What I call the “Herbal Pick Me Up” is a fantastic way to take powdered herbs and extracts in a super simple way.
When you understand some of the ideas you can also find out how to make a great tasting drink…even with some bad tasting herbs.
Watch the video here, and then continue reading below for even more details.
All it requires is a mason jar, or some other similar jar with a lid. I like to save old jars from things like nut butters, olives, fermented foods and more, so that I can reuse them for this. Being in glass, it’s better than plastic too (as detailed in the dangers of plastic part 1 and part 2).
In addition, you’ll need water (hopefully, fresh, pure, spring water) and that a variety of herbal powders.
Here’s one of the keys…
A Base of Good Tasting Herbs
In the video above I mention the following:
Both the goji and the beet are predominately sweet. As the saying goes “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Well instead of crappy sugar, why not let us use natural sugars that are loaded with all kinds of nutrition themselves?
The seabuckthorn gives a sour flavor that is enjoyable. Schisandra is another good option for this, just at a much smaller dose.
Maca has a malty flavor. As mentioned I like to add that one to coffee, but it can also be used here.
Add the More Potent Tasting and Effective Herbs
In the video, I add the following:
In fact, two of my favorite Herbal Pick-Me Up formulas that I do regularly are:
The beets not only make these both taste better, but help enhance the effects of the herbs for sex and workouts respectively!
The trick is to tailor it to how you’re feeling in the day. I recognize that not everyone has as many herbs available as I do, but if you have a few then you have options.
Just want to take all your herbs at once for the day? Throw in everything you’re working with.
Using a Tea Base
I finish off the video with another option, that of using Gynostemma as a tea base to this drink, instead of water.
Gynostemma by itself has some sweetness to it, so it can add in that.
You can use freshly steeped tea so that the drink is hot. Generally, it is regarded that warm drinks are more easily digested and assimilated by the body, which would then help with the absorption of all the herbs too.
But you can also make a cool drink for a hot summer day. Prepare the tea ahead of time and put it in the fridge so it will be cold.
Of course, you can use any other tea you’d like to use, but I’d highly recommend you try our gynostemma. It’s getting rave reviews!
Two Other Notes
While you can pre-mix the powders in the liquid and carry it with you, another option is to simply keep the powders in the jar by themselves, and then add your water (or other liquid) when you’re ready to drink it.
On weight loss:
If you’re on a diet, this can be a great way to load your body up on nutrition with a tiny amount of calories. You’ll typically feel some energy from this drink so you can try using it in place of a snack or a meal.
So that’s the herbal pick me up. Try it for yourself and you’ll see that it makes taking the sometimes inconvenient powders into something that is fun and easy. Enjoy!
Please share your favorite recipes in the comments below.