Women’s Health and Immune Boost Promoting Tonic <3 Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds, Herbs, Raw Cacao & Figs.1
February 11, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods
Woooo! Even with snow blizzard Nemo trying to mess things up my herbs came in the mail today <3! I am oh so grateful for all of the clean up crews, plow drivers, tree clean ups, mail delivery staff, National Grid and the people from my cable company who have fixed my TV phone, and internet. This was a beautiful experience, for all of us on this tiny island to come together and help one another. It’s humbling to see how much we really rely on one another and how people are more then willing to help.
As soon as I had my herbs in my hands I knew I wanted to make a Women’s Health and Immune Boost Promoting Tonic. I already had an idea in mind, I kind of felt like a wizard in Harry Potter finally finding the right wand. Mega geek moment ❤
These ingredients all have amazing health benefits. I used sesame seeds to make sesame seed milk, this is my favorite alternative milk.
Sesame seeds are high in; folate, B1, B2, B3, B6, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc, omega 6, linoleic acid, protein and fiber. These are all ideal for mind and beauty health among many other things!
If you have a different alternative milk you prefer, please feel free to swap out the sesame for that one instead. In my previous post I share several of my favorite homemade living vegan alternative milks.
Women’s Health and Immune Boost Promoting Tonic
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup water (I split this into 1/2 cup room temperature water, and the other half slightly warmed water)
2 figs (for sweetness)
1 teaspoon coconut oil (possibly more if you want this thicker and smoother)
The rest of the ingredients will depend on your personal needs. Herbs can be extremely powerful in small doses, if you are new to consuming them I recommend just trying a teaspoon and then feeling it out from there. I have many previous posts with these herbs so there will be links on them for you to read more if you choose! 😀
Raw Cacao powder (2 TBS or more, Raw Carob powder is a wonderful nutty chocolate flavored alternative if you are caffeine sensitive or prefer to stay away from it)
He Shou Wu powder (link to Dragonherb’s description)
Earth powder by Health Force (link to their site’s description, grounding mix of spices)
Blend until smooth and thick <3! I sprinkled cacao on top for appearance. This is a luscious warming, detoxing tonic ♥
I found this tonic to be a mix between a latte and a pudding. I think if I added more water, and even used a foaming wand it would be amazing latte material 😉 You can play around with the texture here with water, coconut oil, and whatever seed or nut you use for your alternative milk. It can be as watery, thick or silky as you like.
Raw Cacao is one of the several foods on the heart health promoting list. I stress raw cacao because this is the true and pure cacao, it is not processed and is loaded with health benefits. Raw cacao contains high levels of; iron, dietary fiber, calcium, zinc, potassium and antioxidants.
Just a few of these antioxidants are; oligomeric procynanidins, resveratrol and the polyphenols: catechin and epicatechin. Raw cacao also contains phenethylamine a.k.a P.E.A (the feel good neurotransmitter responsible for the feeling of love ❤ kiss kiss ;-)), tryptophan (commonly deficient amino acid in those who consume a diet of mostly cooked food) and serotonin (the “happy hormone”).
Another ingredient I had in mind was specifically for women’s health and or reproductive health, FIGS! I love using figs in living vegan food as a sugar/sweetness. Sadly with desserts it can be over powering, so working with less is the best way to go at first.
A great way to remember that figs are wonderful for reproductive health (this includes the womb) is their womb like shape. Other fruits and vegetables that follow this idea are; avocados, eggplants and pears. They even slightly resemble the shape of a women’s womb and cervix.
Figs protect against macular degeneration (vision health), ideal for bone health, and the high amounts of fiber in them have be shown to help some people with losing weight.
I hope this post finds you all feeling and being excellent. May be this have given you some ideas of your own on how to find your magic wand in the kitchen 😉 Thank you all sooooooo much for stopping by my site and taking the time to read all my thoughts. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉