Post-Workout Remineralizing Elixir

Post-workout remineralizing elixir
Post-workout remineralizing elixir

Post-workout remineralizing elixir


This is my go-to creation after I’ve had my daily dose of sweat.

Elixir base:

1/4 cup mixture of nettle, horsetail, oat straw, alfalfa (I use Silica Tea Blend from the Light Cellar)

1 tsp dried goji berries

1/2 tbsp juniper berries*

1 tbsp chaga mushroom

decoct in 2 cups of water over low to medium heat (gentle simmer) for at least 20 minutes

remove from heat and allow to cool a bit


Add to blender:

1 tsp cacao paste

1/2 tsp cacao butter

1/2 tsp coconut oil

1/4 tsp shilajit powder

a pinch of sea salt

1/2 – 1 tsp honey

1/2 tsp vanilla powder

Add 1 cup of decoction from above to the blender and blend until all ingredients are melted.


Chill leftover decoction for use in your morning smoothie or reheat for your next elixir.

For a cold weather or kapha-pacifying version: add a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper powder to the blender ingredients


*Always consult your physician before trying new herbs, particularly if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have an underlying medical condition. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not recommended to take juniper berries.



The Brain Smoothie

Feed your brain and your family this super-smoothie.
Feed your brain and your family this super-smoothie.

Feed your brain and your family this super-smoothie.

My 9 year-old son told me he thought he aced his PATs (Provincial Achievement Tests) this morning. I asked him if it was because of the brain smoothie I fed him before school or his own natural aptitude for learning. He replied, “The brain smoothie.”

I’m certain he was well-prepared for the tests, but a boosted smoothie can’t hurt. Here’s what he had before school:
2 cups nut milk or coconut milk
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp sprouted chia seed powder
1 tsp chaga mushroom powder
1 tsp maca root powder
2 tbsp raw organic coconut oil
1 tsp pure local honey
2 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tsp bee pollen
1 tsp vanilla powder
a heaping handful of walnuts or cashews 
Play with the amounts as you like (don’t overdo the maca), and eliminate what you don’t have on hand.
Great additions: banana, maple syrup, nut butters…
Blend together until smooth. Makes enough for both of us. A delicious, decadent super-smoothie to fuel his tests and his day.
Always consult a physician before beginning a new nutritional regimen.