming. This will allow the fats and kavalactones to combine.

Enjoy!

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*please do not drive after consuming kava kava
**i am not giving medical advice or making claims. All things stated are simply my opinions.

 

 

Super Energizer! May 11, 2012

Filed under: Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 1:07 PM
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Not only is this smoothie super pretty, it tastes AMAZING and gives you so much energy! Start your day with something sweet and tasty, or make one before you go to the gym!

Ingredients:

-1 cup frozen blueberries

-1 cup cantaloupe, frozen if possible

-1 tbs Chia Seeds

-2 tbs cacao nibs

-1/2 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior protein

-1 tbs coconut oil or mana

-Vanilla almond or hemp mylk

Blend all ingredients in the Vitamix and enjoy!!

 

Morning Smoothie April 14, 2012

Filed under: Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 8:23 PM
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This Smoothie is sweet and sour and will really boost up your morning!

Ingredients
-1 grapefruit
-6 apricots
-1tbs cacao nibs
-2 cups hemp milk

Put all ingredients in blender and enjoy! Add more hemp milk to thin out if desired or some ice to make it cold!

 

Super Mango Smoothie April 11, 2012

Filed under: Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 2:12 PM
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This is a super nutrient dense Smoothie and it only has four ingredients! Its super easy to make and super yummy!

Ingredients
-1 ripe mango, peeled and pitted
-1 handful Goji Berries
-1-2 tbs cacao nibs
-1 cup vanilla almond milk

Place all ingredients in blender and blend well! Add more milk to make thinner, or add ice cubes to make into a frozen Smoothie!

 

Chai Smoothie! April 10, 2012

Filed under: Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 9:12 AM
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Expect to see a lot of amoothies and soups popping up this week as I am doing a liquid only cleanse!

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Chai Smoothie

-1 cup cashews, soaked overnight and rinsed
-1 cup ice cubes
-1 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior protein
-1/2 tsp ground cardamom
-1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp all spice
- chunk of ginger about the size of a quarter, or 1 tsp ground ginger
-pinch of salt
-1 1/2 cup water

Blend all ingredients in vitamix until smooth! Very creamy and very filling!

 

Frappuccino! January 31, 2012

Filed under: All Other Recipes,Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 10:14 AM
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We all love frappuccinos, but let me insure you that your body hates them! I can absolutely promise that this is one you AND your body will love!

 

Ingredients:

-2 cups ice

-1 cup soaked cashews

-1 tbsp cacao powder

-1 tsp maca

-1/2 scoop vanilla sun warrior protein 

-1/2 tsp mesquite (optional, add for caramel flavor)

-5 pitted dates (optional, add for sweetness)

-1 dash cinnamon

-1 cup liquid (almond milk/cold tea/water)

 

Add all ingredients to blender and enjoy!

Some great things to add to make this even better!

- 2 tbs Cacao Nibs, which will hand a nice texture

- 1 tbs Chia seeds, which will add thickness and energy

- add some matcha if you really want the caffeine— you will get a ton of energy without it!

- use yerba mate as a base instead of water, to add a bigger boost!

- not adding dates will keep this sugar free and bitter, just like coffee!

 

 

Feed Your Head! November 7, 2011

Filed under: All Other Recipes,Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 10:28 AM

Feed Your Head!

So this is a recipe for the elixir I make in the am to get my brain pumping and ready to go! Bitter like coffee but no acid and crash later! Feed Your Head!

Base:

  • 1 tsp Horsetail (Amazing herb for bone strength due to its high silica content)
  • 1 tsp Dandelion root (Great for liver function and production of bile for the Gall Bladder)
  • 1 tsp Nettle (Good for allergies and also another bone builder!)
  • 2 tsp Yerba Mate (This does contain caffeine, not a necessary add in)
  • 1 tsp Slippery Elm Bark (Coats the stomach, amazing herb for people with leaky gut)
  • 1 small piece of ginseng root (Make sure it is Chinese ginseng, American ginseng is actually a sedative.)
  • Gingko Biloba (Helps with memory)
Simmer these in water for about 10 minutes. While your waiting get out the Vitamix and add:
Main Ingredients:
  • 1 tbs Cacao Powder (The benefits of this are endless, read about them here.)
  •  up to 1 tbs Maca (Great for a boost! Benefits here.)
  • 1/4 tsp Bacopa Monnieri  (Also known as Brahmi.  This is my ultimate Brain Power herb. This herb will actually help build neurons that aid in memory retention and recollection. I will be writing about it soon so look for the post!)
  • 1/4 tsp Holy Basil Powder (Also known as Tulsi. You can use just the leaf too, but in that case brew it in the tea. Amazing for anti anxiety, and amazing brain function. I take shots of this with the Bacopa before I have anything challenging to accomplish that requires high brain function!)
  • 1/2 tsp Ashwaganda (Also known as Indian ginseng, helps with memory and focus and reduction of stress levels)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Shilajit Powder (Contains over 84 different trace minerals including fulvic acid, something your body needs for mineral absorption!!)
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp Mucuna (Contains high amounts of L-Dopa, so it will give you a dopamine boost!)
  • Honey to taste. This will give you some good glucose, something your brain runs off of!!
Blend on High for about 10 seconds. Pour and be ready to fly through your day!
Tip: Add a dash of cayenne pepper to keep the “hot” sensation in your mouth even after the beverage has cooled!
It is important that when we want to get some good brain function, we take in foods and herbs that actually help build its function rather than speeding us up and then dropping us!
 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie October 22, 2011

Filed under: All Other Recipes,Dessert Recipes,Smoothies — eyeofraw @ 10:32 AM
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Great healthy dessert smoothie for the upcoming season!

Serves 2

3.5 cups raw pumpkin. (Make into mush with juicer or use canned)
3 cups vanilla rice or almond milk
2tbs honey (I used maple and vanilla enhanced)
1tsp Vietnamese cinnamon
3/4 tsp all spice
Couple dashes nutmeg
1/4 tsp vanilla bean
2 handfuls ice (you can also use a frozen banana if you eat them)
Cacao nibs optional… I obviously put them in :)

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth! Enjoy with a friend!

 

The Superfood Smoothie of your LIFE December 20, 2010

Ok if you dont have the most intense energy rush after this… something is seriously wrong!

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Thai Coconut
  • 3 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • Heaping tbsp Maca
  • Handful Goji!
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Shilajit (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Cordyseps (optional)
  • frozen strawberries
  • ginseng mate tea (or favorite energizing tea)
  • Himalayan salt
  • sweetener (optional)
  • 1 tsp Mesquite
  • Gel from 1 aloe leaf
 

 
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