This is the elixir I regularly consume to ensure the best day ever :)
Elixirs replace smoothies in my regimen when there’s freezing temps and snow, which is about 4 months a year living in Michigan.
As with smoothies, I recommend developing a go-to elixir or two. My staple elixir is tailored to my personal nutritional needs and health goals, as should yours. Having a go-to elixir takes the guesswork out of what I’m having for breakfast and allows me to stock up on ingredients in bulk.
My go-to elixirs and smoothies have evolved over the years as my health goals have shifted. For example, I was on a detox kick a few years back, thus my smoothies were lighter and contained more ingredients such as lemons, limes, ginger, and cilantro. When I was working out with heavy weights I consumed more protein. Now I find blended drinks with plenty of healthy fat keep me satiated and full of energy for hours on end. Keep this in mind for yourself.
If you’re new to elixirs and feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of ingredients this recipe calls for, check out my other elixirs to get started. My first elixir contained about 4 ingredients. Actually, my first smoothie was milk, banana, and chocolate syrup. I know, chocolate syrup isn’t healthy. I’ve learned a lot since then. Point is, just get started and gradually adjust your blended drinks and incorporate more and more healthy ingredients.
This synergistic combination of ingredients is divine, IMO. Substitute your preferred tea or coffee. Enjoy!
Eclectic Elixir Recipe
- 1 cup of warm to hot tea (Pau d’arco or medicinal blend of chaga, reishi, astragalus, and goji berry)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
- 1 tablespoon chia seed gel (50/50 mixture of water and chia seeds)
- 1 tablespoon gelatin
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut flakes or shreds
- 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1/2 tablespoon maca powder
- 1 tablespoon colostrum
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- A dash of sea salt
- 1/2 tablespoon raw honey
- A dollop of cream
- Medicinal mushroom powders (chaga, reishi, astragalus, etc)
- 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: 410
- Fat: 30g
- Protein: 21g
- Carbohydrates: 16g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sugar: 9g
- Vitamin A: 7% RDA
- Vitamin C: 22% RDA
- Calcium: 7% RDA
- Iron: 15% RDA
I’d love to know if you try this eclectic elixir – please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!