It was 6:45 am and I had just opened my eyes… still in that in-between dream state, I started to create this tonic in my mind. It started with wanting to make something with goji berries for breakfast… then I thought: ‘how pretty would a goji berry tonic look?!’
I went downstairs to the kitchen and allowed my intuition to guide me… I chose my favourite rose tulsi tea as a base, which fees so nourishing to the heart and is anti-inflammatory. As the tea was steeping I reached out for the herbs… Pine Pollen (supports hormonal balance, enhances metabolism, supports liver in detoxifying, etc), Pearl (known to support one’s inner and outer radiance — great for even and clear skin and for collagen production) and Ashwaganda (such a healing herb, known for its stress reduction effects).
When the rose tulsi tea was ready I poured it into the blender with the goji berries (known for being very high in antioxidants and a beauty food) and the herbs. I then added tocos, ghee and hemp seeds for a good dose of healthy fats and to make the tonic super creamy. For sweetener, I used raw honey and a pinch of salt to balance out the flavors.
The result is this bright orange, creamy delicious, and deeply nourishing tonic.
(serves 4 cups)
2 tbsp. goji berries
1 tea bag tulsi rose tea by Organic India steeped in 4 cups hot water
1/2 tsp. Pearl
1/2 tsp. Ashwagandha
2 tsp. Pine Pollen
2 tbsp. hemp seeds
1 tbsp. Tocos
1 tsp. ghee
pinch pink salt
2 tbsp. raw honey
Steep tea bag in 4 cups hot water for 8-10 minutes
Add all remaining ingredients to a high speed blender together with the 4 cups of tulsi rose tea
Blend on high for 1 minute
Strain and serve!