I’m extremely excited to unveil the first recipe with my favorite superfood, colostrum.
Why am I enthralled with colostrum? Why is it considered nature’s perfect food?
Every mammal produces colostrum as the first food for their new born baby. That alone should tell you something. Colostrum is a complete whole food, containing immune factors, growth factors, and a bevy of nutrients including all essential amino acids, fatty acids, and glyconutrients.
Colostrum, like coconut oil and chia seeds, is a staple ingredient in my smoothies and elixirs.
Here are a few of the top health benefits attributed to colostrum:
- Supports digestive health and a balanced intestinal environment. Anyone seeking to heal their gut of overcome a digestive issue should seriously look at colostrum. The immune factors and antibodies in colostrum can be extremely healing to the gut.
- Great for the immune system. Research has even proven that using colostrum can be more effective at preventing the flu than a vaccination.
- Improved athletic performance – why I’m so fond of it :)
- Good for the cardiovascular system.
- Can offer relief to people dealing with autoimmune disorders by restoring the function of the thymus, a gland that is important in regulating how the immune system works.
- Powerful regenerative effects.
- Adaptogenic – helps the body deal with stress.
For the full download on this superior superfood, click here to read my comprehensive article.
Colostrum has a rich, creamy, slightly sweet flavor that I find delicious. It’s perfect in elixirs and smoothies lending a nice creamy consistency.
In my opinion colostrum takes elixirs to a whole new level of nutrition and yumminess. If you’re wondering, I used Pau d’arco tea when I made this elixir. Enjoy!
Chocolate Colostrum Elixir Recipe
- 1 cup of warm to hot tea
- 1 heaping tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 heaping tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
- 1 tablespoon colostrum
- 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
- A dash of sea salt
- 1/2 tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper if you like it hot
- 1/2 tablespoon maca
- 1 additional tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter or ghee
- 1 tablespoon coconut shreds or flakes
- 1 tablespoon gelatin or 1 serving of your preferred protein powder
Place all of the ingredients into your blender followed by the tea and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and frothy.
- Calories: 270
- Fat: 21g
- Protein: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sugar: 8g
- Vitamin C: 20% RDA
- Calcium: 8% RDA
- Iron: 16% RDA
I’d love to know if you try this chocolate colostrum elixir – please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!