The blender is the perfect place to take advantage of all your nutrients and superfoods. Also using herbs in your smoothies is a great way to drink your tea with a little more oomph. Why not make your tea into a meal, and have your meal heal your body! It can help combat infections and keep your body warm, revitalized and charged over the winter months! Start with an herbal tea as the base. Using warming spices or immune enhancing herbs like ashwaganda, reishi, shilajit, echinecea etc. These all help to build the immune system. Or you can make a homemade version of a Chai tea (not black tea based), instead using rooibos and warming chai spices like cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger.
These spices will not only help to warm your body, but they are also good for digestion and help to nourish your organs. Also nothing say’s valentines day like a little chocolate & cinnamon!
Then you can start adding in superfoods like goji, cacao, chia and coconut – watch this chocolate smoothie video to see me make my fave smoothie! Also, superfoods like chocolate just make you feel good…and sexy!
Or opt to keep your hot chocolate simple and basic – see basic the recipe below.
Chocolate Chai Mint Smoothie Elixir
2 cups steeped herbal tea: Chaga Chai tea (can be warm or room temp)
1 scoop Sun Warrior powder (chocolate or vanilla)
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp goji berries
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp coconut nectar
1 tbsp coconut oil/butter
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp ormus super greens
1 tbsp Chia seeds
Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until warm, smooth and creamy. Serve and enjoy!
Chaga Chai Tea:
1 tsp chaga
1 tsp rooibos
2 cinnamon sticks
6 cardamom pods
1 tsp dried ginger powder
Steep these herbs in a pot filled with water for 10 minutes. Strain through a steeper and cool your red, liquid goodness.
Set aside and use in the base of your smoothie or enjoy as is.
Basic Blended Hot Chocolate
1 1/2 cups rice, almond hemp milk
2 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp maple syrup, coconut nectar or other sweetener
1 tsp cinnamon
(for extra protein, add in one scoop of Sun Warrior).
Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until warm creamy. Serve and enjoy!
Want more info on Chocolate!
Loaded with antioxidants (to help prevent illness)
Contain chromium (to help balance blood sugar),
Tryptophan (excellent mood enhancer),
Serotonin (the feel good chemical)
Fiber (digestive system – nobody wants to be backed up)
Manganese, zinc, copper, vitamin C
For some more delicious and protein-packed recipes, check out the Warrior Way which will guide you down the path toward weight loss, enhanced health, and a fitter, happier you. SunWarrior’s celebrity chefs and fitness experts will lead you through meals and mold your body with exercise routines. Their clear and well-defined guidance will let you learn those skills and own your transformation into the Warrior you want to become.
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