When we travel to hotels we usually make smaller, “daily” batches of Chocolate Bliss. We have found that a 24 ounce water bottle full of Bliss (and ice) will keep one person satisfied and energized for a full-on day of workshops and events (we have successfully proven this in several situations).
Here’s how we make this smaller travel size portion of Chocolate Bliss:
Blend well (this will take longer than a Vitamix since it’s so small).
Then put this blended mixture in a BPA-free 24oz water bottles and fill it up with water to about the 20 ounce mark and the rest with ice to chill it and help keep it cold all day long (adding more ice as the day progresses and you drink down the Bliss).
My friend Courtney Clay came up with this super hydrating, nourishing, yummy tasting lemonade that’s quick to make and easy to customize to your desired tastes and nutrient requirements. She calls it Levitation Lemonade. I didn’t ask her why – I was too busy levitating.
This lemonade has been a life saver for us in the over 100 degree heat we get during Texas summers, after workouts, after sweating at my favorite Korean spa, and especially when we were camping and hiking at high altitudes in Colorado this summer.
In the past I’ve gotten altitude sickness very easily (in Colorado and at Yosemite National Park). It’s not pretty. Before my raw superfood adventures I tried to combat the altitude sickness with Gatorade-type electrolyte drinks, water, and Ibuprofen (to thin my blood). While these things helped a little, they didn’t help a lot and I’m just not willing to put that stuff in my body anymore (well, except for the water).
This time, Dan and I drank 1 quart of Levitation Lemonade between us every day (in addition to the copious amounts of water I always drink) and we never experienced ANY altitude sickness. What a blessing! Perhaps the lemonade lifted our insides to the same altitude we had taken our bodies?
When you’re ready to re-hydrate, keep cool, and support your body’s natural inclination to levitation, here’s a basic recipe to get you started:
This is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies to play with – it tastes a bit like an upgraded Orange Julius (if you remember those mall days way back when)
Orange Carrot Ginger Bee Pollen Hemp Juice/Smoothie for breakfast. Sunshine in a glass!
Juiced 3 oranges and 3 carrots for about 2 cups of juice
Blended that juice with about 1-2 Tbsp Bee Pollen, 1-2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds and about 1 inch of ginger (peel off the brown skin)
I’m estimating the amounts of bee pollen and hemp seeds because I really just dumped some in there. I tend to be creative like that in the kitchen.
You can adjust this smoothie by using just orange juice, orange/mango juice (yummm!), or grapefruit juice. Blending the juice with hemp seeds makes it that creamy frothy taste like an orange creamsicle.
A Fabulous source for probiotics (the good bacteria in your digestive tract), a tasty effervescent (bubbly) raw drink, and even a nice alternative to wine or beer, Kombucha has been around for ages. Really, like it was a traditional drink in China and Russia.
Kombucha is a drink made from a SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast), Tea (black or green), Sugar (that the SCOBY eats up), and water.
You can find Kombucha in the stores (Synergy brand is common) for upwards of $3.50 for a 16 ounce bottle. Or you can make your own for cheap!
Here are my tips for making your own … it’s super fun (unless you are easily grossed out by slimy mushrooms)
First you’ll need a Kombucha Mother also known as a SCOBY (see above), mushroom, or I like to call mine “Scobylicious Mama”. You can buy scobies online, but it’s way easier and more fun to grow your own.
Here are two videos from our Raw Superfood Dinner where I demonstrated and talked in detail about how to make a raw Superfood and Super Herb Elixir.
This recipe is inspired by Daniel Vitalis’ Elixir Craft. Here I talk in detail about the steps of making a super herb tea, then an herbal nut milk, and with the third step (part 2 video), a raw, warm elixir smoothie drink. Yumm!
In the winter time I crave warm food and drink and the Magic Superfood Elixir recipe really satisfies. But sometimes I don’t feel like going through all those intricate steps and waiting all that time … I want warm yummyness now!
So, here’s my quick and easy way to make a superfood, super herb elixir … YAY!
1. Find some super herbs you want to use.
The quick way of doing this is to browse the tea aisle of your local natural grocery store. There’s usually a brand like Traditional Medicinals that has pre-packaged herbs and herb combinations for many different situations. There’s stuff for memory, PMS, sinus infections, immune enhancement, etc. etc. On the box it should say whether you can take that tea every day (like a tonic) or if you should use it for shorter periods of time (more potent or with side effects on prolonged usage).
My new favorite way to find super herbs is through my favorite online herb source: Mountain Rose Herbs. Their herbs have always been the freshest and highest quality I’ve found. And, they’ve got some great herbal tea blends that take the guess work out of which herbs to use for what bodily systems / symptoms.