Attn: Your Daily Beauty Potion
If you know me, you know how much I love coffee. I am also a super deep herb nerd and nutrition fan who's into using herbs and extracts to fulfill full-body wellness and maintain a youthful glow. So, I'm sharing with you one of my fave warm-drink recipes to keep you energized, quenched, beautiful, and well through the fall and winter. I call it my Adaptogenic Beauty Tonic.
Cordyceps and ashwagandha are herbs that basically increase energy and help you cope with daily stressors, keeping your adrenals in check. You know you're gonna need them as family events come ever closer. Also, for beauty boosts, I put in flaxseed milk, Sun Potion's vitamin E-rich Tocos, and some collagen. Check out the recipe below, it can be served warm or cold - it's up to you. If you want a cool beverage, you can make the flaxseed milk mixture ahead of time, freeze them into cubes, and put them in the cold brew that I tell you how to make below.
1 tsp Sun Potion Cordyceps
1 tsp Sun Potion Ashwagandha
1 tsp Sun Potion Tocos
1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen peptides (equals to 10g of collagen)
Cold brew (1 lb La Colombe coffee beans, 1 gallon distilled water)
Local raw honey
Make the cold brew overnight:
• Coarsely grind 1 lb of coffee beans into 1 gallon of distilled water.
• Leave overnight in the fridge. Make sure that the cold-water extraction happens for at least 12 hours.
Make the herbal beauty and energy tonic:
• In a sauce pan on medium-low heat, pour the flaxseed milk and gently heat.
• When the milk starts steaming, add the cordyceps, ashwagandha, Tocos, and collagen peptides. Stir until fully dissolved. (If you want to make it cold, stop here. Freeze the milk tonic in silicone ice cube trays and leave over night. Then, serve with your home-brewed cold brew.)
• Add in 8 ounces of cold brew that you made the night before into the sauce pan and gently heat the liquid mixture. By now, things are smelling super good.
• Serve into 2 mugs (or 1 large personal mug). Add honey as needed for sweetness.
There ya' go. It's all the energy you'll need to get you through your day. And if you drink this tonic everyday for at least 28 days, you'll see a difference in your skin. Have fun making it y'all! Comment below if you end up making this one.
Xoxo, Dr. B.
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