GOLDEN MILK – Healing Tonic for Vitality & Flexibility
Yoga never tasted this good!
This delicious Ayurvedic hot drink is perfect for yogis – it contains turmeric, known for its powerful anti-inflammatory effect, and its ability to support joint mobility and spinal flexibility. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has also been found to have anti-cancer properties.
¼ tsp turmeric
¼ cup water
500ml light organic milk (or use full cream milk with some water added)
1 tsp raw almond oil (organic if possible)
2 cardamom pods, cracked (optional)
honey or maple syrup to taste (1 tbsp should be more than sufficient)
Simmer turmeric in ¼ cup of water for about 8 minutes until a thin paste is formed. Do not allow this mixture to burn or completely dry out – you may need to add more water as necessary.
Meanwhile, heat milk, almond oil and cardamom pod (if using) until just below boiling point. Add the milk mixture to the turmeric, stir and add honey or maple syrup to taste. Enjoy!
Image and inspiration for recipe care of Kundalini Research Institute and 3HO International
SPIRULINA CACAO BLISS BALLS
Chocolate, yogi style...
These little babies are ridiculously tasty and blissfully easy to make. Packed full of superfoods goodness, reach for these when you want an energy boost, or to put a stop to chocolate cravings. They contain spirulina, a powerful antioxidant and weight-loss aid, maca powder to assist hormone balance and libido, and finally raw cacao, which contain theobromines known to increase serotonin for the ultimate feel-good factor. Kinda sexy, no?
2 tbsp spirulina powder
1 ½ tbsp maca powder
½ C raw cacao powder
2 tbsp protein powder (I use organic sprouted brown rice protein)
2 tbsp coconut oil (may have to be gently heated until liquefied – don’t boil, or you will denature the oil)
3 tbsp organic, raw honey
Pinch of fine Celtic sea salt
1 vanilla pod, scraped or 1 tsp vanilla bean powder or extract
¼ C walnut flour (made by whizzing walnuts in a food processor or blender)
1 C roughly crushed walnuts (put your walnuts in a paper bag, then put this in a plastic bag, and bang with a rolling pin or similar heavy implement)
Simply mix all ingredients together in a bowl, and roll into balls with your hands. Add extra protein powder if the mixture is too gooey. Freeze for 15 minutes (no longer), then store in the fridge before serving. Delicious with dandelion or rooibos chai.
Makes 16 balls
Recipe (significantly) adapted from a version in David Wolfe’s book ‘Superfoods’.